What have women bloggers who work in the nonprofit technology space been talking about this past month?
A Roundup of Roundups
Katrin Verclas, who was named Executive Director of N-TEN in June, has been on cross-country tour over the summer meeting with members of the N-TEN community at meet-ups. She shares her reflections on what she heard and visions for the field on the N-TEN blog.
A few posts on mobile activism
Sparechange blogger, Nedra Weinreich writes about two social activism strategies using mobile phones designed to involve young people.
Studio 501c writes about the World Land Trust's strategy to allow consumers to use text messaging to donate small amounts to offset carbon emissions.
Bonnie Bogle, a new staff member and blogger at N-TEN, points us to a Carnival of Mobilists at Mobileactive. If you want connect with other nonprofit mobile activists, check out the N-TEN Affinity Group Cell Phones for Social Change.
Articles, books, and conferences:
Britt Bravo has complied a list of the some of the best Web 2.0 articles on TechSoup, including those written by Nptechersphere bloghers Marnie Webb (Ten Ways to Use Web 2.0 to Change the World), Laura Quinn's Idealware (Seven Blogging Tools Reviewed), and a compliation of two articles by Alexandra Samuel and Ruby Sinreich (Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging)
Alison Fine's book, Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age, will debut soon. It is defiitely as must-have book for anyone who works in the nonprofit technology field and who is concerned with social change issues. (My full review is coming soon.) If you're N-TEN member, you can purchase it with a N-TEN membership discount.
Jo Lee of Citizenspeak was a guest writer for the N-TEN blog and reported about the Advocacy Dev III gathering in the Bay Area earlier in the month and some of the issues raised.
Heather Carpenter admits to being a conference junkie and offers up a fabulous list of nonprofit oriented conferences.
On a lighter note, Christine Herron writes about her experience at Foo Camp pitching Bottlecap Porn for a tongue-in-check exercise called "Halfbaked.com"
Getting Deeply Geeky
Riffing on a post by Deborah Finn on Disaster Preparedness, Marnie Webb thinks microformats might be help with preparation. Read her post Microformats and Disaster Relief and What do you need to know about a missing person?. (How does this connect to some of the ideas that came out of the Blogher Conference session on community assistance?)
Leda from Scoutseven gives us a tip for how to cool down a mac if it is experiencing hot flashes.
Alexandra Samuel is facilitated a session at BarCamp Vancouver called "Tagging for world domination." She offers up some basic tips for tagging success or how tagging can help to add value to online content, drive traffic to blogs, or generally build stronger online communities.
Kerri Karvetski of KK's Blog has a great roundup of nonprofit technology and technology links from this past week.
Sarah Pullman who writes about social change, consciousness, and technology and the creator of Yoga for Geeks was interviewed on a Vancouver radio program called Freestyle. She's put up a mp3 file of the interview and it's definitely worth a listen.
Arts and Crafts - NpTechersphere Style
And finally, a belated Happy Birthday to Britt Bravo and her blog. Her blog celebrates its one-year anniversary this month!