Facebook Launches New API

NetWits

If you're a frequent facebook user like myself, you are all to familiar with the event stream on your homepage when you log in. This is the page that informs you about all the activities taking place within your circle of friends in one convenient location - very cool, right?

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Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

There’s a lot happening with Social Actions right now but one bit of news is really exciting, and needs to be highlighted: some incredibly important technical enhancements have recently been made to the Social Actions API. They were talking about API’s.

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Google Media = Nonprofit Grants, Blogs, Video and Maps Galore

Connection Cafe

This is probably the most sophisticated Google tools that was discussed in the session, but it's implications were clear - Google Earth, Maps, Sketchup and accompanying APIs can help: Improve collaboration and decision making.

Expanded Functions in Sphere Connect API

NetWits

If not, you are missing out on some nice additions to the Connect API. In the first few months of 2009, three new functions have been added to the Sphere API Have you downloaded the latest Connect WSDL (Web Service Definition Language) file from your Sphere account?

Thanksgiving 2009

NCE Social Media

Many Arc chapters have joined the socialmedia-sphere in 2009. Open APIs and deals between social media sites. Here is my top ten list of socialmedia things I am thankful for this year. All of the games on Facebook. News organizations that continue to use social media even though there isn’t revenue in it. People are still trying to figure out how to raise money through social media. Realtime search. Twitter lists. Building my agency’s brand through social media.

With Liberty, and Information, For All?

NTEN

More and more of our data is in the cloud, or accessible via APIs. Tags: NPTech APIs data NTEN transparency Obama social media recovery.gov.Flickr Photo: Fayster Now that the stimulus package -- or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, if you're keeping score at home -- has been signed into law , the work of making it all happen begins. No matter what you think of the law itself, everyone in our sector needs to pay very close attention to Recovery.gov.

Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Tech Soup Blog

Over the last few years, we have watched and supported the growth of Social Actions , including partnering for the Change the Web Challenge in 2009 — a Partner Challenge designed to tap into the NetSquared Community to find innovative ways of using the Social Actions API and data stream. We are really excited about the latest developments to the Social Actions API and the larger implications of what these updates mean for powering open data and supporting action around the world.

GIS Put to Use in Myanmar

NTEN

Tags: emergency response GIS google earth Integration/APIs International myanmar NPTech Program

Social Entrepreneur API interim report, July 2009

Social Actions

Social Actions prepared this interim report for the Social Entrepreneur API in mid-July. The full report is posted to the Social Entrepreneur API Google group pages ([link]. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR API. Interim Report, July 16, 2009. About the Social Entrepreneur API. The Social Entrepreneur API will serve as a resource for philanthropists, investors, press, and fellow entrepreneurs. July 31st: Social Entrepreneur API ready for beta testers.

10 Social Actions API Secrets

Social Actions

Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge is about to hit its final week (submissions close April 3rd!) - and we wanted to share a few secrets (or at least cool things) about the Social Actions API that might be helpful to developers in the final stretch! What is the Social Actions API?

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

NTEN

At the end of that panel, we all hoped there would be a larger nonprofit presence on the agenda for this 2009. And yes, indeed, in 2009 there were many more panel proposals. Museum APIs: What Are They Good For? Cultural institutions are increasingly developing APIs and linked-data repositories. note: I was getting around to writing up my own notes about SXSW, when I realized Beth had done all the work for me, as usual!

Report Release: Upated Nonprofit Data Ecosystem Survey

NTEN

In 2009, we learned that while respondents tended to rate individual systems as generally successful for managing specific parts of their organizational work (in the B to A range for most criteria), they graded their ecosystems as unsuccessful (generally C's and lower).

New Java Library for Mobile Commons API

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons exposes a lot of its functionality through a really simple REST API. He created a Java library for the Mobile Commons API. If you have used our API in the past and want to release your code, let us know. Tags: All Posts api java mcommons mobile commons opensource Our customers have built lots of innovative applications on top of our platform, extending our functionality in ways we’ve never even thought of!

New Java Library for Mobile Commons API

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons exposes a lot of its functionality through a really simple REST API. He created a Java library for the Mobile Commons API. If you have used our API in the past and want to release your code, let us know. Tags: All Posts api java mcommons mobile commons opensource Our customers have built lots of innovative applications on top of our platform, extending our functionality in ways we’ve never even thought of!

