What's going on in your community? A calendar on your website helps both longtime Baha'is and visitors enrich the life of your community.
We're all on a quest to meet our Beloved. With a great website, seekers can find you and get involved in the Core Activities.
It happens all the time — Baha'is visit your city from out of town and want to drop by for Feast or a devotional. Now they can find you!
Charlottesville is a medium-sized college town located in the rolling foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains in central Virginia. The metro area has a population of a little less than 200,000, and is an island of relative affluence in the area. The Baha’i community is also medium sized, at around 30 active believers in the cluster. They already had a website, but it was a very simple online calendar that told visitors almost nothing about the local Baha’i community. We wanted to create a new site that would really tell the story of the Baha’is and their connection to the city.
Jersey City is a thriving secondary downtown of the New York City metropolitan area, located directly across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. The city is extremely densely populated and one of the most diverse spaces in North America, with an outsize proportion of artists. Despite being home to one of the most prominent early Baha’is who met Abdu’l-Baha on his journey to America, Jersey City’s Baha’i population is medium-sized and growing quickly. The local Baha’i community often tag-teams with nearby Hoboken, which has a similar culture. The Baha’is did not have a website. We decided to create a website that would really tell the story of the Baha’is and their longstanding connection to the city.
Caleb Gilleland, founder of Ninebranches, is probably too competitive to be a good Baha’i—blame it on his Baptist upbringing. Ninebranches is an offering to the Baha’i community born out of a belief that many strategies successfully used in the marketplace and by successful religious groups could also be fruitfully applied to the marketing and communications efforts of local Baha’i communities in the US and beyond.
“Thanks to the advice and expertise of NineBranches, the Charlottesville, Va., cluster now has a modern, attractive, informative, and relevant website at bahaicharlottesville.com. It’s complete with impactful photography of our community and region, a robust events calendar, well-written general information about our community and the Faith, links to other Bahá’í sites, the means for individuals to contact us and sign up for emails, gentle calls to action and more. Our new site ranks highly in search engine results, and we have received a number of inquiries. The website is a useful teaching tool that significantly raises our online profile and makes our Bahá’í cluster more credible. Moreover, the thorough training provided by NineBranches enables us to maintain the site and respond to inquiries with ease.”
“We’ve been enjoying the website so much. It feels like it’s here for us to grow into. It’s very supportive of our efforts. It means a lot to me. The assistance we have received has been immediate, instructive, and complete. Thank you so much!”
Your local Baha’i community deserves the very best and together we can really do something special. Call or message me today and we can set up a meeting with your Assembly.
2 2nd St # 2306
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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