The Municipal Website Venture has succeeded well beyond what its originators had anticipated. This is due to a number of factors. Nova Scotia is geographically compact but large and diverse enough to have a manageable critical mass. The Municipal Website Venture stated 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.