Describe the Project (Goals, Requirements, and Outcome):
This site was designed to reinforce Imagine Canada’s role as a trusted, practical, and authoritative source of up-to-date information and guidance for users in the nonprofit and charitable sector. It needed to streamline and condense content and searchable databases from multiple web properties into one "hub" with a modern and intuitive design and navigation to better serve the various user bases and to make the process of finding information more streamlined while better reflecting the organization's current goals.
The site also had to appeal to three key user demographics:
Practical Knowledge Seekers
• Organizational management issues.
• Example organizational policy documents.
• Current information feed via newswire or Twitter.
• Feed of publications in library database relevant to current section.
• Search library database for specific information.
• Relevant blog posts.
Seekers of Information on Sector and Organizational Impact
• Most current research reports.
• Imagine Canada's own research.
• Insight into statistical research.
• Search research collection and archives.
• Reinforce why what user does is important.
• Get benchmarking details, such as "what is normal to spend on X program."
• Information about Imagine Canada; About Us, What We Do, FAQs, Contact Us.
Why Drupal Was Chosen:
Sector Source connects charities and nonprofits with resources and information that help them develop their organizations and get the job done for the communities they serve. As a result, it needed a multi-authentication user role. The author is using third-party Salesforce integration. The library resources need facet search and solr integration. This site is also multilingual. With a portal that offers forums and various member functions, Drupal was clearly the best choice for this type of site.
Key Modules, Theme, and Distribution Used:
We used Omega as base theme then built an Echidna custom sub theme. Besides the common modules such as views, entity API, filefield_sources, Metatag, Schemaorg, features, forum, webform and google_analytics etc. we used the following contrib. modules
Why these Modules, Theme, and Distribution were Chosen:
Those main contrib. modules were chosen for solr facet search and Salesforce soap integration. They also offered benefits due in terms of multilingual status, media resources, access control, performance, search engine optimization, responsive design, and deployment.