iapps Launches New Web Property for the David & Lucile Packard Foundation Powered by netEDITOR®-pro
March 15, 2006
Washington DC. March 15, 2006- The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the eighth largest grantmaking foundation in the United States, has launched a new Web site powered by netEDITOR®-pro.
Created in 1964 by David Packard, co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, and his wife, Lucile, the Packard Foundation works to address issues of both global and local concern. The foundation distributes grants through its core grantmaking programs in Science & Conservation, Population, and Children, Communities & Families, as well as through community-based initiatives in the arts and organizational capacity building. Last year, the Packard Foundation made more than $217 million in grants to more than 700 nonprofit organizations across the United States.
With the deployment of netEDITOR, our enterprise-class content management system, and a completely redesigned user experience, the foundation is poised to provide its vast network of fellows, partners and grantees with access to key information about the foundation's grantmaking philosophy, programs, and strategic initiatives.
netEDITOR provides communications and program staff with an easy-to-use interface for disseminating and managing the foundation's information assets. Using netEDITOR's administration console, various editing, viewing, approving, and publishing privileges can be granted to support the foundation's workflow for review and approvals of all site content before it goes live. netEDITOR's administrative interface also provides the foundation with sophisticated time-based publishing capabilities that can be used to automatically determine when content goes live on the site.
The Packard Foundation selected netEDITOR because their solution required a CMS that could integrate seamlessly with their existing Microsoft technologies, such as Sharepoint and MS SQL. It also enables the foundation to deploy and maintain the site on their own servers. As an Application Integration Platform, netEDITOR-pro also enables the foundation's internal team to integrate Web content management with other proprietary databases and applications.
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 nonprofits, foundations and government. The company has provided innovative Web-based solutions to some 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: constituent management, content management, logic-based survey tools, discussion boards, resource libraries, calendaring, email newsletter tools, event registration, and more. iapps customers 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.
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