…Legatus’ website gets its first major overhaul in a decade
When Legatus launched its website in 1998, the site offered basic information on the organization Tom Monaghan had founded a decade earlier. Subsequent years have witnessed a rapid worldwide technological shift toward e-commerce and web-based business that no one could have predicted.
After more than a year of planning and development, a fully redesigned Legatus website went live on June 17. The site brings together Legatus’ corporate site and magazine site, LegatusMagazine.org, which now points to Legatus.org.
Not only does the new site, built by web design group Fuzati, have a more dynamic and modern look and feel, but visitors can now read some of the membership magazine’s content online, read (and sign up for) the weekly Legatus Insider newsletter, explore other chapters’ schedules and programs, sign up to join Legatus, and browse individual chapter pages.
When Legates log onto the private members’ portion of the site, they can explore Legatus’ new partner site, CatholicSpeakers.com. This site, which also launched in June, is now the go-to site for Legatus chapters looking for authentically Catholic speakers for their monthly events. It was created by Lighthouse Catholic Media and Ignatius Press.
Other member-area features include the ability to pay annual dues, browse the member directory and resources, and the ability to send site feedback. Chapter officers and coordinators have access to reports and box scores for their chapter. They will soon be able to manage the individual chapter pages.
Later this year, the site will launch an option for members to read Legatus magazine on their iPad or other e-reader — and make purchases of Legatus-branded merchandise. Future plans also include the ability for members to register online for summits and other national and regional events.
PATRICK NOVECOSKY is the editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine and content manager for Legatus.org.