Author Archive: dirk

Human Centred Design for Social Change

Join our Google Hangout on Human Centred Design! We’re collaborating with Patrick Olszowski of Outrageous Impact on a new workshop on Human Centred Design and we want to hear from you about how you might benefit on a day-long workshop (that… (READ MORE)

Building a Better 2017

2016 wasn’t all bad. Here at FabRiders, 2016 was a great year of learning. Every event and project that goes by we find ourselves building and sharing on a body of knowledge that is contributed to and enabled by a fantastic set of partners… (READ MORE)

School of Data Summer Camp

FabRiders has designed the agenda and acted as lead facilitator for two of School of Data‘s Summer Camp.  The first taking place for three days in Ottawa, Canada in May, 2015 and the second taking place for five days outside… (READ MORE)

The Open Exchange for Social Change

The Open Exchange for Social Change was a one-day participatory event held on October 4th, 2016, one day prior to the International Open Data Conference and was previously known as the IODC unconference. It’s purpose was to pull Open Data… (READ MORE)

Improving the Kosovar Civil Society Index

This three day workshop was designed to help Kosovar Civil Society Foundation understand how to make the data and information contained in the Kosovar Civil Society Index more engaging and accessible to stakeholders. To achieve these goals, we looked at… (READ MORE)

Strengthening Greenpeace’s Engagement Strategies

Over the summer of 2016, we helped Greenpeace International develop a three day event that brought together 120 people from the staff of the secretariat and the National Regional Offices to share knowledge and improve engagement practices.  This was to… (READ MORE)

Evaluating LevelUp’s Outcomes

This project, undertaken on behalf of Internews, examined the outcomes of LevelUp, multi-year initiative that focused on supporting individuals worldwide providing digital safety training and education. The evaluation aimed to surface critical lessons the could inform future projects. A public… (READ MORE)

Tips for designing an effective workshop session

Our journey learning about effective workshop session design began in the mid-90’s, when we were helping activists and community organisers in the United States understand how to harnass the potential of the Internet. What we’ve learned about session design has largely… (READ MORE)

Aspiration

Aspiration’s mission is to connect nonprofit organizations with software solutions that help them better carry out their work. They want nonprofit organisations to be able to find and use the best software available, so that they maximize their effectiveness and… (READ MORE)

Hivos International

Hivos is an international development organisation guided by humanist values. Together with local civil society organisations in developing countries, Hivos wants to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world.

School of Data

School of Data is a network of individuals and organizations working on empowering civil society organizations, journalists and citizens with skills they need to use data effectively.

Kosovar Civil Society Foundation

Founded in 1998, and officially registered in December 1999, priority mission of KCSF has been to strengthen civil initiatives by providing support through information, services and trainings to NGOs and other relevant civic institutions in all sectors of Kosovar civil… (READ MORE)

Greenpeace International

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

Mozilla

Mozilla fights to keep the Internet a global public resource, open and accessible to all.

What we learned at NPDev 2016

This was our fifth year attending Aspiration’s NonProfit Developer Summit (NPDev) and it remains the most important event in the FabRiders’ calendar. There are so many reasons why we love this event: the radical techie community that surrounds it, the… (READ MORE)

A Data Strategy Workshop Curriculum

This is a day-long training that we’ve run in at least a dozen countries for a variety of individuals involved in social change at various levels of ‘data literacy.’  Big thanks to all the participants that have provided feedback, along with:… (READ MORE)