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February 2012

Video: Chris Kang, Schools Without Borders — A Brief Overview of Schools Without Borders

Chris provides a brief overview of Schools Without Borders, and talks about some low-cost and scalable tools to address the administrative challenges of running an organization.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Anil Patel, Framework — The Platformation Way

Anil shares how cloud technology has the potential to revolutionize every aspect of non-profit operations and help organizations work more effectively, be more efficient, and become more transparent.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Noorin Ladhani and Amanda Grainger-Munday, Framework — Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Cloud Technology in Action

Noorin and Amanda discuss how Framework has leveraged cloud technology to raise over 90,000 volunteer hours in 8 cities working in from the office and in airports, on trains, and in taxi cabs across Canada.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Kirstin Beardsley, CanadaHelps — The Social Shift

Kirstin talks about how communications technology has changed how we work, connect, and fundraise, explaining how non-profits can harness these tools to further their cause and mission.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Jane Zhang, Techsoup Canada — From Zero to Superstar

Jane describes how having the vision and the passion is sometimes not enough, and that thinking about the barriers that are holding you back from using technology as a catalyst for organizational change is important.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Tatiana Fraser and Juniper Glass, Girls Action Foundation — Technology as a Catalyst for Organizational Change

Tatiana and Juniper describe how Girls Action Foundation has generated new sources of support for girls’ programs and young women leaders. The key to success in expanding their “network of support” was to increase the volume and quality of relationships with corporate women’s networks, women leaders, national organizations, researchers, funders, journalists and donors.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Chris Kang and Jaime Hackett, Schools Without Borders — Using the Cloud for Collaboration: Part 1

Chris and Jaime describe how Schools Without Borders was introduced to a completely new way of thinking and working based on a more “iterative” and “rapid prototyping” process that included a lot of white-boarding, reviewing and changing on the fly, constant rolling out of solutions and more value placed on getting information out and work done.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Chris Kang and Jaime Hackett, Schools Without Borders — Using the Cloud for Collaboration: Part 2

Chris and Jaime talk about how Schools Without Borders uses Box.com to save time, and how it integrates into other platforms. Schools Without Borders shares their design theory about rapid prototyping that is creative, inspiring, fun, as well as messy, overwhelming, and exhausting.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Cheryl May and Rahi Delvi, Skills for Change — The Case for Working with Web Applications: Part 1

Cheryl and Rahi describe how people within Skills for Change consistently asked for direction and leadership around data capture, contact management and reporting. The existing paradigm consisted of data silos often slowing down, and often undermining, the ability of people to collaborate within the organization.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Cheryl May and Rahi Delvi, Skills for Change — The Case for Working with Web Applications: Part 2

Cheryl and Rahi describe how costs were an issue with these approaches, as was sharing information with different sites. By putting minds together to work on problems, a number of useful solutions were developed and implemented. This work led to groups within organizations working together, sharing information with wider audiences, and engaging more people.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

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