Des Moines, Iowa (July. 27, 2006) – For the second year in a row, the Iowa .NET User Group (IADNUG) is offering complementary web services to selected Central Iowa non-profit organizations.
The offer, open to any non-profit organization in the Des Moines area, will provide the tools to help maintain a dynamic and interactive data-driven website. These sites will be built by the IADNUG, free-of-charge, with the help of an Open Source web application called DotNetNuke.
As well, two sponsors of the DotNetNuke (DNN) project have agreed to donate services for the IADNUG’s efforts. DataSprings Inc, a company specializing in DNN development services, and has donated an Enterprise License of their recently “Reviewed” and highly-popular Flash Rotator module. Meanwhile, PowerDNN, a provider of tailored DotNetNuke hosting solutions, will provide the hosting services and support necessary to power the non-profit sites this time around.
IADNUG co-founder Eric Jacobs said the promotion is intended to give more non-profit organizations a presence online, while also giving IADNUG programmers hands-on experience with DotNetNuke.
“We’re offering this service to non-profit organizations in order to provide training opportunities for our membership,” Jacobs said. “It’s also an excellent opportunity for non-profits to get their message out on the Internet and a way to give back to the community.”
Selected organizations will receive full implementation of their Web site including e-mail. While the initial site set-up is free, selected non-profits will incur minimal charges, Jacobs said. Organizations that don’t already have a domain address will be required to purchase one at an average cost of $35 a year.
Applications are due by Sept 30, 2006 and will be reviewed by the Iowa .NET User Group executive board members. Selected applicants will be notified via email along with introductions to the applicant’s implementation team.
The same program was completed in 2005 with 10 organizations participating. These organization websites are below.
Applications are available at www.iowadnug.org.