At Socient, we start with asking "How could we help you?" Then we define your goals and lay out a strategic plan on how to achieve them.
When you enegage our team, you are not just hiring a designer, a developer, or an online marketer. Instead you will partner with a UX specialist who is adept not only with developing websites using modern approach, but could also advice you with best practices on SEO/SEM/SERPs, inbound and content marketing, social media campaigns, and intuitive UI.
In addition, we could also assist with hosting setup and maintenance, establish your e-mail marketing newsletter, mock up a microsite to capture leads, or put together a mobile-optimized landing page for social media campaigns.
Who We Are
Socient is a digital marketing agency for social enterprise and non-profits located in California. We work as a distributed team so that we do not have to be burdened with overhead associated with operating a physical location. We are available to chat via Skype or Google Hangout. If you are in the Bay Area, we could also have a quick meeting over lunch.
Full Website Build Process
1. Client Engagement
We meet and review your organization goals to ensure that we are the right fit.
2. Account Management
We set you up with our project management system to track progress and milestones.
We look at your target market, analyze websites and industry, and dive into your analytics.
4. Site Map/IA
We architect your contents based on your direction and industry then propose user experience approach.
5. UI/Visual Design
We mockup visual design and UI based on wireframes. We refine the designs based on your feedback.
6. UX Dev/Port to CMS
We code the design to modern web standards, test, then port the code to the Business Catalyst platform.
Fresno County Cities.com
EDC Serving Fresno County (FresnoEDC.com) needed a hyperlocal version of LoopNet to assist in the marketing of commercial and industrial real estate in Fresno County. We re-built a web application for them, which allows self-service workflow for city managers and brokers to register and manage their listings online.
Placer Community Foundation
Placer Community Foundation works closely with their community to facilitate local philanthropy and legacy gift giving. Work performed includes complete redesign of their website, content migration, e-mail newsletter templates, and development of web pages using the modules in the Business Catalyst content management system.
Fresno Regional Foundation
The Fresno Regional Foundation needed an online grant application system to replace manual methods. We developed a web application that now allows online registration and submission of applications (with save/edit) while also providing a paperless method for a committee to review applications. This Business Catalyst implementation saves the Foundation approximately $20,000 a year.
Stanislaus Community Foundation
Stanislaus Community Foundation just hired a new CEO to lead the organization to new levels. A new website was needed to be launched in coordination with a marketing campaign for fund development. Work performed included design, site architecture, content strategy, code development, and porting it all to the Business Catalyst platform.
Merced Community Foundation
The Merced Community Foundation is a startup foundation for the community of Merced County. We were approached by then interim Executive Director to have a starter website so they could direct inquiries about the organization. We went to work and launched in a few weeks.
There was a need to connect and build the arts community in a thriving local area. We solved this need by founding FresnoArts.net, which is one of the first hyperlocal social network for artists in California. Built on the Ning platform, over 2,000 local artists are registered and over 15,000 artwork are shared in the virtual gallery.
Earth Day Fresno 2013
The Earth Day Fresno 2013 website is a pro-bono work in collaboration with the local agency JSA. We worked with the Earth Day Committee on contents and assisted in the online marketing of the event as well.
FresnoJobs.org is a passion project to solve the challenge of matching employers and the willing workforce in Fresno County. Originally launched in various iterations of WP and BC content management system, this most recent re-launch is most modern to date. The site is built with Wordpress 4.1, with customization of a commercial theme and its extensions, hosted in Dreamhost VPS.
Mobile-first Donation Page
Design and development of a mobile-first approach using the responsive design CSS framework Bootstrap 3.x. Open source project inspired by Network for Good UI. Includes a little dash of Angular UI. Implemented JS on donation amount selections. Available for pull requests through GitHub. Demo here.
The Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau needed guidance and assistance in the redesign of PlayFresno.org, their flagship website that serves as the destination marketing online tool for the organization. They needed a modern, well-designed websites that is easy to use and best of all mobile-friendly. The result is a mobile-friendly website built on Bootstrap 3 framework, integrated into the Business Catalyst content management system.
For Business Catalyst sites, here is our simple pricing.
We start with a free strategy session, follow it up with gathering your contents, then we get to our creative work. All plans include 1GB hosting in a content management system with built-in web forms, and SFTP/File Manager. For starter and growth plans, we use a pre-built "responsive design" template. For custom builds, we use Bootstrap, a modern styling framework. Hosting comes with 1GB of storage and 1TB of traffic.
For sites built with Wordpress, here is our simple pricing.
We start with a free strategy session, follow it up with gathering your contents, then we get to our creative work. We'll setup Wordpress with a top tier hosting provider. For custom orders, we build the website using Bootstrap, a modern styling framework and Underscore_s, the theme builder of choice for top Wordpress developers.
Webmaster support has flat pricing at $75 per hour
We start with a free strategy session via e-mail or Skype, we look at how your site was built, then dive-in to the details as we see fit. Each website tends to be unique depending on who have worked on the site. Let us know if you have a set budget for website maintenance (by number of hours or dollar amount), so we could work within those guidelines.
Budget a little tight? Don't let that stop you.
Socient works with non-profits of all sizes. If we think we could make a difference, we'll help.
Victor redesigned our website (www.placercf.org). He has a keen awareness of the power of social media and online marketing for nonprofit organizations. He brought this knowledge to the development of our website, adding elements that allow the viewer to have a deeper understanding of our organization and our work in the community. His skill level and standards for a quality end product far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend Victor to any non or for-profit business seeking to reach new constituents via the internet.
Jessica Hubbard Placer Community Foundation @PlacerCF
I work with Victor in multiple projects with the Fresno Regional Foundation. Victor in an entrepreneur with a passion for the community-benefit sector; this passion is reflected in his work with the Foundation and many other Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs). His work with the Fresno Regional Foundation has been instrumental in advancing our grantmaking system from a paper application and email-backed workflow to a sophisticated Online Grantmaking Application (branded as OLGA). I look forward to working with Victor in other projects.
Kevin Alfaro Fresno Regional Foundation @FresnoRegFound
Victor (and his team) is dedicated to helping organizations which help the social good; after you look at our new website, I am confident you will see what great work he has done for us, and you will be interested in hiring him yourself!
Karen Bosch-Cobb President, Valley Cultural Coalition @ValleyCultural
Victor has been great to work with these past few years. He brings innovative ideas and solutions in web marketing. He will take a project concept to completion within a short period of time. I will continue to reach out to Victor for support and guidance on my many web projects.