Need a low-cost website content management system for a professional networking organization
September 7, 2011 5:04 PM Subscribe
Please help me find a website content management system for a professional networking organization staffed entirely by volunteers on a tight budget.
posted by rkent to computers & internet (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am helping a small organization finally establish a web presence. While we might extend into social networking in the future, our immediate goal is to be able to post meeting schedules, meeting programs, various handouts, and similar types of materials in a way that can be accessed by all members. While we could run all this via a statically-coded site updated by a couple of web admins, we would prefer to have a CMS so that an (authorized) group of people can upload things and some group (perhaps the same group) can update the substance of the web pages, e.g. to point at those things so they can be downloaded.
That's really the only functionality we're looking for, it doesn't need to be fancy. We are not adverse to paying to license a product as long as it is inexpensive, though we would be OK with something open source, too. I anticipate that we will be buying a copy of the product and installing it ourselves, although a hosted solution would be great (in my experience, they are more expensive, is all).
A little more about the organization: it is a professional networking organization. It has an all-volunteer staff, with the accompanying frequent turnover of people in various roles. The only budget comes from the (low) annual dues paid by the members. So, simplicity and low cost are important attributes for the CMS. Thanks much.