Internaut Consulting Recent Projects: Internaut Consulting brings a variety of experiences and expertise to the strategic design and implementation process that can assist your initiatives succeed. Recent projects include a mix of clients and sectors including foundations, corporations, associations, government, nonprofits and multilateral agencies. Our Projects have involved:


Business Planning

1. Business Plan Development: Telecentre.org Telecentre.org, sponsored by IDRC, Microsoft and the Swiss Development Agency is a community of people and organizations working together to improve the social and economic impact of grassroots telecentres. It required a comprehensive business plan to implement its vision.

Deliverables:

Internaut Consulting was engaged to develop a business plan to promote a sustainable telecentre movement globally offering innovative value-added products and services to its telecentre clients. The ecosystem and administrative support structures laid out in the business plan were designed to allow telecentres to trade products and services of value with each other. Development of the plan led to our further engagement developing tangible revenue channels, (See also Social Enterprise Support section and Grant Writing / Proposal Development & Evaluation for more on our Telecentre and IDRC work).

2. Media and Technology Strategy Project: MDLF-CAMP The Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF) [now Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF)] supports independent news media in emerging democracies. The Center for Advanced Media in Prague (CAMP) functioned as the technology products and services arm of MDLF. As CAMP and MDLF services evolved somewhat distinctly from each other MDLF wished to evaluate how to better integrate its technology products and services arm into its core business and what client groups to best target.

Deliverables: Internaut Consulting was engaged to assess MDLF-CAMP's client technology offerings and how well they complimented MDLF's overall strategy through a series of 360 interviews with MDLF staff, developers and clients. Internaut Consulting also provided recommendation's to refocus CAMP to target clients that MDLF wished to primarily focus on, and better align MDLF-CAMP priorities with those of its parent MDLF. The result was a complete restructuing of MDLF's technology servicing arm and the eventual spin off of MDLF-CAMP into its own self-sustainable entity servicing these clients and others.

3. Marketing & Business Development Project: Paladin DataPaladin Data and Braiker Media, its marketing consultant, needed to repurpose a unique software solution it had developed for the government sector which had the potential to support the philanthropic and nonprofit sector as a program management tool. They wanted to better undertsand these sectors, what their needs were and how well their new tool aligned with them.

Deliverables: Internaut Consulting was retained to explain the dynamics of the sector and how it related to the software product Paladin Data had built. This included the specific dynamics and segmentation of the markets as well as the potential client base and how to interact with it. Research on the current level of nonprofit and philanthropic technical capacity was also provided.

4. Messaging and Strategy Project: Developing Radio Partners Developing Radio Partners (DRP) builds vibrant, participatory communities internationally, through the development of financially and editorially independent media services with a focus on community radio. The IDEA Network is an initiative of Developing Radio Partners (DRP) providing targeted issue area (health, environment) support. DRP required help with organizational strategy, messaging, development and issue prioritization.

Deliverables: Internaut Consulting was retained to assist DRP in modifying its very process-oriented organizational identity and messaging that promoted its more traditional [and dated] focus of radio. The DRP strategy was retooled around its IDEA network initiative focusing on well defined donor support areas (environment and health). Its tried and tested process methodologies weer then tied, as supplemental selling points, to these focused issue areas. In addition, Internaut Consulting helped strengthen a collaborative partnership with Frontline SMS, a progressive development technology using text messaging, to leverage DRP as an entity that could both broadcast and receive local community input in low technology environments. This further enhanced DRP's attractiveness to donors with its ability to meld old and new technology to achieve results, rather than promoting just its one way broadcasting capabilities (radio). This new strategy and messaging was then utilized to attract more progressive funding support for DRP activities and within months DRP had new projects and support.

5. Strategy Evaluation: Data Systems International

Internaut Consulting was retained to evaluate an NGO market development strategy developed by corporate client Data Systems International for Clienttrack a Case Management/CRM software as a service.


