Organizations and Networks

Four Processes for Online Sustainability

Aspiration provides a range of eAdvocacy resources related to online communications and best practices in nonprofit technology.

4 processes

The following materials are part of our Four Processes for Sustainable Online Impact trainings. The workshops teach essential strategies for getting the most out of various online channels as an organization.

Technology for the Arts

"Technology in the Arts 2007 is now seeking session proposals for their conference held on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh, PA, from October 12-13. The conference hosts arts service organizations, performing, visual and presenting organizations from across the U.S., from the local to national levels.

eRiders.net

Teresa Crawford writes, "The long awaited eRiders.net is nearing completion.  We have done alot with the new site and I think you all will be happy with the mountains of new content we have added."

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.

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:

Tools for Community: Mobile Phones, Speakeasy, Networks, and more..

Another story from MobileActive: Emily Gertz, our friend at WorldChanging and our prolific MobileActive blogger, profiles Tad Hirsch of txtmob fame and his Speakeasy project in Chinatown in Boston.  Using voice over IP telephony and mobile phones, Speakeasy is a "a software-enabled telephone call center staffed by multilingual community volunteers. Newcomers to Chinatown who are not fluent in English can call the service and connect with someone from the neighborhood who can provide immediate language interpretation, answer questions, and offer advice."

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