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Community Platforms for Nonprofit Orgs

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Community Platform photo courtesy of paulsynnott

Recently, on the NTEN Discuss List, someone posted a question, looking for platforms that could work as community sites for members to chat, share documents, and just generally connect. This sparked a variety of responses with a variety of tools so we threw them all together in the Community Platforms Toolbox on Social Source Commons.

GroupSite was recommended for its usability while people liked BigTent‘s admin tools for group management. All of the tools seemed at least in theory to be able to meet the needs of the poster so you can tell that the question isn’t “if?” but “which?”

Do you know of any Community Platforms that are missing from the toolbox? Have experience using any of the tools for community collaboration? Tell us what’s up!

Happy Toolbox-ing!


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