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The Cycle of Listening, Part II

The listening cycle series has been co-written by Dirk Slater from Fabriders. Dirk has two decades of experience supporting social justice movements and is a nice guy to boot. You can find him on Twitter @fabrider. You can also find the version of this article on the Fabriders site here. As we outlined in Part [...]

The Listening Cycle, Part I

Beyonce wants you to listen Image source:youtube.com The listening cycle has been co-written by Dirk Slater from Fabriders. Dirk has two decades of experience supporting social justice movements and is a nice guy to boot. You can find him on Twitter @fabrider. You can also find the version of this article on the Fabriders site [...]

Embarking on a Quest for a Tech Solution

Embarking on a quest can be daunting. Embarking on a quest for a new technology project is especially so. On trips and quests in life, we often start by finding a map or connecting with someone else who has been down that road.                How to Write a Nonprofit                Request for Proposals (RFP) Unfortunately, for nonprofit [...]

Making a ‘Tweet This’ Button with # and @

Are you trying to set up a “Tweet This” link in your email newsletter but it keeps looking funny or not including all the text? Last year, Matt wrote one of Social Source Common’s most popular blog posts that details Creating “Share This on Facebook/Twitter” Links. The post includes what code is needed to create [...]

Online Accounts Inventory: When Storing It in Your Head No Longer Works

When I moved recently, I realized just how many companies and agencies there were that I needed to stay in contact with. I needed to contact them to update my information and I had little to use to figure out who those companies and agencies were. I started the process of updating my contact information [...]

Shout-Out to DigiActive

A couple of days ago, (April 10, 2009 at 12:22am to be exact) Frederick Noronha posted a great little peek at Social Source Commons on DigiActive. DigiActive is “…dedicated to helping grassroots activists around the world use the Internet and mobile phones to increase their impact. Our goal is a world of activists made more [...]

It’s Twitter Time

With all of our talk about Twitter, we’ve decided to join the 21st century and start up a little feed for ourselves. You can now follow Social Source Commons at http://www.twitter.com/SSC_Tweets. All you have to do is click “Follow” and you can get up-to-the-minute updates from everyone’s favorite nonprofit tools resource. Also, be sure to [...]

Don’t Mind the Dust…

Hi everyone, we’re going to be tweaking the template here at the Social Source Commons Blog so don’t worry if things start looking a little funky today. We should be all hunky dorey by this afternoon! Thanks! -Matt (Your SSC Community Manager and sometimes Template Editor)

Concrete 5

Concrete 5 Website Baker Jaws Concrete 5 is a relatively new open source Content Management System designed for easy website development. While Drupal, Joomla and Plone are familiar names to many in nonprofit tech, Concrete 5 may sound like a Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie. The trouble is I haven’t heard much about it, but [...]

Green Nonprofit Technology

A couple of weeks ago, Aspiration (SSC’s mama organization) held the 2008 Nonprofit Software Development Summit which basically brought over a hundred nonprofit techie geeks together in Oakland, CA to hash out the current state of affairs with regard to, you guessed it, nonprofit software development. So many people and organizations were represented, I really [...]

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