New Java Library for Mobile Commons API

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons exposes a lot of its functionality through a really simple REST API. He created a Java library for the Mobile Commons API. If you have used our API in the past and want to release your code, let us know. Tags: opensource All Posts mobile commons mcommons java api Our customers have built lots of innovative applications on top of our platform, extending our functionality in ways we’ve never even thought of!

Charity Hack in London

Amy Sample Ward

Join us 19-20 September 2009 and be part of this extraordinary event. JustGivings new API (available for the first time at this event). MissionFish’s cash giving APIs available for the first time in the UK. PayPals new Beta Adaptive Payments API’s. Sneak Preview of other API’s. These are just some of the APIs that will be featured, there is no limit to the APIs that can be used. Tags: challenge events api hackdays london

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API Evaluation Framework is here! | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» API Evaluation Framework is here! The API Framework includes an Excel evaluation tool you can use. APIs are all the rage … and for good reason. As we know from our own experiences, not all APIs are created equal. API Evaluation Framework is here! [.]

Social Entrepreneur API launches at SOCAP09

Social Actions

It’s a thrill to share today's public launch of the Social Entrepreneur API, formally announced at SOCAP09. The Social Entrepreneur API (Application Programming Interface) is the first open database of information about social entrepreneurs who have won fellowships and awards from social enterprise funders. As you might have heard, Social Actions has been facilitating the Social Entrepreneur API’s development with seed funding from the Peery Foundation.

Gobs and Gobs of Data: Strategies for Visualizing and Sharing Policy Content

NTEN

They use data visualization and sharing tools like Swivel , Widgenie , Many Eyes , Google Maps , Google Motion Charts , APIs and more to make their data more available and more compelling. Feeds and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the most efficient ways to make this happen on the web today. Kurt Voelker, Forum One Communications. Policy-oriented organizations have long produced dizzying amounts of statistical content.

Report Release: Updated Nonprofit Data Ecosystem Survey

NTEN

In 2009, we learned that while respondents tended to rate individual systems as generally successful for managing specific parts of their organizational work (in the B to A range for most criteria), they graded their ecosystems as unsuccessful (generally C's and lower).

Social Entrepreneur API: ThinkSocial Award Nomination -- vote today!

Social Actions

The Social Entrepreneur API has been selected as a finalist for a ThinkSocial "Outstanding Collaboration" Award! Thanks in advance for voting and helping to spread the word about ThinkSocial and the Social Entrepreneur API nomination

Guest Post by Alan Levine: Social Media Recap from NMC 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Alan Levine, publisher of CogDogBlog Since it is already a week in the rear view mirror, this ought to be my last post about the 2009 NMC Summer Conference. Actually, the twitter API only returns the last 1500 (I scrolled back as far as I could from the search tool).

Open Source Donor Management Systems: Know Your Options

NTEN

The system doesn’t support any online payments out-of-the-box, but an API would allow a programmer to integrate this or other functionalities. Eric Leland, Five Paths , Laura Quinn, Idealware , Chris Bernard, italics media. Donors are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. You need them to survive.

Last week for Change the Web submissions! (Mashup Social Actions API, 10K Prizes!)

Social Actions

Dive into the Developer Resources & API Documentation. New : Check out 10 Secrets of the Social Actions API. This is the last week to submit your projects to Social Actions’ Change the Web Challenge !

Jolkona Foundation and UniversalGiving Join the Social Actions API

Social Actions

Today, Social Actions added two new action sources to its open database of opportunities to make a difference. For a full list and profiles of the latest innovators contributing to Social Actions, please see Our Guide to 50+ Action Sources. New Action Sources. Jolkona Foundation -> Donate. UniversalGiving -> Donate. The Full List of Action Sources Contributing to Social Actions. Amazee. Apathy is Boring. betterplace. BringLight. CanadaHelps. Care2 Petition Site. Cause Caller. Celsias.

Social Actions Adds Five New Action Sources; Connects to the WiserEarth API

Social Actions

Today, we added five new action sources to the Social Actions API, an open database of opportunities to make a difference. As part of this update, we're excited to announce that Social Actions has connected to the WiserEarth API. Applications powered by the Social Actions API can now feature rich information about job opportunities and events from across the global WiserEarth community. We built a similar plugin for the DonorsChoose.org API in the fall of last year.

