To all and any people who read this blog from either this side or that side of the Bay, I’ll be the opening act next Tuesday for the Notorious G.U.N. … N. (AKA Gunner) who will be facilitating a workshop on software for non-profits. Here’s the blurb:

How to Find Software for Your Nonprofit with Allen Gunn of Aspiration
Tuesday, November 13
TechSoup/CompuMentor
525 Brannan St. Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA, 94107

6-8 PM
Free
RSVP on Upcoming or Meetup.

The second Tuesday of each month, social changemakers and web innovators get together to network, socialize and share ideas at Net Tuesday, an event produced by NetSquared http://www.netsquared.org a project of TechSoup http://www.techsoup.org.

Allen Gunn of Aspiration and Social Source Commons will facilitate an interactive session about finding, utilizing and maintaining software for your nonprofit.

Come share your points of pain in finding and utilizing appropriate software for your organization, discuss software solutions and join the Social Source Commons. Social Source Commons is a place to share lists of software tools that you already use, gain knowledge and support, and discover new tools.

Session Leader Bio:

Executive Director Allen Gunn has over twenty years of software development and capacity building expertise. He has shepherded large software projects through all stages of development: from inception, design, development, and testing to deployment, support and marketing in environments ranging from start-up to large corporation to nonprofit. Drawing on engineering, senior management, and volunteer experiences, Gunner is a skilled communicator, trainer and facilitator in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors who is passionate about helping nonprofits and NGOs make better use of software technology. He has been closely involved with the US and international technology activist communities; the Silicon Valley engineering, venture, and funding world; environmental activists and organizations, and academic communities. He is a firm believer in melding hard work with serious fun.

David Sasaki, Director of Outreach, Global Voices, will open the evening with a short presentation about Rising Voices. Rising Voices is an international citizen media outreach initiative of Global Voices. By linking online media activists throughout the developing world and distributing microgrants of $3,000 to $5,000 to select projects, it aims to extend the benefits of participatory media to communities that are under-represented on the conversational web.

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