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Open Source

Anything that's related to open source - it may also fit in another category as well.

Visual Presentations Made Easy

An overview of features found in free, open-source, online, and proprietary program

By: Elliot Harmon

December 2, 2009

What is Open Source? Part 2: Case Studies

Now, let's look at some technologically oriented non-profits and charities that are using open source software as a major part or for all of their daily operations. Admittedly these cases are not typical in the non-profit world, but they do show off what can be done with open source software.

What is Open Source? Part 1: Introduction

What is Open Source? Also, why should you your not-for-profit or charity be looking at open source source software for part or all of your computing needs?

What is Open Source? Part 3: Linux

Colin McGregorBy: Colin McGregor

Friday Feed - Great resources from the web - December 9, 2011

In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.

Friday Feed - Great resources from the web - September 2, 2011

In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.

Digital Storytelling 101: Photos & Graphics

A picture is worth a thousand words - making them a powerful tool in your storytelling toolbox. As a great illustration of this, Katya Andersen shared these photos from Common Ground in her My Charity Connects 2011 talk, showing the transformation of Laura, a meth addict, as she moved into housing:

Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems

WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone

By: Laura Quinn, Michelle Murrain, and Maggie Starvish

May 19, 2009

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.org

Idealware does a head-to-head comparison of the two office suites

By: Brett Bonfield and Laura S. Quinn

July 2, 2010

Open Source Database Technologies

Server-based databases for nonprofits

This article was adapted from TechSoup Global

By: Michelle Murrain

April 8, 2002