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Using Closed vs. Open Web Site Tools as a Nonprofit

Recently, we had a conversation with an organization who was getting pressure to use a closed tool called Jimdo rather than the open-source tool, WordPress for their web site. Jimdo seemed easier and quicker and they wanted to know what we thought about it. Here’s a couple points that we brought up with them: Using […]

Tools for Social Change

Aspiration (mama org to Social Source Commons) is spending the week here in Detroit, MI for the 2010 United States Social Forum. USSF is a gathering place for activists, non-profits and people concerned with social justice and inequality in society. There’s an incredible number of people here (~20,000) and Aspiration is working with the Tor […]

Translating Your Site with Worldwide Lexicon

Photo courtesy of Shawn Econo In our continued quest to make our blog more accessible (see Social Media and Accessibility), we’ve added Worldwide Lexicon to the SSC Blog! What is Worldwide Lexicon, you ask? Well, dear friend, Worldwide Lexicon (or WWL as the cool kids say) is a great way to offer your blog or […]

Modules for a Better World

Javascript is disabled. To see the toolbox, please enable Javascript or see the toolbox page. I wanted you all to check out a new toolbox one of our users put together to the right. Kathryn Benedicto recently created a toolbox of Drupal modules that she finds particularly useful. What is a “module” you ask? Modules […]

Open Source GIS, Negotiating and a Mad Lady Named Mimi

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 […]

2 New Tools and a Toolbox on SSC

As we get more and more great New Tools added to Social Source Commons, we like to shout them out and see what our illustrious users think. So take a gander and let us know what tools are lighting up YOUR toolbox. Collabtive is a hosted, project management tool that is presented as an open […]

Open Source Facebook-ing

Firefox Songbird WordPress While the general population probably still has no idea what it means for something to be “open source“, the movement is growing. Firefox, Songbird and WordPress, among others, are software tools that are increasing the visibility of the open source value system which emphasizes open access to information about a product, most […]

Penguin Day San Francisco 2009

Aspiration, Social Source Commons mama org, is proud to announce that Penguin Day is coming to San Francisco! Saturday, April 25, 2009 9:00am – 5:00pm Odd Fellows Hall 26 7th St. (@ Market St.) San Francisco, CA What is a Penguin Day, you may ask? Well, dear nonprofit-software-interested friends, Penguin Days are designed to let […]

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