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Program & Project Support (Planning & Implementation)

1. International Public Access Library Project: Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationThe Global Library Program, was a program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation designed to provide free public internet access in libraries for the general public and particularly the disenfranchised in rural and urban areas. The program needed a full spectrum of support for its entry into Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Deliverables:Internaut Consulting was retained to provide In-country research, strategic and implementation planning to evaluate the potential for a number of new countries in Central and Eastern Europe to participate in the program. Work also included refining program administration and procurement RFP's once countries were selected, and then reviewing and selecting 3rd party country program implementers. Internaut Consulting was additionally contracted to provide ongoing strategic advice related to the entire program in Central & Eastern Europe and did on the ground pre-program assessment in Kyrgystan, Bulgaria and the Ukraine as well as desk research for Poland, Romania and Mongolia. (See also Research section and Grant Writing / Proposal Development & Evaluation section more work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).

2. Open Development Mekong Project: East West Management Institute (EWMI)

EWMI developed a regional platorm Open Development Mekong to better organize, share and analyze economic and environmental development and land conversion data amongst a network of related grassroots organizations in the Mekong Region using a unique open data platform to facilitate this collaboration. The platform addresses urgent areas of concern including: deforestation, land grabbing, water/food security, access to information, and freedom of expression. It also challenged critical, debilitating threats to data transparency using an approach that separated factual data from advocacy to protect it from government censorship, which is a significant issue in the region.  

Deliverables:

Internaut Consulting was retained to created team, find programming resources and project manage the complete overhaul of the initial failed platform deployment which included redoing the entire front and backend interface; deploying data harvesting and data sharing extensibility; allowing for native multi-lingual capability; making it accessible via mobile; cleaning up and adding thousands of records; converting the original Open Development Cambodia (ODC) platform to this new open data platform developed in Wordpress and CKAN; and finally, converting the 30,000 ODC users to the new platform. (See also Grant Writing / Proposal Development & Evaluation section and Web Development section for more work with the East West Management Institute).

3. Performing Arts RFP development and Evaluation: WF Hewlett Foundation

The Performing Arts Program of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area to ensure that art is created, performed, and preserved, and more opportunities are provided to participate in arts experiences. The program required support evaluating a competitive RFP to develop an on online interactive GIS mapping of the performing arts community in San Francisco.

Deliverables:

Internaut Consulting was retained to review the initial RFP before it was released to strengthen deliverables and clarify what was being asked as well as responding to vendor questions and developing criteria for evaluating the proposals. Internaut Consulting reviewed the proposals to select the strongest provider of technical services, content identification and data collection. (See also Facilitation section for more work with the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation).

4. Technology Transfer Project: Kauffman Innovation Network iBridgeSM is a program of the Kauffman Innovation Network launched by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The iBridge Network was designed as an online technology transfer platform to more effectively disseminate and license the outputs of early-stage research by linking university researchers with broader academic and end-user communities. The initiative was in need of client-based strategy for each of the various stakeholders involved.
Deliverables: Internaut Consulting was retained to develop strategies and tactics to identify and address all project stakeholders including the 'buyer', 'seller' and technology transfer administrator. Breaking out the different stakeholders and addressing strategies for each of them had not been done previously. The final recommendations covered multiple sectors and support opportunities for each of these stakeholders.

5. PC Village Health Systems Project: Jhai Foundation

JHAI Foundation is A non-profit organization bringing communication and sustainable services to rural communities lacking electricity or telephones. It required general strategic program support and initiative prioritization.

Deliverables:Internaut Consulting was retained to provided general support for strategic direction and partnership opportunities primarily for Jhai's sustainable training and village PC projects. This involved assisting in defining direction and focus at various milestones in the project's development as well as focusing the overall strategy on the issue area of health. As a result, Jhai developed appropriate messaging and pilot technology in the health area to solicit sustained support for further scaling and deployment.

