The hard work has paid off. Our new Community Foundation of Carroll County website WeAreCarroll.org has launched!
Our new and improved website tells the story of the CFCC and how our work has a positive impact on the community. The accounting, bookkeeping, and other services we provide all support your work in the community. We now have a platform to tell that story and in turn, promote YOUR good works!
Along with promoting our Funds and Scholarships, the new CFCC website also provides benefits to philanthropists by offering ways for their good works to stay in the community while receiving tax benefits. Our financial information is clear, concise and engaging. The site enhances the value of CFCC to you and and donors.
In the summer of 2022 we issued a Request for Proposal to local website development and marketing firms for a new website. Each proposal was carefully reviewed and the companies vetted. In the end, GLBAL media was contracted to partner with us to create the new website. Their “story first” approach to marketing fits with the community foundation’s shift in focus to telling our story.
We adopted the web address WeAreCarroll.org as our main URL, after having used it for marketing purposes for more than a year. Our carrollcommunityfoundation.org address will still work, but we do recommend that you update any bookmarks using that address you might have.
What’s Different for our Funds?
As you explore the new website you will see some differences as Funds. Please review the website and if you have any feedback, please let us know. This website has been launched but that does not mean it is finished — no website ever really is!
Donations: Most significantly is the donation integration into Community Suite, our operating system software. Your donors can search for your Fund on the Explore our Partner Nonprofits page and make a donation to your Fund by clicking your unique donation button. These donations use the Stripe credit card processor. You can provide this new link to your donors as well by copying the URL on your donation page. However, your PayPal donation links will still work!
Funds and Scholarships: Our Funds and Scholarships still have dedicated sections. We have added a form for starting a new fund or scholarship, created easier search functionality, and can more easily add links and information about each your mission and work. There is also more information about how we interact with our partners, including FAQs.
Fund Managers button: You will see that above the navigation menu is a blue “Fund Managers” button. This is a direct link to where our Fund leaders can log into Community Suite. If you need assistance logging into your fund account, please contact Melody Schudel, program director.
News: We are excited to have an enhanced News section where we can promote all the exciting things happening in and around the CFCC family. If you have an article to share or something exciting to promote, please email Sharon. These are just a few highlights of our new website. It will continue to grow and evolve into a wonderful tool for you, our Fund Advisors and Managers, and for the public to learn what we offer and how together we can enhance the quality of life in Carroll County through philanthropic means. Please reach out to the staff with any questions or comments.