RecoveryHub is a global online network whose mission is to improve the lives of disaster survivors and enable community-led recovery. It aims to directly empower both survivors and responders with the tools and information needed to recovery more quickly and effectively. For survivors and their communities, it provides a platform through which post-disaster needs can be matched with the goods and services – the recovery resources – made available to address those needs. For disaster responders, it provides a platform to increase collaboration, coordination, and information sharing during the response and recovery phases of a disaster with the goal of improving the quality of services provided to survivors.
About the Position – Web Development Lead (Intern)
RecoveryHub seeks a part-time Web Development Lead (Intern) as part of the initial stages of its development and launch. The intern will work alongside the founder to design, develop, and deploy the site and its tools. This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the start-up phase of a social enterprise with national and international reach. The position is 15-25 hours per week through May 2014 (option through August 2014) with potential for future employment or contract work dependent on funding. Work location is flexible with occasional in-person meetings.
The web development lead (intern) will play a lead role in developing the website and applications. He/she will work closely alongside the founder to provide input on design decisions and translate design into technical implementation. Day-to-day tasks include but are not limited to:
• Writing and updating design documents and wireframes
• Researching, installing and configuring Drupal modules to meet business requirements
• Customizing modules and/or writing new modules
• Improving site’s look, feel, and overall user experience
• Testing and deploying site functionality
• Desire to use technical skills to improve the lives of others
• Bachelor’s degree candidate in Computer Science, Information Systems, Web Development, Emergency/Disaster Management, International Affairs, or related fields (Master’s degree candidate preferred)
• Interest in Information and Community Technology (ICT) for development or humanitarian relief
• Ability to translate business requirements into technical implementation
• Prior experience designing and developing websites and/or web applications
• Familiar with Content Management Systems/Frameworks, in particular Drupal 7
• Ability to program in PHP
• Experience working with relational databases (preferably MySQL)
• Graphic design experience a plus
• Customer Relationship Management (CRM) experience a plus
Email resume, cover letter, availability, and examples of prior projects to email@example.com by March 1, 2014.
Today is our official call for barn raising applications at this year's GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp!
On March 9, 2014, we'll be building a website from scratch to include much needed functionality, design, and other work required by a local 501c3 non-profit organization.
This event is "Drupal for Good in action" and is a teach-and-learn opportunity for our local Drupal community and is a win-win-win for everyone.What's a Barn Raising?
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_raising
- A "barn raising" describes a collective action of a community, in which a barn for one of the members is built or rebuilt collectively by members of the community.
- Barn raising was particularly common in 18th- and 19th-century rural North America. A barn was a necessary structure for any farmer, for example for storage of cereals and hay and keeping of animals. Yet a barn was also a large and costly structure, the assembly of which required more labor than a typical family could provide.
- Barn raising addressed the need by enlisting members of the community, unpaid, to assist in the building of their neighbors' barns. Because each member was entitled to recruit others for help, the favor would eventually return to each participant.
Just replace the word "barn" in the description above with "website" and you'll see that we've adapted this "barn raising" model for the digital world.Interested in Mentoring?
We need help from experienced Drupal developers, site builders, themers and project managers. Contact us!Interested in Learning?
Stay tuned to this page for more information. Prepare to come to the barn raising event with your laptop, power cables, and anything else you may need.Need a Website? Apply Now!
We're currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations. The official start of barn raising applications begin February 10, 2014, and end on February 21, 2014.
Space is limited and priority is given to non-profit organizations with active 501c3 status, are able attend 2-3 planning meetings, and can attend GLADCamp itself. Our official rules are as follows:
- All organizations who apply must be a registered 501c3 non-profit in order to be considered;
- A representative from the non-profit organization must be able to attend GLADCamp and the barn raising itself, as well as at least 2 project planning meetings in advance of the event;
- The GLADCamp barn raising application committee has the final decision of which non-profit organization is chosen for the barn raising;
- Any donations of food and drinks that the organization can coordinate for our volunteers during the barn raising is highly recommended and appreciated!
Do you have any questions that aren't already answered here? Contact us or come to the session, Community Barn Raisings: Drupal for Good in Action, during the conference! The barn raising organizers will be describing how this type of "code sprint" event is accomplished.
In January 2013, the Communities of Impact kicked off with a retreat at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, WA.Julia Smith Education Manager NTEN
NTEN: Tell us about how the MobLab fits into Greenpeace overall.Julia Smith Education Manager NTEN
When I joined the Communities of Impact (COI) program, I had been in my role of Digital Media Manager at Pathways to Education Canada for just a few months.
NTEN: Mark, tell us about your organization.Julia Smith Education Manager NTEN
NTEN: Eric, tell us about your work.Julia Smith Education Manager NTEN
Have you reserved your hotel room for the 14NTC yet? NTEN is working with the Marriott Wardman Park hotel to lodge our 14NTC attendees. Special NTC negotiated rates are available through February 18, 2014.
That means there's only one week left to take advantage of the discounted hotel rates.
To make a reservation at the NTC Conference rate, you must call the hotel and mention NTEN or the Nonprofit Technology Conference when booking, or register online through the exclusive online registration form set up especially for NTC attendees.
Also, please be aware that no one will contact you about booking a hotel room. Beware of scammers contacting you indicating they can provide a deeper discount.
Last year we launched the Google Admin app for Android that enabled administrators to easily add users, reset passwords, see audit logs and contact support.
Today we’re launching the Google Admin app for iOS so admins can take care of common tasks on the go directly from their iPhones or iPads.
This app is designed for admins and requires API access to be enabled. Install the Google Admin app for iOS or Android. To learn more, visit the Help Center.
In this week's Q&A, our expert panel discussed the role of digital platforms and social media, the skills needed for the future and the development of community-based fundraising