Just because you can create customize functionality in your Drupal site, that doesn’t mean you need to. Come see how SGIA.org transformed their web presence by coloring within the lines. Not only did they build three websites on one installation and incorporate commerce functionality, they also created an online experience dedicated to ensuring their audience can find the rich and useful content they offer.
Maybe we’ve recommended building your website with Drupal, the content management system (CMS). Perhaps you’ve heard how the White House and Congress and Sony Music (and many, many others) use Drupal for their public websites.
First off, Drupal is made for lots of content – 16,000 articles is no problem. Taxonomy, views, search – so much of what you need for handling big content is baked into the Drupal platform. Add Apache Solr for faceted search, and you have a scalable, flexible web publishing platform.
A week ago Facebook launched Places, the social network’s entry into location-based marketing. Partners Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp and Booyah appeared onstage and talked up their cooperation with the giant.
The goal of all of this has been to harness the excitement of development for good, but also to go beyond the contests — to build communities of practice. Peter calls these innovator networks. If we’re lucky, these may grow into innovation marketplaces that just might be self-sustaining.
— Beyond Apps from Peter Corbett
I love my phone. Not so much for the phone part, but for the little computer in there that connects me to the world, no matter where I am. The phone has our calendars, our mail – and, increasingly, our volunteer opportunities. It’s the day timer of our times. But better than a day timer, the phone offers discovery, too.
Lots of nonprofits and individuals are at work to make this discovery include nonprofits and volunteering. Here are a few of our favorite apps for good – apps that connect people to nonprofits and causes.
In the lean startup, product and management team build quickly, then iterate based on statistics gathered from real users (that’s Eric Ries’s excellent description below). When Seth Godin gripes about lack of vim in the nonprofit sector, this is the approach he’s missing.