imcw.org for Insight Meditation Community of Washington
We've chosen IMCW to showcase the Retreat Suite because they use everything it has to offer. Find the rest of our portfolio at Six Fish, LLC.
Click the images below to visit IMCW.
From the mission statement of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), the organization aims to integrate and manifest wisdom and compassion in all aspects of life, for the benefit of all beings. A tall order not only for an organization, but for the web site that serves as their front door.
Yet through their combined offerings of classes, workshops, retreats, mentorships, community outreach and support, IMCW has become of the of the premier organizations of its kind in North America, offering thousands of events and serving tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Before contacting Six Fish, IMCW had spent years cobbling together third party services such as email list management and online registration to keep up with their offerings and a customer management system to track donors and donations. They were difficult to use for admins and visitors alike and forced administrators into error-prone manual procedures.
They needed an integrated system better tailored to their members and offerings. Existing third party event registration systems didn't help them with the unique needs of their attendees, like ride sharing, finding mentors and local practice groups. The registrar also struggled without having an attendee's retreat history, easily awarded scholarships or volunteer management.
Perhaps the biggest challenge for IMCW is communicating their vast spectrum of offerings and events -- a single month can have 150 IMCW affiliated events. Six Fished helped IMCW design systems and procedures to promote the right event to the right person at the right time, while maintaining a clean and uncluttered presentation.
Click the images at right to visit their site, and read what IMCW's leadership has to say about us.
Six Fish does much more than make web sites. Alden is a business analyst, project manager, consensus builder, tech wiz, hand-holder, budget hawk and at times group therapist. He has a hand in all the little things that get your project finished and everyone satisfied. And he brings a lot of experience in applying technology to the personal growth sector. Six Fish consistently over-delivers on already solid promises. They have my highest recommendation. -- Anne Green, IMCW Administrator.
I'll be honest, the bid Six Fish provided us was not the cheapest, but we felt Six Fish stood out from the pack in terms of their process and experience. Six Fish did an exhaustive analysis of our existing systems and processes and provided a detailed proposal and budget for the project. Throughout the development process, Alden consistently helped us achieve consensus to move forward and adapted to our changing needs. On completion, Six Fish delivered a system capable of much more than originally considered, yet still within the original budget. We are very satisfied with the results. -- Melissa Banks, IMCW President.