Case Study: CIC Tucson

Case Study: CIC Tucson

CIC unlocks the door to the American Dream.

“CIC unlocks the door to prosperity for all members of our community to reclaim the American Dream.”

CIC is a nonprofit dedicated to the financial empowerment of Pima County and the surrounding area since 1996.

We give the members of our community, who are shut out of and left behind in our economy, access to the knowledge and financing they need to pursue new opportunities.

“The system may not recognize your value, but we do.”

The guiding principle CIC lives by is: Nobody who has the desire and diligence to participate in our economy should ever be on the outside looking in.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with marketing team
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Logo design, style guide and stock photography library
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Custom Payment System for loan recipients. 
  • Several online loan forms, from advanced intake forms to simple loan inquiries.
  • Successful SEO strategy developed to fight previous low rankings.

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after

BRANDING/IDENTITY PACKAGE

Logo Design

The client was ready to redesign their website, but without an outdated logo.

Single Focus Web offered a logo package that included an updated logo design of CIC’s logo and creating new brand that can grow with the organization. 

Overall, it was a successful branding project with complete client input. CIC’s new brand continues to be a success across all digital platforms and media.

Stock Photography Assets

Brand Elements

With new loan programs, the client needed a refresh of their visual identity, specially photography.

Single Focus Web’s solution was a library of stock photography, focusing on diversity in small businesses and families. These fit into the new site which included a fresh color palette and custom fonts.

Working with the Single Focus Web team has been both enjoyable and educational. Not only do they do an incredible job of developing a user friendly website, but the provide you with the tools to keep it up date, dynamic and full of important content. In this rapidly changing digital landscape working with Cecily and Jessica to keep things beautiful on a budget is exactly what nonprofits need.
Jennie Grabel
Former Director of Marketing, CIC

Case Study: Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse

Emerge Center New Website

Case Study: Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse

The Emerge Center believes that communities where everyone is safe are possible.

Beyond the traditional approach of providing survivors with resources including emergency shelter, safety planning and DV education, Emerge engages the entire community in addressing the underlying causes of abuse. Why? Domestic abuse is a community problem, and we believe that our communities are the solution.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with program staff
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Online intake forms, resource library and request forms process simplified
  • Successful SEO strategy developed to fight previous low rankings.
I had the privilege of completing a project with Cecily that she had worked on with my organization prior to my joining it. I greatly appreciate her thoroughness, her patience in working with us through multiple iterations, as well as her patience and willingness to explain many things to me about web design. She is very responsive, goes beyond in providing customer support and service, and delivers a high-quality product and the skill set that allows the customer to keep it current and dynamic. Our new site is engaging and fresh and we saw this immediately in an increase in traffic to the site. The tools she provided enable us to continue to add and refresh content regularly, which we could not do at the same level on our previous site. This was my first time managing the build and launch of a major website and I could not have asked for a better person to work with on it than Cecily.
Andrea Carmichael
Development Manager, Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse

Case Study: Literacy Connects

Case Study: Literacy Connects

Growing a culture of literacy

From birth through adulthood, Literacy Connects’ programs offer opportunities for learners of all ages to realize their potential — at school and in the workplace, as parents, as consumers and as participants in the life of our community. Last year, our staff and more than 1,500 dedicated volunteers helped more than 50,000 individuals in Southern Arizona.

In a city identified as the sixth-poorest metropolitan area in the U.S., Literacy Connects aims to address Tucson’s high levels of poverty at its roots – by providing innovative strengths-based programming that motivates learners to make sustainable changes in their lives. We do this through intentional alignment with community partners around common goals. The result is a growing culture of literacy in Southern Arizona and a shared understanding of literacy’s importance to the life, health and future of all of its citizens.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with both program and development staff
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Event registrations with calendar and Google maps
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins
  • Individual page templates for 5 programs

Case Study: Children’s Clinics

Case Study: Children’s Clinics

Exceptional care for Children and Families

Tu Nidito exists to create a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is our vision that no child grieves alone. As a non-profit, organization specializing in providing free of charge emotional support to children, teens, young adults, and families impacted by the diagnosis of a serious medical condition or death of someone special.

Tu Nidito provides individual and group support and operates on the belief that it is valuable for grieving families to share their stories, memories, experiences and feelings with others who are going through a similar situation. Support resources for the community also include professional workshops, intervention services, phone consultations, referrals, and written resources relating to grieving children and teens, and their families.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with both program and development staff
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • CRM deployment
  • Embedded donation widgets with custom styling
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins
Working with Single Focus Web was a dream come true. We had an outdated, static site and Single Focus Web created a beautiful, interactive site that truly brought us into the 21st century. The process was painless, flexible, thorough, and fun. Cecily was a joy to work with and created a product of which we are very proud.
Gemma Thomas
Chief Administrative Officer, Children's Clinics

Case Study: Pima IDA

Case Study: Pima IDA

Improving the standard of living for Pima County residents

The Pima IDA is a nonprofit corporation designated a political subdivision of the State of Arizona incorporated with the approval of Pima County.

