Note: This is quick and dirty for now; I'll go through and clean it up when I can. Feel free to add your own notes!
- Library site: librarysite.shellco.com, focused on libraries
- Quaker cloud: focused on Quaker communities/congregations: http://www.fgcquaker.org/services/quaker-cloud Organic Groups is an amazing tool for building community (used in this system), uses Salesforce for CRM
- Redesign for Lambda Legal. Did usability testing and integrated Solr search (vastly improved discoverability) http://www.lambdalegal.org/
- imentor.org/shareables - shareable social media-focused media
- Golden Tote Bag contest pitting PBS programs against each other weta.org on June 12
- Migrating Drupal: Bootstrap Drupal within a folder, then you can use Drupal hooks to migrate that content
- CiviCRM starter kit on Pantheon: Easy for anyone to spin up for no charge. You can download the stack and run it yourself from https://drupal.org/project/civicrm_starterkit
- Costa Rica ojoalvoto.com: Nonpartisan project educating people how to vote, where to vote, candidate comparison tool
- Worker's co-op with Unitarian Universalist Association in Ithaca - rebuilding site in Drupal, doing regular trainings each week so that by the end they will be in control of the website
- Knowledge management site based on small world theory - helping keep children in homes who tend to get pulled into foster care because of environmental conditions (e.g. lack of beds, plumbing, electrical) - matching services with families who need them. Community of Service CAUSE - building a distribution in about a year
- Jade Goodall Foundation: rootsandshoots.org build on AbleOrganizer distro - allows orgs to create events, petitions, donations (CRM stuff), can create custom reports
- RedHen_donation - entity donation forms, one-page forms, sits on top of RedHen CRM and Drupal Commerce; no check-out process, all internal. Handles recurring donations. Can do A/B testing on donation forms. May be the start of a crowdfunding distribution.
- UNOCHA - reliefweb.int 500,000 pieces of humanitarian data and reports dating back to the '90s. Just launched an open content API. Build off of elastic search, using Swaga for documentation.
- powertoconnect.org -
Collaboration/sharing nonprofit builds, distros, etc.
Some nonprofits or nonprofit-focused shops have invested money in platforms or nonprofit-specific distros.
Where could people share smaller bits of information - not full distributions, but bits of code or configuration of modules. Sharing Features would be one method. Used to be Features Server which would provide a repository of features, but it never developed. "Recipes" could be a model for sharing instructions or configurations to do different things.
Distributions allow for shared groups of modules and configuration - communities develop around the distributions. On the other hand, distributions don't always make it to the next big upgrade, so people get stuck without an easy upgrade. Distributions seem "packaged" and so there's an expectation that there will be a packaged upgrade. "Sometimes we're solving the easy problems with distributions, and not solving the hard problems."
Looking to connect to other developers working on these issues, finding co-maintainers for nonprofit-specific modules.
Within the nonprofit space, there are many different kinds of nonprofits; the challenge of distributions is that it might fill the needs of one type but not others.
Idea to create a repository of user stories, and then methods for solving those needs (recipe model).
Nonprofits aren't used to collaborating with each other on technology. We need to work with nonprofits to learn how to do that. It has been a real struggle to build advocacy tools in particular in Drupal 7, and there haven't really been organizations working together to make that happen. There are some advocacy options now, but it took a long time. If organizations worked together it would have happened faster.
github/united-states/contact/congress - formcracking on all the congressional websites
Topics we didn't get to talk about
- Building communities
- Drupal 8 and small nonprofits
- Drupal 8 and democracy/open-source
- CRMs (constituent/customer-relationship management)
- search and social discoverability in Drupal
- D8 security
- small budgets and technical debt
- differences between nonprofit and for-profit web-dev