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Managing Your Web Site (Drupal/CiviCRM) Managing Your Web Site (Drupal/CiviCRM) Presentation Transcript

  • Managing Your Web Site (Drupal/CiviCRM) Rooty Hollow LLC Columbus, Ohio Building Online Communities
  • Content & Constituent Management Acronym Soup CMS: Content Management System CRM: Constituent Relationship Management WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get
  • Using The Web
    • Know your audience
    • Kids use social networks: Facebook, YouTube, SMS (Text Messaging)
    • Adults are on twitter: The fastest growing user base on Twitter is 35-49 yrs
    • Fastest growing Facebook audience: 60yrs +
  • The Web is Technical
    • With old style web sites you need some technical knowledge:
    • Uploading the page
    • Know programming languages like HTML
    • Each page stands alone
    • Changes that affect all the pages (i.e. new menu items) are painful
  • What is a CMS
    • Content Management System
    • Takes the tech out of the web
    • If you know how to use Word, you can edit your pages
    • No special software, if you have Internet Explorer or Safari you have the software you need
    • It's secure, no one has access unless you give it to them
  • What is Open Source
    • No Licensing Fees
    • 100,000's of developers all around the world
    • You can change it, re-publish it (as Open Source of course)
    • Examples Mozilla Firefox, Moodle, Open Office
    • Who uses it: Google, Orbitz, Facebook, etc...
  • Drupal
    • An Award Winning Content Management system
    • Built on Open Source technology (MYSQL, PHP, Javascript)
    • Used on more than 250,000 sites internationally
    • Infinitely customizable
  • Thousands of Add-on
    • If you want it, someone has done it!
    • 3 rd Party Integration (Facebook, Moodle, Twitter, Salesforce.com, CiviCRM, YouTube)
    • Voting Tools
    • Calendars
    • Video hosting
  • Easy editing
  • Change the look of your site with the click of a button
    • Choose between different designs
    • Use a custom design built for your site
    • Download free designs from drupal.org
    • Purchase designs from a 3 rd party like Top Notch Themes or Template Monster
  • Any style site you want
    • Blog
    • News feed
    • Brochure
    • Networking
    • E-commerce
    • Membership database(s)
  • Control User Access
    • Administrator decides who can
    • See what content
    • Add/edit content
    • Publish content
  • Sample Drupal Sites
    • Nature Conservancy ( http://www.nature.org )
    • The Onion ( http://www.onion.com )
    • Recovery.gov ( http://www.recovery.gov )
    • ITSCO ( http://www.itsco.org )
  • CiviCRM
    • CRM Stands for Constituent Relationship Management
    • Features include:
    • Donor Database
    • Contribution Management
    • Event Management
    • Membership Management
    • Case Management
  • CiviCRM Integration CiviCRM integrates with 2 Open Source Content Management Systems: Drupal & Joomla Further CiviCRM can be installed on its own, without any other systems acting as a front end
  • Built on established systems
    • CiviCRM (like Drupal) is built on enterprise level systems
    • MYSQL
    • PHP
  • Sample CiviCRM Sites
    • Wiki Media Foundation (the foundation behind wikipedia ( http://fundraising.wikimedia.org )
    • Amnesty International ( http://www.amnesty.org )
    • TechSoup ( http://www.techsoup.org )
  • Open Source Benefits
    • Moves at the speed of the Internet
    • Allows for easy maintenance of complex structures
    • Allow as many or as few editors as you want
    • Allows you to focus on the content
  • Open Source Pitfalls
    • The software is free. Setting it up takes time and expertise.
    • It's something new, getting used to it will be a challenge
    • Having your content ready is key
  • My contact info Jim Taylor, owner Rooty Hollow LLC (614) 432-8609 [email_address] http://www.linkedin.com/in/rootyhollow http://www.twitter.com/jalama