The Subiaco Community Men's Shed now has a web presence and its own web address, with their new website going live last month. Located at www.subished.org.au the new website is now a destination for interested people to find out about the Shed and its activities, such as opening times and a gallery of some projects and events, as well as sign up to become new members.
Gary Gaunt, President of the Subiaco Community Men's Shed, said his team was delighted with the new site, built by locally-based Ascend 7.
"Ascend 7 built the website much faster than expected and the site has far exceeded my expectations for the benefits to be delivered," he said. "For a bunch of old blokes, we are sophisticated in the digital space, but, Ascend 7 leveraged our web requirements to another level entirely."
The new website will also serve existing members with an online membership renewal plus easy access to all induction documents, safety documents, equipment induction and procedure documents, and other policies and procedures.
Ascend 7 CEO, Rox Dawson, said helping the Shed get their own web presence was something close to his heart. "We are committed to empowering local community groups, like Subiaco Community Men’s Shed, to go online so they can update and manage their own content, communicate key information easily with their members, and generate their own online profile for marketing purposes to attract new members," he said.
Ascend 7 has designed a user-friendly web platform, called Community DP, which allows community groups to affordably get online and easily manage a website themselves. Community DP allows a community group to effortlessly update their website themselves with events, activities, project photos and maintain essential information for their members. The platform is very suitable for community groups because it is easy to optimise for search engines (with little technical knowledge required), and the content management system is easy enough for admin members to use and update most of the content themselves.
“Subiaco Community Men's Shed can now boost their own profile and links within Google, making it easier to attract new members, and Ascend 7 is very happy to assist them move forward on their digital transformation journey," Mr Dawson said.
For more information about Ascend 7's Community DP websites for community groups, visit: www.ascend7.com.au/community-dp