Open Y Web Development

Get A Powerful Website For Your YMCA

Open-Y is an open-source digital platform for marketing and ecommerce

Open Y Platform

Open Y is a Drupal 8 CMS platform that gives your YMCA a brand-compliant, modern and mobile responsive website at a fraction of the cost & time of standard web development. It offers key features specifically developed to meet the needs of YMCA's like yours, mobile-friendly responsive themes, content scheduling and management tools, location finder, alerts and integrations with 3rd party services.

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The content management system for YMCA's

The advantages of an Open Y website are numerous, its open-source and free to use, with no licensing fees, its extendible and customizable, capable of handling any requirement your YMCA has, from multilingual support, sophisticated publishing workflows and microsites. Not to mention there is a huge worldwide community of developers working constantly to keep things up-to-date and secure.

With the Open Y platform you and your staff can easily administer and manage all aspects of your website’s content and capabilities. Giving you complete control over how and when your content is scheduled, approved and launched.

If your YMCA needs a powerful website, consider a strategically-built, expertly designed Open Y website.

YMCA's We've Worked With

We proud to be a small part of the success of these inspiring and motivating YMCA's.

  • Relationship
    • 2010–Present
  • Services
    • Web + Mobile
    • Cloud Hosting and Management
    • Website Maintenance
  • Website
Old Colony YMCA

"FreshJones has been incredible! They made a complicated project simple by breaking everything down in easy, manageable steps. Plus, we were able to use the platform we needed without sacrificing on navigation or aesthetics which is something other developers couldn’t give us."

—Old Colony YMCA

  • Relationship
    • 2015–Present
  • Services
    • Web + Mobile
    • Cloud Hosting and Management
    • Website Maintenance
  • Website
Souix Falls YMCA

"We have enjoyed an amazing customer service experience working with FreshJones. Our website is attractive, brand compliant and very easy to administer. This ease of use allows our marketing department to focus on content development rather than worrying about website design. Best of all, our website traffic quadrupled in the first few months and we now serve more children in our community than ever before! "

—Souix Falls YMCA

  • Relationship
    • 2003–Present
  • Services
    • Web + Mobile
    • Cloud Hosting and Management
    • Website Maintenance
  • Website
West Suburban YMCA

"The West Suburban YMCA has worked with FreshJones Creative for over 10 years – designing and developing two websites. The migration was from our old site to the new site was seamless and gave us a beautiful YMCA brand-compliant site that functions extremely well. The new system is easy to use and has a lot of nice features that make maintenance easy (like events that automatically expire when the event is expired). The website system is flexible and blends the best of the YMCA brand design elements with the types of content YMCA’s traditional produce."

—West Suburban YMCA

  • Relationship
    • 2010–Present
  • Services
    • Web + Mobile
    • Cloud Hosting and Management
    • Website Maintenance
  • Website
Southern District YMCA
  • Relationship
    • 2003–Present
  • Services
    • Web + Mobile
    • Cloud Hosting and Management
    • Website Maintenance
  • Website
MetroWest YMCA

"My YMCA has been working with FreshJones for over 10 years and we are so happy to have Chloe and Billy in our professional lives! They helped lead and guide us from the beginning to the end, and then starting the website design process all over again. They are prompt, professional, caring, kind, understand budgets and most of all – they have helped us look fabulous online! Now a-days its all about those first impressions – online."

—MetroWest YMCA

Our Open-Y Process

The Open Y Platform is a powerful tool and as it can be a challenge to use it to its fullest potential. We'll work with you and help guide you though the process every step of the way from initial planning through training and maintenance.

  • 1

    Understand Your Y and Make a Plan

    No two Y's are exactly alike. We'll get to know you're particular YMCA, how many locations you have, whether or not you have camps, child services or other special interest sites. We'll help you determine the look and feel of your site and whether or not custom design is something you'll need. We'll determine if you're YMCA will need any additional functionality beyond the Open-Y Platform. And lastly we'll decide where the site will be hosted.

  • 2

    Content Development

    We'll work with you to help arrange and organize your content to provide your users with the best possible user experience. We're SEO and content marketing strategists so we can help determine what pages are most important to your users, whether or not you are addressing your audiences needs from awareness through membership and advocacy.

  • 3

    Design and Develop

    We'll install the Open Y Platform and make any theme or template adjustments based on your design requirements. We'll also build and install any custom functionality requirements your particular YMCA might require, such as integration with DAXCO, YWEB or Christianson registration systems.

  • 4

    Launch, Monitor and Improve

    When your ready, we'll help handle all the launch details to ensure a smooth transition from your existing website to your new Open Y site. Your members will not experience any downtime. From here we'll monitor the site, look for ways to help you improve your users experience, keep your site up-to-date and secure with any Drupal security patches.

  • 5

    Training and Consultation

    The open Y Platform is powerful and complex. We make it easy by providing in-person training sessions. So you and your staff with have the opportunity to really get to know and understand the Open Y System. Ask questions and feel confident about using the tool to its fullest potential. Have questions afterwards? No problem we're a phone call or an email away and are alway happy to help you work through a sticky situation or trouble shoot a problem you're having.

How we can help with your Open Y Website

We have extensive experience with the Open Y platform and building Drupal 8 websites, the following are some of the ways in which we can help make your Open Y website experience a great one.

  • Planning, Strategy and Consultation
  • Content Strategy, Development or Migrations
  • Open Y Platform Installation, Setup & Configuration
  • Custom Theme Design and Implementation
  • Custom Functionality
  • Custom 3rd Party Integrations
  • Multi-site, multi-lingual installations
  • Secure Hosting and Management
  • Security, Web Maintenance & Updates
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Digital Marketing and Membership Growth
  • In-person Training, Support & Consultation

Let's Talk Open Y!

Lets get to know each other! We'll ask you some questions and learn how you see the Open Y Platform fitting into your specific YMCA's needs. We'll give you some ideas, suggestions and recommendations to think about and let you know how we would best be able to help. Lastly we'll see if you'd like to take any next steps forward as you consider an Open Y website.

Would that be worth a 1/2 hour of your time?