I am attempting to create a more "traditional" website for a nonprofit organization. My site (not finished yet!) is at http://animalharbor.wordpress.com
I have spent quite a bit of time searching the faq, forums, and google for tips and examples on using wordpress.com as a content management system for a more traditional website that has one or more "blog" pages. I have gathered that the wordpress.org software provides more options for this, but I am not skilled enough at this point to manage my own installation.
So I'm asking here for examples of sites that are taking full advantage of wordpress's CMS features on the hosted platform. I'm kind of stuck on some navigation issues and need some ideas on where to put content. I find myself wanting to have sub-navigation or sidebars that change for each page, but that's not possible, so I need to find a way to use categories and links in addition to the main nav bar.
Sorry this is such a long post and that I don't have a concise question, but if I could see some examples of how other sites work and see something that I want to incorporate into my site, I would be able to ask how they do a specific thing.
Thank you so much for anything you can suggest.