6. ICT for Philanthropy Strategy Development Project: Council on Foundations To promote 21st century philanthropy and better support its membership in the strategic use or current and emerging technologies the Council of Foundations (CoF) initiated a new technology task force. CoF initiated this task force as an opportunity to upgrade its own profile in this important area to the sector.
Deliverables:Internaut Consulting was retained to assist In the first phase of task force development to define its focus, primary deliverables and membership through a series of interviews with technology leaders in the sector. Internaut suggested branding the Initiative ICT for P (Information and Communications for Philanthropy) in keeping with the very well known ICT for D(evelopment) acronym. In the second phase, Internaut worked with the task force membership to define recommendations to the Council on Foundation's board in the areas of standards, policy, knowledge management, effective philanthropy, NGO partnerships and demonstration projects.

7.Cultural Exchange Repository Project: Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation focuses on Ensuring Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Health Information and Services, Strengthens Cultural Institutions andImproving the Performance of Public Institutions in New York. It required support and technology expertise for its cultural exchange database initiative.

Deliverables:Internaut Consulting was retained to assist the foundation in assessing potential partners, technology platforms and methodologies for developing a global cultural exchange database. (See also GIS Mapping section and Research section for more work with the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation).

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Operational Administrative Support

1. ICT Strategy Development Project: John Templeton FoundationThe John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for research and discoveries relating to what scientists and philosophers call the "Big Questions". The foundation required an internal technology strategy evaluation consisting of benchmarking its current status, evaluating its ICT staffing and assisting the new Director develop strategy.

Deliverables:Internaut Consulting was retained to assess the current state of the foundation's technology efforts, benchmarking it against the technology practices of other foundations and 3rd party entities. Through a day long facilitation, a series of user interviews and a survey, Internaut Consulting benchmarked the foundation's efforts in about 20 areas against those of other foundations of similar size and scope. It identified where the foundation exceeded, satisfied or was wanting in its ICT efforts. Internaut Consulting then reviewing current IT trends, explained them and developed a proposed integrated ICT strategy for the foundation going forward. This resulted in the hiring of an internal ICT director and most of the strategy recommendations being adopted. Internaut Consulting was then recalled to assist the new director in developing an operational plan and prioritizing initiatives to carry out the new strategy.


2. New York Foundation for the Arts Online Presence ProjectThe New York Foundation for the Arts required an overhaul of its online presence to replace its difficult to navigate, buggy and information heavy website. The site was basically a hierarchical information broadcasting tool with limited interactivity and social networking capacity. The website made it difficult for users to find the rich resources NYFA offered. (See also Sustainability Support section and Coaching section for more work with the New York Foundation for the Arts).
Deliverables

Internaut Consulting was retained to work with NYFA as its advocate in conjunction with its branding strategy and web development vendor. Internaut consulting assisted in collecting user requirements, participated in hiring its new CIO and assited NYFA's new CIO navigate the systems lifecycle of a large technology overhaul and software development project. It also assisted in defining its new and modified revenue channels based on NYFA's user demographics and current product/service offerings. It helped extend NYFA's domestic brand to an international audience by defining the system and management requirements needed to support it.

3. ICT Strategy Development Project: Eurasia Foundation The Eurasia Foundation funds programs that build democratic and free market institutions in the twelve New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union. Eurasia Foundation required a short and mid-term technology strategy.

Deliverables: Internaut Consulting was retained to assess the foundation's current and long term internal systems strategy. At its request, Internaut Consulting prioritized needs and recommended short term ICT initiatives for the fund to engage in during the interim period as it searched for and hired an internal Systems Director. Internaut Consulting also assisted in prioritizing and defining the job description and skill sets a good Systems Director would need at the current stage of the organization's development while it was decentralizing its activities.


4. Web site/Web 2.0/Database Overhaul & Integration Project: American Forum American Forum provides local editorial and commentary to news outlets across the United States through its individual state forum coverage of state assemblies. It required assistance developing an RFP to revamp its online web site presence.

