VFW Website Solution Program

Dept Website Committee - 1/13/2017

Our new website makes presenting a uniform VFW appearance simple and promises to be more dynamic than our previous website. You should know your Department Website Committee will be hard at work getting accurate information posted.

VFW Post 11453 in Cheyenne was the first post in Wyoming to take advantage of the National VFW Website Solution Program. When asked why their post chose to take advantage of this program, Post Quartermaster Jim Bush replied, "The new website will enhance communications between our post and its members; additionally when VFW National or the Department of Wyoming places a news article on their website it will immediately show up on our website for our members to view. Communication like this is the way of the future; pulling desired information from a convenient website is how most young veterans prefer to get information. Furthermore, the cost was a real bargain.”

Here is some more information about this new website. If you prefer getting those emails you can sign up to receive mass emails. If you change your mind simply unsubscribe. Much of the website is open to the public; advertise hall rental and whatever else you want the public to know. Additionally there is a Members Only section where post members can log in to see Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, Rosters, or whatever the post decides to have in this private area of the website. Also worth mentioning, soon individual posts will be able to input data for many of our department reports.

Interested? Here is how to get a website for your Post: In a nutshell

  • Complete and submit the Grant Application. Within a month the website design company Pixel-bit New Media Group will have a website set up for your Post.
  • With the Grant, VFW National will pay for the first year: $360. It is worth mentioning Pixel-bit is doing this work pro bono; to cover their expense of hosting and server operations the post will be charged $360 per year after the first year.
  • Once they notify you that your website is ready you can populate the website with information relative to your post.
  • Worried about the cost? Pixel-bit built into the website a service to offer sponsors. The idea is to annually seek out local sponsors for your post website. Charge what you would like ($100, $360, $1000). In addition to the sponsor getting a nice feeling for helping us out, their logo will be on your post website and you can give the sponsor a username and password that will allow them to edit their one page hosted on your post’s webpage. Oh and the post is not limited to the number of sponsors they can have—potentially a money maker!
  • Training by YouTube video is available and currently Pixel-bit does live web training on a weekly basis, additionally they are pretty good replying to email questions.
  • To contact your Department of Wyoming Website Committee about this program please email info@vfwwy.org or use the "Contact us” link above and in comments please type WEBSITE as the first word, followed by your question/comment.
  • More information to follow.

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