Ushahidi is a web-based platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. The goal is to create a way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response. In 2008, Ushahidi was awarded $25,000 after winning the NetSquared N2Y3 Mashup Challenge.
For this month's Net2 Think Tank we asked you to share your tools and tactics for creating effective video messages - regardless of budget and organization size. Affordable video capability and basic editing software are now widely available and easy to use. But, how can organizations and enterprises best use video to inspire change? Below is a list of tips and suggestions on making decisions to do with hardware and software, message and editing, video quality, and promotion ideas.
Recently, I had a chance to connect with Chris Worman to learn about his team's efforts in creating a local philanthropy workshop in Romania. I was interested to learn about the event and how they are continuing, even after the event, to build understanding about local philanthropy in Romania and throughout the region.
When you have computers connected to the internet or to any external device, you need to take precautions. There are threats present that can not only cause harm to your computers, but could damage files on your network or potentially put sensitive data at risk. This free webinar will help you understand what the threats are and how your computers can get infected.
Since June, we've added 9 new NetSquared Local groups to the map, bringing the new official number to 79 groups in 25 cities worldwide! Below is a list of the groups that have started in the last few months.
This webinar will cover specific open source tools (some of which you may not have heard of before!) that work well for libraries and the benefits and challenges associated with their use. Meadville Public Library uses open source software on 90% of their public access computers.
The Nonprofit Software Development Summit will take place in Oakland, California from Nov 15-17. It is a high-spirited, fully-interactive festival of folks who are passionate about developing software tools to support the work of social change organizations and community activists.