Deliverables:Internaut Consulting was retained to assist American Forum develop a comprehensive RFP. While initially focused on upgrading its web presence, further analysis soon made clear that the project also required integrating its disparate online social networking, multi-media requirements with its online web presence, and consolidating/integrating its online and offline databases. Internaut Consulting also assisted in developing the solicitation process, finding appropriate vendor candidates and evaluating them for this larger undertaking..

5. NGO Development, Strategy and Initiative Prioritization Project: AFPH BeHealthWise/AFPH network in association with NYU Medical school and other health clinics engages in targeted, local language outreach [versus centralized clinical care], referrals and follow-up for specific medical conditions that typically effect at-risk immigrant communities. It then engages in objective data collection to demonstrate the success of these interventions and efficacy of care and how they affect medical outcomes for this community. The BeHealthWise required support setting itself as an NGO.
Deliverables:Internaut Consulting was retained to assist the nascent network in better defining and articulating its strategy as it moved from an academic program to a self-sufficient nonprofit organization with newly formed health clinic partnerships.


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Program Evaluation & Surveys

1. Program Survey: Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation media policy arm of the Knowledge, Creativity & Freedom Program required a survey of its constituency to determine what next steps could be taken in supporting them.

Deliverables

Internaut Consulting was retained by Ford's Media Policy Director to develop a capacity support and evaluation survey for the Electronic Media portfolio, assessing the needs of its media justice grantees after five years of seed funding to build their capacity and encourage collaboration. The survey revealed what these media organizations wanted and the capacity support they received were not always in sync and needed to be modified.

2. Program Evaluation: Jazz.Next Jazz.Next was a project of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in association with the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation. The Jazz.Next initiative was designed to foster creative thinking that can result in the development of new models to help shape future operating practice for jazz artists, organizations, and presenters across the United States.
DeliverablesInternaut Consulting was retained to do a comprehensive evaluation of the efficacy of the project's pilot technology grants as well as the Jazz.Next project itself which was designed to test models of art support and shape future operating practices meeting the long-term challenges and changing environment in the field of jazz. The results of this evaluation and lessons learned were used in a more broadly based art's philanthropy initiative later executed by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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Grant Writing / Proposal Development & Evaluation

1. RFP, Proposal & Implementation Plan Evaluation: BMGF Global Library Program Internaut Consulting was retained to create and evaluate a variety of RFP's and proposals for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Library Program to develop a feasible program using third party implementers in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. (See also Program and Project Support section and Research section more work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).

2. Grant Writing for EWMI: Open Development Project / USAID SILK CambodiaInternaut Consulting was retained to Develop a grant proposal and multiple iterations for different donors related to a web platfrom: Open Development Cambodia and Open Development Mekong. These country and regional sites promoted transparent and sound resource stewardship and extraction policies in Cambodia and the region. Funding from proposals written by Internaut Consultimh came from MacArthur Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Global Vision, American Jewish World Service, Open Society and Spider (a Swedish SIDA affiliate). Internaut ConsultinI also assisted significantly in the development of a USAID technology incubator and entrepreneurship proposal in Cambodia for USAID. (See also Web Development section and Program and Project Support Section for more EWMI work).

3. Proposal Evaluation: Anonymous Media Donor Internaut Consulting was retained to review proposals and provid ongoing advice and evaluation to a major media donor (anonymous) on convergence projects that merged Internet and traditional media. This later resulted in a long term organizational development project with one of the programs evaluated.

4. Grant Proposal Evaluation (donor): Carnegie CorporationInternaut Consulting was retained to evaluate a number of capacity support proposals and international education and technology proposals for a couple of Carnegie Corporation program areas over a number of years. (See also Facilitation section for more work with the Carnegie Corporation).

5. Grant Proposal Evaluation (grantee): IREX Internaut Consulting was retained to evaluate and write part of a social entrepreneurship proposal for the Middle East for IREX. IREX is a US-based nonprofit organization committed to international education in academic research, professional training and technical assistance. Internautt's contribution distingished the difference between social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, both elements of the proposed program. It also articulated the common elements of success that promote scaling in a social enterprise, and the associated training needed to be included in the program.

