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Powerful association sites
After more than a year of research and testing I’ve adopted two new providers for membership and nonprofit association-based websites. For members-only groups I am now offering a full implementation of GroupSites, a terrific web based service similar to Facebook. Groupsites gives your users the ability to create an online profile and share documents, chat, and exchange information regarding their association activities. Say goodbye to the cumbersome logins and links of Yahoo and Google Groups and enjoy the ease and simplicity of an association built to your needs.
Ning is an amazingly powerful online community builder which allows individuals to find, join and share in relation to shared interests. For nonprofits and other community-based organizations Ning offers an incredible toolset for connecting people and inspiring them to action. Some of it’s features include user profiles, member activity & status, multimedia, internal subgroup pages, fully-integrated blog, and a growing number of third developer apps which extend the core system exponentially. The service is free with ads or you can pay a small monthly fee to be ad free or even run your own ad program. It’s flippin’ amazing! I am now offering a full Ning website implementation package and have two Ning sites in development right now, I’ll post links to them as soon as we’re live.
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As the owner of Pixel Lava Interactive I've helped hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits with websites, graphic design and more. I hope you'll find this blog full of useful information.
~ Ame Stanko