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website design and development for global venture philanthropy firm

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. They believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place. problem The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation invests in and supports entrepreneurs tackling extraordinary challenges—but its website was decidedly ordinary. Built for desktop-only, the site failed to persuasively communicate its powerful mission of supporting passionate individuals who change the world. The navigation was unclear in places, buried the narrative of the entrepreneurs and organizations that constituted their portfolio, and underemployed DRK’s incredible photography assets. solution DRK wanted an energizing site that matched the tone of its inspiring work and yet was simple to manage. Drawing from the outstanding stories and images of the organizations in the DRK portfolio, Project6 designed a longer page scrolling experience across the site to showcase individual organizations and breaking news. The architecture was simplified and streamlined to create a single, unified portfolio section that enables visitors to browse both people and organizations. In a new community section of the site, DRK’s entrepreneurs and alumni will log in to share events, news, and resources, strengthening their learning and growth. The site is built on the WordPress platform, making it simple for the DRK staff to maintain and grow. result The new website puts the power of the DRK organizations’ missions front and center, and communicates the compelling vision and important work of each organization through strong visual storytelling and insight into the entrepreneurs themselves. Users can browse the DRK portfolio to find organizations that fit their interests or search for jobs across both the organizations and other DRK partners. The site now reaches Millennials and more, seamlessly, across all devices. The result is truly transformative.

Ashley Plaga - DRK Foundation

Our website needed a big update in design and functionality to better showcase the growth of our portfolio and to reflect the new ways that people engage online. Project6 was able to very quickly understand and translate our look and feel into a more fresh, updated website that reflected us perfectly. They were wonderful to work with – incorporating our feedback all throughout the process so the final result was exactly as we envisioned.

Ashley Plaga - Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation