Net Neutrality Open Source Documentary

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He created the above "open source documentary" on Net Neutrality called Humanity Lobotomy. The project wiki is here and he has a del.icio.us Britt Bravo, Netsquared Post. Save the Internet | Rock the Vote.

NetSquared: In the Beginning

Tech Soup Blog

In the beginning, TechSoup’s Marnie Webb, Daniel Ben-Horin, and Billy Bicket created NetSquared to "remix the web for social change." To get going, they built the first NetSquared website using open-source Drupal. " NetSquared Up Close and Personal.

NpTech Tag Summary: Face-to-Face or Mediated Experience, Open Source Software Communities, and Blog Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What should Netsquared's Facebook strategy be? Maybe open Social Graphs will help ? Blog Days, Blog Actions, and GTD for Blogs Perhaps inspired by Blog Day and Blog Carnivals , lately, I've been seeing coordinated "blog action" projects crop up in and around the nptech space.

Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

Social Actions

USAID’s first-ever open source challenge – the 2008 USAID Development 2.0 Challenge hosted by Netsquared – is ready for your vote. Today through December 12, vote for up to five of your favorite projects from over 100 entries, all of which use mobile technologies for social good.

Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

Social Actions

USAID’s first-ever open source challenge – the 2008 USAID Development 2.0 Challenge hosted by Netsquared – is ready for your vote. Today through December 12, vote for up to five of your favorite projects from over 100 entries, all of which use mobile technologies for social good.

Open Data and Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

A couple of weeks ago we hosted Steve Spiker ( @spjika ) at a NetSquared San Francisco event, who talked about how his organizations Urban Strategies Council and OpenOakland tackled data projects in Oakland, California. Check out the Netsquared blog for a detailed write-up.

Unconference: NetSquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data

Tech Soup Blog

List five ways your organization can use APIs and open data to show your impact, coordinate volunteers, and inspire supporters to take action. Attend the Unconference: Netsquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (# 10NTC ) to learn how. If you easily listed five ideas and are fired up to share your knowledge, demo your website, share your application, or get feedback, then bring your project and join the session!

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community. Well, the average NetSquared organizer spends 8.2 Find your closest NetSquared group.

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared. Open Data. Open Source data NetSquared big data

Open source = new kind of vendor lock-in? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Strategy Open source = new kind of vendor lock-in? 03.20.06 | 17 6 Comments [link] Open+source+%3D+new+kind+of+vendor+lock-in%3F 2006-03-21+02%3A43%3A12 Allan+Benamer I happen to be the member of a few non-profit technology e-mail lists. In fact, most open source tech consultants probably see themselves as the technical equivalent of NPOs themselves with the NPO standing in as the needy client. In open source similar but different.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup created NetSquared , our global network of volunteer-led Tech4Good meetups. Our NetSquared leaders are currently holding free events in 24 countries and meet with their local TechSoup partners to collaborate on how to best support nonprofits in their country.

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Online Project Management Tools

Tech Soup Blog

This post was written by Trenton DuVal, contributing editor at NetSquared, and originally appeared on their blog. complex projects that require careful management. complete their projects. options that nonprofits can use for project and task management. Project management software helps organizations manage the complexities of. large projects through scheduling, budget estimation, team. Project Management Options. Microsoft Project.

Data Digest — Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index

Tech Soup Blog

projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor. on NetSquared. The need for open data from NGOs is reiterated, while the way philanthropy has promoted the global Open Government Partnership is explained. Open Data for Social Change.

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Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup supports a global network of tech trainers called NetSquared. NetSquared groups focus on topics that address their unique local tech challenges, but once a quarter, we select a common theme. Find your closest NetSquared group.

Vote for the Best Social Change and Technology Projects at Netsquared!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Starting this week, you can vote for the best NetSquared Innovation Fund Award nominated projects until Saturday, April 14th at Noon PDT. You can cast your ballot for the projects that you think most effectively use the social web for social change. The complete list of projects can be found here. To vote, read through the Voting Guidelines , and their handy Voter Guide , which includes short summaries of the 150+ nominated projects.

