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Open Source

Anything that's related to open source - it may also fit in another category as well.

Digital Rights 102: Highlighting the issues affecting Canadians

By building our awareness of how our human rights are impacted online, we can become better equipped to protect and extend them. In Canada, we need only look at the current headlines to see proof that there are pressing digital rights issues - existing and emerging - facing communities across the country. Read on for a look at some of the digital rights debates that are now impacting Canadians.

Digital Rights 101: Understanding how technology affects human rights for all

Digital Rights 101Today, technology touches nearly every aspects of our daily lives, affecting our activities both on and offline. In many ways, tech empowers us to exercise our rights more fully by providing new opportunities to build connections and share ideas beyond our immediate community. The internet has expanded the possibilities for work, education, access to healthcare, and more. But these same technologies can unfortunately serve to infringe our rights. They can be used to surveil and silence marginalized communities at a scale that was never before possible. 

5 Design Trends: 2016 is the Year of User Experience

Making predictions for the future is key to success, especially within the face-paced tech industry. Each year, TechSoup Canada predicts key tech and web design trends that will affect nonprofits the most. It’s our prediction that 2016 will be the year of user experience design. 

What is Open Source? Part 2: Case Studies

Now, let's look at some technologically oriented non-profits and charities that are using open source software as a major part or for all of their daily operations. Admittedly these cases are not typical in the non-profit world, but they do show off what can be done with open source software.

What is Open Source? Part 1: Introduction

What is Open Source? Also, why should you your not-for-profit or charity be looking at open source source software for part or all of your computing needs?

Digital Storytelling 101: Photos & Graphics

A picture is worth a thousand words - making them a powerful tool in your storytelling toolbox. As a great illustration of this, Katya Andersen shared these photos from Common Ground in her My Charity Connects 2011 talk, showing the transformation of Laura, a meth addict, as she moved into housing:

Open Source Database Technologies

Server-based databases for nonprofits

This article was adapted from TechSoup

By: Michelle Murrain

April 8, 2002

Six Steps to Adopting Open-Source Software at Your Org

Practical ways to deploy and use open-source software

This article was adapted from TechSoup

By: NonProfit Open Source Initiative

August 16, 2006

Visual Presentations Made Easy

Do you need to put together an organization chart? Need a flowchart for training new employees and volunteers about a certain work process? How about a map of your computer network? Or maybe you want to distribute your notes from a recent brainstorming session in an attractive, easy-to-read visual format?