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Are you considering using the Cloud at your nonprofit organization? What are some implications of the use of the Cloud for nonprofits and social justice movements?g85251alvapfrffywy0sc2kz0b12qwdx

(Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)ewljwsx4ozjrd9xmvh07yot2bahq7ooc

Calling it “The Cloud” is misleadinghiv1uwg9h1evkspv5ze0copumakqee4l

The Cloud is sold as a nicely packaged solution to store your data in one secure place. The reality of our current Cloud use is different. Really, the Cloud is a densely fragmented patchwork of services, models, and tools that you use online to store, edit, and share information.awkd02loi3bdsu1vcjjktie8g738p4mq

As technology users and consumers, and as social justice workers, we like to think about how storing and sharing information online may effect our organization or the people we serve.ed05gjkqrqoctxc8lhhqhgr4tepqlp9q

We’ve put together a few thoughts over time. The following list is by no means all inclusive but hopefully presented as a path to start conversations. We are inspired to collaborate with you around the awareness of shared responsibility as activists using Cloud technologies.nvy0fmd0aoe224nsa2fg5gfo3f1q8xym

Aspiration’s Cloud Considerations Checklist020bfxaydyji2w0o0ibwq0hqj4o6mm6d

1. Follow the Hollywood Marriage Rulemz9hcqgjpzrepnb8vdgazbcn258vc6hp

Technology relationships do not last forever. Technology changes. every. day. When selecting technology, think in terms of future seperations.ikfjw3w0xuzy1smcc6pc21tb4ouow214

Questions to consider…oczxl0mf116p2by1zh3l1md8qs1l9vvn

  • Can we get our data out?pwgwq6p6lwf7a97w2uzl1m1446vktml9
  • Is our data really our data, or did we give it over to someone else?yexrqrjhmv5yjzjhryguq586y9930vbo
  • Is our data secure?45ynw68d81uo2hd6d8sk5psljbfztn4o
  • Who else can see our data on this technology?sfjkl3y9u9jx31pvjj6tmbuj5fnf7fhp

2. The Cloud offers real benefits, but much remains unsolvedomkdlwdpf0ovlbl9rz29pdwlk3aul5pz

Benefitsjtl6l7s4istsm3ynhggosyf5iaxsycx8 Unresolved23cnotu9azg18bcl0n6fsp9cqzc0r8kj
Makes new collaborations possible
Increases availability of info
Improves efficieny in communciation
Allows for mobility
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Maintaining unified online identity
Undetermined control of data
Unclear third party actors
Fuzzy open standards
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3. Most cloud solutions are uniquely unleveraged relationshipsmqskh6krepzm77dcogi0c94nmc4zytka

Most cloud providers hold too many cards. They are uniquely leveraged in how much data they have and what they can do with it. Better checks and balances systems need to be put in place.ixtdzhh7hz418z88ewwfxb67j19xcibk

4. Your DATA is your digital powerdmvoiswm2rrh99mm4vsc0v7rz8eu882b

Putting organizations files, contacts, and data in the cloud raises rather than lowers the stakes on protecting it. If it really matters, keep-up-to-date versions locally, along with Plan B.ewl53wy9uxe9dhi2ol0m152g7fc30465

5. The Cloud is in diaperseoc55h0v44jihpdhpa7wjee6fnacb0bg

The idea of the cloud is still young. Don’t trailblaze or make big bets if you don’t have too. Rather, model on others’ success. Time will tell and teach.fgk4qkk0vb59lx9x9he5j5qc4upklwfr

Nonprofit Brainstorm: What’s in Your Cloud?y9t3t64560a186nvbo4flf2kdk5bfb23

Before considering the Cloud or reviewing your current Cloud use, a good place to start is figuring out where you currenty put all your data as an organization. Start with these questions:gj1le9orxofbue0acvt7lof8ka31p7ow

  • Where do you have accounts online?hbs2gcqwqv2lg4fqwl1y4yrgai1s03c8
  • Where do you put files online or contact information?8t8xyfi68b9a7spa25zorxeh20us4az2
  • What internet services are you using to house your data?yx3keybx4ofwmnl5zekaxb6frppx4cdt

When you start by taking an inventory of where you are at, you can get a real sense of where you stand rather than getting paranoid (or nihilistic) about your cloud use ;).61xouhkmi02zjggidm5ckowufu213up0

NptechReality

Thank you to Gunner for sharing his tips on the Cloud through many nonprofit technology trainings and inspiring the blog post. Thank you to Jessica Steimer for helping to get our data house in order.cazk0es1m7r82hsp0w131rgaigrgym11

Resourcesqijv18pg7hfn3s638vf1mcjdz5fevdab

What are other things to consider before putting your data in the cloud?gzeghy4bab2brc2br39omtiybpdeqhsw

until next time,
misty
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(original) View Dansk translation

anothercloud

Are you considering using the Cloud at your nonprofit organization? What are some implications of the use of the Cloud for nonprofits and social justice movements?

(Hold up, if first you want to get caught up on “What is the Cloud?“? Read from Mashable or LearnFree.)

Calling it “The Cloud” is misleading

The Cloud is sold as a nicely packaged solution to store your data in one secure place. The reality of our current Cloud use is different. Really, the Cloud is a densely fragmented patchwork of services, models, and tools that you use online to store, edit, and share information.

As technology users and consumers, and as social justice workers, we like to think about how storing and sharing information online may effect our organization or the people we serve.

We’ve put together a few thoughts over time. The following list is by no means all inclusive but hopefully presented as a path to start conversations. We are inspired to collaborate with you around the awareness of shared responsibility as activists using Cloud technologies.

Aspiration’s Cloud Considerations Checklist

1. Follow the Hollywood Marriage Rule

Technology relationships do not last forever. Technology changes. every. day. When selecting technology, think in terms of future seperations.

Questions to consider…

  • Can we get our data out?
  • Is our data really our data, or did we give it over to someone else?
  • Is our data secure?
  • Who else can see our data on this technology?

2. The Cloud offers real benefits, but much remains unsolved

Benefits Unresolved
Makes new collaborations possible
Increases availability of info
Improves efficieny in communciation
Allows for mobility
Maintaining unified online identity
Undetermined control of data
Unclear third party actors
Fuzzy open standards

3. Most cloud solutions are uniquely unleveraged relationships

Most cloud providers hold too many cards. They are uniquely leveraged in how much data they have and what they can do with it. Better checks and balances systems need to be put in place.

4. Your DATA is your digital power

Putting organizations files, contacts, and data in the cloud raises rather than lowers the stakes on protecting it. If it really matters, keep-up-to-date versions locally, along with Plan B.

5. The Cloud is in diapers

The idea of the cloud is still young. Don’t trailblaze or make big bets if you don’t have too. Rather, model on others’ success. Time will tell and teach.

Nonprofit Brainstorm: What’s in Your Cloud?

Before considering the Cloud or reviewing your current Cloud use, a good place to start is figuring out where you currenty put all your data as an organization. Start with these questions:

  • Where do you have accounts online?
  • Where do you put files online or contact information?
  • What internet services are you using to house your data?

When you start by taking an inventory of where you are at, you can get a real sense of where you stand rather than getting paranoid (or nihilistic) about your cloud use ;).

NptechReality

Thank you to Gunner for sharing his tips on the Cloud through many nonprofit technology trainings and inspiring the blog post. Thank you to Jessica Steimer for helping to get our data house in order.

Resources

What are other things to consider before putting your data in the cloud?

until next time,
misty



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