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NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

VTVigils VT Vigils VTvigils.org is a project of a diverse group of national campaigns and organizations not affiliated with Virginia Tech. Netsquared Innovation Fund Netsquared Announces the 21 Featured Projects and solicits for feedback.

Data Digest: From Presidential Campaigns to Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared. Open Government Data.

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

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog and was authored by Amy Sample Ward. Peter Deitz is a long-time member and contributor in the NetSquared (and TechSoup) community; he started the NetSquared Montreal group and his Social Actions project was a winner in the 2008 N2Y3 Mashup Challenge. Digital Divide Fundraising News Online Fundraising Open Source Reporting Social Networking Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0

Data Digest: Moneyball Giving, Data and Philanthropy, Data for Africa

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared. Open Source philanthropy data big data

Data Digest: Open Data Executive Order, Nonprofit Explorer, Big Data Weaknesses

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared. Open Government Data.

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Advancing the New Machine: A Recap from the Human Rights and Technology Conference

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared Initiative partnered with the HRC in the first conference The Soul of the New Machine in 2009 to help select a winner in their Mobile Challenge. With numerous speakers and a packed agenda, I had a chance to hear some of the projects that's happening in this space.

Data Digest: Building the YouTube of Data, Big Data and Global Development, and Data Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It was originally published on NetSquared. Some great data resources are featured this week, along with telling insight on the use of big data for global development and the use of open data by citizens. Open Source data big data crowdsourcing

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Deadline Approaching for $10,000 Pizzigati Prize

Tech Soup Blog

Each year, the Tides Foundation awards a $10,000 cash grant to an individual or group who has created an open-source software project that benefits nonprofits and movements of social change. Previous winners have developed open-source applications and systems that are free, shareable, and benefit organizations that work to benefit others. It is in his honor that the Tides Foundation works to promote open source software and promoting social good.

Data Digest: Global Open Data Initiative, OpenData Latinoamérica, Big Data for Disaster Response

Tech Soup Blog

Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared. This week check out the launch of the new Global Open Data Initiative, the pursuit for the release and use of open data in Latin America and thoughts on open data and democracy in Africa. Open Data Applied. Image: NetSquared.

How “open” is open when judging software? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) OSS , Web CMS How “open&# is open when judging software? 08.08.06 | 78 No Comments [link] How+%22open%22+is+open+when+judging+software%3F 2006-08-08+15%3A11%3A40 Allan+Benamer OK, so I’m doing an internal review on CMS solutions for my non-profit. As part of the matrix, I have open source down as one of the rated criteria. How should I rate open source? What about for the oft-mentioned open API?

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Vote for Genocide Intervention Network’s Netsquared Mashup | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Genocide Intervention Network , Ivan Boothe , Netsquared contest Vote for Genocide Intervention Network’s Netsquared Mashup 03.24.08 | 3358 2 Comments [link] Vote+for+Genocide+Intervention+Network%27s+Netsquared+Mashup 2008-03-24+19%3A06%3A08 Allan+Benamer Ivan Boothe has asked me to vote for Genocide Intervention Project’s mashup via Facebook so I shall and I’m asking you to consider doing so as well.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared Voting Deadline Extended. Due to some technical glitches , you now have 48 additional hours to figure out what 5-10 of the 150 fantastic social change and technology projects at Netsquared will receive your vote. CompuMentor's founder shares his top ten projects.

Mpower Open Podcast | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) eCRM , mpower Mpower Open Podcast 03.20.08 | 3354 19 Comments [link] Mpower+Open+Podcast 2008-03-20+21%3A40%3A16 Allan+Benamer Open source? 3354 19 Comments [link] Mpower+Open+Podcast 2008-03-20+21%3A40%3A16 Allan+Benamer 48) { this.width = 48; this.height = 48; } ; if (this.width On 03.20.08 I focused specifically on their “Open Source&# definition. Josiah definitely covers the open source license issue.

