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Toolkit: NGO Technology Planning
"This article is aimed at non-technical NGO managers and administrators
that may suddenly find themselves having to take charge of setting up and
looking after the information technology infrastructure of their
Tech-Savvy Communications: A Toolkit for Nonprofits
"This toolkit provides an overview of effective message development for
nonprofits, and offers a survey of tech-savvy communications channels such
as RSS feeds, blogs and podcasts."
Seven Web Development Pitfalls
"Many organizations design and develop their own Web sites; others rely on
consultants and vendors to help with this process. However you approach
your own site, there are a few common Web development pitfalls you should
be aware of. Avoiding these mistakes during the development stages can
help save you time and money down the road, and will lay the foundation
for a successful Web site that grows with your organization."
Web 2.0 can benefit the world's poor
"The term 'Web 2.0' captures the transition of the worldwide web from flat
websites offering static information to a new computing platform
independent of earlier shackles...As the variety and capabilities of these
websites grow, they create unpredicted opportunities — some of which can
benefit unprivileged users in the developing world." Waleed al-Shobakky
and Jack Imsdahl explore some of the possibilities.
Collaborative Writing Tools And Technology: A Mini-Guide
"Collaborative writing tools are those technologies that facilitate the
editing and reviewing of a text document by multiple individuals either in
real-time or asynchronously. Online, web-based collaborative writing tools
offer great flexibility and usefulness in learning groups and educational
settings as they provide an easy mean to generate text exercises, research
reports and other writing assignments in a full collaborative fashion."
Robin Good looks at the key features of collaborative writing tools, and
compares some of the tools available.
Web Office Tools
"Online tools have the potential to enable organisations to more easily
exploit ICT and better achieve their organisational goals. This two part
article reports on a two week experiment by Miles Maier to see how
suitable online tools are for everyday tasks like email, calendar,
documents and spreadsheets, and whether they could even replace desktop
applications like Microsoft Outlook and Office".
Microsoft Word Modules
Internet4Classrooms offers a long list of modules on using MS Word, from
basic to advanced levels.
Digital Security and Privacy for Human Rights Defenders
This manual from FrontLine looks at topics such as security awareness,
threat assessment, destruction and recovery, internet surveillance, and
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