A small national organization with two offices on each coast wishes to leverage their limited physicial footprint with a virtual presence using multiple regional subcommunties and cloud web 2.0 technology. Each local regional chapter acts as an semi-independent enitity with its own internal website, calendar, discussion area, and content, but remains fully integrated with the national portal without requiring additional sign in.
As each chapter becomes larger and more independent, they can be "spun off" to their own website while still remaining interlinked with the national organization.
Each member has specific roles and permissions to access only those parts of the portal they are allowed. For instance, Board members can access the board-only section, but not the student section.
Moreover, this association uses the same portal to create dedicated mini-communities for special virtual projects in diabetes management and provider education with roles and permissions access for those involved. Members are able to collaborate on their project through the portal without need for costly face to face meetings.
Role based communities created:
- Board of Directors
- Regional chapters (ie New York, San Francisco, Honolulu)