Free Webinars: National Preparedness Month

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Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Photo: Robert Thomson , CC license. . . Agility Recovery Solutions, a disaster recovery specialist , together with FEMA, is hosting a series of weekly webinars this month.

Great reads from around the web on March 30th

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How the National Council on Family Relations Used the Office 365 DIY Migration Workshop

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Jason Samuels is the director of innovation and technology at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) in Minneapolis. His budget projection showed that moving NFCR's Exchange and SharePoint servers to Office 365 would save several thousand dollars compared to the costs of software licenses and consulting help to implement platform upgrades. NCFR is a nonprofit professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families.

EveryAction Receives Growth Investment From Insight Venture Partners To Do More Good


Many major nonprofits, like Planned Parenthood, the National Audubon Society, and the United Nations Foundation, have “made the switch” to EveryAction, driving our company’s 2018 nonprofit license revenue to increase by 85% over the same period last year. I have great news to share. Many of you know that 2018 has already been a landmark year for EveryAction, our team, and our clients.

How Nonprofits Can Stay Compliant with Online Fundraising Laws in 2022

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2001, the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) released a set of recommendations called the Charleston Principles to supplement fundraising laws that had not kept pace with technology.

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Information Technology Lead in the USA or Canada

Cloud 4 Good

Cloud for Good is seeking an Information Technology Lead to build the internal technology department within the organization. The IT Lead will be responsible for overseeing and managing Cloud for Good’s internal technology infrastructure and IT Security. This role will report to the VP, People + Operations. It will develop an IT department leadership, vision, and direction to support the growth and scaling of business priorities, objectives, and security requirements.

Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The nexus for this work is the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations agency that deals with such matters. The ABC would wrap together efforts such as TIGAR as a sharing portal, capacity building efforts for countries trying to create accessible book services and looking at issues like licensing. So, in the meanwhile, we will need to rely on licenses: permissions agreements. I’ve been to national meetings in the U.S.

New report on wireless technology for nonprofits released | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Mobile , nptech New report on wireless technology for nonprofits released 04.29.08 | 3402 5 Comments [link] New+report+on+wireless+technology+for+nonprofits+released 2008-04-29+18%3A01%3A10 Allan+Benamer A new report called Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use , was released today by the United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Group Foundation. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation.

Americans' Urge to Help Overcomes Lock Down Limitations


Visionlink is providing pro bono licenses for COVID-19 response to each state and territory, access to agencies and state governments, as well as training and technical support for response.

Raising the Floor of the Platform Economy: Co-ops, Unions, and the Struggle to Transform Technology

Non Profit Quarterly

But unions have had difficulty organizing platform economy employees because of their classification as independent contractors, which excludes them from protections under the National Labor Relations Act. Photo by Frederik on Unsplash.

Announcing the Launch of Our Philantech® Cloud


According to the National Philanthropic Trust, Americans donated nearly $450 billion in 2019 , a 5.1% Our Philantech cloud is available to partners through a SaaS licensing structure. Fintech solution provides partners with technology-fueled charitable giving capabilities, unleashing the power of modern philanthropic giving.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Massive turnout on the Dem side Massive turnout on the Dem side Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2008 11:50 Written by Steve Wednesday, 30 January 2008 11:50 Matt Stoller has a fascinating article in the Nation about how the massive turnout in this Democratic primary season is aided by new organizing techniques and technologies. WordPress is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License

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Operations Coordinator? in the USA or Canada

Cloud 4 Good

Monitor Cloud for Good technology inventory and related supplies; assist with technology, licenses or supply procurement as needed? Cloud for Good is looking for a dynamic Operations Coordinator for our growing People and Operations Team. The Operations Coordinator will work directly with the Finance Manager to support or own daily tasks as well as special projects.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Obama on race in America Obama on race in America Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2009 09:50 Written by Steve Tuesday, 18 March 2008 08:51 Barack Obama commented on the state of race relations in America today, delivering a compelling narrative of where we are as a nation, and a clarion call to action to take a major step toward achieving the vision of the enlightenment–equality of all people on earth. That is true genius of this nation.

