6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

Affordability – Open Source is free of licensing fees. Proven – Open Source platforms like Drupal, WordPress, CiviCRM, etc., Drupal is close behind in the number of websites, and it powers leading sites like The White House and The Economist.

Treat Your Website Project Like an Investment Rather than an Expense

Tech Soup Blog

They need to build a digital experience that doesn't tie their hands with expensive proprietary licenses and high maintenance code. Drawing from experience, we have a few ideas about why that could be, and how Drupal can help. Drupal can connect to almost anything.

Another way of looking at the OSS CMS competition | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Internet Another way of looking at the OSS CMS competition 04.19.06 | 41 No Comments [link] Another+way+of+looking+at+the+OSS+CMS+competition 2006-04-20+02%3A03%3A10 Allan+Benamer Let’s talk about blog buzz — if blog traffic is any indication of upcoming trends in web technology, feast your eyes on [link] Drupal fares better here than in any other comparison I’ve done.

How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

Hiring a website designer and developer to create a custom site using Drupal or Ruby on Rails can easily run you $25,000 – $50,000 and take months to develop. Themeforest (find 2 others and bullet) Purchase + may need to buy plugin support or licensing.

Manage Your Projects With Open Atrium

Idealware

link] Now in first beta, Open Atrium from Development Seed consolidates powerful project management features to Drupal in a modern, polished format. When we first started bearing down on Drupal two years ago, about the first thing we wanted to do manage independent projects on our own www.dbdes.com site. Given the state of the art two years ago in Drupal and our own priorities, we eventually shelved it in favor of a generally positive relationship with Basecamp ( [link] ).

CRM&CMS Integration: Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There is a $10K license fee that you have to pay if you use the On premise or hosted versions. I didn’t get a very close look at the CMS (I’m wishing in retrospect that I had), but the little bit I did see of it suggested to me that it was somewhat more limited than CMS systems such as Drupal or Plone. You can get this level of integration with Drupal/CiviCRM for sure, and likely Plone/Salesforce, and Drupal/Salesforce (with a bit more work.)

Interview: Colin Rhinesmith, CCTV Cambridge

Amy Sample Ward

CCTV first got involved with social media in 2005 when we switched our website’s content management system over to Drupal. As we continue to offer more social media trainings for seniors, we hope to contribute our own Creative Commons licensed materials that other community-based individuals and nonprofit organizations can use in their work. Creative Commons licensed training materials would be particularly beneficial.

Integration of CRM and CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Depending on the CRM, some require additional license fees for forms or APIs. at 3:50 pm CiviCRM and Drupal (& Joomla) 01.26.09 at 8:31 am Drupal and Salesforce 12.31.09 The CRM is Salesforce, the CMS and Web Publish System is Drupal and then we have to determine the Donation Managment System (Convio, Blacbkaud) or do we create custom donation forms and use a 3rd party? Drupal basically allows this really nicely, a bit harder in Joomla (IMO).

Why SharePoint Scares Me

Idealware

Licensing for use outside of my organization is complicated and expensive. MOSS access requires two or three separate licenses for each user - a Windows Server licence; a Sharepoint License, and, if you're using teh advanced Sharepoint features, an additional license for that fiunctionality. There's an option to buy an unlimited access license, but, the last time I looked, this was prohibitively expensive even at charity pricing.

NetSquared October Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Guatemala: Drupal Camp de Guatemala - 2013. Creative Commons licensed by Neal Gillis. Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries.

A Better Way to Produce Nonprofit Annual Reports

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

because it’s open source, there are no license fees, just the work on design and content. At See3, we think this is like the launch of Drupal or WordPress – two content management systems that.

A Few Good Tools for eAdvocacy

Idealware

Most website Content Management Systems (CMSs)—like Drupal , Joomla , Wordpress or Plone —provide the ability to create email website forms. License: Copyright Idealware. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. PublishDate: November 2011. Author: Kyle Henri Andrei.

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Surviving Browser Compatibility Issues

Idealware

My colleague David Gabbe, who often finds himself mired in the middle of browser compatibility issues for Drupal and Microsoft.Net, encouraged me to write about this issue: “HTML 5 promises much, the change is a big one with some bumps along the way. An uptodate Drupal site should render just fine on most phones, and that is one good reason among many for using a modern, standards-compliant content management system.

