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June 13 2011


Prep for bean spillage: new website, News Challenge announcement, new everything

On June 22, a lot happens. Don't freak out.

By then, we'll have a new website launched -- courtesy of our fantastic Drupal design team at Civic Actions -- and at 2:30pm that day, Knight Foundation will unveil its 2011 Knight News Challenge winners at our annual MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference. In fact, even though it's a small invitation-only conference, we want to make sure you can watch the announcement live:

But by way of a teaser, on that same day, we'll have major announcements of our own. Two of them. Probably the biggest pieces of news since Chris, Mitch, and Henry Jenkins proposed the idea for the Center four years ago.

So keep your eyes here, even though they'll have to adjust to Civic Actions' brilliant new design.

October 18 2010


FACT Social Justice Challenge: Featured Projects Announced

French American Charitable Trust logoThe French American Charitable Trust (FACT) Social Justice Challenge seeks to surface innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies that foster collaboration around social justice issues.  The FACT Challenge's 90 innovative Projects were put to the community last week, the vote results selecting the 15 Featured Projects to receive development support and move on to the round of expert judges for final selection.

15 Featured Projects

With thousands of votes from the community, the 15 Featured Projects include, in alphabetical order:

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October 16 2010


Voting is closed for the FACT Challenge

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Community Vote this week for the FACT Social Justice Challenge! Voting is now closed. Your participation has narrowed the field of 90 innovatiove Project ideas down to the top 15 you think should be Featured Projects. 

All Projects will be notified on Monday and we will post on the blog and the FACT Challenge pages with the list of 15 Featured Projects moving on to the final round with the panel of judges.

If you have any questions about the FACT Challenge of the process, please do not hestitate to let us know: net2@techsoup.org

September 03 2010


Updates to TechSoup.org

The TechSoup team are hard at work continuing to add updates, new functionality, and usability to techsoup.org - here's a message from co-CEO Marnie Webb with more details:

At TechSoup Global we’ve been working hard on a new round of improvements to the TechSoup.org website.

I’m excited to update you on our progress and hear your feedback. A little over a year ago, we unveiled the first phase in a series of improvements to the site, including a new homepage design and enhanced search functionality. Those visible changes to the site also represented significant improvement to our back end systems — both hardware and software.

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