WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System) Stops the Suck Here!

This afternoon, I ‘m watching a great video by Amanda Blum of Howling Zoe Productions from her presentation at WordCamp NYC titled “The Suck Stops Here: WP as a CMS for Non Profits.”  Last year I converted a joomla site to WordPress as a CMS for the non profit group Cancer Services of Gaston County.  I’ve done a few WP sites for non-profits over the years, and I’m always looking for better tools, tips, tricks, benchmarks and other professionals working to push this envelope as well both locally here in North Carolina and nationwide.
In this video, Amanda does a great job of covering why WordPress is a great, effective, cost effective tool for non-profits. She has some colorful language, but she gets the job across in a no nonsense way.  There are some conversations and resources out there for non profits and wordpress but not as many as there could be.  I highly recommend checking out this presentation and conversation to help immerse yourself into how WordPress can play a part in a Non-Profit organization.

WordPress as a Content Management System for Non ProfitsSoftduit was founded in Georgia and has expanded to North Carolina, but we serve customers around the world from Ireland and Great Britain and the Netherlands to customers all over the US and Canada to the far East, back around to the Ukraine and Russia.

WordPress CMS & Social Media Resources Referenced
This video references a few different resources which I have used myself including the cformsII Plugin, the social media managing service Social Oomph.

I use Social Oomph regularly myself.  It lets me manage communications on multiple twitter accounts and my facebook account.  It helps me vet good versus bad followers on twitter.  It also helps me to schedule twitter messages if I want to make a future announcement or setup a recurring message for follow Friday for example.

BTW Cancer Services of Gaston County is offering tickets for a screening of a major motion picture 2 weeks from this Saturday, Letter’s to God Screening details.
Don’t miss your chance to see a major motion picture prior to its’ nationwide release in theatres. Help us spread the word and fill the auditorium seats!

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Gaston Day School
Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Performing Arts Center

Afternoon Screening;
Doors Open         1:30pm
Live Music:         2:00pm
Movie:                    3:00pm

Evening Screening
Doors Open:        5:30pm
Live Music:          6:00pm
Movie:                      7:00pm

Tickets $5
Available at Cancer Services of Gaston County

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