Our 15th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit took place 14-16 November! Nonprofit staff, developers, capacity builders, and grassroots activists shared knowledge, built capacity, and collectively envisioned the future of free and open technology to support social change efforts.
We held our California Nonprofit Technology Festival in Fresno, CA on June 20-21, where CA-based nonprofit staff, community organizers, educators, media-makers, journalists, social justice techies and capacity builders focused on sharing knowledge, building tech capacity, and fostering relationships for social change.
Our experience in the human rights technology sector is that most efforts tend to focus on short-term horizons or be reactive in nature. With support from Ford Foundation, we explored the concept of a long-term "Research and Development Lab" for Human Rights Tech, and published our findings.
At CampaignCon 2017 in Johannesburg South Africa, activists, technologists, and NGOs worked collectively toward a more nimble, responsive civil society better able to mobilize in the face of growing authoritarianism and shrinking civic space. Participants shared ideas, honed skills and co-created strategies while exploring modern campaigning theory and practice.
Consumer Reports announced the release of The Digital Standard, a privacy and security framework designed to safeguard consumers. Aspiration worked with Consumer Reports, Disconnect, Ranking Digital Rights, and The Cyber Independent Testing Lab on new, open guidelines for evaluating products, apps, and services. Provide your feedback on GitHub.