The Pima IDA is authorized by Arizona statutes to issue bonds to provide funds for the financing or refinancing of the costs of the acquisition, construction, improvement, rehabilitation or equipping of a project. By statute, neither Pima IDA nor Pima County lend their general credit to these bonds – instead the bonds are solely payable from the revenues of the borrower.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with all involved parties
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Custom Logo Design and new style guide provided
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Customized Bond Issue lists and meetings calendar
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins

before

after

BRANDING/IDENTITY PACKAGE

Logo Design

The client had an outdated logo from the 1990s. They were in a difficult position, with being ready to redesign their website, but not wanting to move forward with an extremely old logo.

Single Focus Web offered the client a logo/branding package that included a redesign of the Pima IDA logo and a logo library that included alternative versions like stacked, social, greyscale and reverse. 

Overall, it was a successful branding project with minimal revisions, and complete client input. Their new brand is ready to grow with their upcoming goals.

Thank you for your good work on the Pima IDA website. It looks great, so happy to see it finally live! Thanks for all your hard work getting this designed and implemented!
Michael A. Slania
PIMA IDA Legal Advisor, Russo, Russo & Slania

Case Study: Family Housing Resources

Case Study: Family Housing Resources

Financial freedom through housing support & education

Family Housing Resources, Inc. (FHR) was established by the Industrial Development Authority of Pima County in 1991 as a statewide organization dedicated to providing low- and moderate-income families an opportunity to obtain quality, affordable housing.

FHR has assisted nearly 12,000 individuals and families during the last 27 years in achieving the American Dream: homeownership.

In 2019, FHR expanded to include pathways to increased wealth and financial freedom through housing support, education and strategic partnerships. FHR began offering access to student loan debt reduction services. FHR is committed to serving community needs in the most effective and productive ways possible.

Additionally, Family Housing Resources, Inc., established the FHR Cares Community Investment Fund as a charitable organization. They needed to include the grant giving and details of the charity on the new FHR website.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery  session with program staff
  • Information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Logo design and style guide
  • Custom icon system
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Online intake forms, resource library and volunteer message board/forum created
  • Integration with new Bloomerang CRM
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins
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before

after

BRANDING/IDENTITY PACKAGE

Logo Design

The client had an outdated logo from the 1990s. They were in a difficult position, with being ready to redesign their website, but not wanting to move forward with an extremely old logo.

Single Focus Web to the rescue! We offered the client a logo/branding package that included a redesign of the FHR logo and creating a visual identity for all of FHR’s programs and services. 

The clients charity giving fund, FHR Cares, also needed a refresh. They wanted the logo of the community investment fund to visual fit within the new FHR brand. 

Overall, it was a successful branding project with minimal revisions, and complete client input. Their new brand is ready to grow with their upcoming goals.

Color palette & branded fonts

Custom Icons

Brand Guide

With several new program changes and a new debt recovery program, the client needed a visual identity for each program.

Single Focus Web’s solution was a series of custom icons for the various programs. These fit into the brand guide which included new color palette and custom fonts.

These additions elevated FHR’s brand to a new level of sophistication.

Working with Cecily and Jessica was great, they are both a wonderful combination of knowledgeable and kind. They took all of our small ideas and comments and turned them into a wonderful new website that is exactly what we were hoping for but never really articulated!
Meghan Heddings
Executive Director, Family Housing Resources

Case Study: Old Pueblo Community Services

Case Study: Old Pueblo Community Services

When people face homelessness, OPCS can help transform lives.

Old Pueblo Community Services began in 1996, with one home and a mission to provide safe and affordable housing for persons leaving prison homeless. 

Within a short time, OPCS had become a reputable, supportive environment for men needing a Second Chance. Based on that reputation, OPCS grew from that one house to over ten recovery communities and numerous scattered site apartment units.

Today OPCS provides safe affordable housing options to approximately 400 persons every day. They employ a team of approximately 80 staff who assist approximately 2,000 persons per year, with over 500 moving into permanent housing each year.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with program staff
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Online intake forms, resource library and volunteer message board/forum created
  • Integration with new Bloomerang CRM
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins
Thank you Single Focus for all your help and guidance. We are getting so many complements on our new site!
Old Pueblo Community Services

Case Study: Tu Nidito

Tu Nidito

Case Study: Tu Nidito

No Child Grieves Alone

Tu Nidito exists to create a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is our vision that no child grieves alone. As a non-profit, organization specializing in providing free of charge emotional support to children, teens, young adults, and families impacted by the diagnosis of a serious medical condition or death of someone special.

Tu Nidito provides individual and group support and operates on the belief that it is valuable for grieving families to share their stories, memories, experiences and feelings with others who are going through a similar situation. Support resources for the community also include professional workshops, intervention services, phone consultations, referrals, and written resources relating to grieving children and teens, and their families.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with program staff
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Online intake forms, resource library and volunteer message board/forum created
  • Integration with new Bloomerang CRM
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins
From beginning to end, Cecily made the process of designing Tu Nidito's website enjoyable. We are so pleased with the outcome!
Becky Slade
Director of Development, Tu Nidito Children and Family Services