CanTeen New Zealand - refresh

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The work your team has done on our new CanTeen web site is just fantastic! We are greatly appreciative of all your team’s energy, tenacity, creativity, skill and sheer hard work on this assignment. – David Pearce, Chief Executive

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The Project:

This redesign and redevelopment project for CanTeen New Zealand was undertaken towards the end of 2009, as a revamp of the website Terabyte first created in 2005. The Terabyte team enjoyed the opportunity to take these many years of experience working with CanTeen and turn that knowledge into a modern website which really sets the standard for not for profit websites in New Zealand.

The problem

The CanTeen website was in need of a more modernised design to better cater to its youth focused audience. The site also needed to be updated to support new web standards and guidelines as well as integrating their social media networks.

The information architecture also needed updating for their informative content to be presented in an accessible and readable manner as well as a need for an online shop to sell bandannas and Christmas cards.

As a not-for-profit organisation it was also vital that the website facilitate donations and that it raise awareness of their cause and opportunities to support them.

The solution

Particular features of the website worth noting are sections solely for getting involved with the organisation, the ability for community members to submit remembrances of CanTeen members who have lost their struggle with cancer, and a content managed PayPal shop with very little administration required of the resource-hungry organisation.

As part of the project, Terabyte supported CanTeen's venturing into social networks Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo. The Facebook page has been particularly successful due to its relevance to CanTeen's audience and their eagerness to show their support.

The result

The website has been received wonderfully by the public and has become a valuable resource for members, families, and CanTeen supporters.

They have been successful in their social media efforts with their Facebook Fan Page surpassing 5,000 fans within the first three months.

We recently helped CanTeen in their bandanna campaign by adding desktop and iPhone wallpaper bandanna downloads on the website.

Our relationship with CanTeen continues to grow and we are proud to be affiliated with this truly inspiring organisation!

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