Sharing data and sharing services
Non-profit organizations generally have to make-do with fewer resources than so-called for-profit corporations, isn’t that right?. It certainly seems like it’s impossible to get venture capital for non-profits, so it almost goes without saying that non-profits should share resources whever their goals are aligned. Nobody should have to reinvent what another organization has spent precious resources developing.
In that spirit, here’s a great example of a center which has put together an online resource which they’re making available to others. If your concern is peace, ethics and conflict resolution, you should consider how you can use this resource.
CRInfo.com is a program of the Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado (USA). Their mission is to be “A Comprehensive Gateway to Conflict Resolution Resources” online. And they certainly do look comprehensive, with an online database of over 20,000 resources available for you to search. About half of the actual resources themselves are also available online.
Because the focus of my blog is technical tools, the thing I wanted to mention is that you can include a search of CRInfo.com on your web site. See this page at CRInfo.com for information on how to include their information in your site. This doesn’t provide a comprehensive way for you to integrate the results into your web site, but it does give you direct access to CRInfo searches for your site visitors. It’s worth taking a look!