Open Source Economics

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

at last week's NTC conference in Washington, a woman took the microphone to comment on a conundrum her non-profit is facing. Just yesterday, I spotted this programmer's blog post about why he has opted NOT to provide his work as Open-Source. At a session on Web2.0

Penguin Day: Pre-NTC Open Source Learning Opportunity

NTEN

Flickr Photo by Green Moon Penguin Day is coming to San Francisco on Saturday, April 25, 2009, right before the NTC. Full details about this opportunity to explore open source software are at [link]. Sessions will include: Introduction to Free and Open Source Software. Introduction to Free and Open Source Desktop Applications. Free And Open Source Online Advocacy: Tools And Best Practices. Creative Commons And Open Content.

2010 NTC Preview: Gregory Heller on Working with Open Source Software

NTEN

Gregory Heller, CivicActions Not long ago, open source software was seen by most as the choice of fringe geeks with political motivations. Either the Grammys and the White House are now run by fringe geeks, or there's been a groundswell of open source adoption. Open source is now mainstream. Of course, mainstream as it is, working with open source software is different than working with proprietary software.

2009 NTC Preview: Laura Quinn on Open Source Content Management

NTEN

I spoke with her about her session at the 2009 NTC , " Comparing Open Source CMSs: Joomla, Drupal, and Plone ", and why CMS seems to be the area where open source has really taken off in the sector: . Tags: OSS NPTech NTEN laura quinn websites foss content management CMS 09NTC If there's one thing I've learned in my 6+ years at NTEN, it's that people love to hate their web sites.

NTC Links

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 NTC Links April 6, 2007 There has been a little bit of blogging and the like at NTC – although it was certainly hindered yesterday, when the internet was down for most of the day. Michael Gilbert has a review of things happening on the varied NTC backchannels, with some wry commentary.

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Penguin day comes again

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Always comes right around NTC. This year, it’s before NTC, on Saturday, April 25. It’s a day dedicated to conversation and community around nonprofits and open source software. There’s some great stuff on the Agenda , like: Introduction to Free and Open Source Software. Free And Open Source Online Advocacy: Tools And Best Practices. Making sense of Free and Open Source Content Management Systems.

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Looking forward to NTC 2009

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I love NTC (NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference). And, this year, for the very first time, I live in the same city in which NTC is taking place. It’s happening the day before NTC this year, not the day after. Gather with folks and spend an exciting day peer-sharing about free and open source software in nonprofit organizations. April 26-28: NTC. And, you can help folks get to NTC ! Tags: Uncategorized nten 09ntc nptech

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Get Even More out of Your Time in DC: Events Before and After the 2011 NTC!

NTEN

2011 Innogive Conference Details: Date: March 16, 2011, 8 am - 5 pm Location: Washington DC Hilton Hashtag: #innogive Get more information Register now Showcasing the best in mobile giving strategies, Innogive will bring together inspiring keynote speakers and industry leaders with deep expertise in nonprofit fundraising and communications on March 16th (the day before the NTC). We've also listed Penguin Day in myNTC so you can see who else is coming and add it to your NTC schedule.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Creative Commons points out the projects that support free culture and open content on their site and on. The NTEN's NTC and NPTech Pipe. I'm probably the only insane person who is using all these plus others sources. More pointers to NTC posts here. NTC 2007 Pipe.

What Do You Want to See at Your NTC? Please Vote!

Tech Soup Blog

We are looking forward to engaging with the #nptech community. Three Affordable Solutions: Use Open Data and Open Source Data Science to Reach Your Goals — Submitted by Steve Nagoski, senior data scientist at TechSoup.

NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Conversations. the skills identified in this workshop or sessions at the upcoming NTC designed to look at change issues that technology surfaces from the viewpoint of executive directors or IT staff might help. For more NpTech Talk, see this roundup over at the NTEN blog.

NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Conversations Convio Opens Up API Jason at DIA summarizes the posts and the bigs news in the nptech field this last week - Convio Releases An Open API. NTEN's Call for NTC Sessions - Deadline October 24th. Enjoy this post about nonprofit open source software.

Building and Supporting Your Drupal Website: In-House, Outsourced, or Both?

NTEN

Johanna, Michelle Murrain , Matt Koltermann , David Geilhufe and others will be joining me for a panel session at NTC on this topic so come check it out and get your questions about Drupal building and support answered. CRM drupal Infrastructure nptech nten Open Source outsourcing Planning Web Sites IT StaffLaura Norvig. Special Librarian. The Resource Center.

2009 Pizzigati Prize: Applications and Nominations Open for $10,000 Award

NTEN

If you know someone who’s been toiling in the open source vineyards, developing software that’s helping nonprofits succeed, check out the Tides Foundation Pizzigati Prize , a $10,000 annual award for outstanding contributions to software in the public interest. The award winner will be announced at April 28th at the 2009 NTC. (By Tags: NPTech nonprofit technology community buzz Pizzigati awards Open Source 09NTC

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: You Say Drupal, I Say Joomla. Can't We All Just Get Along?

