Social Change with Plone*
Open source content management systems are now mainstream among non-profit organizations. See examples from live social change sites of how they're taking advantage of Plone to further their missions.
Plone’s core features and extensive library of add-ons has made it the CMS of choice for organizations such as YES! Magazine, Oxfam America, and Green for All.
Drupal has garnered most of the attention in this space, but in certain cases, Plone is a better choice. Learn about distinguishing features such as Plone’s powerful native workflow and permissions structures; its strong internationalization and translation machinery; its user-friendly form creation add-on. We’ll pay particular attention to social-change-specific features such as Megaphone, an online advocacy tool; and Plone’s suite of CRM integrations.
In addition to learning about what sets Plone apart from its peers, we’ll note its weaknesses and caveats.
Jon Baldivieso manages the web development team at Groundwire, a non-profit consultancy helping the environmental movement engage people, organizations and communities in building a sustainable society. Since 2003 he’s been building and integrating websites based in Plone for Groundwire (then ONE/Northwest).
Before that he used open source software to put databases online for the Environmental Working Group in Washington, DC. He lives in Portland.