Welcome to Tech for Non-Profits, the unplugged version of Microdesign Consulting. Part lab-notebook, part brain-extension, it is a repository for new and half-baked ideas that we run across as we provide software and database development, network support, and R&D for a growing list of clients in education, health care and non-profit organizations.
Ongoing projects this month include our small office phone system using TrixBox and Asterisk. We’re finally installed the production version of Office 2007, and are evaluating several different web-based programs that, for want of a better term, I call “collaboration platforms”.
Regular features include Tech Friday, which may include code(!), our (mostly) annotated VoIP resource guide, Stuff That Works for hardware and software items that have passed the Five Minute Test, and Chron This Week, which is synopsis of technology articles of interest in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Topics on grantwritng and fundraising appear as we seem to have one or more grant application in progress most of the time.
Comments and suggestions are welcome. They are moderated, so they may not show up immediatly.