Helping nonprofits and NGOs join the digital revolution

All this past week, TechSoup, a technology provider for nonprofits, has been running an online gathering to degeek current technologies that encourage openness, collaboration and sharing. Over the course of a week, they’ve covered topics like:

On top of that, they’ve very wisely started a resource on NetSquared for cataloging successes that nonprofits have found putting technology to use:

Has your organization solved a problem, reached new heights, or re-energized its base — thanks to a digital trick or two? Have you seen another organization use technology to help accomplish its goals? We want to hear these stories, and we want you to share them with other non-profit leaders.

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TechSoup will also hosting an event called Net Tuesday Tuesday, November 8, 2005 in San Francisco to continue the dialog about how nonprofits can leverage technology in their respective missions.

On top of events and microconferences like Aspiration Tech‘s annual Open Source Usability Sprint, CompuMentor’s Nonprofit Technology Roundtable Series and the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp, it seems like it’s a very good time to be a nonprofit looking to get started with open technology!

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Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

2 thoughts on “Helping nonprofits and NGOs join the digital revolution”

  1. Hi Chris/all

    Having caught the recent Flock item on the BBC’s Newnight, I thought I would get in touch regarding an event taking place this week on Wednesday 9 November in London.

    For anyone in the Flock community who is interested in the needs ICT of organisations in the non-profit sector, SocialSource 2005 will be examining the potential of Open Source tools and methods for helping to address them.

    The day’s programme includes a mix of levels from introductory, to more technical, as people from a diverse range of organisations will be attending.

    The event is free to attend – if you’re around, come along, you’ll be very welcome. All details are at


    Adrian De Luca (lead organiser for SocialSource 2005)

  2. I am a report writter and worked with many ngos without any interest I am social worker and widhed to work with u I am drama and story wrtter writs for peace only also trained as anti drug out reach worker worked as sceince reasrch assisstant too. bye sohail yousaf

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