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mySalvos relaunches new and improved website

mySalvos relaunches new and improved website

29 June 2016

By Esther Pinn

The mysalvos.org.au website has relaunched as a portal to all Salvation Army news, resources and events happening within the Australia Eastern Territory. “We wanted to have a digital place where people can get all the information they need to know in a click or two,” said Benjamin Pinn, Communications Manager (Internal). “The Salvation Army has a lot of great information stored digitally, but it’s stored in a number of different places. What we wanted to do was make it easier to navigate between them all.”

Salvation Army employees, officers, volunteers, corps members and volunteers are now able to access the latest Army news, apply for annual leave, find resources to run kids church on a Sunday, or listen to Salvos Radio from one website. “We don’t want people to have 10 different sites saved in their favourites. We want to have a portal that can take you anywhere you need to go,” Benjamin said.

The mySalvos website has also been redesigned to be more mobile and tablet user-friendly. “We found that roughly 60 per cent of our users were coming to us from a mobile or tablet. The original site was never designed to work on both as it was designed some time ago when neither was a prominent communication platform, but times have changed. We’ve now got a site that will work dynamically across both as well as optimised for desktop,” Benjamin said.

Creating a central Salvo digital place, regardless of how people connect to the Army, required a new focus. Instead of news articles being the prime focus, which is now powered by Pipeline Online and still accessible from the mySalvos website, important Salvation Army information, such as the latest Australia One updates, will take prime focus. The mySalvos toolkit resource website is also prominently featured on the homepage and access to employee websites such as HR21, Finance 1 and iNotes are just some of the important links featured.

Video content will continue to be an important feature of the website and live streaming will exist when important Salvation Army events and announcements happen across the territory. The website’s most popular tab, “Find the Salvos near you”, is also more prominently highlighted.

The website will continue to have a strong missional focus which is featured through the “Freedom through Jesus” tab. “We wanted to make it really obvious from the front page that anyone who wanted to know what salvation is, wanted to make the decision for Christ themselves or wanted to lead someone in that decision, can do that through mySalvos,” Benjamin said.

Benjamin also said he hopes to see existing and new users explore the freshly designed website. “We would just really encourage anyone who works or serves with The Salvation Army and has a passion for it, to add this either as your homepage or as your key link through whatever web browser you use, so you can stay connected to us.”

The mySalvos team welcomes any feedback from its website users by emailing mySalvos at mysalvos@aue.salvationarmy.org

Comments

  1. Lauren Martin
    Lauren Martin

    The new my.salvos is great! Well done!

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