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Civil Society policy websites set up in ten nations
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2004-07-28 11:31:19

Alliance for Nonprofit Management Annual Conference
The 2004 Alliance Annual Conference will focus on "Empowering the Nonprofit Sector."
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A Fundraising Primer
@ 2004-03-03 16:28:58
Maria describes her job fundraising for eRiding work
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Making Technology Accessible
@ 2004-03-03 16:24:04
Rudi Illustrates the Challanges of Tech Heavy Project
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eRiding in Georgia
@ 2004-03-03 16:20:33
Update from Taya in Georgia on their eRiding work
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A Short eRider Life Story
@ 2004-03-03 16:17:35
Tom's life story as an eRider in Poland
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Ten Recommendations for a Successful eRiding Start-Up
@ 2004-03-03 16:09:58
Toni's tips from Ungana Afrika on how to start a successful eRiding project
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Recipe for eRiding
@ 2004-03-03 16:01:12
Allegory on eRiding from Gabi Hrabanova in Czech Republic
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Discover existing eRiders.
@ 2004-02-23 07:40:48
The story how we explored the spirit of eRiding in Azerbaijan.
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NET_USER_2 International Internet Conference
@ 2003-12-22 12:38:29

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Open Source Software for Bulgarian NGOs
@ 2003-12-22 12:35:27
In the middle of the 12th month since the start of the project ?Open Source Software for the Bulgarian NGOs,? we can say that this is a very successful project. As a main criterion for that, we take the execution of the main tasks we set for ourselves in
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Legal OS for old machines.
@ 2003-12-20 07:23:44
Were you looking for a 100% legal an 100% free OS for old machines? I was. And finally I have found Morphix :)
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eRiding in Guatemala: Fundacion Nueva Esperanza
@ 2003-11-19 01:12:32
The Fundacion Nueva Esperanza was founded by human rights activist Jesus Tecu Osorio to provide educational scholarships to children of families that were affected by the political violence in Rabinal (Baja Verapaz, Guatemala) in 1982. The foundation was
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Indonesia in the spring of 2002 by TIM YOUNG
@ 2003-11-17 23:34:51
I went to Indonesia in the spring of 2002 to work with a group there. I was expecting the normal hazards of International travel, but failed to take into consideration the season. Due to a number of issues, they were in the middle of one of the biggest fl
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Sierra Leone in the fall of 92 by TIM YOUNG
@ 2003-11-17 23:30:58
I went to Sierra Leone in the fall of 92 to help set up a cyber cafe. I always knew time passed slower in places where the lack of luxuries such as electricity prevailed, but this was my first time. Our team had brought in the computers, and all the hardw
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New eRiders in Azerbaijan
@ 2003-11-17 23:17:18
eRider Selection Process in Azerbaijan

Our eRider project in Azerbaijan has just begun; we selected five eRiders to work on the project based on the following criteria:

- IT experience,
- NGO experience,
- Ability to train people and to be train
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Politics and eRiders
@ 2003-11-10 02:57:59
How politics influences the work of eRiders.

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Geek Corps Begins Digital Freedom Initiative in Senegal
@ 2003-11-07 12:43:43
eRiders deploy to Senegal with Geekcorps to build the capacity of small to medium size enterprises, telecenters and cyber cafes.
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Self Management Seminar (November 03)
@ 2003-11-04 10:27:32
Every successful organisation knows the importance of maintaining and upgrading its facility and equipment to obtain optimum performance levels.
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European Summit on Council of Europe
@ 2003-10-17 12:29:09
Council of Europe Conference: European Summit on Work related to International Issues - Globalisation, International Exchanges, Partnerships & Fair Trade
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Overcoming Hurdles with SchoolNet Africa
@ 2003-10-03 12:55:06
It has been almost a year now since the First International eRider conference in Kosova. Most of us are evaluating, researching, or implementing eRider projects all over the world. Sara Kyofuna from Schoolnet Africa, our lone African representative at tha
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Interviews with eRiders
@ 2003-09-11 13:56:39
In this section you will find interviews from Tomasz Rusiecki in Poland, Maria Metodieva in Bulgaria, Ewan Kobus in Poland, Gabriel Hrabanova in Czech Republic, Natalia Drozynka in Poland, Miroslav Olah in Slovakia and Gyula Vamosi in Hungary about their
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Five Tips for Remote Collaboration - Indi Young
@ 2003-09-08 14:59:21
It has been said that if there is a need to collaborate then any tool will work but if you do not want to collaborate then no tool will do. This article features fifteen quick and useful tips about how to work with people from a distance.
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What is Security Culture? Amanda Hickman, Associate Circuit Rider, LINC Project
@ 2003-09-07 17:43:41
As the non-profit world grows dependent on technology, we need to be increasingly aware of security issues. Security culture is based on keeping best security practices in mind and balancing best practices with the realistic needs and threats to a given o
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A Letter From Rudi Von Staden, Representing Ungana-Afrika
@ 2003-09-07 17:37:02
I've read with interest some of the articles on what's going down in other parts of the world, and thought it was about time that we entered the fray!

