You've heard of poetry slams, events where poets compete to perform the best delivery of orignal poerty, but have you heard of pitch slams? Innovate!100 is a new competition challenging start-ups to create the best pitch and compete for money, prizes, publicity, and the opportunity to be introduced to world-class partners and investors.
Join TechSoup for a webinar about how to start a program at your nonprofit to refurbish computers. Learn how to get good refurbishable equipment donations and how to economically set up an operation that is suitable to your budget and the space you have.
Green Mountain Coffee and Ashoka's Changemakers are organizing the Revelation to Action Competition to find the most innovative ideas to inspire community action. From now until April 21, 2010 you can enter your idea for motivating local citizens to strengthen communities across New England and New York. The best innovations will be awarded prizes totaling USD $50,000, and other prizes are available as well.
From Facebook and Twitter to Google Maps and SMS, we've got loads of new tools that we can use to communicate. But how do we use those tools to create real-world change?
10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action is an independent film that documents inspiring info-activisim stories and uses the lessons learned in those stories to create a set of 10 pieces of advice to help aspiring do-gooders to plan their own information acticvism. The film is currently being screened all over the world.
The Dell Social Innovation Competition is challenging students worldwide to come up with innovative ideas that will benefit society. Running through March 1, the competition is designed to foster the creativity and idealism of students. The winning student will recieve $50,000 to put their plan into action.
Computers crash, viruses infect, and disasters happen. But they don’t have to affect your ability to continue working if you’re prepared. There are some key things you should know about your computer system and your applications — and things you should do with your data — to ensure that you’re back up in a few hours instead of a few days.
Kami Griffiths will interview Laura Richardson from Uptime Resources to help you understand how you can get your system back up and running so your staff can continue to do their work as quickly as possible. The discussion will open your eyes to the risks you should be aware of and to the measures that can help prevent data loss.
Has your organization ever wanted to have an easy way to automate your text-messaging services? Last week, Twilio announced a tool that allows you to add SMS functionality to your web apps for about 3 cents a message. At the bottom of this post, I've embedded a video from Twilio explaining how the service works.
Pepsi is looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact to apply for Pepsi Refresh Project grants. They will give away up to 32 grants totaling $1.3 million every month to the individuals or groups that receive
For the second year, Change.org is hosting it's Big Ideas for Change in America competion. The competition provides the ability for members of the public to propose innovative ideas and for other members of the public to vote on which ideas they like the best. The 10 most popular ideas will be presented to relevant members of the Obama Administration, and Change.org has vowed to mobilize its community to support the winning ideas.