Another week at Social Source Commons, another set of great tools. Here are a few of the tools that picqued my interest as I watched them roll in from the SSC New Tools RSS Feed. Have any experience with these? Why not let us know what you think?
Open Simulation Platform
An innovative project from Skip Cole out of the United States Institute of Peace, OSP is an open source program that allows organizations, diplomats and other agencies to train people in negotiating tactics and situations. As international disputes become increasingly common in an ever-more connected world, Open Sim Platform allows people and organizations to use open source technology for change. Sweet!
A fully featured open source GIS program, uDig stands for User friendly, Desktop located, Internet oriented, GIS ready. Designed to be both a working platform and a foundation for other programs, uDig provides a framework for geographical information systems without the proprietary lockdown of other GIS programs. Give it a whirl!
Creating and blasting email is Mad Mimi’s M.O. They feature an easy email creation tool as well as different pricing plans based on the amount of emails you send. One of many Email Blast tools, Mad Mimi is another choice to consider. With a tool like an email blaster, you want to make sure you are comfortable with the interface because as a nonprofit, you’ll be using it often if doing any outreach online. Plus, I mean that icon is pretty slick. Doesn’t look too mad though…
These are some great tools added by users just like yourself. What are the tools that YOU use at your nonprofit? Let us know what they are and what you think! You’re not just giving us interesting stuff to read but also informing other nonprofits like your own. Let them know what’s in YOUR toolbox.