Our work for: Genetic Disorders UK
Web infrastructure development and support
GDUK maintained several public-facing websites. These were extremely important for promoting public awareness of the charity and its services, fundraising, gaining new supporters and disseminating information about genetic disorders.
Development and maintenance of a web infrastructure and related back-end services.
Genetic Disorders UK were a registered charity with a vision to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders. Their mission was to bring together everyone’s combined experience and be a leading source of information and support for both those affected by a genetic disorder and the charities and patient groups that support them.
We were introduced to GDUK when we provided software development services to the digital agency who built their bespoke CMS-based web infrastructure. The agency no longer exists, and we now do all of the back-end development to enhance and maintain their websites and online systems.
We subsequently developed new websites on the back of their CMS and integrated the main websites with the systems used by GFM, the company who maintain the charity’s supporter databases, fulfil orders and handle their direct mailing. We also developed a new online database of genetic disorders.
We also worked closely with Sons of Pioneers, a creative consultancy who provide front-end design and user experience services.
Although we are no longer involved, we had a good direct working relationship with GDUK for over eight years, maintaining both their main website, the Jeans for Genes website and those of several related charitied. Our development work helped them meet their objectives in a number of ways:
- Integrating the GDUK website order and payment systems with those of GFM has made the system for fulfilling orders from the web shop and following-up with donors and new members more efficient
- Extending the CMS system they had, we created a white-label website solution to make it easy for smaller genetic disorder charities to set up their own websites, helping GDUK to support other organisations working in this field
- The GDUK disorder database we developed gave details of the symptoms of disorders in layperson’s terms. Parents, carers, medical experts and people affected could add their own experiences of dealing with the disorders, helping GDUK to create a valuable community resource.
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