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  • March 10, 2009
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1. VIDEOS FOR NON-PROFITS IN INDIA (Via NGO Post)

MAM Movies, a organization based in Mumbai works towards creating media for social change with the participation of youth and volunteers.

Through one of their project ‘Seva Journal’ they help non profits with their media needs. The main objective of this program is :

1. Empower other nonprofits to be successful, by creating short documentary films, which the nonprofits can use to promote their services and reach their audiences. With the addition of this kind of powerful marketing tool, small to medium-sized non-profit organizations can more effectively raise funds, recruit volunteers and educate their local communities about their services.

Read more here.

2. APPLICATIONS FOR 2009 TED FELLOWS PROGRAM OPEN (Via TED)

The TED Fellows program is designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage. The program targets individuals from the Asia/Pacific region, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East, though anyone from anywhere in the world, age 18 and over, is welcome to apply.

More details here.


3. FREE SOFTWARE CAMP FOR NGO’S AND CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS (Via NGO Post)

NGO-in-a-box is a collection of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools selected for use by non-profit organizations,along with workshops conducted to help users effectively deploy the software in their organizations.The software is distributed in down-loadable form and as a physical box set of cd’s. Several customized editions of NGO-in-a-box exist to provide organizations with the software they need in relation to different topics and requirements.
This is a Call for participants for our 7th workshop.Make use of this free software camp to enrich your knowledge and help your organization effectively leverage free software without the licensing hassles.Learn about free software components and methodologies and how to enable it in your everyday work.
This event will be held in the state of Madhya Pradesh from March 24 – 28, 2009.
Last date for submitting application forms: March 10, 2009
More details here.
4. INCLUDING CREATIVE COMMONS IN FACEBOOK TOS
If you are interested in the Creative Commons movement, this group of facebook may be of interest too:
1. What are we doing here/what is the purpose of this group?
We are changing Facebook so it allows us to choose a creative commons licenses for our works (in addition to the old “all rights reserved” license).
4. But can we do it?
Yes, we think so, and here is an explanation of what could be a way to do it: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Facebook_CC_Integration/Facebook_Licensing
Learn more about this group here.
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