For the local non-profit People of Color in Independent Schools I worked with design firm PH7 to implement a Drupal-based membership site. Members have accesss to lots of additional areas of the site, including a place to post news items such as job openings and events. We developed a custom workflow so that members submissions are sent to an editor for approval. Once approved, they are published on the site as well as added to the list for the group’s weekly email newsletter which is sent to all members.
A smilar custom workflow is used for new visitors to the site who want to sign their school up to become a member school. Once the school becomes a member, the school’s main contact becomes an “inviter” and can then invite people related to the school to join as members