I am about to build a couple sites for a Georgia non-profit, http://mystudentstudio.com/. The goal of this Drupal project consists of two parts: one is to implement the underlying system for our social network and student project management platform (thinking of using OpenAtrium here); the second is to build the system for how the Student Studio team will communicate to and collaborate with the public including schools, investors, parents etc (this is where I would use OpenPublic).
I am volunteering for them and I am currently the only pure technologist on the team. I am a solid software engineer but I can only dedicated a couple hours a week to the project.
Does it makes sense in this context to build these sites with Drupal and host them on Pantheon? They will not have but a few grand to dedicate to development and infrastructure a year. I want to make sure they have the support they need in case I am not around and also to make sure I am sending them in a good direction.
Thanks for the advice!