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Competition: Enter to win $50,000 through Revelation to Action

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Revelation to ActionGreen 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.

10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action

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10 Tactics from the coup

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.

TechSoup Webinar: After the Crash - Minimize your Downtime

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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.

SMS-enabling Your Web Apps

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Introducing Twilio SMS

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.

Competition: Big Ideas for Change in America

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For the second year, 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 has vowed to mobilize its community to support the winning ideas.


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