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Is Your Nonprofit on YouTube?

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Is your nonprofit on ?  I found 76 videos on YouTube tagged with "nonprofit" (a search for videos tagged with NGO brought up 377 entries, but it looks like the majority of them are by or about people with the last name Ngo).  Many of the "nonprofit" videos were by people creating pieces for and about nonprofit projects, but not many were created by nonprofits themselves. 

Museums and Blogs

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A couple weeks ago at the San Francisco Net Tuesday, I got to talking with Craig Rosa, the I.T. Director for in San Jose, and he told me about a site called that has a directory of 68 museum and museum-related blogs.  You can search by Blog Age, Date Added, A-Z, or by Topic.

I also met Leslie Madsen-Brooks this summer at the , who is the writer of the blog, .  She has a pretty extensive blogroll of museum-related blogs and her most recent post is about .

Craig also reminded me that the 2007 will be held in San Francisco April 11-14th, so save the date!  If you want to present, the deadline for Program Proposals is September 30, 2006, and demonstration proposals will be accepted through December 31, 2006.

You can check out the Museums and the Web blog, Flickr pool and online community .

Short update on Helpalot; charity social network site

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Hi all,

I've been posting some blog items here on Netsquared about my graduation project ; A charity social network site with evaluations, where you can state on your personal page who your friends are and what charities you support.

There are some great developments I quickly want to share with you: I now have help from , making it no longer a 'one person effort'. The Helpalot Foundation will see the light next month and thanks to the financial backing of Herman Wiegerinck co-founder of marketing, we will be able to develop the site and aim to launch the site in the beginning of 2007. 

Tech Reach International: Disaster & Emergency Response Technology Fair

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While I was at the on Saturday, I picked up a flier for an interesting looking event, Silicon Valley "Simulation Day", a disaster and emergency response technology fair.

The event will be on Tuesday, September 19th from 12:30-6:30 PM at Intuit Corporate Headquarters (2345 Garcia Rd, Building #5) in Mountain View, CA.  Admission is free.

Aid Workers Network

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The is a UK-based nonprofit created in 2002 by a group of aid workers. According to the FAQ page on the site, over 12,000 aid workers are registered members of the community.

The site includes a that pulls from aid workers' and aid organizations' blogs, including a great looking blog called, .  One of humanitarian.info's posts pointed me to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affair's .  OCHA also has for Pakistan, Niger, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Darfur and Liberia.

wrote up about their work on the Network that says that it is a "-powered site" that is "powered by ." They also designed the logo.

Prize Finalists Selected - Products Open for Public Comment

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The Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest has selected six exciting dewelopers and products that are being considered as finalists for its inaugural prize.  The final prize recommendation will be made by an advisory panel but we would also like to hear from you.  We would like to invite you to share your impressions of the products, their usability, elegance and relevance.  The finalist developers and products are:

  • George Hotelling, Citizen Speak
  • Donald Lobo, CiviCRM
  • Jamie McClelland, Basebuilder
  • Ethan McCutchen, WagN
  • Zack Rosen, Civic Space
  • Kevin Smith, The Martus Project

If you are familiar with these products or would like to take some time and explore them a bit and share your insights with the Prize Advisory Panel, we welcome your feedback.  This is the first year of the Pizzigati Prize and we need your guidance as we select a prize recipient who has created an elegant and usable tool, had a practical impact on the effectiveness and capacity of nonprofit organizations, and also has promoted an ethic of collaboration and sharing.  You can find more about the Prize and the finalist products, and share your thoughts at

Bianca Jagger @ Lebanon Protest in London

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On Saturday, August 5, 2006, over 100,000 people took to the streets of central London to demand an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Lebanon. The largest emergency demonstration in British history was organized by the Stop the War Coalition and led by renowned peace advocate Bianca Jagger, who had invited dropping knowledge to join her on the march.

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