The Expo Hall will feature a pavilion showcasing the following non-profit companies and organizations.
The Detroit Foundation
The Detroit Foundation is a member driven organization that supports activities and initiatives in the greater Detroit area that grow the innovation and creative-based economy of the region. We are a national organization that utilizes social technologies to galvanize the Michigan diaspora living within and without the state to affect positive change for our region.
FamilySearch International is delivering Open Genealogical Data through an expanding platform that includes: 1) APIs to billions of names and records 2) encouraging and contributing to open source projects for API wrappers and sample code for many environments. Free Developers Services are offered through DevNet.FamilySearch.org, Forums, List Services, Groups, Phone and Email Support. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization that maintains the world's largest repository of genealogical resources.
GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select the projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and get regular progress updates - so you can see your impact.
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (www.iskme.org), is an independent, nonprofit research institute in Half Moon Bay, CA, pioneering knowledge sharing and educational innovations. ISKME created OER Commons (www.oercommons.org) a teaching and learning network, to bring open-source content and Web 2.0 processes to support high-quality education.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. www.nclrights.org
The Open Architecture Network
The Open Architecture Network (OAN) is an online, open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design. Online design competitions, social networking, and project collaboration tools empower architects, designers, and builders to share their ideas and expertise while contributing to making sustainable building more accessible. www.openarchitecturenetwork.org
The Public Press
The Public Press (www.public-press.org) is a startup nonprofit news organization that aims to strengthen reporting on general-interest and undercovered topics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our long-range goal is to create a sustainable noncommercial business model for delivering quality local journalism through a daily Web and print newspaper to broad and diverse audiences inadequately served by the commercial press. We are in the process of developing SF Engage, a community engagement program blending face-to-face journalism outreach with new technology in underserved neighborhoods of San Francisco. Information gathered through these efforts will be fed back to our newsroom where journalists will pursue news tips and report findings in stories posted to our Web site. As we gain additional funding, we will pay our staff professional freelance rates and begin publishing a print newspaper using content drawn from the daily news Web site
South Yuba River Citizens League - Calling Back the Salmon
The mission of Calling Back the Salmon is to restore critically endangered wild Chinook salmon to the Yuba River of California. Through Native American ceremony, Source to Sea education, and applying Social Networking technologies, we welcome all people and organizations to help in our effort to save Chinook from extinction. www.callingbackthesalmon.com
Spot.Us is a nonprofit to pioneer "community funded reporting." Through Spot.Us the public distributes the cost of hiring an investigative journalist. If first publishing rights to the finished content is sold they are reimbursed to invest again in meaningful local journalism. Spot.Us is funded by the Knight Foundation.
The NetSquared Initiative (www.netsquared.org) helps nonprofits use the social Web for the greater good. Its N2Y4 Mobile Challenge seeks ideas about mobile applications that help create a better world for everybody. NetSquared is a service of TechSoup Global (www.techsoupglobal.org), a nonprofit providing technology donations and resources to 400,000+ nonprofits worldwide each month
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