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  • Null 4 posts 24 karma points
    Apr 21, 2015 @ 07:38

    Umbraco for a non-profit website


    I'm currently looking at the suitability of using Umbraco 7 for a non-profit website. For the most part, the site will contain static content and sporadic news updates.

    The most complicated requirement is for volunteers to be able to register and maintain their profile (volunteer availability, specialties, interests etc). Would the built-in members functionality be suitable for this? I notice you can extend this by adding custom properties to the member type. So I would just have to write registration, login, and profile edit pages? (And a search page for site admins to create lists of volunteers for certain activites...)

    I'm looking to keep things as simple and straightforward as possible so upgrade paths are smooth and the site can remain running for a number of years without requiring major modifications. (Resourcing for website maintenance can be an issue)

    Any tips, advice, or info would be greatly appreciated.


  • Dave Woestenborghs 3252 posts 11032 karma points MVP 5x admin c-trib
    Apr 21, 2015 @ 08:22
    Dave Woestenborghs


    And welcome to our.

    I think Umbraco is a perfect fit for your requirements.

    If you are new to Umbraco make sure you need to read this article :

    Here you can find a article explaining how to work with members :

    And one how to manage them in the backoffice:



  • Dennis Aaen 4449 posts 17915 karma points admin hq c-trib
    Apr 21, 2015 @ 09:05
    Dennis Aaen

    Hi darktide,

    In addiotion to DaveĀ“s great post I would like to add some good resources on learning Umbraco. First thing this the Umbraco TV. Umbraco TV is a place where they are some video matriale showing the basic conecpts of Umbraco, and how to work with it Some of the videos are free to watch and some of them need that you subscribe to the service. You can see plans here:

    There is also a chapter about working with members.

    Umbraco comes with some good Razor code snippets, that could be a great starting point, for example of navigation. And for your case Umbraco has a code snippet for a login form and for register members, and also for edit profile.

    Depending on if you are working with partial views or partial views macros your will find it different places. For partial views go to the settings section, create new file under the partial view folder, give the file a name, and you can choose a code snippet in the dropdown. Same goes for the partial view macro, but this is located in the developer section under the partial view macros.

    Hope this helps,


  • Null 4 posts 24 karma points
    May 28, 2015 @ 13:04

    Thanks for the welcome and links!

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