The Community Platform provides a full range of features to foster collaboration and leadership and to help strengthen your community and nonprofit organizations.
To learn more:
- Go to http://www.CommunityPlatform.us
- Contact us at info@communityPlatform.us to schedule a demo or talk to one of our team members.
- Comprehensive Mapping Tools for community and advanced users to compare available resources and needs at a zip code, census tract, county or other locally defined neighborhood or geography (including wards, police precincts and school boundaries).
- Comprehensive financial data on organizations from IRS data and Financial Analysis Tools for exploring the finances of individual organizations, groups of organizations or the nonprofit sector as a whole.
- Comprehensive small-geography Census data
- Shared Resources: A “Craigslist” for nonprofits, including the option to post and manage Volunteer Opportunities as well, as part of the Shared Resources or as a distinct section.
- Customizable “Landing Pages” for different issues areas, umbrella associations, neighborhoods, and communities that can be co-branded and administered by local partners.
- The ability to create Custom Lists of organizations for using in mapping or other analyses
- KnowledgeBase or Library of community information resources
- Tools for tracking “point” community needs and volunteer opportunities — e.g., potholes that need filling, playgrounds that need help, etc.
- A highly customized look and feel and URL for each Platform.
- Community Project Management tools to help student or neighborhood groups manage tasks, projects and information
- The Schools Module and Neighborhood School Dashboard for linking schools to community organizations and mapping and tracking school needs in relationship to resources. Each school can customize its own dashboard.
- The ability to integrate other “point data” (informal organizations, government agency locations, 2-1-1 information or whatever a local partner wants to include) in a Comprehensive Resource Directory that can be link to other directories in the community.
- The ability to add locally-generated Community Indicators or geographic boundaries such as police or school system data and to place the Indicators on maps or on the Community Indicator Dashboard.
- Neighborhood “Storytelling”: The ability for neighborhoods or communities to define their boundaries, upload point data, and indicators and to add stories or photos to accompany the data on maps.
- Blogs: admins can update one or more blogs on the platform
- Event Calendar: Sites can have multiple event calendars for all events in a community as well as “sub-calendars” filtered for specific topics or locations. Calendars can also be set up to sync with Google Calendars.
- The University-Community Engagement Module to help universities track student and faculty volunteering and community projects on desktop and smart phones for reporting university-wide, by department, center or on a student “co-curricular CV.” (Planned for late 2016; there may be an additional fee for this module.)