Tired of your old website? Have you considered a community instead? The beauty of the ever-transforming internet is it’s amazing ability to get people involved. People have taken to tweeting, blogging, and commenting with a passion. Allow a community to form and it shall.
Enter -> ning
Ning brings the passion for myspace and facebook to any and every genre that desires a community. Easy-to-use templates allow you to set-up, maintain, edit, update, and change your ning webpage. But that is far from the best part. A community-style website allows you, your staff, your volunteers, and your donors to all stay in-touch. This is the true power of community sites. No longer is it a one-way conversation. Those who join can comment on the information posted, add new ideas to be shared, and break new ground.
Ning CEO Gina Bianchini was interviewed by CNN and described the mission of ning as,
"…a way to get people to organize and get people to meet around their passions… When you bring people together around a common cause there is incredible potential to do fundraising and to organize volunteers."
The technology and potential are there, all we need to do is use them.