Venue Directory Module
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How Does it work?
The Venue Directory module provides an enhanced listing of registered venues available for searching or browsing. The Venue Directory module operates in conjunction with the Organization Directory, and the Events Calendar modules and supports an unlimited number of registered venues.
Venue Directory listings can be managed from both the ‘front end’ user dashboard (by representatives of the venue) and administrative control panel. All initial submissions require approval by the website’s content administrator, though subsequent edits by front end users can be set to bypass the administrative review process.
An unlimited number of venue categories (and sub-categories) can be added, allowing users to filter lists by such categories as “community center”, “concert hall”, “library”, “museum” and so on.
The Venue Directory module also allows you to create a ‘parent – child’ relationship between various listings, such as a performing arts center or university that has multiple venue locations that all fall under one master location. This allows your visitors to look for events at specific locations or at all events covering all locations. For example, Stanford University (the “parent” listing) has several venues on campus where events take place. They can set up individual listings for each location, as well as a master listing representing the entire school. A visitor can then select Cantor Museum, Memorial Church or Stanford Stadium (the “child” listings) to see what events might be taking place at those specific locations, or they can go to Stanford University’s “parent” venue page to see all events happening on campus.
Listing Features Include:
- Category type (multiple category selection available)
- Photos (unlimited)
- Videos (unlimited)
- Contact info (name, email, phone)
- Mapbox API integration for maps and directions
- External link for more information
- Current/Upcoming events tab
- Social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, iCal, Outlook, Email)
- User comments
- Interlinking with associated events and registered organizations
- Additional customizable fields and icons
User Dashboard Features:
- User account login
- Activity log
- Venue profile self-management tools
- Multiple users can be assigned to a single venue
- Multiple filters (keyword, category type, city)
- Auto suggest
- Tile and list view options
- All submissions subject to administrator approval
- User edited content approval bypass option
- Draft mode option
- Unlimited number of category types
- Parent-child association tool
- SEO tools
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What degree of customization is possible?
All of our sites include basic customization to align with your brand identity. This includes things like logo placement, color palette choice, footer design, globalized font selection within our standard list, etc.
Our team is capable of providing higher degrees of customization, both functionally and in regards to design elements. The degree of specificity determines the cost of our customization services.
If you would like a higher degree of customization beyond our standard inclusions, we will estimate the number of hours it will take to accomplish your goals, and include a pre-determined number of customization hours in our quote.
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Higher degree of Customization: CreativeSonoma.org
How much does the platform cost to use?
Our pricing takes into consideration three factors:
The population you serve affects the amount a of traffic a site will receive. We have found that Network Members who serve 50,000 people function differently than those who are serving, for example, 3 million people. The sites have different demands placed on them, and we have to price our services accordingly.
- Data Normalization and Data Mining
When building a site, the work required to 'normalize' any import data to work within our platform is always different. Some data is incomplete and may require data 'mining' to make listings appear complete, within our system. Each project is considered on a case by case basis and priced accordingly.
- Startup Cost
Your start up cost will be dependent on the modules you select and the labour required to achieve your goals. We will work with you to find the right fit of services that works within your budget. We are committed to providing our tools to those who serve the well being of their community. Reach out to discuss our many flexible options with you.
Our start-up period, which includes site construction, standard customization, and staff training, spans a 15 month period, on average. Once your site is launched, your annual maintenance fee will be due exactly 12 months from that date.
What is you payment policy?
Upon contract signing, ARTSOPOLIS requires a payment of 50% of the estimated total project cost. The remaining 50% will be due once the site is launched.
We do offer the option for 4 installment payments, once the request is reviewed and approved.
The annual maintenance fee is a lump sum, due every 12 months from the date of the site launch.
Can we request platform functionality customizations?
Platform customizations and enhancements can be requested. All system enhancements are performed by Artsopolis development staff - we do not allow outside developers to alter the functionality of the platform. Functionality customization requests often come after the development process is completed. We consider these requests custom development projects, which are all considered on a case by case basis. If approved, any enhancements may be arranged at $95* per development hour. We are happy to provide a quote upon request, but we do require a discovery meeting so we may understand the scope of work.
*Hourly rate subject to change without prior notification.