The growing importance of non-profit organisations complemented by the explosion of digital tools spawned e-npo: an open community to research, develop, share integrated digital business tactics and strategies for all businesses and organisations, particuarly non profit organisations. Classic and contemporary readings, listed below, form e-npo's vision.
e-npo went online in late July 2010, is very much and always will be a work in progress. The first 2011 class, and most of this website examines quantitative business methods -- traditional and emerging.
Australian graduate students helped develop e-npo as part of their eBusiness class late last year. And these organizations were a huge help.
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: that work with students
- Autism West
- Good Samaritan Industries
- The Hunger Project, Australia
- Opportunity International, Australia
- Quickflix, exploring online branding alliances
- Google, providing AdWords and YouTube grants to the above non-profits
- Via Appia- Networking WA, communication help with the inaugural forum
- Wine by Brad, provided Mantra Wines' Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz Viognier for the inaugural forum
Three key individuals behind e-npo -- Gabriel Gemignani, Jackie Gao and Jamie Murphy -- reside in Perth and are respectively from the Brazil, China, USA. The fourth key individual, Mazen AlDarrab, resides in Ryadh. A huge thanks to others who helped in the early stages. All credit for all mistakes rests with Jamie Murphy.
Participate contains information on joining e-npo and other opportunities to volunteer.
- Brown, J.S. and Adler, R.P. (2008) Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 (.pdf), EDUCAUSE Review, 43(1): 16-32
- Downes, S. (2005) e-Learning 2.0, ACM e-Learn Magazine, 10 (October)
- Carse, J. (1997) Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility, Ballantine Books
- Ebner, M. (2008) Why We Need Edupunk (.pdf), Journal of Social Informatics, 9(June):31-40.
- O'Reilly, T. (2005) What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software, O'Reilly Media, 30 September
- Smith, M. K. (2003, 2009) Communities of Practice, The Encyclopedia of Informal Education
- Stoll, C. (2000) High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian, Anchor Books
- Wenger, E.C. and Snyder, W.M. (2000) Communities of Practice: The Organizational Frontier, Harvard Business Review, 78(1): 139-145.
- Wenger, E.C.; White, N. and Smith, J.D. (2009) Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities, CPSquare