Clean cooking

by In International Development, Technology On

Rene Nunez’s Turbo-cooker “has won an environmental prize from the UN, funding from the Fondo Iniciativa para las Americas El Salvador (FIAES) and has received a US patent for his invention.”  This recognition will allow Nunez to proceed with manufacturing the cooker and aid much of the world’s poorest in cooking in less toxic conditions.   According to Nunez,… Read more »

FROGs branded site on

by In FROG, Non-profit, Technology On

A few months ago FROG, along with 49 other organizations, were invited to have their sites turned into a branded site. Some of these other organizations included Amnesty International, Green Peace, CARE, Environmental Defense, The American Lung Association, and The Humane Society of the United States. We jumped on board immediately, providing Change… Read more »

Changing the world with TED

by In International Development, Philanthropy, Technology On

Once a year in Monterey, California the TED Conference is held.  The purpose of these conferences (now also semi-annually all over the globe) is to bring together global leaders in science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and other fields and to “exchange ideas of incalculable value.”  Many of the speakers are recorded and their presentations are shown on the TED… Read more »


by In FROG, Technology On “builds a detailed profile of each user’s musical taste by recording details of all the songs the user listens to, either on the streamed radio stations or on the user’s own computer or iPod. This information is transferred to’s database (“Scrobbled”) via a plugin installed into the users’ music player. The profile data… Read more »

FROG on the iPhone

by In FROG, Technology On

I went to a party last night and a couple of guys had their iPhones with them. I took a snap of our site as seen through the iPhone.

Blurb the movement

by In Non-profit, Technology On

With all the content your forward thinking non-profit is producing and maintaining, it’s odd that you wouldn’t consider self-publishing. The technology has been around for a few years and at this point, it’s almost effortless to publish something really worth reading. From your Twitter micro-content, Facebook social timeline, to your blogs, Flickr photos and God… Read more »

Crowdfunding is for the rest of us

by In Peace Corps, Technology On

During my years in Peace Corps, funding for my biggest projects never came from Peace Corps itself or through the PEPFAR program.  For the length of time involved in developing momentum and community enthusiasm toward a project, funding via either of those routes was cumbersome.  I had neither the time nor the patience to work within that… Read more »

FROG, Ning and Facebook

by In Guyana, Peace Corps, Technology On

A commenter on Guy Kawasaki’s blog made a good point about non-profits trying to work from the same funding pie. Non-profits continue to emerge and grow while the pie stays relatively constant. We will have to cut into the larger and more established non-profits funding streams though this isn’t quite the Herculean task that it… Read more »