Free Web Services for Nonprofits –

Posted By kermitjr

Date: October 17th, 2008

Category: Uncategorized

Last week, I stumbled a non-profit that does some pretty amazing things for non-profits.  The goal of is “to adopt 10,000 nonprofit members, and to provide them each with an average of $10,000 of services per year at no charge (for a total savings of $100 million per year!).”

I was really impressed at the range of services they offered in their toolkit.  This is exactly what OpenTech Ministries is looking to do, except we want to add the advantages of Open Source Software ot the list.

We also hope to meet the needs of a segment they specifically do not allow… churches and seminaries.  I am hoping to contact them in the near future for a possible partnership and perhaps some ideas for cross-pollination of effort.

If you get a chance, check out Free Web Services for Nonprofits –

CK-12 – Next Generation Textbooks

Posted By kermitjr

Want quality textbooks to use that cost nothing?  Check out CK-12 – Next Generation Textbooks.  These guys are doing some amazing stuff and schools (and entire states) are getting on board.

Why Open Source in Schools

Posted By kermitjr

“It is indeed a strange world when educators need to be convinced that sharing information, as opposed to concealint information, is a good thing. The advances in all of the arts and sciences, indeed the sum total of human knowledge, is the result of the open sharing of ideas, theories, studies and research. Yet throughout many school systems, the software in use on computers is closed and locked, making educators partners in the censorship of the foundational information of this new age…”

That is the beginning of an article over at on Why Open Source in Schools. While I don’t want to recap everything here, it has great information and examples of the various options available.

You really should check it out.

New Website Based on WordPress

Posted By kermitjr

Date: September 9th, 2008

Category: News

Yet another change… but this is one we plan on sticking with for quite some time.  This time we have moved our website to WordPress.  Yes, it is primarily a blogging platform, but it works well as a CMS, as well.  Check out the blog, poke around the pages and let us know what you think.

Once we have CiviCRM installed as a standalone, we will move this install to the main domain.

Hello world!

Posted By kermitjr

Date: August 16th, 2008

Category: Uncategorized

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!