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eRiding Challenges in Georgia - Ana Keshelashvili
@ 2003-09-07 17:34:16
After weeks of eRider training on technology and consulting, a bright new eRider went out to her first NGO expecting her newly gained skills and her expert Technology Assessment Form to help her through the initial interview. She was confident and ready t
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Kazakhstani eRiders: Lessons Learned - Maiya Tsyganenko
@ 2003-09-07 17:32:48
Kazakhstan being the ninth largest country in the world has a population of only 15 million and no more than 4000 NGOs. The non-governmental organization (NGO) sector is a new phenomenon in Kazakhstan, but the grassroots and civil activities have always e
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Joining the International eRider Movement - Stephanie Hankey
@ 2003-09-07 17:30:33
We were pretty sure that with the right advice, these groups could use new technologies to facilitate their projects, improve collaboration, and make their advocacy work and campaigns more effective.' Learn more about the experiences of the Open Society I
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eRiding in Georgia - Ana Keshelashvili
@ 2003-09-07 17:24:13
Over 100 Tblisi-based NGOs have applied to take part in the Georgian eRiding project. Funded by OSI and OSGF, the ICT for Civil Society project is nearing month 6 of a 12 month timeline. A team of five eRiders consult and work with ten Tbilisi-based non-p
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Training eRiders Internationally - Tom Battin
@ 2003-09-07 10:59:34
Tom Battin discusses his experience training eRiders in Kosovo. He writes about the challenges for consultants in countries where there isn't a culture of consultancy.
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Youth and eRiding - Gabriel Hrabanova
@ 2003-09-07 10:57:41
Read about the strengths and weaknesses of being a young eRider working with Roma organizations in the Czech Republic.

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The Roma Women's Movement Takes on Technology - Maria Maria Metodieva
@ 2003-09-07 10:56:14
Read about the challenges and rewards working as a technology consultant for women's groups in Bulgaria.
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Open Source eRiding Takes off in Bulgaria
@ 2003-09-07 10:54:24
Open Source eRiding in Bulgaria has been overwhelmed by the response from NGOs in Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria and its largest city. Over 30 NGOs including 2 Roma run organizations have applied for support moving their computers from proprietary and of
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Blazing the Trail: eRiding in Poland - Tomasz Rusiecki
@ 2003-09-07 10:50:50
The main goal of the project was to provide free technical
consultations to NGOs that provide social services. We wanted to
improve communication between organizations by using Internet tools
such as e-mail, instant messengers, and discussion groups
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Taking eRiding Global - Ric Plaisance
@ 2003-09-07 10:49:26
Learn about the international eRiding movement and the possibilities for the movement's future.
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Lasa – Net Gain
@ 2003-09-05 11:18:50
Many medium-sized voluntary organizations are facing the task of installing a network. A network can transform an organization’s use of IT-- that is, after the dust has settled. Here, Lasa speaks to one organization about their recent network experiences.
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The Advocacy Project - Slovak eRider Miroslav Olah
@ 2003-09-05 11:12:51
"The most important thing I've learned during my work with the Roma Information Project (RIP)," says Slovak eRider Miroslav Olah (Miro), "is when not to laugh." One of the first times he conducted a computer training session, a member of the NGO's staff h
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The Advocacy Project – Bulgarian eRider Maria Metodieva
@ 2003-09-05 11:11:20
Maria Metodieva finds her job as an eRider much like "being the hero in a comic strip-flying around and helping people with their various issues and crises."

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The Advocacy Project - Hungarian eRider Gyula Vamosi
@ 2003-09-05 11:05:18
Early in 2002, a prominent Roma leader was elected to the Hungarian Parliament as a member of the majority party. Gyula Vamosi, himself Roma, spotted an opportunity to use information technology on behalf of one of Europe's largest and most needy Roma po
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The Advocacy Project - Czech eRider Gabriela Hrabanova
@ 2003-09-05 11:04:04
Gabi Hrabanova joined RIP in November 2002, bringing with her diverse experiences in politics and computer technology. Gabi firmly believes that technology training for ROMA women is one way to empower members of the ROMA community to affect national refo
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One NW – Tech and Preserving the Environment
@ 2003-09-05 11:03:05
Although British Columbia is known for its rich biodiversity, it has no endangered species legislation. With both the B.C. provincial government and the national government in Ottawa actively debating endangered species legislation in 2000, there was a re
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Tech Rocks – Foothills Open Space Initiative
@ 2003-09-05 10:51:15
The Tech Rocks Initiative used databases and online technology to help win an issue-based political campaign, exhibiting how tried and tested organizing methods are amplified by modern technology. This study discusses both the successful and unsuccessful
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NPowerNY Case Study - Citizens Committee for New York City
@ 2003-09-05 10:42:02
Michael Rosen, Vice President for Finance and Administration at the Citizens
Committee for NYC, was concerned that their paper communications with neighborhood and block associations was becoming messy and ineffective. The Citizens Committee produces num
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Global eRider Stories
@ 2003-09-05 10:36:43
This is a collection of stories from eRiders in many different situations. Each story has advice and lessons learned in the field.
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An eRider Diary - 1999
@ 2003-08-29 05:47:27
People laugh when I tell them my job title is "circuit rider. " It sounds funny, but I love it. How many people have a job title that is a pun, much less a job that requires the holder to have technical skills, an interest in promoting the health of our p
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Sunset Park Family Health Center
@ 2003-08-29 05:38:17
NPowerNY Case Study – Sunset Park’s Jim Stiles received a large federal grant to increase access to healthcare services for residents of SW Brooklyn. Together, he and NPower eRiders are working to overcome paperwork barriers and on promotion tools for pro
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2004-03-03 16:28:58
Maria describes her job fundraising for eRiding work
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