Building Connections, Building Communities

Not your typical website development

We see a need for online connection.

The Community Website Partnership connects people, organizations, and businesses in rural Oregon and beyond with the technical tools and skills to thrive.

Community Website Partnership serves over 295,000 Oregonians with vital information and local resources, opportunities to connect and volunteer, and an online space to ensure all rural voices are heard.

Our Hub Team facilitates a collaborative process with rural networks throughout the Pacific Northwest to develop engaging place-based websites that spark positive change.

A discussion in the Sisters, Oregon Region

Community Website Template Features

Your customized website can include these features developed and tested by our participating Community Teams. Click on the links below to see what each section offers.

Accessibility

Inclusive practice of ensuring there are no barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to our websites.

Interactive

Open source, community contributed content that will compel users to engage with the website.

Translation

Adapting into other languages to make our websites accessible to diverse users.

Calendar

Share community events. People can sign in and easily post local happenings.

Directory

Local nonprofits, businesses and groups can sign in and list their contact info.

Volunteer Matching

Organizations can sign in and connect volunteers with opportunities for service.

Resources

Curate and share important local community resource links all in one place.

Announcements & Stories

Post community highlights, local news and share stories or submit press releases.

Projects

Highlight important projects and initiatives happening in your community.

How The Community Website Partnership Works

A Template and Process for Creating Community Websites

By invitation or referral, we work in collaboration with rural community networks to develop websites through a process that actively builds community.

Each site relies on community engagement for updated dynamic content.

To participate in the Community Website Partnership, our skilled Hub Team offers a guided, multi-year process and community builder-designed website template to collaborate with your Community Team through our 4 phase process.

Overview of the phases

Join the Community Website Partnership

Collaborate, Cooperate, and Connect

Your Community Team can join the Partnership- to develop a website, work and learn together, access Hub Team resources, cohort training, and capacity building opportunities.

Join rural communities across Oregon and work together to make your region a better place.

To begin your local network’s journey with the Community Website Partnership:

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Visit Our Partnership Websites

RiverCal
South Coast Oregon Connects
Illinois Valley Web
Applegate Valley Connect
Sisters Country Community Connects
Bandon Cares
Rural Klamath Connects
Wild Rivers Connect
McKenzie Community
Jefferson County Connects

Testimonials

Lindsey

“Many thanks to the Community Website Partnership for the many years of work on the website and network. Because of the comprehensive training I have received, I was able to quickly respond with resources that my community needs.”

Lindsey Jones
Illinois Valley Web

Harv

“The Community Website Partnership is helpful, and has offered long term support and capability that would have taken us a lot of energy to develop on our own.”

Harv Schubothe
Bandon Cares

“When my family had to evacuate from the wildfire, the only place I could find local updates was Illinois Valley Web.”

Cave Junction, Oregon resident

Land Acknowledgement

To the many indigenous tribes of Oregon who we recognize and respect as traditional stewards of this land, we express gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to grow, learn, work, and strengthen and build community here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities throughout time and into the future and are grateful for their vibrant presence.

We extend our respect to the all the Oregon tribes. Additionally, we acknowledge all other tribes who have traditional connections to these lands, and displaced Indigenous Peoples who reside in Oregon.

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