Comprehensive & Open Community Data for Civic Leadership and Action

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Features

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.

Features

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Comprehensive small-geography Census data
  4. 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.
  5. Customizable “Landing Pages” for different issues areas, umbrella associations, neighborhoods, and communities that can be co-branded and administered by local partners.
  6. The ability to create Custom Lists of organizations for using in mapping or other analyses
  7. KnowledgeBase or Library of community information resources
  8. Tools for tracking “point” community needs and volunteer opportunities — e.g., potholes that need filling, playgrounds that need help, etc.
  9. A highly customized look and feel and URL for each Platform.
  10. Community Project Management tools to help student or neighborhood groups manage tasks, projects and information
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Blogs: admins can update one or more blogs on the platform
  16. 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.
  17.  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.)

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