Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg partners with CourseVector to steer nonprofit into future

Author: Jennifer | Date: May 10, 2021 | Categories: ,

APRIL 27, 2021

Ross Willard, Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg, 717-571-2008 or
Joshua Choate, CourseVector, 717-516-6955 or

Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg partners with CourseVector to steer nonprofit into future

Andrea Rose, Reporter

HARRISBURG—Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg, a local nonprofit that provides those in need with bicycles, while also giving them the skills they need to maintain the bikes, has debuted a new website that is keeping the organization well-balanced and pedaling along in the right direction.

“When we first started doing this, I was the webmaster,” explained Ross Willard, RBH found/chief maintenance officer. “You could tell it was the same page duplicated over and over again. My focus has to be on our program. I needed to use the technology to move this past me.”

CourseVector, a web hosting, web design and digital marketing company based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, partnered with RBH on the website development to ensure that the nonprofit’s mission reaches potential clients, volunteers and donors through a responsive website that streamlines so many tasks that had fallen on Willard and the volunteers.

CourseVector has brought us up to the next level,” Willard said. “[The new website] is so clear and concise. It’s snazzy. This grabs everyone’s attention.”

With the COVID-19 pandemic driving many people and businesses home and online, the new responsive site couldn’t have come at a better time.

“Since the pandemic, obviously technology and websites are most important,” said John J. “Ski” Sygielski, RBH board member and chair of the communications/fundraising committee. “The good work CourseVector did in that website now allows us to drive volunteers to the site to sign up; it’s able to drive donors to the site to think about investing in RBH; when we’re doing grants, it allows us to drive the granting organizations to see more about what’s going on; and curious folks when they read about it in social media are able to go there. We’ve been a little bit late to the table, but thanks to CourseVector, we’re able to market ourselves, advertise ourselves, get ourselves out there more than we ever did before.”

The new site has also helped bring RBH to the social media scene.

“We have a live feed from our Facebook page on our site to keep it more active. We were able to connect our social media to it because that’s a lot of what’s being done to get the word out to people. It takes all the technology and helps us harness it for getting the word out about the organization,” said Anne Aufiero, CEO/Communications Executive Officer for AdAbility Marketing Communications who, as an RBH volunteer, has worked with CourseVector to create the website.

Willard said overall, CourseVector has helped them save time and money.

“We’re using it to do registration. Before that, I did all the registrations,” he said. “I would have to sit there and read the hieroglyphics. Now, we have this neat nifty little pad thingy that has it ready to go. No more paper. That’s saved us tons of man hours or woman hours. It has taken a lot off my plate.”

Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg provides bicycles and skills training to those in the Harrisburg area. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or donating to the mission, visit or contact Willard at

CourseVector offers steep discounts to nonprofits and provides free services when possible. In addition, CourseVector provides grants for new businesses that have a community service focus. If you know of a project that CourseVector could help with, please reach out to them at, or find them on Facebook.


About CourseVector: CourseVector, in business since 1989, can take your project from vision to reality. This comprehensive web agency specializes in web hosting, web and database design and development, digital marketing, and everything in between. CourseVector prides itself in providing top-notch services and prompt, reliable support.

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