A few good (mostly local) nonprofit technology resources
As a newcomer to Seattle, I've spent a lot of time over the last four months reading, researching, and meeting people to acquaint myself with the nonprofit technology community. There are too many valuable resources to possibly attempt to list them all. I will, instead, post the top web links that I have encountered in my scouting. Read more...
- NTEN, Idealware, and TechSoup are infinitely useful and probably need no mention as they are so widely known.
- I have recently discovered Beth Kanter's blog clearinghouse - it's sorted by category and is a great jumping-off point for your area of interest.
- A very comprehensive news aggregator that I use to populate my RSS feed reader is Alltop.
- I check in regularly with Puget Sound Nonprofits, an amalgamation of tweets and other local news content.
- Communities Connect Network publishes information about its collaborative work delivering technology services to Washington citizens. (NPower Northwest has been involved with CCN initiatives).
- I also like to keep up with the Seattle Community Technology Program blog, maintained by the City of Seattle Department of Information Technology.
- And, as a former librarian trained at the University of Maryland iSchool, I was curious to see what projects are percolating at the University of Washington iSchool. The Technology & Social Change Group provides information on research about communications technologies in communities of need.