Kintera Inc, a provider of online solutions in the nonprofit sector, has launched a professional, interactive content management system (CMS) Web site package for regional and city magazine publishers. Kintera's turnkey CMS Web site technology combines interactivity and subscription management, with a focus on partnering with local nonprofits.
The Web sites built by Kintera are designed to allow magazines to efficiently communicate with readers, keep content current, and support the functionality of their online event calendars, which the publications use to list nonprofit events in their local community. The interactive sites allow nonprofits to submit events and information themselves without involving magazine staff, saving the publisher's resources and reducing data entry errors. In addition, nonprofits can use Kintera's online tools to build free mini-event Web sites featuring event information, online registration, and donation collection, and RSVP capability.
The CMS Web sites include an email communication suite for publishers to broadcast email campaigns and eNewsletters to their magazine subscribers. The offering also enables publishers to offer an online subscription service that automatically links to a subscription management database, and accept subscription orders online with a credit card, PayPal or other payment options.
Orange Coast Magazine is the first to launch one of Kintera's publisher CMS sites, which provides the magazine simple tools so that they can update articles and advertising
information, and keep current with each print issue.
Kintera built the Orange Coast Web site (www.orangecoast.com) to include features that make it easy for supporters to locate and give to the charities in the community. For example, the site has a charity portal provided by Donation Depot, a service of Kintera. The portal allows supporters to search a database of nonprofit organizations, using criteria such as areas of interest, city, zip code and more. On the Orange Coast website, donors can also create personalized tribute cards in memory or in honor of an individual or to commemorate a special occasion. Donors compose the copy using a simple online form, and then preview and edit their print or email card before sending. They can choose from a list of local nonprofits to support, including the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Lung Association, and Phoenix House, among others.