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In the last couple of days, Kony 2012 has been all the rage over the internet, social media, print, television, and just pure word of mouth.  However a lot of what I'm now calling "haters", as usual, have refused to jump on the band-wagon because something as viral as this cannot but have a few enemies.  Before I get into why their comments, from a social good entrepreneurs perspective, are small fish, I want...

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Listing of Social Change and Nonprofit Conferences

Posted by: james - August 30, 2011

TechScouts aspires to be at the forefront of nonprofit technology - not just building websites for social good organizations, but as a source of information and guide for others toward social change. To continue evolving in that direction requires information and connections, and what better place to find that than at conferences. I love meeting new people, sharing ideas, and making great connections with similar-...

Tags: conference, nonprofit, probono, social good

TechScouts is excited to empower developing communities and organizations with open source technology such as Drupal.  In August of 2010, TechScouts developed and launched a website for Olancho Aid's Scholarship Program, which helps children and families without money to attend one of the best schools in the rural Olancho region of Honduras.  The website launched initially with 30 children, with most of the...

Tags: drupal, education, nonprofit, social good

TechScouts Launches Volunteer Tracking System, OurVolts

Posted by: james - August 31, 2010

TechScouts has launched their alpha version of OurVolts, a volunteer tracking system that began with the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland, California in October 2009.  TechScouts founder James, who is a volunteer himself at the Rose Garden, was inspired to create a solution with Drupal when TechLiminal owner Anca Mosoiu and Rose Garden manager Victoria "Tora Nado" Rocha brought up the idea of tracking volunteer hours...

Tags: ourvolts, social good, volunteer tracking, volunteering