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A Few Good RSVP Tools: Online Registration Options for Free Events

Idealware

In addition, survey tools like SurveyMonkey can work to collect RSVP data, and many commonly used web CMS tools like Drupal , Joomla , Wordpress and Plone provide similar functions. License: Copyright Idealware. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Kyle Henri Andrei. Planning a free event?

A Few Good Online Petition Tools

Idealware

Your existing website CMS, like Drupal , Joomla , Wordpress or Plone , will likely provide you with the ability to create website forms which can be distributed as links. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike2.5 License. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Kyle Henri Andrei. Petitions and pledges provide ways to effect change by letting people add their names to a particular cause to show the amount of support for it.

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Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

You have to set it up yourself and pay for web hosting) MovableType.com: [link] (Higher Education & Non-profit license for 5 authors, $195.

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MPower Open keeps moving forward

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

This is what I said (in what I think is my first quote for a press release): By adopting a well-regarded license, joining the SourceForge platform, and launching its community, MPower is making great strides in creating an open source community around its application,” said Michelle Murrain, Principal, MetaCentric Technology Advising, and Coordinator, Nonprofit Open Source Initiative (NOSI). “I And since it ties into Drupal or Joomla you get a complete frontend / backend system. ??

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Thoughts on Software Imprisonment

Idealware

While the open source Drupal website content management system may indeed have hundreds of thousands of users with all kinds of special Drupal administrative skills, that does not automatically mean I will be able to find one that will support my software implementation. Affordability, usability, access, support, licensing all play a role in determining this best fit solution. What is "vendor lock-in" anyway, and how concerned should we be of it?

7 Ways to Be the Programmer No One Hates

Beaconfire Wire

Photo by Flickr user dougwoods and used with Creative Commons license. Photo courtesy Anthony Will photos and used with Creative Commons license. Photo by Flickr user asparagus_hunter and used with Creative Commons license.

What the Third Sector Can Learn from the Public Sector

NTEN

The New York State Senate website is built on Drupal. All of the content produced and published by the New York State Senate is published under a Creative Commons license. If you're a Drupal wiz looking for a challenge, give us a call. Flickr Photo: h.koppdelaney Transparent. Participatory. Collaborative. Those are the values President Obama cited last December in his Open Government Initiative. Are those words you usually associate with your government?

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

WordPress and Drupal Days #15NTC. Image Name: Author / License. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space.

A Few Good Tools for Event Registration (Updated!)

Idealware

color:black">Those using open-source content-management systems like Joomla , Drupal or. License: Copyright © Techsoup, published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Kyle Andrei. color:black">These days, most event participants expect to be able to register for events online.

HTML Is Easier Than It Looks

Tech Soup Blog

My website is built in Drupal." Photo: Ming Xia , CC license. Sharpen Your Website! Throughout the month of May, TechSoup is sharing a variety of resources on web design and development for nonprofits and public libraries.

Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

for organizations with less than 5 people working on the Website Price:Free (open-source) CMS Runners-up: Joomla Price: Free (open-source) Drupal Price: Free (open-source) I’ve been meaning to put WordPress up ahead of Joomla and Drupal for smaller organizations and I’ve just done it (12/15/2008). Joomla and Drupal are too difficult to use for most small organizations. Make CDs of the OEM License CD and sell it on Canal Street.

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Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

for organizations with less than 5 people working on the Website Price:Free (open-source) CMS Runners-up: Joomla Price: Free (open-source) Drupal Price: Free (open-source) I’ve been meaning to put WordPress up ahead of Joomla and Drupal for smaller organizations and I’ve just done it (12/15/2008). Joomla and Drupal are too difficult to use for most small organizations. Make CDs of the OEM License CD and sell it on Canal Street.

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OSS CMS Beauty Contest | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Drupal comes in a close second, a rising star in the OSS CMS world. I think I’m going to take a harder look at Drupal, just on it’s own merits and because Drupal intrigues me with its CiviCRM package. alexa website statistics by alexaholic Confessions I fully expected Joomla and Mambo to do well in this battle but I didn’t know Drupal was so hot! It works within Drupal, Joomla and Mambo. rickvug said: I would take another look at Drupal.

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TechSoup's 'Novel' Ideas: What We're Reading Now

Tech Soup Blog

The whole guide is Creative Commons licensed. Bob McDiarmid, Drupal Developer. To quote George Orwell, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

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This Month at TechSoup: Sharpen Your Website

Tech Soup Blog

Photo: Joe Athialy , CC license. Over the next five weeks, we're going to be sharing a variety of resources on web design and development for nonprofits and public libraries. Each week, come back to this post for new resources on a different topic relating to web design.

