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The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source | NTEN : "For the last 15 years or so, we’ve seen consistent growth in nonprofits’ appreciation for how open source tools can support their goals for online engagement. rumor about nonprofit licenses | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) eCRM , nptech , rumor about nonprofit licenses 03.13.07 | 3136 6 Comments [link] 2007-03-13+17%3A59%3A13 Allan+Benamer Before or by the NTEN NTC , will offer the specific licensing fees for nonprofits that have more than 10 users. I always knew this had to happen but I’m hearing a ballpark figure of a 75% discount on their normal licensing fees.


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Great reads from around the web on March 30th

Amy Sample Ward

" Care2 Impact Prize | NTEN – A group of inspiring, talented people! Any member of the NTEN community is welcome to vote, but only one vote per person, per IP address will be counted." " roundup best bookmarks casestudies decisionmaking facebook global howto license list lists metrics ngos nonprofits photos postalicious resources socialchange socialmedia strategy tools wireframe

NTEN Visits Free Geek


Last week, during the quarterly staff retreat, NTEN staff toured Free Geek. Several NTEN staff have been long-time supporters, and NTEN has always donated its old electronics to Free Geek. Free Geek keeps costs low and in line with its values by sending computers out with the free and open source Ubuntu operating system (rather than purchasing Windows licenses, for example). Free Geek is a technology reuse, recycle, and education nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon.

Share, Use, Remix: An Overview of Creative Commons


Plus, it lays out the set of circumstances where nonprofits may use content that is licensed under one of the Creative Commons Non-Commercial licenses. 14ntc copyright license creative commons nptech nten Social Media Strategy Web Sites Communications Carly Leinheiser. Associate Attorney. Perlman & Perlman, LLP. Copyright laws can be confusing and so mired in legalese that they're almost incomprehensible.

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Speaking of open social networks …

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

is a microblogging service based on an open source project, Laconica , and all of the updates are copyrighted by a Creative Commons (Attribution) license. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Speaking of open social networks … August 14, 2008 I just joined

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Varied Technology Links (only a little zen)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Also, for you Windows types, here is a plain english interpretation of the Windows Vista EULA (End User License Agreement.) My understanding is that Vista is supposed to be different than XP – a lot more limited and locked down than XP has been (which was a lot more limited and locked down than 2000 …) I haven’t read the EULA itself – but here is the relevant quote: “The first user of the software may reassign the license to another device one time.&#

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NTEN Project Name Change: We Need Your Feedback

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you've been reading this blog, you know that last week I started to work with NTEN on a social media and nonprofits curriculum development. Yesterday, Holly Ross, NTEN Executive Director, posted this discussion thread on the wik i: We've hit a snag in the road, and we need your help to get past it. looks like Josh Leo's blog is licensed by the least restrictive Creative Commons by license. NTEN's Online Welcome Wagon Blog, Tweet, RSS: Use the social web.

The Community is the Curriculum: NTEN's Social Media and Nonprofits Project - Come Join the Fun!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the next six months, I will have the pleasure of working with NTEN and Holly Ross on a new community-driven funded by the Surdna Foundation. Curated by NTEN, the community will worked in a networked way to help identify the best existing resources, people, and case studies that will give nonprofit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to BE the media.

Screencast: Using Widgets to Build Community on Blogs Featured on NTEN Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Original photo remixed from flickr photo by Stinky Peter Screencast in conjunction with NTEN View the screencast as higher quality flash file -takes longer to download here. My screencast on widgets is featured in this month's NTEN newsletter in a section pointing to " How To Build Online Community." I'm so excited!

