60 minute session | IT

8 technical questions to ask before building a website

If you’re thinking about upgrading your website in the next few years, this session will save you time, money, and headaches. After 20+ years of helping organizations of all sizes design and build websites, we have identified eight common pitfalls that you may not have considered—oversights or misunderstandings that can sink a website redesign. Sidestepping these challenges now, before you’ve even begun, will make your entire website project more successful and—dare we say it?—fun.

In this session, we’ll explore each of the eight questions you should answer to keep your sanity and budget in line.

Questions like:

  • What third-party systems do we need to integrate with? 
  • How much content needs to be migrated? 
  • Where does my DNS live?

First learning outcome

Ask the right questions (and know which answers to look for)

Second learning outcome

Work with your IT team to set reasonable expectations

Third learning outcome

Audit your current website and technology to define the scope of your website project


Stephen Tidmore
Stephen Tidmore

Executive Vice President of Technology

Mighty Citizen

Stephen is the EVP of Technology at Mighty Citizen. He built his first website in 1999. For a few years, he developed websites for Dell. But wanderlust struck and he bought a one-way ticket to Spain—launching a six-year journey around the globe. In his time abroad, Stephen built and directed international community service programs in Nicaragua, the British Virgin Islands, and on Native American reservations in Montana. Back home in Austin, Stephen became a webmaster at The University of Texas before joining Mighty Citizen in 2012. As a technical savant and savvy communicator, he’s the perfect person to direct the technology on which our clients build their digital identities.
Mimi Garcia
Mimi Garcia

Director of Communications

Every Body Texas

Mimi Garcia is the Director of Communications for Every Body Texas, a Texas-based nonprofit organization committed to expanding access to safe, high-quality, unbiased sexual and reproductive healthcare. As the organization’s first communications director in its 40-year history, Mimi has established processes, programs, messaging, and marketing strategies to help the organization reach its mission and communicate their values. In 2019 Mimi led the work to rename and rebrand the organization, previously called Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas (WHFPT). Working with the Mighty Citizen team, staff, board, and stakeholders Mimi oversaw the development of a new name, mission, vision, values, and a completely new website that better aligned with the organization’s goals. The name and brand launched in late 2020 and the new website launched in early 2021. The Every Body Texas rebranding campaign received the 2022 Gold Circle Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). In addition to her communications work, Mimi is a veteran organizer, advocate, and policy strategist who has worked in progressive causes for nearly two decades. She lives in Austin, TX with her family, two cats, and an increasingly wild pigment garden.

Session format

60-minute session

Session location

In Denver

Date and time

April 13, 2023

10:45 am-11:45 am MT

Who should attend?

IT teams, and project managers who want to learn more about content migration, and web systems.
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