The ACLU & Drupal

A session at DrupalCon Denver 2012

  • Marco Carbone
  • Jennie Corman

Thursday 22nd March, 2012

10:45am to 11:45am (MST)

This presentation will focus on how the national ACLU has uses Drupal for the main ACLU.org site, and how it's been a benefit to our organization. In summary:

* Our initial CMS selection process, focusing on:
** Constraints in our old system
** Organizational drivers (multiple editors, content showing up across multiple channels) ** Privacy concerns

* Why we like Drupal:
** Flexibility (lots of small and large changes since we’ve launched, including reconfiguration and new content types– mostly that we have the flexibility to keep growing/changing within ** Drupal, rather than needing to keep upgrading to new systems; integration of advocacy actions site-wide; Springboard)
** Open-source (we can customize to suit our specific needs, like project/issue hierarchy – and we can do some edits in-house, which would never be an option in proprietary systems)
** Community support and contributions (we can coordinate with other non-profits, like EFF, on what we’ve done and what works for them; our privacy changes and others are back in the community)

* Future plans:
** Blog redesign
** Drupal 7 upgrade
** More robust action/donation integration site-wide

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Marco Carbone
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Jennie Corman

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Time 10:45am11:45am MST

Date Thu 22nd March 2012


MH 4E-4F, Colorado Convention Center

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