Green PHP CMS and community builder - Free for non-profit, available for a fee for commercial uses

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Green PHP CMS and community builder - Free for non-profit, available for a fee for commercial uses

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Will you launch your idea as a business or non-profit?

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Innovation
What is your idea? What makes it innovative? Why is it important?

http://www.coonteo.com/ provides a web-based, hassle free Content Management System. The key differences compared to existing CMS is that, by being web-based, users are free to focus on their goals and content, while we take care of updates and other maintenance. Target beneficiaries are no-profit users, which get the service for free (hosted on Coonteo.org or on their own server), and commercial users, which pay a fee for the service (which they can configure from http://www.coonteo.net). Private users, who are not pursuing a profit but still aren´t no profit organisation, can use hosted version such as com.Munitix.com.

Web-based: plug Coonteo into your site and access its admin from everywhere in the world. No hardware or software requirements on your side, other than an Internet conntection and a browser.

SEO-friendly: in order to create a strem of qualified traffic to your site, you need proper on-site search engine optimization. We make it plain easy for you and your users to create SEO-friendly content, with well structured urls, internal links, etc.

Community builder: once visitors reach your site, you need to retain them for repeated visits and interaction. What is stronger than a community of interest and peers to convert visitors into members, and keep them coming back for more? Coonteo is not meant to power only generic communities, but also to build relations and content around the key topics of your site.

Content enhancer: your members likely have already bookmarked online plenty of sites, digged news, submitted videos, etc. In order to release the power of the net, you need to keep your platform open to syndaction, both inbound and outbound. Coonteo does this by allowing RSS-merging, aggregation of social bookmarks, videos, news, picture galleries, etc. Coonteo main features/benefits are:

RSS syndacation: as mentioned above, openess is key. RSS is a standard in the Web 2.0 sphere, Coonteo has it.

Impact
What will be the impact of your idea?

http://www.coonteo.com/ social value is in making easier for users to communicate their goals to current and potential stakeholders/volunteers/beneficiaries. Unlike other CMS, Coonteo is focused on social goals and not users´ profiles (as mainstream social networks do), is web-based (does not require users to deal with installation and maintenance) and is comprehensive (blogging, bookmarks, forum, all in one solution and one login, no need to manage users on several platforms).

Coonteo's main impact is to take away the IT-workload from people and organisations who want to be successfull in online communication, content management and community building (to gather like-minded individuals who want to pursue common goals, or have common interests).

People: We are looking for ideas from people who can make them happen.

We have already successfully built and grown http://www.mypacis.eu/ It is a European Social Network with a social agende: promoting peace, multilingualism and development in Europe and neighbouring Countries by linking people and making easier to learn new languages.

We will find additional contributors using free-lancers recruiting websites (for the commercial version) and relaying on volunteers (who can be found on site like Changemakers) for the non-profit solution.

Sustainability
How much will it cost to launch your idea?

Estimated investment is about USD 30.000, mainly to:
- complete platform development
- test and document platform
- upgrade hosting plan
- successfully launch the service

So far, we have been counting on self-financing to get the project started.

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