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Open Outreach is very promising and a great way for small organization to get started - especially if they don't have deep drupal skills. That said, I find the block architecture very confusing. Using Blocks, Context and Panels often requires changes in several modules. Furthermore, it's hard to get a representative model of what is going on since the blocks are defined in several places. I suggest only using Panels (or Display Suite!) since it can support context quite well. It would make it much easier to adjust. I can do it myself, but would like to be consistent with base development.
Thanks for a great contribution. S.