Yearly Archive: 2007

Charity client data joins the lost pile

It’s not just government agencies which manage to lose important data. Kablenet reports that a laptop containing client information has been stolen from the car of an employee of Citizens Advice in Northern Ireland,...

Get your mapping think cap on

Charities and other voluntary organisations are to get the chance to use Ordnance Survey maps in web applications for non-commercial purposes. Technology Guardian reports: Ordnance Survey’s OpenSpace product is a “slippy map” interface, a...

Open Source Amnesty

Amnesty International has a “new, completely re-architected, W3C Web Content Accessibility-compliant, data protection law and privacy legislation-compliant, multi-lingual and totally open source Drupal, CiviCRM and Alfresco-based website”. That’s according to Important Projects consultancy, who...

Sector develops around the world

A couple of international (English speaking) voluntary sector developments: From The Malta Independent: Enactment of legislation to strengthen the voluntary sector – “The National Council of Women welcomed the Voluntary Organisations Act, passed by...

Non-profit journalism

Does Britain need an equivalent to ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom launching early 2008? I think the States has a greater need, and we have the likes of OpenDemocracy already, but any comments? Here’s an...

Volunteers in the Community

The introduction of the Community Interest Companies (CIC) was intended to provide a way for people to get involved in social enterprise projects intended to benefit local communities. A CIC can be setup and...