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  • Forum Thread: Database vendor + useful blogging

    Hello everyone! I just started working for Z2 Systems, which created a web-based CRM system named NEON that is focused on nonprofits. Before that I worked for several nonprofits in the Chicago and New York City areas, where I mainly engaged in fundraising and outreach efforts. We're redesigning...
  • Forum Reply: Re: New member greeting

    Hi, Charnelle. Welcome! Have you tried looking at tech-related volunteering opportunities in your area posted on any of these sites? VolunteerMatch Idealist/Action Without Borders All for Good ServeNet Network For Good 1-800-Volunteer.org Your LinkedIn profile should...
  • Forum Reply: Re: How to change web masters

    Sounds like quite an unacceptable situation. It's perfectly acceptable to fire a volunteer. Call the person in, ask for all passwords and other documentation, tell him/her it's not working out, thank him/her for the time. Period. Do you have a written job description regarding this task...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Tool for online discussion forums

    It's an oldie but a goodie - I still love love YahooGroups as an online forum - I think it's the best, by far. It has everything you have asked for, and much more. You can make it as private or as public, as moderated or as open, as you like. And users can decide themselves how they want to access...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Updating an existing web site

    Hey there, Carol. Sad that this happens all the time - whether with a volunteer, a paid consultant or a staff person. Too often, a person builds a web site and then leaves, with no documentation and not enough notice to find someone else! You say you've tried to recruit a volunteer. Can you say...
  • Forum Thread: 10 reasons to crowdtest apps & websites.

    From Mithun Sridharan of Passbrains , a crowdtesting firm, comes 10 reasons for companies to crowdtest their apps and websites . Do you crowdtest your apps and web sites? I do! I've often had some push backs from the IT folks regarding such - they don't like the idea of beta testing the site...
  • Forum Thread: Korean ICT volunteering abroad initiative

    World Friends IT Volunteers, based in South Korea, provides recipient countries and organizations with IT courses and other IT-related volunteering activities to build IT knowledge and skills. World Friends IT Volunteers also participate in ICT projects such as maintenance or development of IT systems...
  • Forum Thread: Code for Change Myanmar 15-16 March 2014 in Yangon

    Just found out about this from a friend on Facebook, who is actually at this event right now: Code for Change Myanmar . (Thanks, Thomas!) "Code for Change Myanmar is a new initiative to try to harness the transformative potential of the opening up of Myanmar’s telecommunications market...
  • Forum Thread: Hackathons for good - benefits to nonprofits

    A hackathon, according to Wikipedia , is an event when programmers meet to do collaborative computer programming. The spirit of a hackthon is to collaboratively build programs and applications. It lasts one day, a few days, maybe an entire weekend, but it doesn't require any ongoing commitment. ...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Hackathons for good - benefits to nonprofits

    Revisiting this topic, one of my favorite one-day group tech volunteering events are Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where a museum recruits volunteers to come onsite to a bank of computers and help update or create entries on Wikipedia related to the museum's mission. Here's a story from July 2013 in...
  • Forum Thread: Developers for Development (D4D) & other university-based ICT4D / Tech4Good initiatives

    Developers for Development (D4D) "aims to inspire students to apply computer science to apply their skills of technology to problems in the developing world. " It is a community in the Cambridge, Massachusetts (Harvard) area. "First and foremost this starts with awareness about ICT4D and...
  • Forum Thread: Rails Girls - tech skill-building for women & girls

    Here's a cool thing I found: Rails Girls . Our aim is to give tools and a community for women to understand technology and to build their ideas. We do this by providing a great experiences on building things and make technology more approachable. Learn sketching, prototyping, basic programming...
  • Forum Thread: Crowdsourcing & crowd funding in the news

    Did a search of the phrase nonprofit technology on GoogleNews, and these three articles came up: 'Code For Good' links students with Delaware nonprofits The News Journal, Nov 3, 2013 "This weekend marked the second Code for Good Challenge , a new program created by J.P. Morgan Chase...
  • Forum Thread: Are volunteers bad for ICT4D Projects?