NTEN

After Idealware 's latest report reviewing Open Source CMS tools , there were, as might be expected, a few dust-ups in the open source developers and users communities, which includes NTEN members like David Geilhufe. He's the co-organizer of the Austin 501 Tech Club and a presenter at the upcoming NTC. Tags: 09NTC community buzz NPTech NTEN nten members Open Source

NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NTC will take place in New Orleans March 19-21. Michelle Murrain is doing a post about 100 free and open source software tools. By my calculations, she have almost completed the series before the NTC in March.

2009 NTC: Awards Show Wrap Up

NTEN

Although I hate the idea of talking over lunch, I'm glad that two years ago, under former ED Katrin Verclas, we added the awards ceremony to our closing lunch at the NTC. At NTEN, we are all practical dreamers, we're open and authentic with one another, and we hold each other accountable. Flickr Photo: cambodia4kids The Lifetime Acheivement Award is given each year to a person who has pushed the nptech community forward. Tags: 09NTC awards NPTech NTEN

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NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Blog Buzz, NGOS at Demo 07, and Moulin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Themes Nptech Tag News: The NpTech Community site can be found at: [link]. Unthinkingly experiments with visualizing NpTech Tag data with Many Eyes. DEMO 07 NpTech Bytes: DEMO 07 is a conference focused on cutting edge and emerging technology, mostly for the business sector. Some blog posts about the conference tagged with nptech can be found here , here , here , and here. The offline wikipedia, Moulin.

2009 NTC Preview: Nancy Schwartz on Branding in Web 2.0

NTEN

It's this dillema that Nancy Schwartz , consultant and blogger at Getting Attention , will take on at her 2009 NTC session, The Open Source Brand in the Age of Being Everywhere. I talked to Nancy about that session -- and buffalo -- earlier this week: Tags: NPTech branding Communications NTEN web2.0 For marketing types, word of mouth advertising is the Holy Grail.

Goodbye Microsoft…

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

My goal was to bring them to the Linux geek out at NTC , and have people play with Linux installs on them. We’ll see… Anyway, if you’ll be at NTC, come by and see where I got to. Technorati Tags: 07NTC , nptech , linux { 2 comments… read them below or add one } 1 Scott Wells 03.30.07

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Nonprofit Technology Rockstars: Jason Shim

Tech Soup Blog

He is the founder of Txtocracy.com , an open-source project that aims to increase voter turnout via text messages. He teamed up with Jason Samuels to set up all of the collaborative note-taking at the latest NTC conference. ” Where Jason Gets His NPTech Information.

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

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I ran into an old colleague at NTC , and it came up, because he had been thinking of contributing to the journal, but decided that he probably won’t, for reasons I will talk about. Open Access publishing therefore leads to wider dissemination of information and increased efficiency in science … Which is, actually, a very practical down to earth argument. Technorati Tags: 07NTC , intellectualproperty , nptech { 1 trackback } Where Most Needed 04.11.07

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Nonprofit Technology Rockstars: Jason Shim

Tech Soup Blog

He is the founder of Txtocracy.com , an open-source project that aims to increase voter turnout via text messages. He teamed up with Jason Samuels to set up all of the collaborative note-taking at the latest NTC conference. ” Where Jason Gets His NPTech Information.

Great reads from around the web on March 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

Not necessarily, according to the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, just released at the 2011 NTC by M+R and NTEN. The checkins functionality in the Ushahidi Platform is one of the first open source checkin products that crosses multiple mobile platforms. " roundup bookmarks data engagement geosocial list location netnon nonprofits nptech opensource postalicious qrcodes report research resources socialmedia twitter

Things I learned about Salesforce.com at the NTC | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) eCRM , nptech , salesforce.com Things I learned about Salesforce.com at the NTC 04.07.07 | 3153 10 Comments [link] Things+I+learned+about+Salesforce.com+at+the+NTC 2007-04-08+04%3A35%3A05 Allan+Benamer I found some issues concerning salesforce.com (sforce) that are worth talking about. On the other hand, I went to a session on sforce at the NTC. How interesting that open-source methodologies can be applied to sforce!

11NTC Science Fair Preview: Giveaways and Even More Giveaways!

NTEN

This opening reception provides an opportunity to network with nptech professionals while checking out nearly 100 exhibirors showing off their latest and greatest offerings to the nonprofit sector. Instead of running throughout the entire conference -- and competing with everything else on the agenda -- the Science Fair takes place only on the first day of the NTC, and it's the sole focus of the conference at that time. 11ntc giveaway NTC science fair

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Podcasts: What’s Idealware Listening to?

Idealware

Here at Idealware, we sometimes chat about stories we’ve heard on our favorite podcasts—especially when nonprofits or technology are the focus—so we asked around and collected Idealware’s favorite #nptech podcasts. In fact, his series of recordings from NTC are a treasure trove of tech information. Marco Campana offers another promising new #nptech podcast. I especially liked Open Source World.

