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.

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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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.

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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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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Where I’ll be at NTC

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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. Tags: Nonprofit Tech 09ntc civicrm nptech nten penguinday

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

Tech Soup Blog

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

Deadline Approaching for $10,000 Pizzigati Prize

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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.

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

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Just tech savvy people? 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.

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.

4 Tech Tools for Reaching Marginalized Communities

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At this year's Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Maite Arce, executive director of HAF, and Osvaldo Gomez, technology director at Upleaf , shared how they combined technology with grassroots outreach to help Spanish-speaking immigrants across the country. The Four Tech Tools HAF and Upleaf Used to Reach Rural Communities. It used the open source platform Drupal. Images 2 and 3 : Upleaf (via NTC's shared slides).

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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

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!

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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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TechSoup Roundup of 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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12NTC is the go-to event every year for nonprofit professionals who work on technology, communications, or guide their organizations in tech decisions. 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.

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? tech-savvy? something together with a variety of open source tools? Event cloud computing nonprofits community NTEN NTC #13ntc

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

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Allen Benamer of the Nonprofit Tech Blog says " Support Idealware !" Creative Commons points out the projects that support free culture and open content on their site and on. Ten Tech Proposals Empowering Human Rights, Local Leadership, and Community Education is. The NTEN's NTC and NPTech Pipe. I'm probably the only insane person who is using all these plus others sources. Here's a few blog posts about the NTC experience: Marnie Webb says Web2.0

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

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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.

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. I count among my careers software engineer, business entrepreneur, tech writer and fiction author.

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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.

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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. Connect with Tech Training (and Techies!)

Joining the NTEN Board

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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. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Joining the NTEN Board August 7, 2007 Katrin, the Executive Director of NTEN, announced today that I’m joining the Board. (So So now’s my chance to blog about it!)

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

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We pull in donation opportunities, volunteer positions, petitions, event, and other actions from 60+ different sources. In 2007, I realized that a much more effective way to aggregate interesting actions would be to subscribe to RSS feeds from trusted sources. Around the time of the Nonprofit Technology Network ’s 2008 NTC conference, an even brighter light bulb went on. And what does “Linked Open Data” refer to?

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CRM & CMS Integration: Plone and Salesforce.com

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This is, for sure, one of the most robust open source CMS to CRM integrations out there, and one that seems to be getting pretty close to providing very powerful integration “out-of-the-box&# – instead of having to piece things together and do customized code, which is more common than not. at 5:42 pm Michelle, Hopefully after the demo at the Plone booth in the NTC Science Fair you got a good taste of the Plone-salesforce.com integration!

Nonprofit Technology Rockstars: Jason Shim

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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. “When I think about it though, while I like to read about digital strategy and social media, I actually spend a lot more time reading about things that are not related to nonprofit tech.

Circuit Rider School

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I realize that we’ve been having this conversation ever since NTC used to be called the "Circuit Rider Roundup." Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Circuit Rider School June 11, 2007 Way back when (last month – I’ve been busy) Deborah Finn blogged about the "New England School for Circuit Riders."

Back Channels, Workflow, Data, Twitter, and me

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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. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Back Channels, Workflow, Data, Twitter, and me March 13, 2007 I read Beth’s recent blog entry on Twitter , and of course, the neo-luddite in me said “waste of time!&#

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. “When I think about it though, while I like to read about digital strategy and social media, I actually spend a lot more time reading about things that are not related to nonprofit tech.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. When preparing for Nonprofit Technology Conference , my weekly motto was “be present” – reminding me to focus on what happens now and who I’m talking to now, reduce my social media time, and enjoy this present of participating in NTC. Also, in a way, BuJo is an open source movement with its basics, many versions and user community.

09NTC: Let’s Connect in San Fran!

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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. Find more ways to follow virtually from NTC-Live. Net Tuesday & 501 Tech Club Affinity Group Meeting. This session will revisit the challenges of collective action in an era of “open source activism,” and highlight how the Web can help overcome those hurdles.

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TechSoup's Netsquared Organizers Win 2015 NTENny Awards

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Just before NTC each year, NTEN staff and board members make a final decision on the award winners." He helps groups of tech-for-good people get together anywhere in the world get together to talk shop. She has been with the Naples Free-Net since 1998 and organized the NFN4Good nonprofits support and education program to teach WordPress, CiviCRM, and other open-source software.

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 ? I saw that you just signed up for the NTC Day of Service (bless you). How do you see gift economies operating in the nonprofit open source community, the nonprofit blogosphere, and nonprofit tech community in general?

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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.

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. She is also the coordinator for NOSI - Nonprofit Open Source Initiative. I had a chance to reconnect again with Michelle when she signed up to 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: April 30

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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. (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up

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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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NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: May 27

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There's always great discussion and debate about nonprofit tech topics here, along with some really helpful resource sharing. 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. > DC 501 Tech Club. NTEN is People!

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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. There's also the DiSo Project , an umbrella for a group of open source implementations of distributed social networking concepts. NTEN's monthly roundup of tech resources called " Things We Like " (and I'll add to "fondle.")

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. The Non-Profit Tech Blog drills down deeper on the limitations and suggests waiting before adopting. NTEN's Call for NTC Sessions - Deadline October 24th. The NTC is the nonprofit technology's field largest gathering. New (To Me) Nonprofit Tech Blogs.

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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. Charity Digital News , Wired , and several other UK tech publications recently reported on Nominet Trust 100 , or NT100, which is a new comprehensive global list of promising applications of digital technology for social good. The NT100 will form the basis for a growing online resource for social enterprises called “The Social Tech Guide."

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