    ICTWorks offers this: 4 Reasons Why Short-Term Volunteers Are Bad for ICT4D Projects , such as community tech centers. I had some problems with this article... here are my comments, which are also posted on the article: ------ For this article to be more accurate, the headline should say either...
  • Forum Thread: SELL RDP,SHELL,SSH Tunnel,CPANEL,SMTP,VPN,Email Leads,Mailer,Webmail

    SELL RDP,SHELL,SSH TSELL RDP,SHELL,SSH Tunnel,CPANEL,SMTP,VPN,Email Leads,Mailer,Webmail * CONTACT -Yahoo messenger : tools_brilliant92 -Email : tools_brilliant92@yahoo.com -Visit Web : http://toolsbrilliant.webs.com/ ___________RDP(Remote Desktop Protocal)____________ - RDP Australia :$10 ( Warranty...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Recent & upcoming hackathons for good

    Developers throughout Pittsburgh’s technology sector came together as volunteers the weekend of Feb. 21 to solve some of the challenges faced by the city’s government agencies and nonprofits at the second annual Steel City Codefest . 55 organizations throughout Pittsburgh submitted challenges...
  • Forum Thread: CTN Digital Literacy Corps: Volunteers Bridging the Digital Divide

    Community Technology Network (CTN) programs help connect organizations to individuals and resources, in an effort to enhance digital inclusion and close the digital divide throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. CTN offers a variety of programs that aim to build a community network that is increasing...
  • Forum Thread: NYTechResponds web site brokering tech vols w/ orgs that need them post-Sandy

    If you are a small business, organization, school, non-profit, or government entity in the NYC area that needs help with a technology-related challenge post Hurricane Sandy, or you are someone that could help with such a challenge, the NYTechResponds web site is brokering expertise with needs. ...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Recent & upcoming hackathons for good

    Just found out about this per a new follower on Twitter: # HackForGood 2014, happening simultaeously across 8 Spanish cities, 3–5 April 2014: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, Sevilla, Gijón, Valladolid and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Translated from español : Applications...
  • Forum Thread: CommuniTech & other refurbished / used computer donation programs

    CommuniTech is an IMARA initiative at CSAIL that attempts to bridge the Digital Divide. CommuniTech's mission is two-fold. Through the MIT Used Computer Factory (UCF), it provides refurbished computers to underserved families. Through Families Accessing Computer Technology (FACT), it trains those...
  • Forum Thread: Volunteers, Seniors & the Internet

    I spent the last week staying with one of my 90+ grandmothers in Kentucky, who lives in a senior apartment complex. My other 90+ grandmother lives down the hall. Residents have private apartments. I knew the complex provided Internet access to residents as a part of their rent, but it's not very...
  • Forum Reply: Re: sex tech 2012 San Francisco April 1st-3rd

    I am outraged. OUTRAGED!! Not. "They are partnering with Techsoup Global to run the first ever hack-a-thon for youth health." Really excited about this. Knowbility.org (and MAIN before it) pioneered the practice of hack-a-thons -- though it didn't have that snazzy name back then...
  • Forum Thread: SAP Takes Social Responsibility to Heart

    Amanda McKeon blogs for Justmeans that SAP is expanding its activities in emerging markets by more than doubling the amount of employees it sends to disadvantaged communities through its social sabbatical initiative. The employees in this program are trained to help entrepreneurs and small to midsize...
  • Forum Thread: Advice for hackathons / one-day tech events looking for projects to hack

    In a conversation with a friend participating in Myanmar's first-ever hackathon to benefit causes or nonprofits , as well as reviewing recent, similar hackathons all over the world , and other one-day tech events for good like edit-a-thons, it seems to me that the easy elements of putting together...
  • Forum Thread: Wireless Networking in the Developing World

    Just found this, Wireless Networking in the Developing World , a free book about designing, implementing, and maintaining low-cost wireless networks. "This book is a practical guide to designing and building wireless networks in local communities, enhancing lives through improved communication,...