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Though the terminology may vary, more and more funders, investors and practitioners have joined this emerging “civic tech” field.
The purpose of my research is to enhance civic engagement within the community thanks in part to the use of many open-sources tools that can be easily adopted by citizens and NPOs.
Have you used open source community tools like Fix My Street? What was your experience with it? Any best practices or pitfalls to avoid? Thank you, Federica (Fellow 2017)
(from sx: Shani Horowitz-Rosen, Mariane Maier Nunes, Federica Corda, Barbara Leopold, Ruta Dimanta, Robert Edgar, Myrna Gimena Cacho)
It has already been 2 weeks since our program at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society started and the emotion to be part of this group is so special, it is not easy to describe in words!
Thanks to the Fellowship provided by the Center, I met four colleagues (now also friends!) with whom I have been sharing professional experiences, ideas, best practices and goals. I have to say the best interaction comes when we try to find out solutions for incoming challenges that our communities might face in the next future.
The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (New York City) is pleased to welcome five International Fellows to our professional development program. The Fellows bring a depth of practical and theoretical knowledge on philanthropy and a variety of perspectives to the program. In addition to research and writing, Fellows will participate in seminars on US and international civil society and voluntary-sector activities; learn about the work of key agencies; and meet with leading nonprofit representatives and scholars.
The 2017 Fellows join an alumni network of scholar-practitioners in from the globe. They bring the number of program participants to 202 from 64 countries.
MYRNA GIMENA CACHO , PHILIPPINES • FEDERICA CORDA, ITALY • RŪTA DIMANTA, LATVIA • SHANI HOROWITZ-ROZEN, ISRAEL • MARIANE MAIER NUNES, BRAZIL
Rita Thapa is an IFP Alumna (SIFP 2015), and she has been appointed as the new Chair of the Global Fund for Community Foundations! Congratulations!