Blogher – where the women bloggers are

Courtesy of the NOSI discussion list at NonProfit Open Source Initiative, I just got the following post from Chris Bailey, a fellow member of the list:

> Susie’s Blog — A Nonprofit Techie Who Loves Chocolate and Open Source
> Software
> By Beth Kanter, 6:55 pm, Tue 9 Jan 2007
> Susie Halksworth is the Resources Director at AFL (formerly the
> Cambridge Independent Advice Centre), a not-for-profit organisation
> based in Cambridge, focused on advice and ICT projects. Her blog,
> Susie’s Blog – Winning hearts and minds over to FOSS (Free Open Source
> Software) is an excellent example of how professionals in the
> nonprofit technology field use blogging for professional development.

Nosi-discussion mailing list

Part of blogher, Social Change, Non-Profits & NGOs is devoted to blogs for NPO’s and NGO’s.

Susie’s blog can ge found at Susie’s Blog: winning hearts and minds over to FOSS.

Susie’s Blogroll includes the blogs of Beth Kanter, Beth’s Blog: A place to capture and share ideas, experiment with and publish links about nptech, educational technology, information design, visual thinking, creativity, ICT in the developing world, and much more.

The roll also includes the blog of Paul Webster, Regional ICT support, railway coffee, and more!.

If you know of any other blogs related to volunteerism and open-source, please feel free to include them via comments to this post.

blogher is itself very interesting. According to the “about” section,
About this community

Join us! Together we’re building a guide to women bloggers. In 20+ popular topics, you’ll find lists of blogs by women and constantly updating guides to what’s hot, written by our contributing editors.

You can also find out all about BlogHer Conference ’06, from registration to sponsorships. Our 2005 inaugural conference sold out with 300+ attendees and national press attention, and was made possible by our amazing sponsors. BlogHer Con ’06 will double in size.


  1. Posted January 11, 2007 at 22:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the shout out! Glad you enjoyed the interview with Susie’s blog! Do you work with nonprofits or volcoms?

  2. Posted January 11, 2007 at 23:43 | Permalink | Reply


    Thanks for the comment! As you can learn in the “Wayward’s Author” section, I work for IBM. As part of this I’ve been working with the folks who run IBM’s philanthropic activities, providing some guidance on open-source and trying to enlist IBMers (and others) with open-source skills to volunteer those skills to make the world a better place.

  3. Posted January 25, 2007 at 10:02 | Permalink | Reply

    hey there dave,
    i’m a blogger girl in montreal, i’ve been flexing my wordpress for a couple of years, writing about open source first on, then in my MA thesis, and these days more often on, which is a network of indie artists trying to make a living in the open source space me and my programmer boyfriend maintain. we do “open source for artists” workshops with rappers and other odd stuff. i’m sure you’re wildly busy, but if there’s any chance i could pick your brain via email about how to link into some open source oriented support we’d all appreciate it.
    keep up the good work, and cheers to Beth and all the Bloghers!

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