Non-Profit Organizations and Joomla
Some snippets of the press release of the new United Nations Site reads:
(Brussels, United Nations) June 06, 2006 Â— The United Nations
Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) today launched a multi-lingual
website to provide official information to all sectors of society,
including governments, the media, NGOs, educational institutions and
local authorities of Western Europe.
The website, which is powered by the Open Source CMS Joomla!, brings
major technological benefits to UNRIC and marks the UNÂ’s first
comprehensive multi-lingual venture. The site was officially launched
at the UN by the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public
Information, Mr Shashi Tharoor.
UNRICÂ’s approach to Joomla! merits attention
because of the way the UNRIC technology team had scrutinised and
tested. They have benchmarked against other Open
Source projects and extremely expensive closed source systems to find
that Joomla! is king.”
UNRICÂ’s webmaster Nenad Vasic summarised, indicating Open Source had
proved a logical choice. “We chose Joomla! for its flexibility, the
ease of use, and the vibrant and knowledgeable community willing to
“In addition it is a very stable and secure platform. As an example
of its ability to handle complex content, we should mention the
translation component for Joomla! CMS called Joom!Fish, which we use
extensively to facilitate manual translation of many elements from
English into 12 additional languages, including menus and static items.
We expect to use Joomla! to be our platform for the foreseeable future.”
or further information, please contact:
Nenad Vasic, tel. +32-2-788-8458, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Philippe Chabot, tel. +32-2788-8474, e-mail: email@example.com.
Its great to see these sites appearing, in December the United Nations University Centre was launched and in April we launched one of our own client’s non-profit the African Conservation Fund. The low entry cost of Joomla makes it ideal for non-profit organizations.
As the 1.5 version is released with more power and flexibility, we will see Joomla making greater gains into the enterprise arena.