09NTC: Let’s Connect in San Fran!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s Global Community Builder , Amy Sample Ward, will be at the NTC this year to connect and collaborate with friends, colleagues and new faces in the sector. Here’s how to find Amy and connect with NetSquared. NetSquared Office Hours. Have questions about NetSquared, Net Tuesdays or innovation Challenges? Intesreted to learn more about how NetSquared is connecting those at the intersection of social media and social change?

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MPower Open nominated for "Best New Project" at Sourceforge | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) eCRM , mpower MPower Open nominated for “Best New Project&# at Sourceforge 07.09.08 | 3449 No Comments [link] MPower+Open+nominated+for+%22Best+New+Project%22+at+Sourceforge 2008-07-09+19%3A34%3A52 Allan+Benamer Do open source CRM software a favor and vote for MPower Open over at Sourceforge. Once registered, go to [link] , click on “Best New Project&# and select MPower from the drop-down menu.

Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. The Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is now officially open! Through a NetSquared Community vote, 20 finalists will be chosen. Click on “Submit a Project to the Project Gallery&# under My Project Idea.

DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about building an online space where different people can easily share their expertise on a subject or project? A wiki is a website maintained collaboratively by a community of contributors focusing on a particular subject or project. Software for creating wikis is easy to use and is available in both open-source and proprietary forms. social media online community NetSquared online collaboration wiki DIY wikis

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

The real-time web is a paradigm based on pushing information to users as soon as it’s available, instead of requiring that they or their software check a source periodically for updates. Instead, we should put the problems first and invest in a project.

Mobile Innovations for Social Good

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. Recently, over 300 innovators and changemakers interested in the intersection of technology and social benefit work converged for a few days of idea-sharing, learning, and collaboration at NetSquared's annual conference. The 2009 N2Y4 Conference showcased the Featured Projects from NetSquared's Global Challenge focused on mobile technology. There were many excellent ideas (check out the Project Gallery !) About NetSquared.

The Best Productivity Tools (Part 2): Favorites Revealed

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, we reported on a recent NetSquared London Meetup that investigated the IT tools that can be used to operate nonprofits inexpensively and effectively. Open-Source Tools. Open Data Kit helps you collect and manage data through a mobile app that works offline.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Highlights this month include website accessibility in Portland, Oregon; project management in Boston, Massachusetts; and data visualization in Las Vegas, Nevada. If there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start your own NetSquared group.

Ushahidi BRCK: Bringing Internet to the Developing World

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s some news on a now famous NetSquared alumnus project. It is a nonprofit tech company that develops free and open-source software for information collection, visualization, and crowdsourced interactive mapping to help mitigate disasters.

TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup, Caravan Studios , and NetSquared were on the scene to observe and participate in hackathon events all over the country. Arthur Grau of NetSquared Honolulu reported back on the National Day of Civic Hacking/Code for Hawaii event in Honolulu.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

Tech Soup Blog

Ushahidi has been developing open-source crisis mapping software for over eight years now. Surveyor is for teams collecting multiple data types from many sources.

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Spot.Us: Community Funded Reporting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been reading Dave Cohn's blogs or " DigiDave " for sometime now and even got a chance to meet him last June at Netsquared where we interviewed each other. Spot.Us - Community Funded Reporting Intro from Digidave on Vimeo.

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Announcing the 2015 Award Winners!

NTEN

Also announced was the winner of this year''s Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest , an annual award of a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change. The Practice: A real world case study that highlights best practices in the field of integrated marketing : Wounder Warrior Project''s Veteran''s Day Campaign.

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Resource Roundup 12/15 | Idealware

Idealware

Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 12/15 By Laura Quinn , December 15, 2006 Open Standards for Online Advocacy Tools (Personal Democracy Forum) An opinion piece outlining the very real need for data standards among online advocacy tools.

NpTech Tag: Socially Responsible Idol, Nptech Meebo Chat at PDF Conference, and Personal Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While the meebo nptech chat room is chatting live during the PDF, a few tweets overheard on twitter anticipate the upcoming NetSquared Conference. NetSquared Community. for the NetSquared Conference (N2Y2) beginning on May 29th.

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