Online community of interest: Progressive Exchange

I’m a member of the online Progressive Exchange community, and thought some of my more tech-oriented nonprofit-type readers might like it.

It is a

way to share information among people doing online organizing, advocacy, marketing and fundraising on behalf of the public interest. The goal of the Progressive Exchange is to aid the online efforts of progressive causes, campaigns, and organizations.

I participate through a mailing list, which has considerable traffic, so be warned. It reminds me of older Unitarian Universalist function-oriented lists, but a bit more practical and concerning newer technology and practices.

It also has a New York, D.C. and Bay Area jobs list exchange in case you’re looking for an employee, employeer or contract work.

UUA Drupal Love, part two

If you’re interested in learning about or working on Drupal to help Unitarian Universalist organizations, I respectfully request you create a user login at Drupal.org.

Please add “Unitarian Universalist” (without the quotation marks) to Interests, under Personal Information.

Everyone who so identifies will show up on this page.

With this post, I open the category Drupal.

UUA Drupal Love

A while back, I mentioned that the tee-tiny Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beech Lake, Pennsylvania has a website that punches far above its weight, and that it is powered by the free and open-source Drupal content management system. I love Drupal to pieces and UniversalistChurch.net runs on it. But it can do far, far more.

So, dear readers, which Unitarian Universalist churches — if any others — use Drupal? Please say so in the comments.

And while we’re at it, what services (particularly with respect to community building) do you want to see in church websites. That’s where Drupal shines.

“Geeks and God”

Please excuse me, I’ll be blogging a bit less than usual this week. I discovered an interesting blog+podcast called Geeks and God that takes Christian and church-related matters of technology and open-source quite seriously. I’ll be listening to these and taking notes. I also have to clean up and improve UniversalistChurch.net — I just upgraded its Drupal content management system — and work on some long-term church stuff. Will report back later.

Geeks and God

Websites from two bantamweight Pennsylvania churches

I didn’t want to blog twice about Pennsylvania websites yesterday, so I waited twenty-four hours. The thing is that the churches that give us these sites are really small.

Continue reading Websites from two bantamweight Pennsylvania churches

Best links for June 29

Well, best for me, but I know some of you will like them too.

  • Michelle Murrain, writing from her Zen and the art of Nonprofit Technology blog, points out how the United States Social Forum is running on free and open source software. Fabu. Drupal and Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) love all around.
  • Several writers (here, here and here among others) note Linux users can have Google Desktop too, but not all are convinced it is either necessary or adequately private. Better says one commenter, perhaps, for those using the Xubuntu version which works on older computers but has fewer of the bells and whistles.
  • Chuck Currie, a United Church of Christ minister blogger, reviews what ministers may say in a campaign season.
  • Richard Layman (Rebuilding Space in an Urban Place) — writing about the neighborhood a scant few block to the east of me — revisits the role of churches in urban blight.
  • No bottled water on San Francisco’s official dime, according to Treehugger.
  • MAKE Magazine’s blog suggests using shower wallboard for making giant white boards.