This Month at TechSoup: Sharpen Your Website

Tech Soup Blog

Photo: Joe Athialy , CC license. Over the next five weeks, we're going to be sharing a variety of resources on web design and development for nonprofits and public libraries. Each week, come back to this post for new resources on a different topic relating to web design.

More about my stack of stacks… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

salesforce.com integration is probably a stronger solution than ANY of the nonprofit CRM/CMS combinations out there, with the possible exception of a Drupal/salesforce.com integration. salesforce.com integration is probably a stronger solution than ANY of the nonprofit CRM/CMS combinations out there&# I would think the Drupal/CiviCRM integration is in far greater use, offers far more functionality, and if far better tested (over the last two years) in production.

Google Trends and OSS CMS Trends | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I’ve created an interesting comparison of the search terms: drupal, joomla, plone and mambo. Again, Drupal looks like it’s pulling ahead of Plone in terms of search interest by Google users. As of June 2005, the term Drupal has been searched on more than Plone. For Plone AND Drupal, it’s Budapest, Hungary. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Thoughts on the Future of Open Source and Nonprofits

NTEN

Some segments are already well-established, including content management systems (Drupal, Joomla, WordPress), javascript libraries (Dojo, jQuery), and reporting engines (Jasper, BIRT). and licensing models. You don't need to be or hire a lawyer, but you should understand the basic principles that underlie the commonly used open source licenses and what they mean to you if you're using, extending, or distributing that software. By Dave Greenberg, CiviCRM Team.

Check out my new Leaderboard! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Though I haven’t had much experience with Joomla, I’m getting more and more familiar with Drupal. We are working with a small group in DC called DevelopmentSeed.org and they work pretty exclusively with Drupal. And if you’re in the DC area there are Drupal meet ups every month or so. It’s hard to get Joomla/Drupal love out here. Maybe when I’m in DC for NTEN NTC, I might attend a Drupal meetup.

5 Questions: Working with Open Source Software and Vendors

NTEN

Whether it is on the desktop like Firefox and Open Office or the Ubuntu Linux operating system, or on servers (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and running CMSs and CRMs (like Drupal and CiviCRM). When you don't have to pay for proprietary software licenses, or work with only a small group of vendors providing proprietary tools, I think there are great values to be found.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

cc licensed flickr photo shared by alumroot. cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog. cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog.

OSS CMS Jobs Report | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I chose Plone, Drupal, Joomla, Typo3 and CiviCRM as technologies to track. And within 90 days, hire rates were at typo3 and drupal levels. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

If only I had gone with Plone over Drupal…Jon tried to tell me…but noooo I wouldn’t listen. WordPress is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License

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TechSoup's 'Novel' Ideas: What We're Reading Now

Tech Soup Blog

The whole guide is Creative Commons licensed. Bob McDiarmid, Drupal Developer. To quote George Orwell, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

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NetCentric Advocacy: Need help distributing ASAP: VOLUNTEERS SURF and SCRUB THE WEB TO HELP RECONNECT FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Network-Centric Advocacy

Project Contributors CivicSpace Labs ([link] is a funded non-profit organization and community collaborating with the Drupal ([link] project to develop a free/open-source software platform for online community organizing. Social Source Software ([link] creates world-class software specifically for nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, usually under an open source license. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Greenpeace UK is about to launch a new drupal site. An interesting conversation percolating about Open Content on the NpTech blogopshere sparked by a thoughtful post from Michelle Murrain commenting on the licensing of the new Journal of Information Technology and Social Change.

Plone strikes a blow for OSS CMS transparency! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I'm trying to evaluate a number of CMS's including Plone and Drupal, and this has really helped clarify the thought and decision making process. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

Hail to the Chairman, Joel Burton responds… and so do I | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It also shows that Drupal is becoming a big draw in its own universe. Given that Plone and Zope have about an 18 month head start on Drupal and Joomla/Mambo, one would think that its page views would be higher but the graph indicates that acceptance of Plone/Zope is pretty much capped. It has different ideas about what content is, and how to manage it, than Drupal or Joomla (or RedDot or Sharepoint, which tend to be our competitors, anyway) do.

Fundraising Widgets = Possible Phishing Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Idealware said: Resource Roundup 1/10… Technological Solutions for Progressive Organizations (Development Seed Blog)A detailed overview of an interesting open source project – the infrastructure (in Drupal) to allow groups to jointly aggregate news and articles of common interest, organize … speak up Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0