Friday, February 27, 2015

#NotByMySelfie – a charity campaign changing how we view older people | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

#NotByMySelfie – a charity campaign changing how we view older people | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "e details: As part of its No One Should Have No One campaign, Age UK has launched #NotByMySelfie. The charity is inviting the public to post pictures of themselves with an older person in their lives on Twitter and Instagram, and also to text donate £3 to help address the loneliness many older people experience. In a survey just before Christmas they found that one in four, or 2.9 million, people aged 65 and over felt that they had no one to turn to for help and support. #NotByMySelfie is one of the campaign tools Age UK is using to address this problem."



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Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey: "A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree.
Some 1,000 people aged 16 years and older were asked whether they would prefer to buy a range of items from either a charity shop or an online marketplace. According to the survey results, charity shops ended up scoring higher than online marketplaces for almost every item, including clothes, DVDs and books."



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The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative: "ast spring, collaboration among the schools was formalized with two grants to support ongoing efforts. An Island Institute grant for a Fellow to work specifically on organizing inter-island activities resulted in hiring Anne Bardaglio, who had served as the Matinicus Education Fellow prior to graduate school. Then, Donna Isaacs, one of the Cranberry Isles teachers, helped spearhead a Maine Community Foundation Grant to fund technology support, field trips and inter-island curriculum development."



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The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source | NTEN

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source | NTEN: "For the last 15 years or so, we’ve seen consistent growth in nonprofits’ appreciation for how open source tools can support their goals for online engagement. The immediate benefits of implementing an open source solution are pretty clear:

With open source tools, organizations avoid costly licensing fees
Open source tools are generally easier to customize
Open source tools often have stronger and more diverse vendor/support options
Open source platforms are often better-suited for integration with other tools and services"



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Monday, February 23, 2015

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner: "The first year the St. Anthony Foundation opened its computer stations to the Tenderloin community, the technology lab ran dozens of computers on an Internet connection you might find in a private home.
When Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, a longtime San Francisco resident, heard of the slothlike computer lab at the nonprofit in 2008, he said he “found the right civic-minded guy at Comcast” to fix the problem."



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