Topic: Open Source

The Nonprofit Common Data Model as an Equity Tool

February 25, 2021
Equity in technology often focuses on access. Just as important is creating standards of how data is shared through the Nonprofit Common Data Model (CDM).

The Problem of Nonprofit Data and Equity

February 24, 2021
Nonprofits have many options for technology platforms, but is how those systems develop and store data at cross-purposes with how nonprofits operate?

Open source software in the social sector

May 8, 2020
The GitHub Social Impact team has published a new report, "Open Source Software in the Social Sector," focusing on how open source can help nonprofits strengthen their technology capacity.

Nominations are open for the 2020 Pizzigati Prize

November 12, 2019
You can nominate someone to receive $10,000 for creating or leading an open-source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector.

Software developer Bob Russell of Community Technology Alliance receives 2019 Pizzigati Prize

March 19, 2019
This year’s winner of public interest computing’s highest honor and $10,000 has created software to help homeless households get shelter—and keep it.

Nominations open for Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public interest

December 27, 2018
Applications and nominations are now open for the $10,000 Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest. The deadline to apply or nominate is January 16, 2019, and the prize will be awarded on March 15, 2019, at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

If You Can’t Touch, How Can You Use a Touchscreen?

April 25, 2016
Despite all the advances in mobile touchscreen device technology, there is no portable solution for someone who wants to use the device, yet can’t use their hands.

Introducing the Open Supporter Data Interface (OSDI)

June 16, 2015
In order to shift American culture and win our campaigns for social, environmental, and racial justice, we must have the best, latest tools available, and they need to be able to sync up. As a communications professional who often gets roped into fundraising, website design, and other various aspects of nonprofit work, I’ve been searching for over a decade for the perfect set of tools to handle communications, marketing, and fundraising. It doesn’t exist.

My Year in Drupal: The Power of a Collaborative Community

December 10, 2014
I’ve been fortunate to attend some of the biggest Drupal events in the U.S., and I always walk away from them with plenty of food for thought. Months ago, NTEN afforded me the space here to sing the Drupal community’s praises and I haven’t stopped since. I’m constantly reminded of how much I value its existence. More recently, I flew down to San Francisco to take part in the Nonprofit Summit at BADCamp that I’d co-coordinated, where I got to hear from the Bay Area folks about Drupal and nonprofits in their neck of the woods.

The PB&J Principle: Managing expectations of data and how it flows to make an appetizing website

July 16, 2014
As it turns out, there's a whole lot of detail you need to include in preparing something as simple as PB&J. And all of my years of experience as a consumer of the product did little to prepare me for how to instruct others in how to best create it. I remembered this experience the other day when I sat down with one of our senior developers, Tim. We talked about the fundamental elements of a Drupal site, how they relate, and—most importantly—the order in which elements need to be determined.