Build a Nonprofit’s Technology Assets from the Ground Up, Part 1 of 4

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Don’t get me wrong — I respect network admins a lot but when discussing a $5 million nonprofit, many of the issues will not be whether or not some huge router needs to be configured but whether or not the website is up and running and fully configured to take advantage of whatever fundraising and ecommerce APIs are out there. UPDATE: This is now a four-part series instead of two. The next installment will appear on 2/18/2009.

Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward

A panel of judges, selected by Social Actions will choose three winners from among the 20 finalists, to be announced at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference , April 28, 2009. Submissions period begins on February 23, 2009, at 11 am PST, and runs through April 3, 2009, at 3 pm PST.

Things We Like (March 2009)

NTEN

Social actions wants you to tap their API. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. The New York Times continues to produce great examples of interactive maps. Here's one visualizing the recession. As wine enthusiasts, we hate to use this phrase, but here's hoping the colors turn from burgundy to pink pretty soon. We have a thing for maps, it's true. Epicurious has one listing seasonal produce available in your area by month. (If

Social Actions Community Call, July 2009

Social Actions

On July 1, 2009, Social Actions convened a Community Conference Call. So news to share from the Social Actions galaxy: The number of kinds of online platforms and action sources for the Social Actions API continues to soar – well over 50 sites, now, plus Twitter and Delicious #takeaction tags. The most important update on this front, though, is that there’s an open, inclusive API that continues to grow and reflect an increasingly global cloud of actions.

Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced Mapping

AFP Blog

Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced Mapping: "Google Online Mapping Tools: Planning Advanced MappingUsing Google Maps APIs and KML tools to create online maps *By: Chris Peters and Mano MarksMay 22, 2009In TechSoup's companion article A Nonprofit's Introduction to Google's Online Mapping Tools, we provide an overview of the more basic features and uses of Google Maps and Google Earth

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Social Actions’ Change The Web Challenge in Oxford

Amy Sample Ward

Through a search engine, Open Actions XML micro-format, an open API, and third-party tools and widgets, you can find and share ways to get involved in the causes you care about.

2009 NTC: Awards Show Wrap Up

NTEN

In the case of Daniel Ben-Horin, the 2009 recipient and co-CEO of Techsoup Global , it's both. The 2009 award was presented to the American Red Cross. The 2009 award went to Darius Jazayeri, the 31-year-old developer behind OpenMRS , an open source application used by health clinics and hospitals on five continents to keep, share, and track medical record data.

Drupal and Salesforce

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There are several contributed modules: salesforce – main module, with API, node, and user integration possibilities. This module provides the basic salesforce API connection (via SOAP), and includes field mapping, and basic import/export. There are two other modules that are related, but don’t use the main salesforce api module – one for ubercart , and one for web-to-lead (called salesforcewebform).

Turn off the lights for Earth

Connection Cafe

March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time. I'm told that our friends at M+R Strategic Services helped out with building this signup page and coding the API - nice work! note - for more information about Convio APIs, visit the Convio Open site

Connect Usage Goes BOOM!

NetWits

In 2007 we answered the call and added the Connect API to the Sphere platform As a product manager for Sphere (the most utilized on demand marketing and events platform, 2200+ customers in the nonprofit market) I’m continually exposed to interesting little tidbits about how customers use marketing and events technology. Back in 2007, you might have heard the cry (I sure did!)

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Integration of CRM and CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Integration of CRM and CMS January 14, 2009 If there are two acronyms that are at the center of nonprofit communications, it’s these two, CRM (Constituent Relationship Management – and I’m making this broad enough to include fundraising) and CMS (Content Management System).

CRM & CMS Integration: Plone and Salesforce.com

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology CRM & CMS Integration: Plone and Salesforce.com March 16, 2009 Today, I was reading up on what the Plone community has done with integrating their CMS with Salesforce.com.

CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla) January 26, 2009 CiviCRM was the first nonprofit-focused open source CRM (one of only two, at this moment.) You install CiviCRM inside your CMS installation directory, and the CMS and CiviCRM talk to each other through PHP APIs (or “hooks&# ) (there are some examples of database calls across the CMS/CRM).

Great reads from around the web on April 15th

Amy Sample Ward

Change the Web Challenge: Finalists Announced - I'm really excited about the 24 Finalists in the Change the Web Challenge - this Challenge called for new applications that use Social Actions' API which aggregates and surfaces all kinds of actionable opportunities from around the web. " DoGooderTV Contest 2009 - Vote for your favorite Nonprofit videos - DoGooderTV's 2nd Nonprofit Video Awards have seen almost 400 submissions from 175 organizations and causes!