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NYC:Prepared’s Human Services Data Initiative

NYC:Prepared’s Human Services Data Initiative

This post originally appeared on the NYC:Prepared blog New York City has over 8 million residents and over ten thousands 501(c)(3) nonprofits providing a vast variety of services to the public. After Sandy, the need for these “human services” has expanded dramatically. Problem If you…

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What is “Data Preparedness”?

What is “Data Preparedness”?

This post originally appeared on the NYC:Prepared blog. One of the main goals of disaster preparedness work is to simplify and support decision-making processes before, during and after an emergency situation. One way to do this is to make sure high quality, up-to-date information is…

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Solutions for VOADs

Solutions for VOADs

This post is an updated version of the previous post entitled FLO Disaster Relief Software – Recommendations for NVOAD.  It was originally posted on the NYC:Prepared website. Nine months ago, I attended the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters Convening in Elizabeth, NJ. It was…

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FLO Disaster Relief Software – Recommendations for NVOAD

FLO Disaster Relief Software – Recommendations for NVOAD

Three and a half months ago, I attended the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD) Convening in Elizabeth, NJ. It was a fantastic event in which people from over 50 nonprofit, mostly religious, organizations came together to network, troubleshoot the ways they were providing…

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reRoute Panel: FLO & the New Economy

reRoute Panel: FLO & the New Economy

On Sunday, July 21st, I participated in a panel at reRoute: Building Power for a New Economy, hosted by the New Economics Institute. reRoute’s tagline was “Building Youth and Student Power for a New Economy,” and it brought practitioners, organizers and students together for panels like…

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Building Our Website

Building Our Website

Suffice it to say, I haven’t historically been a techie.

So, I was as surprised as anyone when I found myself building the Sarapis website…

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Sandy, Sahana and Sarapis

Sandy, Sahana and Sarapis

When “Superstorm Sandy” hit New York City on October 30th, dozens of relief organizations, hundreds of grassroots groups and thousands of people mobilized to provide aids to those most affected. The challenge of coordinating such a relief effort was felt by everyone involved. How do…

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FLOing the Nonprofit Sector

FLOing the Nonprofit Sector

Information technology is transforming civil society, but into what? There are many people in the nonprofit world who want to see organizations define success metrics and pursue them with the same intensity that corporations pursue profits. This approach is advocated by some of the world’s…

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Designing a Nonprofit Accounting Solution

Designing a Nonprofit Accounting Solution

The Challenge: Accounting When looking for an accounting solution for Sarapis, we checked out the popular free, libre, open source GNUCash. GNUCash is the most popular FLO accounting software program out there and its community is clearly proud of the program’s ability to meet the…

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Welcome to the FLO Movement

Welcome to the FLO Movement

The free, libre, and open source (FLO) movement has created many of the technologies local communities need to rebuild the world from the grassroots upward. These technologies include entire operating systems with complete suites of free software (ex. Ubuntu Linux, OpenOffice, GIMP), web applications for…

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