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NationMaster.com

On par with the UN Data post, here’s another site that let’s you explore country specific stats. Guyana info

 

Clean cooking

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, […]

 
FROGs branded site on Change.org

FROGs branded site on Change.org

A few months ago FROG, along with 49 other organizations, were invited to have their Change.org sites turned into a branded site. http://www.change.org/FROG 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 […]

 

Changing the world with TED

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 […]

 
FROG on Last.fm

FROG on Last.fm

Last.fm “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 Last.fm’s database (“Scrobbled”) via a plugin installed into the users’ music player. The profile data […]

 
FROG on the iPhone

FROG on the iPhone

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

Blurb the movement

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 […]

 

Crowdfunding is for the rest of us

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 […]

 

FROG, Ning and Facebook

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 […]

 

The web is your friend Or How we set up a non-profit by the seat of our pants

NOTE: Looking for developers to volunteer time on a Ning project for us, anyone out there good with php and have some free time? In the past, organizations just about had to physically meet on a regular basis in order for most of the heavy lifting to be accomplished and for the start-ups to get […]