ThePort Releases New Whitepaper to Help Nonprofit Organizations Evaluate Social Networking Software

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Whitepaper discusses how organizations should evaluate and select social networking platforms.

How to Identify Enterprise-Class Social Networking Platforms.

Social media solutions provider ThePort Network, Inc. announced today the availability of a new whitepaper entitled "How to Identify Enterprise-Class Social Networking Platforms." The whitepaper discusses critical factors organizations must evaluate when considering utilizing social network software and how to identify platforms that are tailored to help accomplish their mission. The whitepaper is available for free download at ThePort's website.

Highlights of the whitepaper include:

  • Defining enterprise social network software for nonprofits
  • Key questions to ask social networking vendors
  • Ensuring that community data is stored in a secure data center
  • Exploring social networking integration with your organization's database systems
  • Determining if your social networking platform can grow with your organization

The whitepaper recommendations are compiled from ThePort's experience in deploying more than 100 successful social networking communities for nonprofit organizations and associations. The most successful organizations deploying social media are able to utilize a platform that is customized to their organization's mission, helps a constituent connect with peers, and provides renewed participations in the organization's activities.

"ThePort has worked with many organizations over the years that are either launching their first social networking community or are trying to reinvigorate their current efforts with a new platform," Bob Cramer, CEO and Chairman of ThePort Network, said. "Our experience guiding clients through the evaluation process has helped us define the critical elements for selecting a social networking platform that will provide long-term success."

A provider of social network software, ThePort works with numerous well-known not-for-profit organizations and associations to add social networking communities to these organizations' existing websites that engage constituents, attract new members and stimulate interaction in core programs.

About ThePort Network:
ThePortâ„¢ Network, Inc. delivers Social Media Solutions that help nonprofit organizations and associations engage their members. With our integrated suite of proven social media solutions, organizations build online communities that promote new activity among constituents, generate more participation, and ultimately create more support for the organization. ThePort customers include such world-renowned organizations as Sierra Club, Arthritis Foundation, Urban Land Institute and American College of Healthcare Executives. For more information, visit


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