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Our next Philly Net Tuesday on April 3 (gathering 6 PM at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street) will be about website platforms (also called CMS’s or Content Management Systems) that you should consider for your nonprofit or social cause. This will be accessible to a non-technical audience.
We’ll focus on several CMS’s, including Drupal, Wordpress, Apostrophe, Omeka and Google Sites, and we’ll pay particular attention to the social tools that these platforms offer. You’ll see how these platforms are used to build websites and add features, and gain insight into which platforms are better for which purposes. And you’ll be able to gather advice on options for addressing YOUR situation – whether you plan to build your own site, or hire someone to build it for you.
Who should attend?
- Non-technical folks who are considering creating, or modifying, a website for their nonprofit of social cause
- Techies who want to better understand the needs and perspectives of the nonprofit community.
- Anybody who wants to learn and share about the current state of affairs of some major CMS options.
Our panel will consist of:
- Nathan Gasser, owner of RockRiverStar Internet developers, discussing Drupal
- Jim Wurster, veteran creator of numerous nonprofit Wordpress sites, discussing WordPress
- Tom Boutell, of P’unk Ave., discussing Apostrophe.
- Michael Tedeschi, principal of Interactive Mechanics design studio, discussing Omeka, Google Sites and other stuff
Can’t make it in person? We’ll be livestreaming online!
Lite fare will be served. RSVP’s are appreciated.
Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsorship.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.