Case Study

How Build Labs helped a local non-profit create a web presence

Provided Meals Per Month

1600

Reduced steps to request meals

60%+

Direct Donations

Now Available

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Challenge

The local chapter of Meals on Wheels did not have a direct web presence.

Outcome

A web presence that allows community members that need meals to access them.

Client
Meals on Wheels
Industry
Non-Profit
# of Volunteers
100+

What we build

The Meals on Wheels branch that serves Egan, Burnsville, Apple Valley, and Savage didn't have a direct web presence. This meant that requesting meals, donations, and volunteer sign-ups all happened through the main Minnesota arm of Meals on Wheels. Build Labs partnered with the team at Meals on Wheels to understand the pain points and work to find solutions that best solved the challenges that the non-profit was facing.

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CSS

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Brand Strategy

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HTML

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NextJS

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UI

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UX

Our Technical Solution

NextJS is an incredibly powerful and fast development framework with a large ecosystem of support. With deployment on vercel we were able to quickly spin up a modern fast application for Meals on Wheels Minnesota. Tina.io is a new CMS built on NextJS that requires no extra hosting and has component driven architecture. With these three technologies we were able to quickly design, develop and deploy a modern full stack application with a low budget for a local client in need.

They now have everything they need to modify their site as needed with new copy/images/ pages/ page layout. The main driver for the new site was an automated meal request form. Which guides users to fill out their information then sends that data to where it can be processed. Streamlining the process to allow to get meals to those in need quicker than ever.

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I am so appreciative of the way that Build Labs sat down and consulted with us.

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Michael Oliver

President and Chair

Meals on Wheels Northwest Dakota County

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