San Mateo, CA – May 30, 2012 – DotNetNuke Corp. today announced thatCharityVillage, Canada's supersite for the non-profit sector, has launched a new community website based on the DotNetNuke Web Content Management System (WCMS). The new site offers a modern social community engagement model that is fully integrated with robust content management and eCommerce capabilities. With the new site, CharityVillage can now extend its online community of 70,000 non-profit professionals and build its commercial business in a scalable, affordable and engaging model.
CharityVillage is Canada’s largest online community for staff and volunteers in the non-profit space. Initially started in 1995 as a resource website that allowed non-profits to connect with peers that share the same passions and interests, the community quickly grew to 70,000 registered users. CharityVillage set its sights on the nearly two million other people working in non profits and realized that the existing site was not going to allow the business to scale. They invested in a whole new site based on DotNetNuke and Active Social, the leading social engagement extension in the DotNetNuke Store. In addition to a new social interaction model that includes activity feeds, profiles, messages, groups and ‘friend’ capabilities, the new site offers tools for job seekers and employers, eLearning courses and premium memberships.
“We needed to transform our online presence to a modern, engaging, social community site complete with eCommerce,” said Maggie Leithead, CEO of CharityVillage. “The new site gives our members a better social experience that is more inviting and engaging, which will improve communication and collaboration. We now also have the ability to launch new products for our community like premium memberships and eLearning that offer valuable new tools for our members.”