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:
- RSS Syndication: What, Why and How?
- Social Bookmarking for Nonprofits
- Tagging 101
- Personal Aggregation: Social Bookmarking, Feedreaders, etc.
- Widgets and AJAX applications
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.
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!