New York, NY - October 7, 2013 - DPCI, an interactive technology agency that helps organizations create, publish, enrich and deliver content to Web, print, mobile, and tablet devices, today announced it teamed up with New York Cares, the largest volunteer organization in New York City, to implement a new and improved www.newyorkcares.org. Founded in 1987, New York Cares runs volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools to help meet the critical needs of people living in poverty.
The initiative was driven by New York Cares’ desire to provide a more engaging and dynamic resource for the online community of volunteers and better represent the many programs and projects the organization runs in New York City. Through a redesign, the organization hoped to modernize the look-and-feel of the Website, improve navigation, expand project search functionality, offer helpful resources for users, and add interactivity to what was previously a largely static site.
The organization considered adopting an open source Web content management system that would allow their staff to fully manage www.newyorkcares.org. DPCI recommended Drupal 7 as the underlying CMS to meet the non-profit organization’s needs.
DPCI provided Drupal consulting services to develop an attractive and intuitive Website to demonstrate why New York Cares is the leading volunteer organization in New York City and for volunteers to easily find and signup for the broad range of projects offered by the organization. Using a combination of contrib and customized modules, DPCI also integrated Drupal with Salesforce to support user authentication, volunteer registration, and access to sign up for hundreds of thousands of projects.
New York Cares launched a new version of www.newyorkcares.com powered by Drupal in September of 2013. Current and future volunteers can quickly access the information they seek through intuitive navigation, quick-access content blocks and sophisticated search. The Drupal CMS integration with Salesforce provides New York Cares staff with the tools needed to keep content up-to-date, allowing the organization to more effectively communicate about New York City projects, events, news, and donation opportunities.
"The majority of New York Cares business is done through its website, and DPCI helped us meet the needs of many different stakeholder groups while modernizing and enhancing our ability to manage user-facing marketing content," said Steve Streicher, Director, Marketing & Communications at New York Cares. "DPCI also provided swift response, training, and consultation on our rapidly changing requirements, allowing us to better mobilize volunteers to meet the most pressing needs of the community."
DPCI is an interactive technology agency that delivers integrated content management solutions for organizations that need to publish content to Web, print, mobile and e-reader devices. DPCI helps customers design and implement Web Content Management Systems, Digital Asset Management, Online Collaboration Software, Multi-Channel Systems, Workflow Management solutions, and recently, Semantic technologies. DPCI serves customers throughout the United States, including the United Nations, ESPN, Mitre, McGraw-Hill Education, Raymond Corporation, and Royal Caribbean Inc.
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About New York Cares
New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. Founded 25 years ago, New York Cares runs volunteer programs for 1,200 New York City nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools across the five boroughs. Last year, 54,000 New York Cares volunteers served on hands-on volunteer projects helping 400,000 New Yorkers in need. New York Cares offers a full range of volunteer programs that meet critical social needs, including helping children learn to read, preparing meals for homeless and housebound people, helping low income students get into college, and much more. For more information, visit newyorkcares.org.