About The Catholic Foundation
The Catholic Foundation, an entity of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, was created in 1997 to provide donor services, secure gifts, and manage financial resources to support building projects, parishes, Catholic schools, and those in need within the diocese.
The Catholic Foundation needed to update their website and guidance on how to reach their unique audiences of potential donors and scholarship recipient school administrators in the most engaging way possible. The Foundation needed clear messaging about the many forms of giving available (including gift planning, wills and trusts, foundation celebrations, scholarship funds, and direct donations) with an inspiring, convenient path to donating on the website.
In addition, a secure communications portal needed to be developed to allow administrators of schools that are scholarship fund recipients the ability to view information about those funds.
Bayshore Solutions worked in partnership with the Catholic Foundation to tailor a website experience to the needs of their distinct audiences, as well as communicate their mission as clearly and concisely as possible.
The WordPress content management system (CMS) was selected to accommodate the project budget and to give the Foundation’s website administrators flexibility for regularly creating and updating content on the site. Unique user administration enables authorized members of the Catholic Foundation’s associated schools to securely log in and view their scholarship and grant information.
The structure, design, layout, and information presented on the site connects the specific visitor to the information they need and conveniently directs donations through the giving portal. The giving portal is integrated seamlessly with PayPal for a streamlined and secure donation experience.
Details including aligned color palette alternatives and design elements of each page were carefully implemented to convey the Catholic Foundation brand while presenting authentic imagery of events, donors, and scholarship recipients.
“Bayshore Solutions enabled us to redevelop and re-imagine our website. They made it easy for us by proposing potential solutions and then working with us to quickly put our ideas into reality. They listened to our budget constraints and helped us to develop solutions that we could all appreciate. The team was truly concerned about making us the best we could be and kept us well-informed of progress along the way.”
– Jon Jones
Executive Director, The Catholic Foundation
The Catholic Foundation earned MarCom Award Honors for non-profit websites