Lame spam of the day: U.N. natural disaster victim payment

Robert Weiner

Subject: United Nations Headquarters. Text: United Nations Headquarters. 760 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017, U.S. THE UNITED NATIONS. 6) Identification either, Passport photo page, Driver License or National ID. (IF

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How Salesforce Is Speeding Up Safeguarding Support For Bipolar UK

Saleforce Nonprofit

One of these nonprofits is Bipolar UK, the only national charity in the U.K. Like all nonprofits, we were able to use the 10 free licenses that donates to eligible organisations, which is a huge help.

Caltech: Founding Values

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It wasn’t too many years ago when our pharmaceutical industry more or less argued that people with AIDS in Africa should die rather than to license their medicines for low cost manufacture. When I ask the owners of intellectual property to license their creations to my nonprofit, for free, for these markets where they have already decided that they can’t make money, they say yes: 80% of the time!

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Shining a Spotlight on the Cloud for Good Staff

Cloud 4 Good

We raised our investments in materials and resources, improving access to licenses like Gearset, LucidChart, and Slack that help increase collaboration in a distributed workforce. 91% of Goodies are actively engaged, compared to a 39% national average, per Gallup.

How The Nature Conservancy’s Work in the Cumberland Forest Supports Jobs & Climate Mitigation

Saleforce Nonprofit

Perhaps not as well known as Yellowstone or Yosemite, public lands like the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Jefferson National Forest, and the Clinch River State Park sit within a globally significant biodiversity hotspot, home to more than 100 species of Greatest Conservation Need.

Business investments in Singapore, the way forward

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Establishing a business of a national scale is quite a task. Licensing of various types is another job in the hand. New businessmen dream about operating with great volume and make a name for the businesses.

My remarks just made at WIPO today

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

o We’d love to serve the community of people with print disabilities in your country, with English and Spanish today and we hope your national languages in the future o We’re planning on launching an Arabic language service later this year • As wonderful as these permissions are, several years of work has led to less than 100 publishers making these agreements.

How grant makers and nonprofit grant recipients can do great things together with data and evaluation

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

The plan is to make the recommendations that came out of the final dialogue publicly available online, to provide a starting point for a regional or even national conversation about data and evaluation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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How Emerging Tech Is Changing Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

RollBack Rx Professional, 5 User Licenses (Donated). RollBack Rx Professional, 10 Additional User Licenses (Discounted). Drive Vaccine, 5 User Licenses (Donated). Drive Vaccine, 10 Additional User Licenses (Discounted). Image 4 : The National Guard / CC BY. The Rock isn't going to save San Francisco after a cargo ship-moving, bridge-splitting, tsunami-causing earthquake … but cutting-edge technology might.

Our WIPO Statement on the Treaty for Access for People with Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For example, all residents with the qualifying disabilities in Australia, Denmark and Qatar, to pick just three examples, now have free access to Bookshare thanks to our joint efforts with local and national disability groups in these countries. Wonderful as our licensing partnerships with publishers are, they are not enough to make accessible most of the books that people with disabilities need to have equal access to education, employment and social inclusion. •

Top 10 Sources for Free Images

Tech Soup Blog

Flickr is one of our go-to places for Creative Commons- licensed images. It allows you to search for photos with a Creative Commons license for noncommercial use and images that you can modify, adapt, or build upon. You can search by topic, location, type, author, license, and source. Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is nothing less than the portal for all public domain and open-licensed digital content. Image 7 : Pennsylvania National Guard / CC BY-NC-ND.

Is Privacy for Everyone (Including Donors) Dead?


“I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. California became the first state in the nation to have a law go into effect concerning privacy. .

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Objecting to Accessibility Weaseling

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last week, the National Federation of the Blind and 22 organizations serving people with disabilities filed detailed objections to a petition from a group of makers of e-reader devices led by Amazon to be exempted from accessibility requirements under the relatively new Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.

The Davos Blur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

James Moody of Australia’s national research organization was talking about an idea of a humanitarian license for patents that has been floated by the YGL community. Since I’ve been working on IP policy and licensing on Bookshare, I was quite interested and had ideas of how to work with companies to apply their IP to social needs. I also got to talk to Pablos because he knew Brian, and ask about ideas that might be worth licensing for social purposes.

A Software Lending Library in Kansas City?

Tech Soup Blog

The new lending library project is funded by the National Science Foundation. Applications will be made available on a one-user-per-license at a time basis, just as they are on public access computers in the library. The Kansas City Public Library. has devised something new in the world of digital inclusion. They have developed a way for anyone with a Kansas City public library card to use expensive professional applications like those from Adobe and Microsoft without owning them.

