Posts Tagged ‘nonprofit’

The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The Tides Foundation today announced it is accepting applications for The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest for 2014 (due Dec 6, 2013) which “annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change.”

Thank you to The Tides Foundation for supporting open source projects for non-profits!

OmniVFX DemoReel – A Fully Open Source VFX Pipeline Demo

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

If you think that you can’t do amazing video production work for your church or non-profit with a free and open source VFX pipeline, you need to see this!

So, why are you paying all of that non-profit, donated money to buy commercial software when you can get professional results with free and open source software?  Maybe you should consider a change.

Or if you think you can’t afford the expensive production software from Adobe or others, you now know that you have free and open source alternatives that give professional results!

CiviCRM for Your Constituent Relationship Management

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Normally, I’ll be doing reviews of open source software from a personal perspective.  However, because I can’t necessarily try out everything in the first person sometimes I’ll rely on other reputable sources for a review of a good open source project related to churches and non-profits.  One of those resources is the Free Software Foundation.

Yesterday, they released their endorsement for CiviCRM.  “CiviCRM is a free, libre and open source software constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups. Integration with both Drupal and Joomla! content management systems gives you the tools to connect, communicate and activate your supporters and constituents.”

With organizations like the Free Software Foundation, Wikimedia, and Amnesty International using it, I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work for your organization as well.  While WordPress integration would be great (although it looks like CiviCRM standalone + WordPress is what some people are doing), Drupal and Joomla! integration is great for those already using those CMS platforms.  Of course, the more it is used, the more features will be added.

Give it a spin and consider trading in your proprietary, locked in, or homegrown (which is it’s own type of vendor lock in) solution for CiviCRM.