WGNO Receives Give Camp Grand Rapids Grant

Grand Rapids, MI – West Grand Neighborhood Organization (WGNO) (www.westgrand.org) announced today that it has been selected to participate in Give Camp Grand Rapids.  Robert Tolbert WGNO Executive Director said “We are excited to be selected by Give Camp for help with our website and membership database.  One of my priorities as the new leader for WGNO is to deliver tools that help us communicate with neighbors more effectively.  User friendly tools are important for everyone.  I believe that information should be easy to access and use.  We will overhaul our website with user-friendly tools as well as bi-lingual capabilities for our Spanish speaking residents.  By simplifying access to resources in our major categories of LIVE – LEARN – WORK & PLAY we will better support our neighbors.  I want to also thank Chi Benedict, our Interim Community Engagement Specialist for all of the work she has put into developing our website over the years – even as a volunteer.  Chi will be working closely with this grant to ensure our site is the best that it can be.” Chi comments, ”I am happy to be a part of this opportunity to help make our website more accessible to all of our residents. In the past three years I have spent many volunteer hours updating and creating content for the site. I am excited to see what we can do with our website with the help of Give Camp.”

What is Give Camp

Give Camp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals – from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists – donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations.  The event this year will take place Oct. 23-25th.  http://grgivecamp.org

What this means for WGNO

WGNO’s proposal includes development of a new website with a fresh new look and feel - with more user friendly access, and bi-lingual capability.  Also there will be a modernized membership application process and database.  

About WGNO:

West Grand Neighborhood Organization (WGNO) is the second-largest neighborhood organization in Grand Rapids.  Its boundaries include the Grand River to the east, Bridge Street to the south, Bristol Street to the southwest, and the city limits to the north.  We are a non-profit organization.

WGNO has a great mix of residents and businesses and is home to two neighborhood business district within its boundaries –West Leonard and Stockbridge.  It is our goal to produce such programs that enable our residents and businesses to coexist in an environment that produces a healthy and vital neighborhood for all.