I read over all the proposals and picked the ones I liked best. The criteria I used were pretty simple: I looked for projects that had a clearly defined mission, were global in scope, and looked like they might actually work as planned. I stayed away from proposals that wanted to â€œenableâ€ other non profits because I find most of them to be ineffective. Here is the list in alphabetical order:
When Daniel asked me to sign on to N2Y2 as an advocate I had no idea I was going to have 150 projects to review. But I've put in the grunt work and come up with my Top Ten Hot Projects to Keep Your Eye On (listed in reverse alphabetical order):
Hi, everyone; my name is JC, and this is my first community blog post. Iâ€™m one of the authors of the HungerMaps proposal. Iâ€™m also a GIS enthusiast, so I wanted to bring your attention to the great GIS projects that have been submitted to this contest.
Companies like Telefonica, the dominant provider here, or Telmex dominate latinamerican markets. The companies make a tremendous profit on their pre-paid airtime services, but at the same time give a critical service to many of latinamericanâ€™s lowest-income consumers.
Our inspiration is the notable story of Grameen Phone, a billion-dollar phone company in Bangladesh built to serve the communication needs of that countryâ€™s millions of low-income residents, and its synergy with Grameen Bank, the worldâ€™s first microfinance institution founded by Nobel Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus.
I am behind one of the several projects entered utilizing virtual reality, and I'm feeling compelled to draw some attention to those that are using virtual worlds to engage in creative nonprofit efforts. With the arrival of Second Life a few years ago, virtual reality (VR) has finally gotten a foothold as a technology for not only social networking and gaming, but also training, meetings, marketing, and yes, even nonprofit activities like education, outreach, activism, and fundraising.
http://www.netsquared.org/projects/voteÂ Â Â Â Â I have read many stories on this site, I find that most of them are web related. I agree that the web plays an important part in our lives, and that is the reason that I have opted to use this tool, your website to promote awareness regarding Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities. Rehabilitation changes lives.
I'd be a hypocrite to post my favorite projects with a praiseworthy sentence or two and leave it at that. I owe you an explanation of exactly what process and criteria I used to whittle down the field â€¦ because my own project is about transparency, and transparency means more than honesty â€“ it means making it easy for you to see WHY I say what I say. So first I'll give my top 6, and then I'll explain where Iâ€™m coming from so you can decide how useful this is to you.