Bindarri launches the Garden project – Growing networks for good – Collaborative Tech for NGO’s

In association with Doing Something Good, we will be working to build the online communications systems with members, volunteers and other skilled professionals. Building knowledge and skills into these organisations, their members and supporters.

We have two areas of focus. The first is to implement the tech and the second to train people how to use it. The platforms we like are: Drupal, Open Atrium, WordPress, BuddyPress, WPMU, CiviCRM

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Weld Echo 2011 – exhibition that explores the incredible beauty of Tasmania’s Southern Forest

The forest comes to the city with this collaborative exhibition that explores the incredible beauty of Tasmania’s Southern Forests, and the plight to save them from industrial forestry practices. Thousands of people have viewed the exhibition in previous years, with up to 70 emerging and high profile artists exhibiting their works.

There is an eclectic mix of styles and mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, multimedia, projections, jewellery, and textiles, and in its sixth year of operation, Weld Echo 2011 is set to be another incredible community event. Over 70 artists, including Rob Blakers, Wolfgang Glowacki, Senator Bob Brown, Jeannie Mooney, Matt Newton, Bill Hatcher, Andrew Donohoe.

On now until Sunday. More information | View our feature on Weld Echo 2010

Random Hacks of Kindness Melbourne

June 4, 2011 to June 5, 2011

You’ve got the skills, and they pay the bills. But, wouldn’t it be great to put those skills to work on the side to solve some of the really big problems?

join other experts in design and development and volunteers with a broad set of skills in software development and design. The goal is to produce practical open source solutions to development problems.

If you’ve been to a hack event before, you’ll know what it’s all about, and if it’s your first time, don’t worry, we’ll take great care of you – all you need to do is show up with your skills, and enthusiasm, ready to make the world a little better place.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2011 | More Information

Win a fully functioning website for your campaign

Glenn Todd, from Bindarri will be demonstrating setting up and using WordPress for nonprofits as part of the Connectingup Conference held in Melbourne, June 1-3 2011.

Enter your campaign or small organisation and if you are selected, Glenn will build your site for free.

Competition closes: 24th May | More Information

Progressive Media: Creating and Exhibiting Films for Social Activism

May 21, 2011

This forum aims to create public awareness of progressive media’s role in helping people – be they filmmakers, activists or concerned pedestrians – document what they witness. It also highlights its affordability and accessibility as a tool for positive social activism.

Venue: ACMI, Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Free event with booking. More information

11 eleven global arts project

For 24 hours, on 11/11/11 anyONE who has access to a film, video, digital, phone or web camera will be invited to partake in the biggest creative project of our human history. People from 196 different countries, brought together by over 2000 languages will be asked to capture a day in the life of their world. The footage, audio, visual and photographic material will be collated and used as the ingredients for a variety of 11/11/11 initiatives including a 2 hour cinematic documentary, photographic book, world music collection and an interactive online portal.

As a not for profit project – the money raised will go to charities helping us acheive the Millennium Development Goals set out by the United Nations. ONE person can and does make a difference. Stand up and be a world changer.