Monthly Intro October 2007

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.

Postings have been a little thin lately as we have stepped up work with one non-profit client, chaired the board of the outreach committee of another, and moved into a business incubator, (which is also a non-profit). All this while attempting to stay on top of running a for-profit consultancy. (I actually was wondering about re-incorporating as a non-profit myself, mostly to be able to apply directly for grants that are restricted to non-profits…but that discussion is long in the future).

Occasional features here 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 a synopsis of technology articles of interest in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Topics on grantwriting and fundraising appear as we seem to have one or more grant application in progress most of the time.

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