Reflections on 14NTC: Technology Experimentation and the Ad Hoc Open Source Society

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In the true spirit of collaboration, NTC attendees collectively stewarded an ad hoc open source society. Craig Sinclair reflects on his experience, why he supports the open source movement, and shares examples of open venues for experimentation. Following his Ignite presentation at the 14NTC, Craig Sinclair reflects on the ad hoc open source society that formed, and open venues start experimenting. Craig Sinclair.

Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM April 14, 2008 I am so far behind, it’s not funny. My goal is to catch up by the end of this month, so that I’ll still be on track to make it to 100 free and open source tools by December. And, it’s got completely open APIs.

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12NTC: Open-Source Mobile Apps for Social Change

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session, Open Source Mobile Apps for Social Change. Why Open Source? Open source is not just about software distribution. Open source as a philosophy also promotes accessibility, transparency, inclusivity, open data, and integration with other tools. This can make open source solutions philosophically attractive to nonprofits and other social benefit organizations. " Other Open-Source Mobile Tools.

Penguin Day: Pre-NTC Open Source Learning Opportunity

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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

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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.

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. Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) have been wrestling with this for years, as the success of the Open Source movement places a downward pressure on the value of software. 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

2009 NTC Preview: Laura Quinn on Open Source Content Management

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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: . If there's one thing I've learned in my 6+ years at NTEN, it's that people love to hate their web sites. Perhaps that's why there are so many choices when it comes to CMS (oodles of which are rated in our CMS satisfaction survey ).

Drupal/Salesforce Integration

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve not had any experience with Springboard, but it’s important to understand that it is not open source, and is only maintained by one shop. I don’t know enough about it to match it to the contributed modules, but it’s hard to imagine that it’s possible for it to keep up, given the nature of open source development. CMS CRM Nonprofit Tech Open Source Web Tools drupal opensource salesforce

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NTC Links

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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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Report Back from Drupal Day 2015

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Drupal Day is so much more than a pre-conference event at NTC; it is an opportunity for community to come together, learn, and explore. drupal Drupal Day Leadership Open Source tech management IT Staff Stephanie Gutowski. Community Engagement Organizer. ThinkShout. Drupal Day has come and gone, and while the event itself goes by in the blink of an eye, the lessons learned resonate long after the conference ends.

Exercise Your Awesome at the NTC Member Lounge

Tech Soup Blog

On Friday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 attendees at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) will have the opportunity to participate in the member lounge hosted by TechSoup Global by either unwinding with snacks and WiFi, or by getting wound-up with exciting activities designed to inspire and connect. Four activities will be presented over both days, and each activity will be facilitated by winners of the TechSoup Global NTC Networking Challenge.

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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News from NTC ‘08

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology News from NTC ‘08 March 20, 2008 I’ve been having a great time here at NTC – running into lots of folks I’m happy to see again, and meet, learning about new things, being involved. MPower Open , an enterprise CRM, is both open source, and has great open APIs.

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

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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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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 !

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Drupal, Joomla and Plone! Oh my!

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April 15, 2007 At NTC , there was a lot of talk about the “big three&# open source CMS packages that most people these days in our sector are using: Drupal , Plone , and Joomla. I hadn’t had experience with either Plone or Joomla, but in talking to folks both at NTC and Penguin Day about Joomla, I got intrigued.

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Post-NTC Ramblings

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Post-NTC Ramblings March 24, 2008 It was a great week. I’ve got several posts on tap about specific aspects of the conference, or specific products and such that I’d come across during my time at NTC last week, so stick around. And I’m already looking forward to NTC in San Francisco in 2009! {

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On my way to NTC

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology On my way to NTC March 17, 2008 Tomorrow, I step off the plane in New Orleans, to go to the Nonprofit Technology Conference , and see folks I only get to see once a year, meet new people, chat and hang out with people I’ve been emailing/blog commenting/twittering, etc.

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Where I’ll be at NTC

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NTC is coming, and I don’t have to pack! But I will be BARTing my way into SF everyday, from Saturday for Penguin Day , Sunday through Tuesday for NTC, and Wed and Thursday for CiviCRM Developer Camp. Monday 10:30: Open Source CRM session ( David Geilhufe is moderating, yours truly is a speaker). Tuesday 10:30: Open Source CMS (Laura Quinn’s got that one. That’s a good thing.

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Meet Our NTC Green Sponsors!

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These sponsors are taking a sustainable approach to sponsoring the NTC and have opted out of printing their promotional materials to be more sustainable. We''re happy to have them as part of the NTC, and as a partner to help reduce the waste and carbon emissions that go along with putting on this event. Founded in 2001, we focus on serving the nonprofit sector and provide technology consulting, strategic assessments, print and web design services and open-source CMS implementation.

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. The winner will be announced at the next Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in April 2012.

10NTC: Freedom for IP's Brian Rowe on Content Sharing

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I caught Brian Rowe 's Sharing Content, Terms of Service, and Copyright Best Practices session today at this year's NTC, which was a great primer for understanding Creative Commons licensing and included information on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and several other topics. Tags: Legal Considerations Marketing Online Activism Open Source Reference Social Networking Tech Planning Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0

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

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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.

