April 20, 2011

Community Code-a-thon comes to SF on May 6-7

by JD Lasica

One Economy, SF Goodwill, SF Dept. of Tech, Code for America & Socialbrite team up to develop mobile apps for social good Save the date! On May 6 and 7, several public-spirited organizations — One Economy, San Francisco Goodwill Industries, Code for America, Socialbrite as well as the City of San Francisco’s Department of Technology — are coming together to … Continue reading

March 24, 2011

FrontlineSMS founder wins award for software in public interest

by Guest

Ken Banks accepting the award at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. (Photo by JD Lasica) Socialbrite partner Ken Banks honored at nonprofit conference Guest post by Florence Scialom Community Co-Ordinator, FrontlineSMS Ken Banks, the founder of FrontlineSMS and a partner in Socialbrite, has been widely recognized for his work in giving grassroots groups the world over the capacity to interact, cheaply … Continue reading

Category: Causes, Mobile, Nonprofits, Public interest, Social impact
March 23, 2011

New report: Nonprofit numbers for social media, advocacy, fundraising

by JD Lasica

Email outreach still dwarfs social media and mobile. Benchmarks study: How does your nonprofit stack up? At the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington D.C. the other day, I was one of 50 attendees who got a sneak preview of the fascinating 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, the big annual study that shows how nonprofits are using social media, email and much … Continue reading

January 28, 2011

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s innovative mobile strategy

by Guest

Last summer we wrote about the appearance by Seafood Watch’s Humerto Kam at NetTuesday in San Francisco. Today Beth Kanter has a Q&A with him about the program’s progress. Guest post by Beth Kanter bethkanter.org I’ve been looking for good examples of nonprofit mobile strategies. I had to look no further than the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program. With … Continue reading

January 7, 2011

Social mobile meets Facebook

by kiwanja

Anyone who reads the Kiwanja.net blog, or who follows our work with FrontlineSMS, will know there are two main themes that run throughout our work. First, how do we lower the barriers to entry for NGOs looking to deploy mobile technology in their work? And second, how do we help share information about what mobile means in the developing world … Continue reading

Category: Mobile, Resources
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January 3, 2011

Ten from twenty-ten

by kiwanja

It’s been exactly three years since I last put together a compilation of Blog posts, so another seemed well overdue. Last month also marked the eighth anniversary of my time in mobile, and next month it’ll be five years since I started blogging. And I joined Twitter exactly three years ago next week, too. The Christmas/New Year break is always … Continue reading

Category: Mobile, Technology
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