Drupalcon Boston 2008 - non-profit http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/taxonomy/term/19/0 en World Cause Online http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/world-cause-online <p>World Cause is a non profit organization that aims to promote education locally and internationally. The organization is the brain child of two highschool seniors, and the web designer is a senior as well.</p> <p>By utilizing the Sections module, the site is arranged in two distinctive parts: Main Site and Volunteer Blog.<br /> Flash is incorporated throughout the site and most noticeably on the blog section. CCK slideshow graces the frontpage which also presents a subscription (simple news) to anonymous users and upcoming events along with images to authenticated ones. The site utilizes the gallerix module in the blog, and also incorporates the signup module to help coordinate volunteer events. In addition, the donation module coupled with the paypal framework, has been incorporated to allow easy transfer of money. Video sharing is currently underdevelopment and will be launched with the organization&#8217;s new awareness campaign: IGNITION!</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/world-cause-online#comments flash Jovial Designs non-profit nonprofit pro bono sections World Cause Mon, 03 Mar 2008 06:19:11 +0000 j11t 1633 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org Google Lunar X PRIZE http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/google-lunar-x-prize <p>This site was built for the Google Lunar X PRIZE which is a $30 million competition for the first privately funded team to send a robot to the moon, travel 500 meters and transmit video, images and data back to the Earth.</p> <p>Drupal was chosen for it&#8217;s robust CMS functionality along with the ease and power available to customize it. An in-house team uses Drupal to publish dynamic content across several areas of the site. The nature of the site also required us to create home pages for teams that joined the competition. We then had to create a limited set of content types that they could publish and edit for their own respective team pages. </p> <p>The design and custom functionality is based on several modified template files that are used to power several specific sections of the site.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/google-lunar-x-prize#comments foundation google lunar moon non-profit xprize Thu, 21 Feb 2008 21:29:32 +0000 krynsky 1296 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org Ronald McDonald House of Austin http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/ronald-mcdonald-house-austin <p>When a child becomes seriously ill or injured, the whole family suffers, particularly if the loved one must be hospitalized or receive out patient treatment far away from home for extended periods of time.</p> <p>To be together, family members often sleep on uncomfortable cots or chairs, sleep in their cars, or bear the expense of a hotel room. At a time when they want all their strength available, the simple demands of everyday life can seem overwhelming.</p> <p>For these families, Ronald McDonald House of Austin is a temporary home-away-from-home where they can have a comfortable room and bed, kitchen and laundry facilities, and a play area. They can draw hope and strength from late night conversations over a hot cup of coffee, sharing with other residents their experiences that may be difficult for family and friends back home to fully understand. A child&#8217;s life-threatening illness brings much more than worry and financial hardship; it is a family&#8217;s most heart-wrenching experience. While we cannot ease the pain sick children and their families experience, we can help lessen their burden.</p> <p>To do this, the Ronald McDonald House relies on the love, sharing and caring of hundreds of generous donors and volunteers from the Austin community. We welcome you to the &#8220;House that Love Built.&#8221;</p> <p>Ronald McDonald House approached SpryDev in 2007 to create a new look to their website. They had 3 goals in mind: to increase donor participation, to motivate volunteers to work with the charity, and to provide information to families who are interested in using the facility. SpryDev create a Drupal site using several modules like views, CCK, Image, and the PayPal framework. After designing the site and implementing several non-core effects, we created a dynamic donation form using asynchronous javascript. We integrated PayPal and Credit Card payments for donations. The site was launched in January 2008.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/ronald-mcdonald-house-austin#comments charity kids non-profit nonprofit Mon, 18 Feb 2008 04:11:41 +0000 sprydev 1155 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org Adams 12 Five Star Schools District http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/adams-12-five-star-schools-district-web-site <p>The Adams 12 Five Star School district is located in Thornton, CO - just outside of Denver. Our <a href="http://www.adams12.org" target="_blank">recently redesigned district Web site</a> is powered by Drupal 5 and serves 40,000 K-12 students and 5,000 staff members in over 50 schools. The site is integrated into our Active Directory, allowing staff to log in and update their respective sections of the site. </p> <p>Our site also serves as a proof-of-concept for how Drupal can run on alternative databases (not MySQL or PostgreSQL) - we successfully added Microsoft&#8217;s SQL Server 2000 to Drupal 5&#8217;s abstraction layer. Some of the modules we were able to adapt to work with SQL Server include: views, ldap integration, CCK, webforms, i18n, nice menus, ldap auth, simplenews, IMCE, TinyMCE and sliced menu.</p> <p>Other features of our site:</p> <ul> <li>bilingual support (currently translating our pages)</li> <li>100% CSS based</li> <li>100% SQL Server 2000 support</li> </ul> <p>Thank you for considering our site and please don&#8217;t hesitate to provide your feedback!</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/adams-12-five-star-schools-district-web-site#comments education iis k-12 non-profit sql server windows Mon, 18 Feb 2008 03:41:16 +0000 pcorbett 1154 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org The Whole Grains Council http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/whole-grains-council <p>Website redesign for <strong>The Whole Grains Council</strong> - <a href="http://www.wholegrainscouncil.org" title="whole grains council website">www.wholegrainscouncil.org</a>- a non-profit consumer advocacy group working to increase consumption of whole grains for better health. </p> <p>The Whole Grains Council has achieved great success with it&#8217;s whole grain stamp, which was named &#8220;Packaging Innovation of the Year&#8221; in 2006 and is used by companies like General Mills, Kashi, Quaker Oats and Nestlé. </p> <p>Our goal was to create a user-friendly space where consumers, educators, food service professionals and food companies could go to get involved in the whole grains movement. The site features in-depth information about whole grains, as well as recipes and a product finder to help consumers find products with whole grains.</p> <p>A members only section allows members to download stamp graphics for use on products and submit their products for review and inclusion on The Whole Grains Council website. We also integrated CiviCRM to allow the Whole Grains staff to manage member information, and used Workflow to help the Whole Grains staff manage the membership and product approval process. </p> <p>We welcome comments and are happy to share our insights into the development process. See you in Boston!</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/whole-grains-council#comments community non-profit nutrition whole grains council whole grains stamp Mon, 11 Feb 2008 16:53:08 +0000 primal_c 885 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org