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volunteer practices online get a UK charity in trouble - could it happen to your nonprofit?
The U.K.'s Information Commission has served an enforcement notice on the U.K's Alzheimer’s Society and criticised the charity for displaying a "disappointing attitude" towards handling the sensitive personal data of its beneficiaries. An investigation launched by the ICO in November...
A hackathon re: menstruation stigma, another re: refugees, & digital volunteers in Wales
I follow and use the #tech4good tag on twitter, and follow various keywords on GoogleAlerts, so I hear a LOT about various hackathons, community tech events and classes, etc. Here some that got my attention in particular: Hack the Flow : a hackathon and contest to create apps that could help to reduce...
Receiving Video from Volunteers
What is the best app to ask volunteers to upload event, report and story videos to for review and possible use?
routing software needed
I have MS Streets and Trips, which is perfect to build routes for my deliveries. Easy and cheap and never a problem. But MS abandoned this field entirely and closed up shop on the software as of July 2015. It still works but only on borrowed time. Everything I see online is either not robust enough ...
RE: How 20,000 Reddit volunteers fight trolls, spammers, and played-out memes
Wish this thread was under digital engagement , because that's what this is - a lesson in digital engagement and in managing online volunteers appropriately. I blogged about it from this perspective earlier .
RE: UNDP Technology for Citizen Engagement Challenge
The first winners in this challenge have been announced: i-Vee is a GoogleApp. With i-Vee, users play games, travel around the world, and volunteer in virtual worlds - and through these activities, they increase their understanding of the value and culture of volunteering and how they can help others...
RE: List of banned words on social media for employees & volunteers?
Reviving this thread, per a story that was just brought to my attention today: North Smithfield administrator asks volunteer to resign over Facebook post A member of a Rhode Island town’s Parks and Recreation Committee who questioned his motor vehicle tax in a post on his Facebook page was...
BlackGirlsCode seeks mentors for student teams for Feb 2015 Hackathon
Ignite: International Girl's Hackathon - @ BlackGirlsCode seeks mentors to work w/ student teams in Oakland on Feb 13-15 Friday - TBD (in Oakland) Saturday and Sunday : Youth Impact Hub @ United Roots - 2781 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 We're looking for mentors to work with student teams...
Volunteering with apps & Facebook to help the visually-impaired
A new iPhone app called 'Be My Eyes' connects volunteers with blind people through a video call to help with simple daily tasks that can prove to be big challenges . The nonprofit app connects blind people with a sighted person through a video call to provide immediate assistance with a simple...
Humanitarian data exchange (HDX) helps aid workers act fast, effectively
How many Ebola beds are available? How many refugees are in Colombia? What’s the level of poverty in Philippines cities? The HDX can tell you In early 2014 Sarah Telford was head of the reporting unit at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Her task was to improve...
RE: Giftworks - Donor perfect reviews
I can sympathize as we are in a similar situation. We bit the bullet and spent the $750.00 back in 2012 to buy Giftworks and their volunteer module and it has, by in large, worked well for us. Last week I got the infamous "pay up or get out by August 31" notice and also am outraged. We are...
An Employee or Volunteer Is An Online Celebrity - Is That a Problem?
The Nonprofit Quarterly highlights a WSJ article, Your Employee Is An Online Celebrity - Now What Do You Do? , exploring it both from the perspective of the upsides and downsides of employees or volunteers mixing personal and private personas via online social media ( something I've explored myself...
Re: Volunteer Scheduling Software
eResource scheduler can be the best deal for you. I am using this software for a long time. Software have easy functionalities with features like drag and drop scheduling, time-sheets, resource forecasting reports, etc. An alternate for manual scheduling. This resource scheduler is configurable and collaborative...
Greatest training video for new volunteers ever made?
When it comes to digital storytelling, particularly videos, we usually think of videos that are just about educating the public and/or inspiring new supporters. But digital storytelling can serve a lot of functions - like international communications, or policy awareness, or new volunteer training...
Washington Trails Association video of its volunteers
So far this year , 3,100 volunteers have built, maintained or repaired 190 Washington state trails. "That's an incredible 100,000+ volunteer maintenance hours and a whole lot of stories." See these hard-working volunteers and why they keep coming back . [VIDEO] from the Washington Trails...
Tor Project - nonprofit producing online privacy tools
The Tor Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in the United States. Tor is free software and an open network that helps users defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as "traffic...
My History of Circuit Riding
Circuit riding emerged in the USA in the mid-90s as a way for volunteers and paid consultants to promote and support the use of computers, software and the Internet at nonprofit. The name derives from 19th century preachers in the Western USA who were shared among congregations who couldn’t afford...
IBM SPSS Nonprofit Resource Center - using predictive analytics
The IBM SPSS Nonprofit Resource Center encourages nonprofit organizations to "use the power of predictive analytics to improve program effectiveness, optimize resources, reduce costs and increase donations." But I wonder what SPSS means? Never says on the web page... The site includes a...
Profiles of TechSoup online volunteers
Last year, in May 2013, VolunteerMatch profiled two of TechSoup's online volunteers, in two separate blogs. This profile of Sasha Daucus discusses how she became an online volunteer with TechSoup, and why she enjoys it. It also features a fun photo of her doing some of her onsite volunteering...
Open Source hackers in Washington DC area?
I just joined TechSoup and posted an introduction on the main message board. I'm the CTO of Red Hat and interested in helping non-profits in the Wash DC area be successful with open source technologies. I'm going to be in the area May 1. I wonder if there are some open source gurus reading this...
Re: #commbuild tweetchats for October
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 1-2 p.m. New York City time (10 a.m. Oregon time), I'll be leading the # commbuild tweetchat on Twitter. The # commbuild tweetchat is focused on building and sustaining online communities for nonprofits, charities, schools, government programs and other mission...
FreedomHack - a hackathon to aid citizen reporters in Mexico (Aug 10-11 in D.C.)
From LIberationtech: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT) Washington, DC FreedomHack is a hackathon put together by CommunityRED along with Amnesty International and Cont3nt.com with the...
Jan. 10, 2013 online event: Transforming Communities Thru Apps
Interested in discovering more about developing apps to transform your community or to meet your nonprofit or NGO mission? Join TechSoup on Thursday, January 10 at 11 a.m. Pacific time for a webinar designed especially for nonprofits and libraries: the second part of a series on apps, as part of the...
St.Louis - July 19 presentation re: virtual volunteering
Think virtual volunteering is a new concept? False. Dispel this and many other myths about virtual volunteering and learn the truth about how this type of volunteerism can help your organization. This presentation will be a part of the MVMA-STL Meeting (for all those in St. Louis, Missouri that work...
Digital Humanitarian Network Summit 2013, Kenya (online participation!), Nov. 23 & 24
Digital Humanitarian Network Summit 2013 Geeks Without Bounds Saturday, November 23, 2013 beginning at 9:00 AM (EAT) [that's 10 p.m. San Francisco time, same day). Also Sunday, November 24, 2013. Nairobi, Kenya The Digital Humanitarian Network (DHNetwork) is hosting our annual summit...