Joining the NTEN Board

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I joined back in the day when it had just taken over the gathering that had been called the “Circuit Rider Roundup&# and became NTC. NTEN is, to my mind, a critically important organization in the ecosystem that is the Nonprofit Technology field, as the convener of the gathering that anchors the community, as well as a unique and necessary multi-dimensional resource at the regional and national levels for all sorts of constituents in the nptech world.

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Announcing the 2015 Award Winners!

NTEN

Every year at NTC, we announce all kinds of award winners. 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.

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Back Channels, Workflow, Data, Twitter, and me

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Why aren’t I Twittering away , like so many of my nptech colleagues? But why not add another channel to the back channel happenings, for instance, at NTC ? Those windows are already open, and I use them everyday. Technorati Tags: nptech , ntc2007 , twitter { 1 trackback } Beths Blog 03.13.07

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: Valentine's Day Edition

NTEN

Thanks for including the NTC !). While we're handing out congrats, nice work, EchoDitto , on the new open source Mother Jones website. I'd like to close by pointing you all to this Valentine's Day appropriate post by Eric Johnson of the Case Foundation : " How to Date a Mashup Programmer " Tags: NPTech nonprofit technology community buzz NTEN nten members

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: April 30

NTEN

(Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Back from the NTC hiatus of these weekly round-ups, I figure it's only fitting to start out with the round-up of all the online notes and media the NTEN community generated around and after the 2010 conference. Rock on open data and mapping! Upcoming 501 Tech Club Events: Long Island: May 5th, Syosset: Two Speakers: Open Source Software, and HIPPA Requirements.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up

NTEN

Flickr Commons Project: Smithsonian Institution I've been neglecting my Member News roundups, but it's not because I don't care -- it's a combination of you guys all being super active and NTEN being consumed by NTC prep. The $10,000 prize winner will be announced at the NTC ! Shannon Turlingtion blogs about wikis , Open Source, and changing the way we "manage" participation. The winner will be announced at the NTC !

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TechSoup's Netsquared Organizers Win 2015 NTENny Awards

Tech Soup Blog

Just before NTC each year, NTEN staff and board members make a final decision on the award winners." She has also led her community to start publishing monthly nptech community roundups and has recruited co-organizers to help her expand the group.

Integration of CRM and CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I know that’s one more thing in a long list of considerations (and it’s generally more important to think about for the CRM – the CMS, if it is modern, and especially if it is open source, will provide few barriers to integration.) I’ll have follow up posts on specific examples of this integration using open source tools (on one end or the other, or both.) To some extent it also depends on how open the CMS is with regard to extensibility.

Nonprofit Technology News for November 2013

Tech Soup Blog

We will be launching the full version of the site in March at NTC, at a hackathon we are co-producing with Code for America. ” The World Bank blog reports that it has launched an open data website.

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Interview: Zen and the art of Nonprofit Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Michelle most recently published a white paper in collaboration with NTEN called " Let's Talk: How Open APIs Can Change How Nonprofits Manage Data " It is a topic of critical importance in the nonprofit tech space. Do you think Open Source is like fair trade coffee ?

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Meet Miles Maier: London Region ICT Champion

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'll get a chance to see Miles again at this year's NTC Conference and some lucky local nonprofit in DC will have Miles as a volunteer for the NTC Day of Service ! Do you think Open Source is like fair trade coffee ?

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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: May 27

NTEN

Flickr: kalabird) (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. This week, for example, NTEN members like Johanna Bates , Peter Campbell , Dean Matsueda , David Geilhufe , and many more debated the topic of privacy issues on social networks (a la Facebook recently) and whether that would drive more nonprofits to customized open source options for their communities. Tags: community buzz NPTech nten members NTEN is People!

Four Social Media Fundraising Tools

NTEN

Isn't it amazing that in a few short years, an organization (NTEN) and a conference (NTC) have done so much to help us push the envelope and evolve so rapidly? Ehren Foss has a decade of diverse technical experience with web programming, database administration, and many of the open source tools that help make the web an amazing place to work. NPTech NTEN Social Media FundraisingBy Ehren Foss, CTO, HelpAttack!

NpTechTag Summary: Insect Antennae, A Blast from the Past, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is based on some open source code called Pligg that creates a "digg" like interface. The nptech tag stream (plus other sources) has been imported, so you can comment and vote on tagged items. Maybe we need an NPtech History Archive ?

Geeks for Good: Technology Evangelism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Instead, I dip into the NpTech Tag Stream and notice this post from NTEN about a new book about nonprofits and technology. I met him in 2002 in Orlando at the NTC Conference when he was just beginning to do that research and had a great conversation with him a bar in downtown Orlando.

Top 10 Panels at Nonprofit Technology Conference - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

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