I happen to be the founder of multiple not for profit organizations.
I also happen to be getting close to the end of my lifespan. As such, since I have been the primary individual responsible for designing our websites for the last 20+ years, I am trying to find one solid website program that will be able to host my primary non profit for many years into the future, after I am gone.
What I am looking for is a program that is easy enough to install and maintain that I can handle it, with my deteriorating mind as well as making it easy for our non expert volunteers to run, after I am gone.
The feature we need is a CMS that is designed by a large number of volunteers, instead of simply a handful of individuals, (which backdrop seems to fit this criteria) that has a forum built and maintained by multiple developers that has the capability to expand over the years in their ability to handle larger numbers of users and posts, AND a photo gallery that will be able to handle tens of thousands of images. The final and most difficult part will be a cms that can bridge with some type of genealogy or family tree program that will contain millions of gedcom files.
It would be great if the primary cms had the ability to conduct one search that would find words or phrases throughout the entire site, including the gedcom files, photo gallery, forum and cms, so the users could find certain information in one simple search instead of having to make multiple searches in each section.
Does anyone here see backdrop or some other cms as having the potential to fulfill these requirements?
I might also add that since I am the primary financial supporter of these organizations, I would prefer to utilize an open source cms, as much as possible, in order to allow my "financial trust account" to last as long as possible once I am gone.
Thanks for any input