Social Fundraising Community Website

The Coalition for Social Fundraising is a group of education, non-profit, and political fundraising executives whose goal is to promote and share best practices for social and peer-to-peer fundraising.

In order to share best practices and facilitate networking, they needed a website that supported user profiles and forums. To accomplish this, I built the site on WordPress 3.0 and used the BuddyPress plug-in. BuddyPress is a phenomenal community plug-in that supports user profiles, groups, forums, friend requests, status updates, messaging, and more. Although it’s powerful, BuddyPress also has severe limitations, most notably in the area of design. We were able to provide a high functioning site that was designed beautifully.