SOURCE: Sitecore


December 08, 2009 09:17 ET

Feeding America Selects Sitecore to Create and Manage Hundreds of Member Websites

Sitecore Foundry Provides Web CMS Platform to Manage Distributed Sites With the Security and Control of a Centralized Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, has selected Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET Web Content Management System (CMS) software, to power its network of more than 200 member websites. The Sitecore Foundry Solution allows Feeding America to create and manage flexible distributed websites as needed, with the security and brand control of a centralized solution. Feeding America's first member site to go live is Feeding America San Diego

"As a young organization, we were challenged with creating a dynamic website that provides ever changing content on our hunger programs and services," said Gary McDonald, President and CEO, Feeding America San Diego. "With Sitecore we can now add and change content ourselves without any IT involvement, and more importantly help our local agencies get real-time information on our programs and services in the San Diego area. Our process for updating content went from two days to ten minutes."

Sitecore Foundry provides Feeding America's nationwide network of food banks the website templates to tailor their sites within minutes. Foundry was designed to support remote, non-technical users and provides simple, intuitive editing and management controls for even the most inexperienced content owner. For each member site owner, Sitecore Foundry provides ready to run functionality such as calendaring, forums, email and SMS communication, extranet security and photo galleries. Feeding America San Diego's site includes volunteer forms, Facebook Fan Page sign-ups and newsletter forms, helping to increase volunteer numbers.

"Sitecore provides Feeding America's administrators with the ability to provision new sites in essentially a few clicks of the mouse," said Paul Markun, VP Marketing, Sitecore. "By managing branding and content across the sites with Foundry, Feeding America can significantly reduce ongoing operations effort and give their members the power and freedom to personalize each local site. For organizations like Feeding America San Diego that are communicating to thousands of volunteers and agencies, this type of solution is critical."

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Sitecore's Web Content Management System (CMS) and portal software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling Web experiences. Sitecore's award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and update dynamic, full-featured websites of all types. Sitecore's industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content, improve customer experience and drive business growth.

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