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A couple Nonprofit fundraising links

Here are a couple of nonprofit fundraising links that I found on some of the listservs that I subscribe to

<ul><li><strong>Fund Raising Forum Library </strong><br />45 helpful fundraising articles.<a href="http://www.raise-funds.com/library.html"><br />http://www.raise-funds.com/library.html</a> <br /></li></ul>(Originally posted on nonprofit@rain.org<a href="http://www.raise-funds.com/library.html"> http://www.rain.org/mailman/listinfo/nonprofit)

Ungana Afrika Research Project: Capacity Building and Tech Support in Africa NGOs

Rudi von Staden at Ungana Afrika is starting a research project looking into different ways that ICT students or recent graduates can be engaged to provide capacity building and technology support to NGOs and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. If you are personally involved in one, or know of other projects that he can contact to participate in the research, please contact them via http://www.ungana-afrika.org/projects/sdp.htm , which also provides more information on the project.

Idealware Donation Tools Review

Our friend and colleague Laura Quinn at Idealware reviewed twenty-seven lower-priced online software tools that accept donations from an existing website. She found that many affordable tools are also powerful, friendly, and flexible. She offers in the report recommendations for high-quality tools, as well as a method to choose the right tool for you.  View the report 

Great work, Laura!

Web Surveys and Section 508 accessibility

After launching our first-ever NGO software survey we heard from a number of people who rightly noted that the survey as it is currently hosted on survey monkey is not accessible for web users with disabilities and assistive technologies (sometimes referred to as compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act - see also http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php and http://www.section508.gov/ for more information.) 

After some research we found that there is indeed a scarcity of inexpensive, hosted survey solutions available that are fully accessible for people with disabilities.   

Open Source in London: Social Source 2005

Our friends in London are hosting the second London Social Source event, in affiliation with the global Penguin Day movement.

Adrian from LASA writes:

Social Source UK 05 is for those interested in the potential of free & open source software and methods for the voluntary and non-profit sector.

Programme for SocialSource 2005:

  • introductions for those who have had no hands-on contact with Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS)
  • case studies
  • details of projects going on within the sector using F/OSS tools.
  • demonstrations of Open Source software in action
  • opportunities for discussion.

All are welcome to attend, whether new to Open Source or already involved in projects, with key stakeholders envisaged as those:

Free Software Foundation announces Award for Social Benefit Software

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announces the creation of a new annual award and is calling for nominations: 

<p> &quot;Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit&quot; </p>

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