Spot the Difference: Benefits of Upgrading to Soapbox 2

Since 2006, our robust Non-Profit Soapbox platform has served more than 350 organizations, empowering them with the quality, easy-to-use, flexible, affordable (we could go on…) web tools they need to carry out their missions. Soapbox has gone through several important milestones in its history:

2006: launch of the non-profit community’s very own hosted web platform, Soapbox 1.0, optimized for their specific needs, based on years of best practice captured by PICnetters

2008: launch of Soapbox 2.0, the next-generation of Soapbox goodness with a slew of hot new features: an upgraded CMS framework, integration with Google Analytics, human readable URLs, and more

2010: development of Soapbox integration with the world’s leading CRM tool, Non-profits are no longer left behind in the wake of technological advancements, and instead they now enjoy a full-fledged integration of a website CMS with Salesforce for donations, events, and more.

2011: beta launch of Soapbox Engage, bringing the power of Salesforce-integrated websites to the masses

Technology advances so quickly that sometimes it’s fun to stop and take a look back at how far we’ve come—for the web as a whole and for our beloved Soapbox platform in particular. Here’s a trip down memory lane for the recently upgraded Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) website. We’re super thrilled to have grown up alongside VWEA, and even more excited to upgrade them a new site!

Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA)

Before (2006)

VWEA website screenshot (2006)

After (2011)

VWEA website screenshot (2011)

One of the first Soapbox clients ever, VWEA is dedicated to preserving and enhancing Virginia’s water environment, now and for future generations. But their commitment to preservation doesn’t extend to the digital world; in fact they wholeheartedly embraced the new features bestowed upon them by Soapbox 2.0. In addition to some good lookin’ design updates, here’s a few technical upgrades they are currently enjoying:

Read about our Soapbox 2.0 features to learn how your organization can benefit from our modern tools.

If you are currently a Soapbox 1.0 client and would like to take advantage of these fabulous new features,


If you are struggling with another web platform and would like to get caught up to speed with Soapbox 2.0, contact Lauren Grau to learn more about Non-Profit Soapbox!

Congratulations to VWEA on their stellar new website!

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