Case Study: The Archeological Research Cooperative, Inc.

Archeaological Research Cooperative, Inc.

Case Study: The Archeological Research Cooperative, Inc.

Sharing Archeaological Research

The Archaeological Research Cooperative, Inc. (ARCO-OP) is a not-for-profit corporation designed to enable research and education focused on pre-contact archaeology in the Americas.

The Archaeological Research Cooperative, incorporated in 2005, is a 501 (C) 3 organization

The ARCO-OP supports multidisciplinary research designed to contribute to archaeological and knowledge and principles by tapping less traditional resources, pursuing new theoretical directions, and developing innovative technologies and techniques for archaeological research.

The ARCO-OP was established by archaeologists interested in providing a venue for proposals and the distribution of funds after.

While research remains the central mission of the ARCO-OP, we have public outreach presentations on our research, sharing the excitement of archaeological discovery with others.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with program staff
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Successful SEO strategy developed to fight previous low rankings.
Thanks for all your efforts Cecily. The website is stunning. You're the bomb!
David Thulman
David Thulman is President and co-founder of the ARCO_OP

Case Study: Children’s Advocacy Center of Southern Arizona

Children's Advovocacy Center New Website

Case Study: Children’s Advocacy Center of Southern Arizona

Where abuse ends and healing begins

Before Children’s Advocacy Centers existed, a child could end up having to tell the worst story of his or her life repeatedly, to doctors, law enforcement officers, lawyers, therapists, investigators, judges, and others. They would have to talk about that traumatic experience in a police station where they think they might be in trouble, or they could be asked the wrong questions by well-meaning teachers or other adults, that could actually end up compromising the potential case against the abuser.

When law enforcement or the Department of Child Safety believe a child may be experiencing abuse, the child is brought to the Children’s Advocacy Center—a safe, trauma informed, child-focused environment—by a non-offending family member or caregiver.

The child will tell their story once to a trained forensic interviewer who knows the right questions to ask in a way that does not retraumatize the child. Then, a team that includes medical professionals, law enforcement, prosecution, Department of Child Safety, victim advocacy, and other professionals make decisions together about how to best help the child based on the interview. This is called the multidisciplinary team (MDT) response and is a core part of the work of the Children’s Advocacy Center.

 

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with program staff
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Custom Online Training Center to certify Mandatory Reporters locally as well as nationally.
  • Custom built certificate and grade system for Mandatory Reporter Training
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Integration with new Bloomerang CRM
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins

Case Study: Casa de los Niños

Casa de los Niños website

Case Study: Casa de los Niños

Helping kids. Healing families. Casa de los Niños is the voice for children.

Our deep-rooted community connection acts as a guiding force for Casa de los Niños’ vision to increase the number of children and families living safe and healthy lives. We deliver a continuum of services –evidence-based and best practice models meld together prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies to effectively address the needs of at-risk children and their families within our community.

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, class registration and event listings process simplified
  • Successful SEO strategy developed.
Cecily and Single Focus Web came to us highly recommended...and our expectations were high. She rose so far above those high expectations! Cecily is truly an expert in web design. And with that, she brings this incredible focus, organization, and wonderful energy. She made our redesign go so smoothly...she kept us on schedule ( not an easy task!), and offered creative solutions to issues as they appeared. We love our new site, and she continues to offer her keen eye and expertise. She is remarkably responsive, innovative, open to new ideas - a joy!
Lisa Webster
Director, Development & Community Relations at Casa de los Niños

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: Southern Arizona Land Trust

Case Study: Southern Arizona Land Trust

Safe Affordable Living in Tucson

In the early stages of the nationwide recession that began in 2007, thousands of homes in Tucson were being foreclosed and sat vacant and abandoned for an extended period. SALT was created as an affordable housing focused land bank so that these distressed properties could be acquired, developed and held for more productive use or resale.  These homes could be made available to Tucson families impacted by the economic downturn.    

Since its inception, SALT has evaluated well over 1,000 properties, acquiring and rehabilitating over 120 homes for its affordable rental portfolio. Further, approximately 60 homes and lots were acquired, rehabilitated and sold with an additional 360 properties added to its land bank. 

Today, SALT continues its mission to serve low to moderate income households with safe, decent, energy efficient affordable Homes. 

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
  • Rental Property tool to display available properties
  • Embedded donation widgets with custom styling
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins
Working with Single Focus Web on the new Southern Arizona Land Trust (SALT) website was a pleasure and a great learning experience. SALT is a young organization and its story has just begun. Your vision and attention to detail on the new site provides us with a platform to add new chapters to the story, and build a brand in affordable housing.
Jeff Singleton
CEO, SALT Property

Case Study: Habitat for Humanity Tucson

Case Study: Habitat for Humanity Tucson

Homes and dreams are being built

In 1980, Habitat for Humanity Tucson was founded, the first affiliate in the Southwest. Their slogan back then was “People Helping People.” The Founders hoped that building strong and stable homes would establish strong and stable neighborhoods, that thriving neighborhoods would be the cornerstone of thriving communities. They were right.

Over the next several decades, Habitat built hundreds of houses in Corazon del Pueblo, Marana, Amado, Plumer, Desert Vista, Copper Vista, Minton Court, and more. The HabiStore opened its doors in 2006, and has saved over 5,300 tons from the landfill – that’s the equivalent of more than 1,700 dumpsters full of waste! 

They have worked with more than a dozen thriving neighborhoods and communities. Tens of thousands of volunteers and community leaders joined hands and hammers to ensure, for generations, that there’s no place like home!

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions with program staff
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Theme development and mobile optimization
  • Customized skins for volunteer database and donation system
  • Embedded donation widgets with custom styling
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins
"You are a joy to work with Cecily. I feel like a kid on Christmas with our new site!"
Jade Nunes
Habitat for Humanity Tucson

Case Study: Children’s Clinics

Case Study: Children’s Clinics

Exceptional care for Children and Families

Children’s Clinics is a comprehensive medical home that offers southern Arizona’s families a unique environment to meet the health care needs of their children with more than 25 medical and dental specialty clinics, primary care, behavioral health, and therapy services under one roof. Located in the Square & Compass Building on the Tucson Medical Center (TMC) campus, Children’s Clinics is a nonprofit organization providing family-centered, comprehensive outpatient medical and therapy services in a comfortable and engaging atmosphere.

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: True Concord

Case Study: True Concord

Fusing the best voices and instrumentalists from across the country

Tucson’s only GRAMMY-nominated ensemble, True Concord Voices & Orchestra thrills audiences in live performance and over international radio waves. True Concord’s innovative programming fuses the best professional voices and instrumentalists from across the country.

Now in its 17th season, many audience members have been with True Concord since its beginning. A lot has changed since then, but you can continue to count on a commitment to excellence and plenty of creativity—with a few surprises thrown in.

Services:

The Project

  • Full Discovery and Strategy sessions
  • Site mapping and information architecture review
  • Wireframes
  • Digital style guide
  • Theme development and Mobile optimization
  • Password-protected portals for board members, volunteers and musicians
  • Embedded contact forms feed email client
  • Industry standard SEO and security plugins

Color palette & Visual elements

BRANDING COLLAB

Digital Style Guide

The client had a brand guide that included logo, colors, visual elements all for print, but was missing the digital style guide.

Single Focus Web collaborated with the client’s designer to create a digital style guide based on the existing brand system. 

Overall, it was a successful web project with minimal revisions, and compliance with the client’s visual brand. The client loved their new site!

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
SFW_logo_redesign_assets_FHR-after SFW_logo_redesign_assets_FHR-before

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