How Our Organization Migrated to Office 365 in a Few Weeks

Tech Soup Blog

My 12-person nonprofit, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) in Minneapolis, began work on a Office 365 implementation in mid-April last year, and by late-May our email migration was complete. Licensing. I found out at the NTC Conference that nonprofits can mix and match Office 365 E1 and E3 licensing. E3 licensing is $4.50 per user per month, whereas the simpler E1 licensing is free for qualified organizations. We decided to go with E1 licenses.

Visit to Qatar

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

that makes Bookshare possible) and open licensing terms, so that people who the market will fail to address get the benefits of our incredibly rich and expanding knowledge base. One famous example of this approach is the affordable licensing and thus wider availability of drugs to combat HIV/AIDS in the developing world, which has literally saved the lives of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people. I’m on the plane heading back to the U.S.

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New to TechSoup: Autodesk Design Suites

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TechSoup also offers an FAQ with information about downloading, installation, licensing, and more. Build Change designs disaster-resistant houses and schools in emerging nations and trains builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build them. Evidence Action designs safe drinking water dispensers for developing nations. TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, Autodesk.

Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit: 3-Minute Evaluation

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As a part of the disaster campaign, we've been blogging about disaster planning and recovery over the past few weeks: Free Webinars: National Preparedness Month: Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Pangea Foundation's Disaster Relief Communications Hub: ReliefPoint is "a real-time communications hub for national disaster relief coordination and information dissemination." Photo: Random McRandomhead , CC license.

How Can a Museum Best Protect Its Assets?

Tech Soup Blog

His hundreds of covers for the Saturday Evening Post magazine alone are a national treasure. Frank says, "Most of our enterprise software is procured via TechSoup, which makes it affordable to license so many servers! Frank told me that the license he gets from TechSoup includes every option his museum needs. You don't get phone support with the charity licensing, so you need to be comfortable Googling for answers and working in the Veritas community support forum.

Purchasing Power and When It’s Most Powerful

Connection Cafe

Let’s look at a theoretical nonprofit IT organization: GoodHealth has a National Office and is an affiliation of 100 local nonprofits. GoodHealth (acting as the National IT Buying Office) has just secured an excellent price on a nationally respected piece of fundraising software. The negotiated price includes licensing and technology that will apparently scale with diminishing incremental costs. This means: Negotiate licensing and platform costs.

Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Universities and government labs encouraging their technology transfer offices to make social licenses of new technology. National governments should encourage the creation of enterprises with explicitly social objectives. Series of TV or print articles on these social applications, or an award for the tech transfer office that made the best socially responsible licensing deal.

Bookshare’s Status as an Authorized Entity under Section 121

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare is in continual contact with the Association of American Publishers to maintain the publishing industry’s input into its activities as an authorized entity, routinely submits copies of its standard user licenses, policies and conditions to AAP’s General Counsel for comment, whenever there is any significant change in them, and works closely with the publishing industry to ensure continuing compliance with Section 121 and the regulations thereunder.

Free Webinar on March 25: Is Salesforce CRM Right for Your Organization?

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Through the Foundation product donation program, qualified 501(c)(3) organizations are able to receive a donation of 10 Salesforce CRM licenses. We'll also be joined by Wen-Hua Yang of NAPAWF (the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum) who will share some best practices, tips, and success stories about how she's implemented the Salesforce donation at two small nonprofit organizations.

Guest Post by Robert Rosenthal: VolunteerMatch Now In the Creative Commons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Robert Rosenthal, of VolunteerMatch After the President’s call to serve during National Volunteer Week, the VolunteerMatch team held lengthy discussions about how the best way for us to help engage a new generation of volunteers inspired by the new President’s words. Today we have proudly announced that we are releasing our entire database of volunteer opportunities to outside developers under a Creative Commons license to expand the non-commercial use of our free service.

Ali Forney Center Saves Time and Effort with Norton Security

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After he requested the product renewal through TechSoup, "It was only a matter of clicking the 'Renew' link and copying and pasting the new product license number." " He said he didn't require any installation assistance as the "instructions that TechSoup provides along with the licenses are very clear and simple." This change will make the program the nation's first 24-hour drop-in program for homeless LGBTQ youth.