Two years ago this month, CEDC lost its foundress and Executive Director, Sister Kit Collins. To say Kit was at the heart of what CEDC does is a vast understatement. Her vision for social justice and her mission ethos were incorporated into CEDC from our beginning and continue to inspire us in our work as we partner with organizations that are working to transform the world, seeking solidarity and justice in the environment, education, immigration, children and youth issues, peace, and more.
If you've been trying to "Like" links or other posts from a nonprofit Facebook page that you are an administrator, you may have experienced the way that Facebook treats those "Likes" as though they come from the page instead of from your personal account. Fortunately the fix is quite simple.
The CEDC is proud to partner with the Center of Concern, and joins them in celebration of their 40th anniversary of working for the causes of justice and peace in the world. Established in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Brookland where the CEDC is located, the two "Centers" have been partners since our inception in 1984. The impact the Center of Concern has been able to have for social justice around the world has been monumental.
Joomla 2.5 has been released. Congratulations to the entire Joomla community! This is a long-term release and Joomla 1.5 will reach its end of life in April 2012 (see the Joomla development cycle infographic). We are recommending all Joomla sites be upgraded before then. You can download it at Joomla.org.
In doing some research for a potential project, I was exploring what kinds of eAdvocacy options were available to plug in to CiviCRM. Many of the big commercial eAdvocacy tools have big commercial price tags to go with them (and don't integrate directly with CiviCRM besides).
UPDATE: POPVOX and CiviCRM can now be integrated! See this blog post for more information.
Be sure to check out "Leap of Reason", the new release from Mario Morino and Venture Philanthropy Partners, presenting "a candid indictment of the state of 'outcomes assessment' in the social sector." Congratulations to all of those involved!
Moira Gunn noted in her plenary at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference that sometimes important innovations occur in technology come through an alternate use of existing technology rather than in the development of new technologies. Of course, that’s not always the case. (“I will find a way to use bulky 8lb portable phones,” promised one attendee). Sometimes advances in technology go hand-in-hand with innovative ideas on how to use them.
In the fall of 2010, Sharon Lloyd of Seekers Church in Takoma Park, MD contacted CEDC regarding the opportunity to host a student coming to Washington DC from the Bokamoso Program, a partnership that is an international bridge between Washington, DC and Pretoria, South Africa. The Bokamoso project state in its mission that it seeks “to transform the lives of youth and empower community leadership in Winterveldt, South Africa, by coordinating assistance with the Bokamoso Youth Centre and facilitating its sustainability through scholarship, training, and resource development.”
We're behind the ball slightly on this one, but after congratulating the Drupal community, we also need to congratulate the Joomla community for the recent release of Joomla 1.6! Both projects had major releases with major improvements at the start of this year.
From their announcement, here are some of the updates in Joomla 1.6:
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