To begin, We would like to thank you for considering Gruseldog Design. We hope we can both meet and exceed your expectations for a Web site. Based on the current basic needs of Appraisal Coalitions, we are proposing four template options. Our templates offer convenience with significant cost savings to coalition organizations just starting off or just needing to update a current site. Our templates’ titles, page information, photos, and colors can be altered to match your organization’s identity. Simply choose a design from the provided sketches, and then pick an option that suits your needs and budget.

We, of course, offer custom layouts and designs. If interested, please contact us with your requirements and we can work up an individual quote. We can also add features onto a template at any time.

Appraisal Coalition Web Site Templates

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Here are your four options for the site template’s implementation:

Option 1: We provide the template and make your branding changes. The cost for this template is a one-time fee. We will host the site for an annual fee. For an additional annual fee, we can manage your domain name and up to ten email accounts. If changes to the content are needed, simply email them over and we can get them up for you within two business days. We charge an hourly rate for maintenance and content changes. For example, adding a link, changing someone’s email address, or putting up a news article takes around fifteen minutes on average.

There are no member-only areas; everything on the site is public.

The How to Join includes a PayPal button passing the annual fee to Paypal for checkout. You will then receive email notification of the transaction. The new member will need to be tracked via your own methods. We recommend using MS Excel, in case you would like to upgrade your site in the future. Excel can easily be read by our programs if future upgrades are needed.

Option 2: We provide the template and make your branding changes. This option allows for member-restricted areas such as Sent Emails, Useful Links, and News through a secure log-in. The cost for this template is a one-time fee. We will host your site for an annual fee. For an additional annual fee, we can manage your domain name and up to ten email accounts. If changes to the content are needed, simply email them over and we can get them up for you within two business days. As in option one, we charge an hourly rate for maintenance and content changes.

Again, the How to Join includes a PayPal button passing the annual fee to Paypal for checkout. You will then receive email notification of the transaction. The new member will need to manually be entered into your database.

Option 3: We provide the template and make your branding changes. This option offers the member-restricted areas as in Option 2 along with a content management area. This is a secure area that allows you to log-in to keep the site information current along with the Sent Emails, Useful Links, and News pages. The cost for this template is a one-time fee. This is more money up front, but it allows you to make content changes, such as news articles and links, yourself instead of paying us to do them for you. Depending on how often you plan to make changes, this option could obviously save money in the long run. The How to Join includes a PayPal button passing the annual fee to Paypal for checkout. You will then receive email notification of the transaction. The new member is then automatically inserted into your members database with the appropriate expiration date.

Option 4: Is the same as Option 3; however, we provide you with a mass emailer to help keep all your members informed with the touch of a button. The cost for this template is as a onetime annual fee.

How to Join provides users with an easy to fill-out form, linking to Paypal (if desired). Having Paypal responsible for collecting credit card information cuts down on your exposure and need for high security measures. How to Join also provides users with information pertaining to what they gain by being a member of the organization. This can include both the financial breaks, such as Appraisal Institute discounts, and any other company that may offer discounts. They also gain knowledge on what is going on in their state’s legislature, something affecting their career. Gruseldog offers site discounts to coalition members as well. The optional Donate via PayPal button is also included under this link and the About Us.

With everything going on, keeping your members updated is important. The News page allows you to post articles and links to help keep everyone informed. It is important for appraisers to be on the forefront of legislative issues impacting our world. If we are not, we cannot then attempt to influence and promote those ideas and proposed bills that are good. Then, there are those other proposed bills and legislation enacted by other industries that impact our business industry in a negative manor. If we don’t know about them we can’t lobby against them.

We hope these options offer you some flexibility even within a template design. If you are interested in any of our services or fees Please contact us with any questions or ideas you may have. Gruseldog highly values our customers. Feedback helps us to better serve you.

Janna Blaydes
Gruseldog Design
e. Janna@Gruseldog.com
p. 815.228.5554
w. Gruseldog.com


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