Barbara B. Jordan YMCA is pleased to announce the debut of an updated web site. The web address remains www.bbjymca.org. The updated site is mobile friendly, so it may be viewed on a phone, tablet or computer. Y programming, hours of operation, and even job opportunities may be viewed on this site. Robin McDaniel, Marketing and Member Services Director of the Y points out that the new site replaces the program guides that were printed and mailed three times annually in the past. “The Y will be able to update the site on a regular basis instead of waiting for the next program guide to be printed.”
TRG Web Designs built the new web site. According to Tom Greer, president of TRG, “The 100 page website was developed from concept to completion in three weeks. Features include integration with Daxko, the Y’s back office system; the ability to join the Y, donate and register for programs; event announcements; job postings, and job applications.” Greer also mentioned, “Two factors enabled the website’s rapid design and implementation. The first factor was TRG Web Designs’ project management process and the second was the willingness and ability of the Y’s project team to make quick decisions.”
Prior to this change, the site had outdated information that could not be updated by Y staff. The updated site will allow for Y staff to update schedules, make announcements and help the community know what is happening at the Y.
One portion of the site that is not yet mobile friendly is the connection with the Y’s accounting system, Daxko. Daxko is in the process of moving to a mobile friendly system which should be completed in November. Until then, payments may be made through the Y site while using a computer, but phone and tablet use for payments will not be available until the Daxko upgrade is complete. It is also possible to continue to make payments to the Y by phone or at the Y front desk.
Executive Director Dave Nash praised McDaniel for the coordination of the project. “Robin thrives under the pressure of a deadline and pulled together the information needed by the TRG project team to get the upgraded site online in a very short time.” Nash is also excited about the Y stories portion of the new site. “It has been great to hear so many stories about how the Y has impacted the life of people in our community. We look forward to having the opportunity to share some of those stories.”