Special Olympics Delaware (SODE) | Bright Orange Thread

Special Olympics Delaware (SODE)

Privileged partner of Special Olympics Delaware

I absolutely love the calendar with the list of events, location, and dates. What a great way to put it all together so you can get your information at a glance and be able to plan ahead…

Cathy Blanco
40-Year Volunteer

Visit: www.sode.org

Business Challenge

Through the course of our two site redesigns, BOT has provided SODE with a user-friendly, centralized news platform that helps volunteers, members and athletes come together. We worked closely with SODE to identify key features that would enable all visitors to enable the tasks important to them.

Our Solution

  • The Events Calendar offers visitors options to list events by current month, current week, or categories.
  • The new Program Locator provides athletes and their families with a more efficient search of the 100 statewide programs available.
  • SODE staff share editorial control with Program Directors. Directors can manage their program’s information—such as pictures, news, and event descriptions—from anywhere without the aid of SODE staff.
  • Online Certification for Class Volunteers tracks volunteers through the process of becoming a certified Class A volunteer. Steps such as submitting a secure Online Volunteer Application and Team Volunteer Orientation (a 30+ page tutorial and quiz) are now completed online.


Visitors of all kinds praise the new site's convenient online features. 

Becoming a volunteer is easier than ever, and event planning is simplified for supporters, athletes and their families. Program directors are now able to manage their own program or event information on the site, which allows SODE members to focus more of their time and resources fulfilling the organization's mission.

An overwhelming amount of positive feedback from satisfied users led SODE to select Bright Orange Thread as their 2010 "Outstanding Small Business."

We are honored to have SODE as our pro-bono client. We look forward to cultivating this relationship in the future. Read about SODE's experience working with Bright Orange Thread.