Another breakout session at the NTC? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Apparently, the IT Manager is struggling with Microsoft licensing via Techsoup. When you buy these CDs, you will have to go through the eOpen portal on Microsoft in order to receive the license keys you will need during the installation process. The great thing is that if you build a base image you won’t have to go through the laborious process of entering license keys for each and every installation. As stated by Microsoft: VLK 1.0 – Volume License Key 1.0

New NTEN Affinity Group: nptechhelp | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Current Projects , NTEN , Strategy , nptech New NTEN Affinity Group: nptechhelp 11.01.06 | 108 13 Comments [link] New+NTEN+Affinity+Group%3A+nptechhelp 2006-11-01+06%3A20%3A30 Allan+Benamer So the other day I post an e-mail to the 501tech-ny list that I belong to: Hi everyone, Is anyone interested in creating a closed forum for frank discussion of vendors? What we do have are the 501tech lists hosted by NTEN.

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Is Mobile Giving for You?


This diagram, originally published in NTEN's Change Journal , walks you through the steps to get started, a mini case-study, and helps you think through whether mobile giving is likely to be a useful part of your fundraising mix. License: Copyright Idealware. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. PublishDate: April 2011. Author: Colin Pizarek. Molly Ahern. How does mobile giving work?

Why I’m not going to the NTEN NTC this year… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Strategy Why I’m not going to the NTEN NTC this year… 03.10.06 | 12 No Comments [link] Why+I%27m+not+going+to+the+NTEN+NTC+this+year. 2006-03-11+01%3A03%3A49 Allan+Benamer I’m tremendously respectful of the work that NTEN does each and every year for getting non-profit techies together but in my first and only time last year, I don’t think I got enough time to meet other IT non-profit workers. Confessions NTEN NTC is a LOT of fun.

The Challenges of Protecting Intellectual Property on Social Networks


Specifically, the surrendering of licenses to use nonprofits' content as each network sees fit. you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook ("IP License"). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it."

Open Source CRMs – people like them?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

December 12, 2007 I had a good look at NTEN’s CRM Satisfaction Survey (yippee for data!), The three others are Democracy in Action , which is a SaaS that is open source, CitySoft says it’s open source, but I don’t know whether it is through an OSI approved license (since they don’t say. 3 trackbacks } Product Blogs » Blog Archive » CiviCRM comes out on top in NTEN Survey 12.14.07

This Just In: Computers Are Dead. It's a Mobile World (How Does Your Nonprofit React?)


There is no such thing as the FAIL organization -- at least as far as we know -- and NTEN does not propose the actions described above. Please stay tuned for the June issue of NTEN:Change for a recap of this event and your reactions and responses.]. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, We interrupt this blogcast to bring you an important alert.

Why is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit?

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Ironically, these cloud services are typically offered at costs that are more economical than traditional licensed software and internal support expenses combined. Everything you’re hearing tells you that SaaS is better than the old licensing model. That means that we spend money on equipment that may sit idle and we may purchase additional functionality that is bundled in with traditional licenses. Amy Sample Ward, CEO, NTEN.

Get a Special Rate on the 2nd International Fundraising Conference


That's right: the registration fee is for a site license, so your entire staff can attend. The IFC Online is brought to you by the Resource Alliance (organizers of the International Fundraising Congress) webinar provider Forum for Fundraising, and NTEN, with underwriting from Blackbaud. Tags: ifc international fundraising conference NPTech NTEN Fundraising

Member Round Up: Summer Learning!


Fortunately, the NTEN community is making it easy this year. Speaking of resources, Microsoft recently offered the licensing to their Local Impact Map , free of cost, to nonprofits. Submit your ideas for the opportunity to win a $2500 grant and a free NTEN Membership. In her words, Jenica "took many of the skills that [she] learned in the NTEN leadership academy and from the 2012 conference to put together a script and small communications plan."

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » ABC Talks Nonprofit Tech

See What's Out There

Unfortunately, Katrin neglected to mention DoGooderTV, but we know that next time she will give DoGooderTV, which hosted the NTEN – See3 Nonprofit Video Contest , a big plug. Share and Enjoy: One Comment comment Katrin Ahem, she will – if you do what ourmedia does and license Creative Commons 11 May 2007 Leave a Reply Get Tips and Best Practices Sign up below to get our newsletters highlighting the latest in online marketing and communications for nonprofits.

