22NTC Session Proposal

8 Questions to Ask Before You Start a New Website

Submitted by: Stephen Tidmore 🟠


It’s happened to you: You’re putting together requirements for a new website, but when it comes to your existing technology, you don’t know what you don’t know. Do your third-party software platforms integrate with each other? How much content needs to be migrated? You need to gain a clear picture of your current technology so that you can move forward with your new website as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Based on over 20 years of experience building websites, we’ll explore the most common tech issues we see when beginning a new web project. You’ll gain knowledge around processes like content migration, CMS requirements, single sign-on, and everything in between. You’ll understand what questions to ask your team before involving an outside agency or getting too far in the process. We’ll walk through some examples of how to evaluate what you’re working with and how to meet your organizational goals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ask the right questions upfront to make the entire website process more efficient
  • Work with internal IT and marketing teams to get an accurate lay of the land
  • Evaluate existing tools—and craft accurate requests for work

Session Type

60 minute session

Target Audience

Marketing and IT professionals who are responsible for their nonprofit's website