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0 Km Award to the ecological garden project of the DRISSA Foundation

0 Km Award to the ecological garden project of the DRISSA Foundation

BIODRISSA, the ecological garden project of the DRISSA Foundation, in Girona, has received the Web Award for 0 Km Projects -which has the objective of helping organizations that work with criteria of proximity and sustainability- and will have the iWith.org web services for free until 2021.


NGO, Facebook's new algorithm or how to be relevant in the social network

NGO, Facebook's new algorithm or how to be relevant in the social network

A priori it would be positive if the social network wants to return to its origins and to be a tool to connect people; the problem is that Facebook considers NGOs as businesses, and therefore, their communications have less and less space.

 

In January of this year, Facebook enunciated changes in its algorithm that entailed giving less priority to the publications of pages in its 'news feed' and more visibility to the posts that ignite debate and conversations between friends and family members of the profile user. The objective? “Encouraging interaction between people”, per Facebook.
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In this TechSoup article signed by Stephen Jackson about what NGOs should consider in the face of these changes, some actions we can do are explained:
• Bet on 'live videos', 'streaming' or live videos. For example, question-answer videos, whether live chats or analysis of previous comments.
• Start Facebook groups, because it seems that the social network has empowered these spaces, since it interprets that people who are part of groups tend to interact more on specific issues.
• It is also proposed to start Instagram account.
• Create content that stimulates the conversation and generates interactions with the fans. Instead of encouraging comments in the publications, which will be interpreted more as engagement bait, it is recommended to promote publications in which advice, recommendations or similar are requested.

There have already been demands to leave non-profit organizations out of these changes, but while Facebook is doing it or not, it will be necessary for NGOs to take into account what happens in the news to interact with them and update our social media strategy.
A more radical option is that taken by the people of Center for Artistic Activism, who have decided to stop using Facebook. They explain it in Artnet News: the algorithm of Facebook is mainly driven by payment and considers a large multinational as an NGO.
 
You can also check this blog article SinRedMedio (by Sol León), which lists five consequences of Facebook's new algorithm - from a business point of view, though -.

 

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How we adapt to the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

How we adapt to the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

On May 25th, 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) enters into force. Although it is easy to adapt to the fulfillment of the new legislation and there has been time to do it, the issue is complex and it is recommended to leave it in the hands of the experts, especially considering that the system of sanctions is important.

European regulation is well explained at Official Journal of the European Union.

Thinking about the organizations of the iWith.org network that do a normal collection and management of personal data, we offer this step by step:

1- Facilita_RGPD
Most of the associations can be adapted very easily using the AGPD program http://www.servicios.agpd.es/Facilita, following the simple instructions and signing the generated documents.

2- Document management
The program generates the documents to be sent to the different parties concerned and the texts to be added at the bottom of the forms.

3- Cookies
Regarding the website, it is necessary to ensure that the standard cookie consent message is configured. More information: http://www.abcore.org/news/es_ES/2017/01/31/0001/el-snippet-de-cookies-actualizado-a-la-ultima-version

4- Analytics
If iWith.org has access to Google Analytics, we already take care of anonymizing the IP.
Otherwise, we suggest that you provide us with editor access, which will allow us to link Adwords with Analytics and the Search Console with Analytics.
You can also turn on the IP Anonymization feature in Google Analytics. More information:
https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/
http://www.blastam.com/blog/5-actionable-steps-gdpr-compliance-google-analytics

5- Consent
For the sending of bulletins and mass mailings, it is necessary to have the express consent of the persons to whom they are addressed.

From iWith.org, in addition to adapting like any other entity, we accompany the organizations of whom we take care of managing the web, newsletters, mass mailing and email accounts. With the Internet service platform Abcore Cadí we include tools that facilitate the fulfillment of the GDPR. The management of Abcore Cadí newsletters allows to fulfill GDPR since a long time ago.

