“The Clinic staff, volunteers, and board are all very excited about our new website,” said Fred Bauermeister, Executive Director of the Free Clinic. “First and foremost, this enhanced site makes it easy for users to navigate and find the information they need easily and, visually speaking, it reflects the high quality of services delivered by the Clinic. Additionally, the Gold level participant badge from GuideStar is prominently displayed. GuideStar is one of the most respected clearinghouses for non-profits, and the GuideStar Gold acknowledges the Clinic’s commitment to ethics and transparency.”
The website was designed, built, and is managed by clinic volunteer, Nicolette Muñoz, who has been providing marketing consulting services to the Clinic since last fall. “It was important to me in designing the site, that it be clean, and very simple to navigate,” said Muñoz, who runs her own marketing consulting firm. “Web statistics showed us that clients most want information about services and clinic hours. Given the fluctuating availability of volunteer medical, counseling, dental and legal professionals, having a calendar that can be updated to adjusted quickly was very important.”
The new FreeClinicSV.com offers additional enhanced features, including:
- Profiles of the Clinic’s Medical, Counseling, Legal, and Dental Service Directors
- Greater acknowledgement for community organizations and individuals that support the Free Clinic on a “Friends of The Free Clinic” Page
- Information about the Free Clinic of Simi Valley’s upcoming Community Health & Fitness EXPO and Tooth Fairy 5K/10K Fun Run on Saturday, October 18. The site currently includes online sign-up for sponsors and vendors, and will open for runner registration in May.
- An opportunity to follow the Clinic on social media networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and to be added to an e-mail list for future Clinic news updates.