SocialEngine is designed to be customized! But if you have no programming or design experience and you want to make substantial changes beyond what's possible in SocialEngine's admin panel, consider hiring a third-party contractor to help you make the customizations you need. We've partnered with oDesk to help you find qualified, experienced contractors to help you with your custom project of any size.
We think oDesk is a great way to find help for your custom SocialEngine projects. oDesk will also give you various tools to monitor your contractors as they work on your projects, and you'll only pay for time actually worked.
If you're looking for more than a single developer or designer, check out our list of recommended developers that specialize in SocialEngine development. If one of them looks ideal for your job, you can contact them directly for a quote.