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  • 1. Joomla: A free, open-source content management system MANA TAHAIE Association of Women in Communications Spring Workshop: Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009 | OSU-TULSA
  • 2. Non-profits and Websites AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  • 3. Putting the “non” in non-profit Therefore we need Non-profit organizations solutions that are: are resource-poor:  Money  Affordable  Time  Quick to manage  Technical knowledge  Simple and easy to learn AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  • 4. Websites: what to consider  Costs Transition  Set-up  Maintenance   Functionality Objectives  Audience  Content  Future growth   Ease of use Content management vs. design  Limited resources  Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 5. Content Management Systems  Separate design and content  Manage content without web design or code knowledge  Most web designers include a CMS in package, although quality and ease of use varies widely Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 6. Open-Source  Software’s source code is free and openly distributed  Allows any developer to freely modify and redistribute software  Results in niche products, free “widgets”, decentralized development  Example: Internet Explorer vs. Firefox Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 7. Open-source CMS  Users and developers can modify the CMS to meet their exact needs  Support and solutions are widely available  Development requires only a small amount of need  Variety of plug-ins, extensions, widgets, etc. are available for public use, most of them free Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 8. Popular Free CMS Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 9. Joomla AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  • 10. Introduction to Joomla  Free  Web-based  Open source  Hosted on your domain  Visit: http://www.joomla.org Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 11. Joomla and Non-profits  Allows for quick setup of a full-featured website  Most popular webhosts feature integrated setup (no need to learn PHP, SQL, etc.)  No cost besides webhosting Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 12. Joomla extensions  Thousands of extensions to add to site for specific needs  Allows greater control of types of content  Customize content to connect better with users and communicate your mission and services  Visit: http://extensions.joomla.org Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 13. Non-profits using Joomla  UN CoolPlanet 2009  Interfaith Alliance  JustHope Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 14. CiviCRM AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!
  • 15. CiviCRM Introduction  Independently developed CMS extension  Works with both Joomla and Drupal  Free non-profit management tools  Integrated constituent relationship management solution  Dashboard manages all constituents in one place  Joomla demo: http://joomla.demo.civicrm.org  Drupal demo: http://drupal.demo.civicrm.org Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 16. CiviCRM tools  civiCONTRIBUTE: Online fundraising and donor management  civiEVENT: Online event registration and participant tracking  civiMEMBER: Online signup and membership management  civiMAIL: Personalized email blasts and newsletters Mana Tahaie AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps! 5/12/2009
  • 17. Questions? Access Slideshow at bit.ly/awcjoomla Email Mana at mana.tahaie@gmail.com Visit TechSoup and IdealWare for more non-profit tech information AWC Tulsa | Don’t Let Technology Bite You in the Apps!