Starting this week, you can vote for the best NetSquared Innovation Fund Award nominated projects until Saturday, April 14th at Noon PDT. You can cast your ballot for the projects that you think most effectively use the social web for social change.
The complete list of projects can be found here. To vote, read through the Voting Guidelines, and their handy Voter Guide, which includes short summaries of the 150+ nominated projects. When you're ready, log into the NetSquared site (you can become a registered user here) and vote for 5-10 of your favorite projects. The
NetSquared Conference (N2Y2) will center on 20 social change projects that receive the most votes, and aims to bring together funders, developers, NTAPs, and other people and organizations that can bring these projects to the next level. CompuMentor has created a Technology Innovation Fund to provide direct cash support to projects selected by the NetSquared Community. Vote for your favorites this week only!
There are likely over 100 plus projects on that list! It's really worth taking a little time and read through this amazing list of projects! It's really hard to narrow it down to 5-10 projects, but here's a sampling of the diversity of projects and causes represented.
- Fair Trade Language Tutoring Via WebCam
- Creative Commons suggests ...
- Aspiration's Social Source Commons
- Avatar Action Center
- Community Technology Centres for Children And Young Adults in Low and Moderate Income Communities in Madurai India
- Community-Owned Telecenter Project in Malawi
- Digital Divide Data's Project: A Networking Resources for Disadvantaged People in Cambodia and Laos
- Farmer 2 Farmer Learning
- Foik Micro-Philanthropy Network
- Idealware Nonprofit Software Knowledge Sharing Initiative
- Open Source, Open Standards Video
- Prevent Human Trafficking Using Technology To Tell Stories of Empowerment and Successful Micro Philthanthropy
- Village the Game
- Games for Change
- Point K
- An Anti-Genocide Community: Building the Political Will to End Genocide
- The World Cafe GiGis