Tag: nonprofits

by Dan Gillmor

There’s a debate under way in the newspaper/journalism corner of the blogosphere and Twittersphere, spurred by an op-ed commentary in the New York Times earlier this week. The piece, by Yale’s chief investment officer, David Swensen, and his colleague Michael Schmidt, a Yale financial analyst, starts with a questionable idea — that newspapers should be [...] more »

by JD Lasica

Following is part 3 of my 3-part series on open APIs and crowdsourcing community news. Part 1, Part 2. At the NetSquared conference for nonprofits in San Jose on May 27-28, one of the most intriguing projects I heard about was Social Actions, a project to tie together disparate cause movements through an open API [...] more »

by Benjamin Melançon

At this year’s SalesForce.com Foundation gathering, “Innovation for Nonprofit Success,” the recurring theme was less the SalesForce software than the broader topic of the social web.  This is to SalesForce’s credit; Suzanne DiBianca, cofounder and director of the Foundation, set the tone when she introduced Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Technology Network, as [...] more »

by David Ardia

Last week we launched the first sections of the Citizen Media Law Project’s Legal Guide. The guide is intended for use by citizen media creators with or without formal legal training, as well as others with an interest in these issues, and addresses the legal issues that you may encounter as you gather information and [...] more »