CareNetworks And Groupsite.com Announce Partnership
GROUPSITE.COM AND CARENETWORKS CREATE ONLINE COMMUNITIES FOR SENIOR LIVING AND ELDERCARE PROVIDERS
Certified Partner Program Extends the Reach of Social Collaboration
Columbia, MD – September 16, 2009 – Groupsite.com, the Web’s premier social collaboration platform (http://www.groupsite.com), today announced CareNetworks (http://carenetworks.com), a provider of online community and social media solutions for senior living and eldercare service providers, as its newest Certified Partner. Using the Groupsite.com platform, CareNetworks is empowering groups to make things happen by enabling them to communicate, share and network with the most productive social collaboration tools and a superior user experience.
CareNetworks enables senior living, eldercare and other care-related organizations to create a public or private branded online community, allowing them to interact via member profiles, blogs, forums, event calendars, private messages and other tools. CareNetworks has created Groupsite communities where residents, patients, family members, professional caregivers, staff, management and care experts can easily connect and collaborate. Community members are engaged in the group, helping each other solve problems, sharing information, perspectives and tips, asking questions, relating experiences and getting aggregated answers from each other and local experts.
“With Groupsites, CareNetworks offers companies a simple and cost-effective solution to the complexities of online communities, interactive marketing, real-time Websites and social media, and provides a comprehensive way to organize and manage a company’s online presence across multiple channels,” said Brian Geyser, founder and CEO of CareNetworks. “It’s the easiest way for organizations to leverage the power of the social Web to engage customers and prospects and provide them with 24-hour access to helpful information and support.”
CareNetworks customers also see their Groupsites as a cutting-edge marketing approach that showcases their communities in a way traditional Websites and marketing cannot.
“There’s no better way for people to hear about us than through word-of-mouth, and with our Groupsite, prospective residents and their families can experience the honest feedback of our current residents,” said Elizabeth Simonds, Marketing Manager at Terrace Communities (http://www.terracecommunities.net). “It puts the heart back into technology and allows us to have conversations with people and build relationships that we simply cannot on our Website.”
The Groupsite.com Certified Partner Program (http://www.groupsite.com/partners) is a selective program designed for partners—developers, designers, trainers, social media consultants and community builders—who demonstrate a clear understanding of the power of social collaboration, and commit to using Groupsite.com tools to help groups get the most out of the platform.
“CareNetworks has demonstrated the energy and insight to harness the value of social collaboration on behalf of its customers,” said Clarence Wooten, Jr., founder and CEO of Groupsite.com. “As a Certified Partner, we’ll support CareNetworks as it extends the Groupsite platform and the value of social collaboration to the senior living and eldercare community.”
Social collaboration is a powerful process where multiple people and organizations come together to achieve their common goals. Unlike traditional social networking, social collaboration is leveraging technology to create opportunities for meaningful productivity. Groupsite.com is leading this emerging industry with its premier social collaboration platform (http://www.groupsite.com/socialcollaboration) designed specifically for groups of all types and sizes. With a Groupsite, any group can harness the collective resources of online forums, collaboration software and social networks in one platform built around the group and its needs.
About Groupsite.com (formerly CollectiveX)
Founded in 2006 by serial entrepreneur, Clarence Wooten, Jr., Groupsite.com is the Web’s premier social collaboration platform. Introduced in August 2007, Groupsites embody the Web’s evolution into a social-collaborative medium by combining the most useful and productive features of traditional websites, discussion forums, listservs, blogs, collaboration software and social networks. In mere minutes, Groupsites allow individuals, organizations and companies to create communities that enable group members to communicate, share and network to make things happen. Today, nearly 30,000 Groupsites are in use by professional and social groups of all types and sizes. For more information or to create your own Groupsite, visit www.groupsite.com.