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Can I create an online volunteer organization?

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QUESTION:

I would love if this software can be used for an ONLINE VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION where people can register as a volunteer, click which project they want to sign up for, then be in comunication with everyone w/in that project by email/bb/forum/other. There might be project managers (??). The entire organization will be online.

What does anyone think about using CiviCRM to implement this??

RESPONSE 1:
You can do a lot of the above using Drupal Organic Groups. You can use CiviCRM to collect and manage data on contacts in this setup.

Check http://groups.drupal.org for an example and also more information.

RESPONSE 2:
We've implemented a few of these "type" of sites with CivicSpace On Demand: http://www.climatechallenge.org/ http://www.goodthingsrunwild.org/

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  1. Mar 28, 2009

    I am going to begin trying to setup the Volunteer features discussed. If you are interested. Contact me.


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