1% For The Planet
As a member organization of 1% for the Planet, Manoverboard gives the equivalent of one percent of all revenues to select nonprofit partners that are benefiting the environment.
Maestral International supports and helps develop social welfare systems for children experiencing adversity around the globe. The organization works with USAID, Save the Children, Unicef, Catholic Relief Services and other agencies that focus on child welfare. Despite its numerous international projects improving the lives and safety of children and youth, Maestral’s website was not attracting the traffic and attention it needed in order to broaden its reach and influence.
Maestral wanted a online presence that would help it attract more international donors, governments, partners, and other stakeholders. It also wanted a way to showcase its numerous and complex projects and provide clearer understanding of those project to site visitors. Our approach was to create a visual identity that would better reflect Maestral’s mission and vision. The organization’s new site needed to more clearly and dynamically communicate the organization’s projects and their successful outcomes.
Working closely with Maestral’s senior team, we created an effective new brand for the organization that anchored the look and feel of the website. We also edited existing content for clarity and positioning, pairing it with visually arresting images to reinforce the message and grab viewer interest. We implemented a content management system that allowed Maestral to independently refresh the site with news about its work. Finally, we created automated design elements that gave context to new content, including map tagging on the site’s backend so that the location of a project and its corresponding map appeared on any updates.
Our new site is just terrific, as easily read on a small mobile phone in Africa as it is on a large computer screen in New York. We see the results on a daily basis, and couldn’t be more pleased with Manoverboard's work.—Phillip Goldman, President of Maestral