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Partner Benefits

AGENCY QUALITY WORK. WITHOUT THE AGENCY PRICES.

Open Y is free to use. But your YMCA association may not be lucky enough to have an IT / Website Developer on staff. That’s where the digital partner comes in. There are really great partners available for Open Y.  Each partner brings their own strengths that will match specific needs & requirements of different Y teams.  So do yourself a favor and check in with multiple partners on your project.

Here are some of the the ways I can help.

COST

As a small developer, there’s no footing the bill for project overhead or agency costs.  Need an agency-size digital partner? I’m likely not a good fit. Need quality work, an experienced developer & an affordable path to Open Y?  We should talk.

EXPERIENCE

I have worked with YMCAs on websites for the past 7 years.  Cachet fonts, correct spacing on the Areas of Focus, Group Ex classes, Programs, Daxko – we’re not starting from scratch.  Let’s start with the basics already covered.

NETWORK

Let’s put a value on collaboration.  Not only through the Open Y platform, but between Ys that share the same development partner.  We can learn from each other, share ideas and always have an example to point toward.

FOCUSED SUPPORT

As a smaller development operation, the goal is not to help as many people as possible.  Quality over quantity is the mantra here.  Fast replies, help when it’s needed and direct lines of communication. And for goodness sake, no support ticket waiting lines.

PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL

I take pride in having a good relationship with all the Y staff I work with.  Your YMCA team is not just a “client” any more than I am just a “developer.”  We have lives, stories and we want to be good at what we do.  Let’s form a working relationship based on that.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Websites are awesome, but it’s not just about web pages.  Migrating your existing content, Daxko, Active, Playerspace, Google Ads (utilizing your $10k monthly grant), Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, Conversion tracking, Hotjar … let’s take your YMCA website to the next level.

YMCA SPOTLIGHT

HAVE A LOOK AT A FEW OPEN Y WEBSITE EXAMPLES.

YMCA of South Palm Beach County

[ https://www.ymcaspbc.org ]

The YMCA of South Palm Beach is based in the Boca Raton, Florida area.  Working with their team was a great privilege, as they were the very first partner association I helped move to Open Y.  We learned a ton together and they are a special partner for that reason.  Their team was ready to fully take on the project of updating their old website to what it is now:  A modern, responsive and scalable website that’s fully in their control.  All their hard work is paying off in measurable improvements – increased visitors, longer average times per page and significantly decreased bounce rates.

  • Program Registration

  • Membership Integration

  • Group Exercise Class Search

  • Daxko Integration

  • Content Migration

  • SEO & Analytics

  • Google Analytics

  • Google Ads Management

  • Design Customizations

  • Cloud Hosting

  • Open Y Updates

  • On-going Website Maintenance

YMCA of Central Kentucky

[ In Development ]

The YMCA of Central Kentucky is based in the Lexington, Kentucky area. We are still in the development stages of this project, but should be launching in the near future. It’s been a pleasure to help their team with the challenge of updating their old website where they had very little control, and now transitioning into a brand new platform where they have full control in Open Y. With 6 full service branches, an overnight camp, and another Learning Center facility, this medium-sized Y has gotten the needed buy-in from their team and are ready to take the next step online.

  • Daxko Integration

  • Online Giving

  • SEO & Analytics

  • Google Analytics

  • Cloud Hosting

  • Membership Integration

  • Open Y Updates

  • Program Registration

  • Group Exercise Class Search

  • Design Customizations

  • On-going Website Maintenance

Duluth Area Family YMCA

[ In Development ]

The Duluth Area Family YMCA is based in the Duluth, Minnesota area.  We’re still early in the development process, but this is a special project worth mentioning.  As a single branch Y, this association simply didn’t have a ton of resources to invest into digital solutions, much less to move off their old website platforms to Open Y.  I heard about Duluth Area Family YMCA through a member of the Open Y team, and I mentioned that we may be able to help each other.  So we came upon an agreement, that for minimal financial cost to their association, we can move them to Open Y and document the entire process with the Open Y team, with the goal of minimizing pain points and obstacles to other small Ys during the on-boarding process.  We’re still early … but this project is adding real value to the Y movement by lowering the barrier of entry for future YMCAs.

  • Daxko Integration

  • SEO & Analytics

  • Google Analytics

  • Cloud Hosting

  • Open Y Updates

  • On-going Website Maintenance

  • User Testing

  • Staff Training & Feedback

  • Documentation & Feedback to the Open Y Community

VIEW ALL OTHER WORK

We Love Our New Site, Period.  When I first made contact with Jeremy through an Open Y Summit, I knew he was the right fit for the redesign of our website. His patience and willingness to go above and beyond truly helped us get to where we are now.  He has been a great partner!

Brandi Doss (Marketing Director), YMCA of Central Kentucky

Even before we started the initial process of creating this new website, it’s something our association has been discussing (literally) for years. I’m so proud to have been a part of it – and working with you has been nothing but fantastic!

Tracy Sussman (Director of Marketing), YMCA of South Palm Beach County

It’s been an unbelievably pleasant experience working with you, your responsiveness and always going above and beyond have been a huge part in why we were happy with our decision…

Alysha (Marketing Director)

All I have heard from our guests and alumni is positive feedback on the website.

B.J. (Camp Director), YMCA Camp Ocoee

Get In Touch

SETUP A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION

If you’re ready to get started, or even if you’re still in the planning stages, I would be excited to hear your thoughts on an Open Y project.  We can go through your existing website, what needs improving and how Open Y can help.  Finally, I can ask some questions -I’m sure you’ll have questions of your own – and we can determine from there if it’s a good fit or not.  Let’s connect!