CivicSpaceLabs.org (CMS from “veterans of the Dean campaign web-effort”)

after discussing advokit recently, i’ve also checked into CivicSpace

i see a lot of PR applications in this, beyond political campaigns… although young projects, these are powerful tools and will grow quickly, i believe… when a stable (features rich) version seems to be available, i’ll be installing either (or both) here at AuburnMedia.com to play around with … what do you think?

CivicSpace is being built with the needs of distributed organizations in mind. It will give you and the supporters within your community a solid framework for organizing and engaging those around you in action. But it also will allow you to plug your community into a network of other communities where you can share your ideas, knowledge, relationships, and organizational information.
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* Create a customizable community driven website with Blogs, Photo Galleries, User Profiles, Friend / Buddy Tracking, Polls, and File Storage
* Send targeted email
* Import and aggregate remote content, share users, and sync calendars with any other CivicSpace site
* Manage your groups membership and contacts
* Organize events, ride sharing, and RSVP
* Collaboratively create, edit, and publish documents
* Easily create discussion forum / mailing lists
* Allow you to create forms and surveys for data collection
* VoterID/GOTV

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