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Association for Children of New Jersey Implements Cutting Edge Nonprofit Software

Posted on 4/16/2001


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Generic Nonprofit Web Based Software Application Finds First Customer

Robbinsville, NJ – April 16, 2001 -- Stephen M. Reuning of New Jersey and Brock Miller of California have secured their first customer for their long term visionary project to develop an Internet based full function Nonprofit Enterprise Management System. “Our goal is to provide a product that offers a single web site to non-profits that includes both the Public and Private functionality within a single web site.” Stated Mr. Miller last Thursday during a teleconference with ACNJ officials who plan to implement a web based legal support center using the partner’s software. 

According to Mr. Miller, president of Brolin Corporation, the product will enable clients to dynamically add and edit the sites content using a data driven process and fully automate the back office administrative tasks of running a non-profit organization. A System Administrator will configure, via an Internet browser, their site with their organization’s logo, their organization’s name, select features to include or exclude, and add other custom content without needing to use an HTML editor. 

It is anticipated that websites built with the software will be divided into a Public portion and a Private Portion. The Public portion will be accessible to the general public whereas the Private portion requires the user to be granted access privileges that are controlled by the Security engine and assigned by an Administrator. The system shall be comprised of a collection of specialized components/engines which will manage documents, events, email broadcasts, campaigns, memberships, discussion groups, finance and accounting, fundraising, contacts, news, online training and certification, product catalogs and online purchasing, public relations, intellectual property, surveys, and more.

The system is to be created in VB6 as an 'IIS Application', which uses MS Web classes. This technology is web browser independent and meets this projects needs for dynamic creation of site content and format. Program code is compiled providing faster performance and protection of the code. HTML templates will be used to define all static content/formatting and insertion points for dynamic content/formatting. The HTML templates replace typical VB forms. Client side scripting will be kept to bare minimum, making this a server centric application. All data validation will be done by compiled code residing on server. 

All data except for document and image files, is to be stored in a database. Database connectivity is managed by Brolin’s GDO. MS Jet Engine (MDB) is to be used as standard database. GDO also provides support for MS SQL Server, which will be used for sites with higher usage and data volume. Initial project is to be tested using MDB. 
Page layout/structure will be determined by page templates

This product will be targeted to smaller non-profit organizations page.

About Brolin Corporation

Brolin was incorporated in 1994 and provides organizations a low cost resource for high quality software development through its offshore development operations in Bulgaria. The former Silicon Valley to the Soviet Union, Bulgaria has the second highest SAT scores in the world, is a politically stable country and most importantly offers highly skilled and experienced programmers at tremendous cost savings. Over the years, Brolin developed a huge proprietary library of highly specialized combinable software components which allow it to deliver sophisticated customized software solutions with speed and economy. Brolin has successfully developed a wide range of applications a variety of organizations including Bank of America, CB Richard Ellis, Fleet Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle, Platinum Software, Sempra, Siemans, Sun Microsystems, and Travelers Insurance. The company is headquartered in Irvine CA, USA. 

Brolin Contact: 
Brock Miller
Brolin Corporation
Tel: 949.595.8300 x 100

About Stephen Reuning

Stephen M. Reuning is an entrepreneur, whose successes include: founding an Inc.500 ranked company (Diedre Moire Corporation); developing one of the first UNIX based multi-user software applications for the recruiting industry (Placement Power); founding the New Jersey chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization; and achieving a US Patent with others pending. He served on three nonprofit boards including two years as an executive board member of the Thomas A. Edison Council of the Boy Scouts of America, six years serving New Jersey Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization on its board as a trustee and as its president, and five years serving the Mid-Atlantic Association of Personnel Consultants on its board and presently as its president. Stephen brings a total of twenty-two years of organization building and company management experience.  Contact: 609.584.9000 ext 202

About Brock Miller

Mr. Miller co-founded Brolin Corporation in 1994 and is Chief architect for Brolin Corporation’s products, including custom projects for clients. He brings a total of 18 years experience in software development and systems consulting. Prior to Brolin Corporation, Mr. Miller founded ACR (Advanced Computer Resources), a consulting firm specializing in accounting, finance and database applications. He holds a B.S. from University of Southern California, Business School, Entrepreneur Program. Contact 949.595.8300 ext 100

About ACNJ

For 25 years, the Association for Children of New Jersey has been the voice for children, demanding action for children who have no power to wield, no vote to cast, no campaign contributions to make.

ACNJ’s roots are grounded in protecting abused and abandoned children. The association is part of an evolution that began in 1847, when the Newark Orphan Asylum was established. Over the years, various child-related organizations grew from the orphanage, which cared for orphans, foster children and children in troubled families. In 1978, two of those groups – the Citizens Committee for Children and Child Service Association – merged to form the Association for Children of New Jersey.

ACNJ is the state’s foremost child advocacy agency, assertively advancing policies that help children and families.The association’s advocacy has grown since its inception. While protecting abused children is a priority, ACNJ, over the years, has played a role in improving nearly every aspect of children’s health, safety and education.

ACNJ is governed by a 30-member Board of Trustees representing various professions, ages, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, united by a deep concern for the well-being of New Jersey children.

ACNJ collects, analyzes and distributes information on the well-being of children in New Jersey so that policy makers can pinpoint problems and work toward solutions. For example, ACNJ reports data on key indicators of child well-being in each county and in major cities through its Kids Count publications. ACNJ has published reports that examined barriers to adoption of children in placement through the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) and analyzed DYFS efforts to prevent placement. ACNJ examined how schools identify at-risk students and evaluate programs for them.

ACNJ staff work with policymakers on both the state and local level to shape and track state and federal legislation affecting children. We sponsor seminars and conferences to inform policy makers, professionals, service providers, advocates and the public about developing issues affecting children and families.

ACNJ’s community initiatives include programs to train grassroots advocates and community members to be effective voices for children, to coordinate statewide, regional and local networks of citizens to act on behalf of children.

ACNJ operates a Children’s Legal Resource Center to meet the demand for information on the status of the law and children’s rights. Attorneys respond to individual inquiries, publish information, and provide training to parents and others working with children. The Center’s web address is

ACNJ is funded primarily through foundation grants and donations to support specific projects. ACNJ accepts no government monies for advocacy.

The Association for Children has a broad policy agenda which grows as research reveals new issues facing New Jersey families. Some of our top priorities include:
Ensure high-quality preschool programs for all eligible children
Enhance and increase child care subsidies for working families
Expand the state Earned Income Tax Credit to help low-income families
Improve access to health and dental care for children and families
Reform the child welfare system to address needs of at-risk families
Change the structure of state government to better meet children’s needs
Revamp the juvenile justice system to offer more alternatives to incarceration

ACNJ Contact : 
Mary Coogan & Ciro Scalera
35 Halsey Street
Newark, N.J. 07112
Voice: (973) 643-3876

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