The Municipal Website Venture has succeeded well beyond what its originators had anticipated. This is due to several factors. Nova Scotia is geographically compact but large and diverse enough to have a manageable critical mass. The Municipal Website Venture started with a strong foundation of support that had been in the making for several years with the general acknowledgement that municipal websites could be improved through a dedicated collaborative program. With buy-in from municipalities believing in the concept, the project possessed the right conditions to thrive.