To handle the express authorization of subscribers to newsletters and mass emails Abcore Cadí has ​​two tools: 

1- The "Manage Subscribers" complies with the requirements of the GDPR because it manages subscriptions and cancelations to newsletters and it keeps the date on which the person subscribed. If your organization has successfully managed the subscription to newsletters and people have subscribed to the newsletters through the "Manage Subscribers" tool, a record of the authorization date is saved and therefore the regulations are complied with.

2- If the organization is not sure of the origin of the data or at some time has made subscriptions on behalf of the target people but without their express authorization, Abcore Cadí facilitates the tools to make a massive email in which people are required to fill in the express authorization form for future mailings. The answer arrives via forms and maintains the registries updated and with the registered authorizations.
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As an example, from iWith.org we have communicated it by email with this text: 

Theme: We help to apply the new data protection regulation, GDPR
Next May 25th, the new General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, will come into force, which implies that we need your consent to be able to send any information.
 

We write to you because we are collaborating, because you use some of the services of iWith.org or because we have had some relationship related to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the non-lucrative sector. In any case, we want to keep in touch with you.

The new regulation, mandatory for all organizations, allow you to provide your consent for us to send you the information that really interests you. You can authorize us to use your data according to your relationship with us:

A) As a user of any of the services
Recommended if you are using any service managed by iWith.org (email, web, Google adwords, Abcore, Wordpress, etc.)
B) As a person interested in the activities of iWith.org
Recommended for friends, donors, collaborators, and in general people interested in the activities of iWith.org.
C) As a person interested in improving communication in the non-profit sector
Recommended if you follow calls, resources and information related to communication on the Internet, and useful for NGOs and projects to improve society.

Click and fill in your box, so we can continue to inform you of the opportunities offered by the Internet and how we contribute to make the world a better place without collapsing your mailbox.
The new GDPR will also allow you:
-Having access to your personal data and to obtain a copy.
-Requesting the removal of your personal data from our database and/or restricting where your data is used.
-Receiving notification when there is a security breach involving your data.


For any questions or procedure we are always available at suport@iwith.org
 
 

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Web Awards for Km 0 Project

Web Awards for Km 0 Project

We are proud to announce "Web Awards for Km 0 Projects" that offers the winner a chance to create a modern web page, design, and visual identity. The call is open to civil society organizations that promote local development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. We wish to help organizations to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet and improve their online visibility and quality of work. The prize has been endowed by Silvia Bau, who has a great passion to make the textile sector more sustainable and local.


SMARTNAV4 mouse, a technological solution at the service of people with ALS

SMARTNAV4 mouse, a technological solution at the service of people with ALS

The Miquel Valls Foundation, through its Bank of Support Products, offers this widget that allows for using the computer with complete autonomy.
 

SMARTNAV4 is the fourth generation of a mouse that facilitates the use of computers by people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases that reduce mobility.
Pantalla Smartnav4
With the built-in Dwell Clicking software and a free screen keyboard created by Lake Software, the SMARTNAV4 works through a small adhesive made of reflective material that is placed anywhere on the face and a sensor located above the screen. By moving the head, you can control the pointer on your computer, without using your hands. Therefore, people with ALS can write emails, answer WhatsApp, perform any action on the computer in a totally autonomous way.
The Miquel Valls Catalan Foundation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (FMQV), with whom iWith.org collaborates, aims to promote all kinds of actions aimed at improving the quality of life of people with ALS and other diseases of motoneurone, as well as of their families. For this reason, among others, at the Bank of Support Products (BPS) they offer, for an unlimited time, the necessary material so that people affected by ALS can live in the most autonomous and with the best possible quality of life.
The BPS of the Miquel Valls Foundation wants to respond to the great need of people with ALS to use these support products, to which not all families have access. It has about 1,200 products, among which communication material such as the SMARTNAV4 mouse.

Sources: Taula del Tercer Sector, Fundació Miquel Valls, SmartNav by NaturalPoint.

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