ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peach New Media, Inc. and NFi Studios have announced a partnership enabling Peach to utilize NFi Studios' MemberFuse™ platform to power its popular Knowledge Community service for associations.
Peach New Media was the first to empower the educational needs of trade and professional associations with Knowledge Communities, and this partnership with NFi Studios, the leading provider of web technology, adds even more features and control to the powerful online learning platform.
Peach New Media's Knowledge Communities feature a one-of-a-kind "Community Dashboard." This user-friendly interface integrates all online learning content including live webcasts and webinars, archived programs, continuing education certificates, conference recordings, as well as professional collaborative groups and external social networking sites.
"When members can see all activity in one place - whether it is webinars, Facebook pages, or Twitter streams - it focuses the collective audience on a single site," says Dave Will, Chief Executive Peach of Peach New Media.
"One of our primary goals is to add simplicity to online learning and communities," adds Mr. Will. "Associations are overwhelmed with the many social networking sites they must maintain, so this Community Dashboard component, coupled with the association's MemberFuse online community, really brings a simple view of all they have going on."
Association executives and learning managers have the option to control Knowledge Community access through additional fees or may grant all members full community access. Additionally, select members may be identified as an association's "Brain Trust" and be given special privileges to post and moderate collaborative groups within the Knowledge Community.
Integrating everything is Peach New Media's Freestone™ platform that powers live webinars, live webcasts, content subscriptions, quizzes, CE certificate management, and much more. By integrating online learning content with collaborative features of the MemberFuse platform, Peach and NFi Studios enable organizations to share knowledge and empower members like never before.
"NFi Studios is dedicated to creating engaged association members and increasing member value," said Sterling Raphael, president and Chief Executive Officer of NFi Studios. "Our partnership with Peach New Media takes member engagement to the next level by integrating the power of the social web with learning communities to create a robust environment that fosters collaborative learning and deepens a member's relationship with the association."
ABOUT PEACH NEW MEDIA
Peach New Media, Inc. (PNM) is a leader in online knowledge sharing for associations. The "Peaches" at PNM believe that telling stories, providing access to experts and mentors within an industry is a key calling for associations. Serving associations and continuing education providers since 2001, Peach has worked with over 250 professional associations to provide on-going support, professional services, and technology to enable these associations to reach "more people with more content."
ABOUT NFi STUDIOS
NFi Studios is the leading provider of web engagement technologies to associations worldwide. NFi Studios connects member and industry communities through content, community and commerce. NFi Studios focuses on creating a relevant experience for each individual user on a powerful and open technology platform called MemberFuse.
SOURCE Peach New Media, Inc.