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Engage Software and DNN Unveil New Online Social Community for National Non-profit Serving AD/HD Community

By Jason Stone
ST. LOUIS and SAN MATEO, Calif. – Feb. 11, 2015 – Engage Software, experts in the design and development of web and mobile solutions for enterprises, and DNN Corp., provider of Evoq software that powers hundreds of thousands of websites, have unveiled a new online social community for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). Seamlessly integrated with CHADD’s website, DNN’s Evoq™ Engage will help the nonprofit enhance its user experience, drive site traffic and increase visitor engagement. 

With Engage Software and DNN, CHADD sought to replace its existing social community with a more flexible platform that would integrate well with its website to provide additional benefits to members and nonmembers alike. First, CHADD’s Evoq-powered social community is on CHADD’s main web domain, thus keeping visitors on its website and creating a consistent brand experience that an externally hosted online community cannot provide. Second, CHADD is able to support its strategy of expanding its reach to the general public. With Evoq’s easily configurable user roles and permissions, CHADD can make many educational resources available to all site visitors, while providing members with access to exclusive features like discussion groups and private chat areas.

Arlene Pisano, webmaster, CHADD, said, “DNN Evoq Engage brought the level of flexibility and functionality that we needed in our online community, and Engage Software’s team offered the expertise to help fully integrate the platform and get it up and running. During the implementation process, both Engage Software and DNN were extremely helpful in giving advice and solving problems. We hope that the new community will help us increase our site traffic and further our mission to educate, advocate, and support those affected by ADHD.”

Rich Campbell, president, Engage Software, said, “More associations and nonprofits are recognizing the importance of a branded online community as opposed to traditional social media like Facebook and Twitter. With their own integrated social community, organizations like CHADD can more easily monitor content, manage user roles and foster engagement. Our project with CHADD marks Engage Software’s first DNN Evoq Engage implementation, and we are sure it won’t be our last.”

Navin Nagiah, CEO of DNN Corp., said, “Evoq is particularly suited to companies that want to build a more engaging and social experience on their own websites and serve different types of visitors equally well. Evoq offers a deeper level of visitor and customer engagement via a seamlessly blended brand website and online community, while complementing any social media strategy. CHADD is now poised to deliver a much more engaging experience that will keep visitors coming back for more.”

To view CHADD’s website and new online community, visit chadd.org.

About CHADD
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national nonprofit organization that improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support. CHADD is in the forefront in creating and implementing programs and services in response to the needs of adults and families affected by ADHD through collaborative partnerships, including training for parents and K-12 educators, hosting educational webinars and workshops, acting as a national resource for the latest evidence-based ADHD information, and providing information specialists to support the ADHD community.

About DNN
DNN provides a suite of solutions that make designing, building and managing feature-rich sites fast, easy and cost-effective. The DNN Platform CMS is the foundation for over 750,000 websites worldwide and powers Evoq Content. Thousands of organizations like Bank of America, Aetna, True Value Hardware, Whirlpool, the National Football League (NFL), the US Department of Defense (DoD) and Sports Direct have leveraged DNN to deploy highly engaging, business-critical websites. For more information about DNN, call us at (650) 288-3150 or visit www.DNNsoftware.com.

About Engage Software
Engage Software is a full-service design and development firm whose experts create custom, high-quality web and mobile solutions for enterprises. Founded in 1999, Engage leverages the flexibility and scalability of the DNN-powered Evoq™ Content and Social management solutions to help businesses turn their ideas into elegantly crafted, professional websites. The DNN Platform is a well-established content management system (CMS) native to Microsoft .NET. Whether working directly with medium and large organizations, including franchises, nonprofits and associations, or collaborating with an agency, Engage positions its clients for success. Headquartered in St. Louis, Engage is both a DNN Certified Partner and a Microsoft Partner. To learn more, visit engagesoftware.com.

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