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Open Outreach is a quick and inexpensive way for nonprofits and community organizations to get up and running using Drupal with the web tools they need for effective public engagement.

It includes the latest version of Drupal core and other modules and comes preconfigured with features frequently used by organizations such as events calendars, image and video handling, social media integration, and contact management. If you're a nonprofit having a website built for you, or if you're building a website for a nonprofit, starting with Open Outreach can save you thousands of dollars in development costs as well as a lot of time and work.

Initial development of Open Outreach has been sponsored by Chocolate Lily.

Try it out

You can install and try out Open Outreach (for 30 minutes only) at

Open Outreach is also available for one-click deployment on the Pantheon platform. You can register for a free Pantheon developer account and install using their intuitive UI.

Several other companies offer specialized Open Outreach hosting; see the Open Outreach hosting page.


See for documentation, including step by step screencast tutorials on how to install and use Open Outreach.


The most common sources of install errors are lack of available PHP memory and/or low PHP maximum execution time. We recommend the following values:

memory_limit: 128M
max_execution_time: 120

Debut features

Open Outreach features are developed as part of the Debut features set. See the Debut page for a list of the currently available features. Please file issues related to Open Outreach functionality on the individual Debut projects.

Recent release notes

With the January 2014 7.x-1.4 release, Open Outreach ships with sample content for Location as well as several other content types.

As of June 2013 (7.x-1.0) Fusion and Fusion-based themes (Granada and Mix and Match 1.x branch) are no longer included. If you are currently using these themes and want to maintain them you will need to copy those files before upgrading. See the post on Open Outreach for complete details.

Open Outreach sites

Here are some sites built on Open Outreach. Contact us to have your site added.

Project Information