Community Website Partnership
Catalyzing Positive Change for Rural Oregonians Through Technology and Capacity Building
A template and process for creating community websites in partnership
The Community Website Partnership (CWP) engages residents, nonprofits, businesses, and agencies through our Community Website template and Partnership process to promote community awareness, connectedness, and community building.
Our Hub Team facilitates a collaborative, 4 phase process with rural networks throughout Oregon to develop engaging place-based websites that spark positive change. The Community Website Partnership connects people, organizations, and businesses in rural Oregon and beyond with the technical tools and skills to thrive.
WIth southern Oregon roots, the Community Website Partnership has grown to serve 10 place-based networks, statewide. Partnership teams from Douglas County, Sisters, Jefferson County, Coos County, Bandon, Wild Rivers-Del Norte/ Curry Counties, Siuslaw, Klamath, Applegate Valley, Illinois Valley, and more, serve as mentors and leaders in our growing Partnership cohort and together we are ensuring rural communities have stronger connections, increased methods for communication, and more effective collaboration through participation.
In 2020, Community Website Partnership website pages were viewed 231,898 times and we became a critical information source in crisis. In response to Covid-19 and wildfires, the affected areas with community websites leveraged their websites to provide accurate, emergency information and updates to remote, rural residents at critical times.
Interested communities may inquire with a letter of interest and after inquiry discussions may be invited to apply.
Once accepted into the Partnership, our Hub Team will support a diverse, local community website steering committee/ community team step by step through our 4 phase process.
Partnership benefits include: Guided step-by-step process designed and tested by fellow rural Oregonians, access to Partnership resources- live training, videos, and guides to skill-up with technology, outreach and engagement, volunteer coordination, collaborative fundraising, more!