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2011 NTC Preview: 6 Steps to Refocus Your Small Org Tech Strategy


Leverage the SMALL ORG ADVANTAGE by looking for donated or discounted licenses. Special thanks to Holly Ross at NTEN and John Merritt at the YMCA of San Diego County for adding their insight to this article. 11ntc Change Management Infrastructure NPTech NTENSteve Heye, Web Project Manager, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Smaller nonprofits may feel like sophisticated technology is out of reach; it requires more budget, more staff, and more expertise than they think they have.

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The Fantastic Five GIS Tools for Nonprofits


Most nonprofits only ever need the ArcView license, available heavily discounted from TechSoup. Data GIS NPTech NTEN IT StaffBy Steve Spiker, Director of Research & Technology, Urban Strategies Council As more and more people are bombarded with maps from every media source, many nonprofits find themselves asking “How can we use maps in our work?” – followed by, “Just how hard can it be for us to make maps for our work?”

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Thoughts on the Future of Open Source and Nonprofits


Based on my informal assessment of attitudes and interest in the NTEN community about open source software, I think there's a significant and growing number of folks and organizations who are either interested in, already using, or even evangelizing open source solutions. and licensing models. Tags: dave greenberg NPTech NTEN Open Source IT Staff By Dave Greenberg, CiviCRM Team.

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. To be eligible for prizes, all submissions must 1) be fully functional by the time voting begins, 2) include an open-source license, and 3) make use of Social Actions API. Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. The Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is now officially open!

How do we do make change if we keep doing things the same way?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It’s peer reviewed (good), but it’s got a rather restrictive license, and the content is not freely available. The licenses are as follows: Personal License: If you have purchased a copy/subscription to the Journal with a personal license, this means that it is for your personal use. Corporate License: For most of you, we recommend a corporate license. The licensing is a pain for everyone.

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In Case You Missed It


Creative Commons wants to hear how you use their license. Finally, if any of you have mad crocheting skills and no idea what to get the NTEN staff for Festivus, we would almost certainly take a group photo in matching Cthulhu ski masks. Tags: NPTech NTEN Quite a few interesting things passed through my in-box and RSS reader last week.

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The Cloud: Is it Right for My Nonprofit?


Be sure you know all of the costs: Licensing. Tags: Infrastructure Leadership NPTech NTEN Shawn Michael, Manager, Capacity Building, NPower Seattle. I am asked this question nearly every day, and my answer never varies… It depends. The variables to consider include …. Are you at a point where a change of some sort is necessary? If so, you must decide on a direction.

Case Study: Moving to Google Apps


At this point, the servers were aging and needed to be replaced, and we needed new software and user licenses (MS Exchange Server), as well. Change Management cloud computing NPTech NTEN IT StaffAnnika Billqvist, Office and Technology Manager, HandsOn Bay Area When I started at HandsOn Bay Area in 2006, the organization didn’t have a long-term technology plan in place and used many different systems for communication, collaboration, and data storage.

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff


PT started using in 2008, taking advantage of its free licenses for nonprofits. Tags: Community CRM International Newsletter NPTech NTEN Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel. Imagine a Jewish girl, selling Challah bread on a college campus in America to help support black Muslims in Darfur. This amazing project , initiated by Eli Winkelman, came to life with the help of PresenTense.

Webinar Next Tuesday: The Future of the Map

Tech Soup Blog

Next Tuesday, I'll be presenting in an NTEN webinar, The Future of the Map. The cost is $35 for NTEN members and $70 for non-members. Read the description on the NTEN website and sign up! Photo: Bruno Girin , CC license The webinar is based on a session I hosted this year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. We'll be discussing and demonstrating a wide range of mapping and GIS tools: Google Fusion Tables , Esri ArcGIS , Crowdmap , and GeoCommons.

