ellohay! West Michigan

Reference links for community, general audience (for portal)

Posted in clients, links for community, planning, portal by forgr on March 18, 2008

Local colleges
Tax forms
Tax help
Local event calendar
Local business directory
Local government, courthouse, Secretary of State, Police stations
Neighborhood associations
Local public and private schools
Parks and recreation
State and National Parks
School closings
Local TV station websites, WOOD TV8, WZZM 13, local cable networks etc.
Volunteer opportunities
Tutoring and mentoring resources
Flickr photos for the region
YouTube videos of the region
Public library and literary resources
Craigslist links, Grand Rapids specific
Homeowner resources
Home improvement resources
Community aid organizations
Childcare resources
Book clubs, interest meetups
After-school program resources
Job boards
Local healthcare resources
Local maps
Attractions, museums, parks, landmarks
Festivals, and city events
Local radio, public radio, local stations

What else does every community need to know? What should be common knowledge?

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MSU list of grants for nonprofits, resources

Posted in bookmarks, discovery stages, donations, hardware resources, partners, players, research by forgr on February 12, 2008

A pretty good list. Thanks for the leg work MSU

“A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to computer technology.”

http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/2comptec.htm

Some more benchmarks, GR’s outlines potential resources

Posted in benchmarks, hardware resources, research by forgr on February 5, 2008

MiBiz, Article about Comprenew
http://www.mibiz.com/absolutenm/templates/wetemplate.asp?articleid=12521&zoneid=187

WorldWide Christian School’s Comprenew program website
http://www.wwcs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=cr_home

ISI’s Case Study on Comprenew Environmental Trust
http://www.isigr.com/Content/About/comprenew.asp

Fighting the Good Fight for Municipal Wireless: Applying lessons from Philadelphia’s WiFi story
http://www.successful.com/fgfoverview.html

Ocean City New Jersey Municipal Wireless project
http://www.ocnj.us/municipalwire.asp
Computer Recycling of Virginia for Non-Profits and Schools

Community Technology Centers’ Network
Mission
CTCNet was founded on the recognition that in an increasingly technologically dominated society, people who are economically disadvantaged will be left further behind if they are not provided access to and training on information tools.

Our mission is to provide resources and advocacy to improve the quality and sustainability of CTCs for underserved communities.
Vision

A world in which all people have equitable access to technology and the skills necessary to use it meaningfully.

Piles of links, research

Posted in bookmarks, discovery stages by forgr on February 4, 2008