Beaconfire Survey: What we learned at SXSW and NTC

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March has been a busy month for us: with SXSW Interactive and NTC happening back to back, it felt like all conference, all the time. It’s an open source HTML5 video framework that allows you to intersperse web pages, Google Maps, etc throughout your video. Mark, Functional Consultant: At NTC, I attended the Managing Stakeholders: the Art of Managing Up, Down, and Across, where there was an interesting discussion around using and managing “backlogs” in organizations.

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

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Three Affordable Solutions: Use Open Data and Open Source Data Science to Reach Your Goals — Submitted by Steve Nagoski, senior data scientist at TechSoup. It's time for the annual community voting on #16NTC sessions. Next year's Nonprofit Technology Conference (March 23–25, 2016) will be in our own backyard — San Jose — so TechSoup will be there with bells on!*. We are looking forward to engaging with the #nptech community.

NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0 I’ve emerged from this week’s frenzy of buzzwords like “blogging,&# “open API,&# “e-advocacy,&# “municipal wireless&# and “social networking&# not surprised at how much things have changed, really, but how much they have stayed exactly the same.

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

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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

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

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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

NTC Reflections: That was the Week that was

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Now that it’s almost a full week behind us, I’ve asked Beaconfire’s NTC attendees to reflect on some of their favorite moments at NTC. Marissa: Open source is free. What story will you tell about this year’s NTC over and over again? What was your favorite Session? Marissa , Jeff: Browser Automation, FTW! Cara: Innovations in Social Media. Michael: Without a doubt it was the Science Fair. Don’t get me wrong, there were great sessions this year.

2009 NTC: Awards Show Wrap Up

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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. The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest recognizes software developers who create open source applications and tools that nonprofit and advocacy groups can put to good use.

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2009 NTC Preview: Nancy Schwartz on Branding in Web 2.0

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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. For marketing types, word of mouth advertising is the Holy Grail. We work really hard to create stakeholders who are so engaged and so invested, they can't help but tell everyone they know about what a great organization we are.

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Goodbye Microsoft…

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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.

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Join TechSoup Global at #13NTC

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novices are heading to Minneapolis later this week for the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), hosted by our friends at NTEN. There's still time to register for the live, three-day conference or you can join in from anywhere by participating via the Online NTC. Where will you be at NTC? something together with a variety of open source tools? Event cloud computing nonprofits community NTEN NTC #13ntc It's that time of year again!

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. We have the NPTech Meta Tag Feed (which aggregates about dozen feeds of NpTech tagged items and I'm still using for various reasons); Kikono.org (which uses an NpTech feed and digg like features) and now we have the two pipes from NTEN - the NTC pipe and the NpTech Pipe. Congrats to Avaaz.org for the winning video in the NTC Video Contest.

TechSoup Roundup of 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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12NTC: Open-Source Mobile Apps for Social Change from Ariel Gilbert-Knight. If you attended NTC, what were the highlights? Purchase Recordings from Online NTC. If you weren't there in person, you may have participated in the Online NTC , with live-streaming sessions, keynotes, and more. Event News Online Seminar Running Your Organization nonprofits 12NTC NTEN NTC

09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

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Audacity - open source and free, lots of community resources, have to download a separate mp3 encoder but they have links on their site. Can import other sources well. Tags: liveblogging 09ntc ntc podcasting I’m here at the 09NTC in Corey Pudhorodsky and Chad Norman’s session on podcasting!

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

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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. It's also the setting for the conference's Opening Reception.

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Open311: What Nonprofits and Public Libraries Can Gain from Open Government

Tech Soup Blog

A few weeks ago, I attended a panel discussion on open government data. The event was presented by Twilio and Open 311 , one of the organizations leading the charge to make government data public, accessible, and usable. I've kind of become an open-data geek in the past few months, largely thanks to NetSquared's unconference at NTC. Suddenly, many opportunities open for new and better government services without the usual price tag.

Tidbits

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There are some fabulous sessions proposed for the 2009 NTC , running the whole gamut of nonprofit technology, from planning to Web 2.0, open source, etc. Vote for them , especially the one I’m helping out with (David Geilhufe is the spearhead) on open source CRM. Under my hat is a blog post about open source and SaaS.

7 Ways You Can Connect at #16NTC

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TechSoup will be ALL OVER NTC this year. Here are seven ways you can get connected at NTC. We are thrilled to have so many partners with us at NTC and look forward to introducing you to them in the exhibit hall and throughout the conference! Three Affordable Solutions: Using Open Data and Open-Source Data Science to Reach Your Goals — Friday, March 25 — 10:30 a.m. Check your NTC tote bag for this TechSoup postcard and play along with us.

Great reads from around the web on April 14th

Amy Sample Ward

" Penguin Day Agenda - pd.aspirationtech.org - Are you heading to the NTC this month? "At local Penguin Days non-profit organizations explore the range of issues and options involved using Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS)." These are some links I wanted to share from April 14th. Find me on Delicious for more! PHILANTHROPY 2173: Mapping the social economy - Great blog post on using design for philanthropy.