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2009 NTC Preview: Brian Rowe on Fair Use and User Generated Content


We use Creative Commons to license all of our reports, etc. . Tags: 09NTC brian_rowe creative commons ip NPTech NTEN When someone posts a positive comment on your blog, can you use it in your fundraising materials? Can you edit the videos your supporters created for your video contest into something entirely new? How much of the New York Times technology blog can you quote on your own site?

How-to: Let Go and Start Blogging


I followed the blog around the time of my travel to Venezuela in 2007 during which time the blog reported on the controversy surrounding the license of privately-held RCTV. Tags: NPTech NTEN Social Media Communications Matt Quinn, IT Manager, Harvesters. I attended the keynote address on blogging by Atlantic journalist Andrew Sullivan at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta on April 9.

Socialbrite: Social Tools for Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

The strategists – located in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles and London – are: Beth Kanter, a longtime trainer and advisor to the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and other organizations. Katrin Verclas, co-founder and editor of and past executive director of NTEN. All materials created for the site are released under Creative Commons licenses so that other sites and blogs can freely reuse the content.

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Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

They expect to make up the difference in revenue that they got from licenses from services sold to a greater number of organizations that would not have been customers otherwise. I hope that they decide to go with an OSI approved license (they are currently using their own, which is a modification of the Apache license. Having looked at it, it’s a fine license, but it would help them if they used one that is known already, like the GPL, or LGPL, etc.)

Good Curation VS Bad Curation

Beth Kanter

So, given that the presentation was published under a creative commons license, I decided to remix it and remove the troublesome words. To me this a good chart or reminder of being a good curator. The content curator’s code is a useful framework, but I wish it was as easy to use as a creative commons license. ” This is the topic of my feature article the NTEN Change journal for June, 2012.

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2011 NTC Preview: Going Online for Capacity Mapping and Resource Matching: The Big Picture


This article by Deborah Elizabeth Finn is published under an Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs License. 11ntc Collaboration Data deborah elizabeth finn NPTech NTEN ProgramDeborah Elizabeth Finn At a time when money is tight, it's especially important to ensure that surplus assets, capacities, and resources do not go unused.

The newest Flickr Toy: Warholizer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I discovered this new tool during a discussion on the NTEN Affinity Group list for nonprofits and flickr about how to be efficient using flickr. We had some discussion about how the photos were licensed in creative commons to facilitate this remixing. Last night, I had a skype call with Mike Seyfang from Aussie land, who is trying to help educate us all about the subtleties of choosing a cc license and the tradeoffs/barriers of remix culture vs non-commercial use. to get a boost

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

No administration fees, no license checking, no running out of licenses for larger organizations, nothin’ Download it and put it on every desktop and get rid of that license manager thingy. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology to get a boost September 13, 2007 I’ve been spending a lot of time with lately.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I had a brief conversation by email with Cory Doctorow , a science fiction author who is also a copyleft activist, who releases everything he writes with a CC license. He suggested, basically, find the publisher first, then talk about the license second. I did a webinar for NTEN on it – ReadyTalk worked just fine.

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Good Lessons from a Bad Economy


Organizations using open source software don't pay licensing fees and gain greater flexibility and freedom to tailor their systems to meet specific needs because these solutions enable a user to modify the software's code to create the exact functionality he/she needs for his/her organization. This has saved the city millions of dollars in licensing fees each year. Randy McCabe, MPower Open. A bad economy can be one of the best things to happen to a marketing professional.

The Next Step: Performance Management Systems


Some elements of pricing to consider: Is the system a "one time" software package price or initial license fee or will there be yearly licensing fees? Tags: ingvild bjornvold measurement Newsletter NPTech NTEN performance management Ingvild Bjornvold, Social Solutions. When it comes to determining how effective programs and organizations are, anecdotes don't tell the whole story.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home NTEN Open API Discussion NTEN Open API Discussion Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2006 08:37 Written by Steve Friday, 20 October 2006 03:35 So I listened in on the N-TEN discussion on open APIs today. In NTEN’s selling of the event, it was never really clear to me what they meant by “open APIs.&# WordPress is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License