Practical resources for implementation, including software platforms, prototyping services, and organizational tools.

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Drupal

Powerful, feature-rich, open source content management platform used to make websites and applications, with thousands of add-ons, external applicaitons, and services.

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Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, UC Berkeley

This new home for design innovation features design studios, flexible space and access to tools for prototyping, iteration and fabrication. Memberships available for the UC Berkeley community.

Location: UC Berkeley

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Innovation @ CITRIS

1,300 square-foot lab and prototyping space consisting of an array of traditional prototyping equipment that range from the basic craft tools to machining and electronics instruments at UC Berkeley that works in conjunction with the Marvell Nanofabrication Lab. Memberships available for the UC Berkeley community.

Location: UC Berkeley

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Berkeley Institute of Design Prototyping Materials Database

List of resources in the Bay Area for prototyping. Compiled and hosted by UC Berkeley Institute of Design.

Location: UC Berkeley

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Trello

Free project and personal task management application for desktop and mobile platforms, and updates in real-time

Location: Any

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Lean Data is an approach to impact measurement developed by Acumen. This guide is a set of tips for collecting customer/beneficiary data to build more impactful businesses and endeavors.




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    Provides developers and IT teams with secure, durable, highly-scalable cloud storage.

    Keywords: Data, Web



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    A web and mobile project management application designed to enable teamwork without email

    Keywords: Organization



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    Decentralized, open-source, and peer to peer network that allows monetary payment and medium of exchange for international and local transactions. Wallets are kept online, iPhone and Android device, or even hardware and hard drives.

    Keywords: Payments



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    Social media scheduling app for desktop and mobile. Automates scheduling and offers some analytics. Free and subscription-based accounts.

    Keywords: Analysis, Publicity, Web



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    Certification service for startup manufacturers of complex electro-mechanical consumer hardware looking to build and scale their companies.




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    Affordable, feature-rich web hosting.

    Keywords: Data, Publicity, Web



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    Powerful, feature-rich note taking software. Apps for mobile, web, and desktop; syncs across platforms. Free and subscription accounts.

    Keywords: Organization



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    Found in over 30 countries, these spaces have equipment and support for technical prototyping for innovation, design and invention for learning and entrepreneurship.




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    A report quantifying social enterprise ecosystems in the U.S.. This is a national study among almost 400 social entrepreneurs who helped the S&R Foundation identify four pillars of successful ecosystems. Find out which ecosystem is right for you, and which pillars are most important for your venture.




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    Code sharing, open-source community. Offers distributed revision control and source code management to help build software.

    Keywords: Coding, Design



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    Powerful web tracking and analytics suite for your site.

    Keywords: Analysis, Web



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    Google offers highly discounted or free tools such as Google AdWords, Google Apps, Google Earth and Google Maps to nonprofit groups to help them find new donors, work more efficiently, and encourage their supporters to take action.

    Keywords: Analysis, Publicity, Web



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    Cloud platform that lets companies build, deliver, monitor and scale apps. Heroku is a platform for data as well as apps – providing a secure, scalable database-as-a-service with tons of developers tools like database followers, forking, dataclips and automated health checks.

    Keywords: Coding, Design, Web



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    Dashboard for social media accounts. Offers powerful scheduling and editorial tools to help automate and analyze social media campaigns. Free and subscription-based accounts.

    Keywords: Analysis, Publicity, Web



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    The hardware store for designers. Aims to make 3D carving easy and inspiring via powerful machines, intuitive software, and unique, beautiful materials.




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    Email marketing service. Subscription-based.

    Keywords: Publicity, Web



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    Open-source document-oriented database platform designed for ease of development and scaling. Offers a Cloud Manager for managing deployments, drivers for various programming languages, visual data exploration and analysis tools, and connections to business intelligence tools.

    Keywords: Analysis, Data



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    Open-source database platform featuring white papers, presentation, case studies, webinars, demos, articles, conferences, events, forums,

    Keywords: Data



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    User-testing and pesronalization platform for websites and mobile apps.




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    Services that span all stages of the consumer product development and supply chain management, from concept to delivery, and all critical steps in between. Helps with acceleration, product design and engineering, scaling up, manufacturing, packaging, eCommerce and retail, and inventory management and retail distribution.




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    Daily deals website that focuses on Windows and Mac software. Every day, there are giveaways for paid programs and sales for heavily discounted software.

    Keywords: Analysis, Design, Web



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    Point of service credit card and payment processing application and device for smartphones.

    Keywords: Payments



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    71,000 and growing free stock photos, “ready to use” web layouts and logos –and more premium options–including ones that you can use for presentations, pitches, and more.

    Keywords: Design



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    A developer-friendly application for accepting payments online and in mobile apps.

    Keywords: Payments



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    A searchable, expert-reviewed database of more than 150 approaches and helps gauge impact. Find the right tools to assess the impact you’re having, measure the effectiveness of your programs and strategies, and connect with peers and evaluation experts to learn what works.




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    Free, powerful, feature-rich content management system to create websites, blogs, or apps. Active user and developer communities. Thousands of plugins.

    Keywords: Design, Publicity, Web



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