A Cluster is a network of websites that connects organizations to one another so they can share information. Each group syndicates content across the cluster, exponentially increasing the exposure of their published content.
Like the hub and spokes in a wheel, a Cluster is comprised of a main ClusterSite, numerous group websites, and the individual members who engage within each site or across the cluster.
RaceandPoverty.org is a new Cluster for Chicago civil rights groups. Cluster technology allows each group to share its findings on key issues of race and poverty with the members of the other participating organizations.
Openhill’s ClusterSite technology includes a website builder allowing the cluster owner to instantly create and easily manage hosted websites and widgets, packed with all the latest content management and social networking functionality, including multiple administrators, editable pages, moderated content and ecommerce.
ClusterSite owners have granular control of who creates subsites, who joins those sites and who posts content. Each subsite can share content with their own constituents, choose to syndicate that content across the cluster and choose to pull in content from across the cluster. Meanwhile, cluster administrators can moderate all content and push content out to all website or a subset of websites.