North Bennett Street School
North Bennett Street School is one of those Silverpoint clients that has made the most of one our key traits—flexibility.
- Event Management
- Profile Galleries
- Career Center
- Giving and Payment
Back in 2004, when NBSS first hired Silverpoint, they simply wanted help with the existing site – making basic HTML updates, hosting, service; there was a non-existent budget and the technical skillset internally was by their own admission very minimal. Silverpoint provided that bridge and worked with them, on budget, with the transition so that client services and producers here could at least assist the school with critical site updates and changes, and so that the site could be hosted on a reliable, top-notch network.
Several years later, NBSS had some modest funds to make additional design improvements. With a limited scope, NBSS engaged Silverpoint’s design team to put together a few mock-ups, which we in turn produced using our standardized HTML and CSS, and rolled out a new site that spoke the school’s message much more succinctly and with much more imagery and visuals. The site was received with much praise and was a great example of how decisiveness and an efficient process can lead to a great result without breaking the bank.
As the site developed and the school’s needs evolved, SchoolSuite became a part of the conversation. In 2008, NBSS added Parchment and several SchoolSuite modules to its static site to make the site easier to maintain and to do more internally. Members of the administration now were both ready and able to make changes themselves to the site.
In 2011, NBSS finally had the opportunity to really set the bar with a completely new website. The latest iteration leveraged graphic work from a local firm and pulled together the best production techniques Silverpoint had to offer to make stunning photography and galleries come alive. Besides managing the entire site in Parchment, an implementation of the Events Management allowed NBSS to move its workshop registration to Silverpoint and streamline internal systems. Many dynamic forms provide a variety of ways for users to submit information and the alumni profiles are just one example of how flexible Silverpoint’s system is with presenting the most important part of NBSS: its talented people.