iapps to Develop New Web Property for Blue Moon Fund
May 24, 2005
Washington DC. May 24, 2005 - The Blue Moon Fund, a grantmaking foundation based in Charlottesville, Virginia, has retained iapps, a division of Bridgeline Software, to develop a next-generation web site to promote its initiatives and philanthropic activities.
Blue Moon Fund seeks to improve the human condition by changing the relationship between human consumption and the natural world. The foundation supports new economic, cultural, and environmental approaches to resource use, energy use and urban development. To this end, the foundation sponsors fellowships to encourage cross-disciplinary thinking in these target areas.
Blue Moon Fund's urban program is focused on empowering communities to create, respond to, and manage change. This is accomplished by cultivating new leaders, catalyzing new ideas, and providing and attracting capital to implement those ideas. The program takes a holistic approach to community-building, and places priority on women and children's growth and advancement, financial literacy, and environmentally sound choices for dwelling and mobility.
Blue Moon Fund’s new web site will be powered by Orgitecture®, a database-driven platform that offers the Fund a comprehensive suite of web-based tools to update and manage its web site content. Orgitecture will enable Fund staff to streamline online publishing as well as communications with its key stakeholders, including grant seekers, grantees, fellows and other funding partners. It will also integrate with the Fund’s grants management system to further streamline the foundation’s internal business processes. The new site is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2005.
netEDITOR®-pro's administrative interface provides sophisticated time-based publishing capabilities that can be used to automatically determine when content items go live on the site. As an Application Integration Platform, netEDITOR®-pro also enables software developers to easily integrate Web content management with other proprietary databases and applications under a single unified framework.
About The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a private family foundation created in 1964 by David Packard (1912-1996), cofounder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, and Lucile Salter Packard (1914-1987). The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following program areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and Communities. The Foundation makes national and international grants and also has a special focus on the Northern California Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey. Foundation grantmaking includes support for a wide variety of activities including direct services, research and policy development, and public information and education. The Foundation does not make grants intended to influence legislation or support candidates for political office. Foundation assets were approximately $5.2 billion as of December 31, 2004. General program grant awards totaled approximately $217 million in 2004. The Foundation has a grantmaking budget of approximately $200 million in 2005.
iapps (www.iapps.com), a division of Bridgeline Software, is a leading provider of Internet solutions for the philanthropic sector. Founded in 1994, the firm has provided quality web based solutions to many of the nation's largest and most prominent foundations, affinity groups, and charitable organizations. It's flagship product, Orgitecture®, facilitates the development of custom Internet, intranet and extranet sites using a repository of web-based modules to support the online publishing, collaboration and community-building needs of its clients. Software modules include: logic-based survey tools, discussion boards, resource libraries, calendaring, email newsletter tools, user management, online registration, and more.
iapps clients include some of the world's largest and most renowned grantmaking foundations and social enterprises, such as: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, the Aspen Institute and Community Health Charities, among others.
About Bridgeline Software
Bridgeline Software (www.bridgelinedigital.com) is a developer of content management software, asset management software, learning management systems, and award winning web development services. The types of web services include the complete development of enterprise Internet, intranet, and extranet web properties. Bridgeline specializes in information architecture, usability engineering, flash development, e-commerce, e-Learning programs, and database development.
Bridgeline’s customers include companies such as The Bank of New York, John Hancock, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Cisco, First Albany Companies, Astra Tech, Cadaret Grant, Nomura Securities, March of Dimes, Omgeo, The New York Times, Power Steering Software, National Fire Protection Association, US Ski Team, and the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service.
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