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The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation.

Based in Melbourne, the Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours.

The Goal

The primary goal of the foundation is to support charitable organisation through the apt provision of grants and other entitlements.

As a part of a their digital transformation strategy, The Ian Potter Foundation required a new responsive website with interactive content to increase stakeholder engagement and attract the highest quality grant applications.

 

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Using a custom-built SilverStripe Multisite module, we enabled The Ian Potter Foundation to share assets and manage content across three different websites via one easy-to-use CMS.

The Solution

Working closely with The Ian Potter Foundation, we applied design-led thinking to craft a seamless and intuitive user experience which boldly highlighted and facilitated the 'Grant Application' process. Architecturally, the solution prompts and steps its users through the 'Grant application' process and all necessary prerequisites in a manner that's incredibly easy-to-use.

With so many Grants (with extensive T&Cs) and often such little time to publish the content, the ability to easily publish and manage Grant-based content via the CMS was fundamental to the success of the project. Consequently, we constructed a dedicated Grants management inerface (or "Grants Database") whereby all past, present and future Grants could be recorded and dynamically turned on (or off) within their respective funding round timeframe by website administrators. 

Taking the above into account, Soul+Wolf was then able to merge and migrate The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission and The George Alexander Foundation to create other CMS management efficiencies.

Using a custom-built CMS Multisite module, we then enabled The Ian Potter Foundation to share assets and manage content across three different websites via one easy-to-use CMS. The other Foundation websites in question were:

  • The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, and
  • The George Alexander Foundation.

Fully responsive with a large-format grid system, the new website truly reflects the foundation's position at the forefront of Australian philanthropy.

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