6. Grant Proposal Evaluation (grantee): CEENET Internaut Consulting was retained to evaluate a donor proposal developed by the Central & Eastern European Academic Network (CEENET) for publishing electronic journals.

7. Grant Proposal Evaluation/Edit (grantee): Carbon Copy ProjectInternaut Consulting was retained to evaluate and significantly edited a grantee proposal developed by the Carbon Copy Project to hold publicly elected officials responsible so that it would be more impactful for donors.

8. Report Peer Review Evaluation: University of Washington's Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies Internaut Consulting was retained was retained by the IDRC, based on its work with telecenter's and public library access, and asked to peer review and comment on the University of Washington's multi-year study of public access venues around the world. (See also Business Planning section and Social Enterprise Support section for more on IDRC work).

9. Development Strategy & Implementation: Capaciteria.orgInternaut Consulting developed an effective fundraising strategy and proposal for continued support and outreach activities related to its nonrofit capacity directory Capaciteria.org, raising enough for over two years of project support from multiple donors.

10. Development Support: Commons Global HealthFundInternaut Consulting was retained to advise the Commons Global HealthFund on the most effective strategy to approach donors with their new investment concept for health support.
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Social Enterprise Support

1. Telecentre.org Latin American Revenue Channel Development Project

Telecentre.org is a community of people and organizations working together to improve the social and economic impact of grassroots telecentres. It is sponsored by IDRC, Microsoft and the Swiss Development Agency. Following the development of its comprehensive business plan, Telecentre.org wished to pilot revenue channel development of product and services to sell into the network. It needed a strategy and implementation plan to do it.
Deliverables:Internaut Consulting was initially retained to develop its business plan. Internaut Consulting was engaged a year later in the next stage of the Telecentre.org project by IDRC and Microsoft Community Affairs to develop practical scenarios and an implementation plan leading to successful revenue channel development. The objective was to pilot practical initiatives delivering products and services to emerging markets through the Telecentre.org ecosystem of networks and individual telecentres. As a result of the plan three pilot network initiatives were selected in Latin America. The implementation plan was used to develop the channels with two recommended implementing partners, NESsT and TechSoup. Internaut consulting advised that these two implementing organizations had expertise in supporting vertical and horizontal channel capacity development necessary for the project to succeed. (See also Business Planning section and Grant Writing / Proposal Development & Evaluation for more on our Telecentre/IDRC work).

2. Social Entrepreneurship WorkshopInternaut Consulting participated in a workshop identifying similarities in existing working models of social entrepreneurship -- and the creation of new models and approaches based on these successes. Participants in the discussion included NESsT, Compumentor/TechSoup, IDRC, Grameen Foundation Technology Center and the Shuttleworth Foundation. A number of these participants later worked together to put the plan into action on the telecentre.org product and service channel initiative described immediately above.

3. Aspiration

The Internaut Consuting principal is the creator of this nonprofit social enterprise. A decade ago he founded Aspiration, a nonprofit dedicated to new approaches to nonprofit software development through a variety of services including facilitations, product development services, training and its unique web 2.0 social network platform for nonprofit software developers, clients and service providers called Social Source Commons. Aspiration is a true hybrid nonprofit with a self-sustainable strategy offering services to others in the sector. The Principal has offered ongoing governance support as Board Chair and more can be found in the Governance section.


4. Merging of Capaciteria.org resources with IdeaNetwork Content on its PlatformIn an effort to consolidate and aggregate capacity resources for the benefit of the nonprofit sector, Internaut Associates agreed to merge its Capaciteria.org resources with Ideanetworks and transfer the information from its platform to Ideanetwork's. One Year later Nonprofit Direct, Ideanetwork and and Capaciteria all agreed to a merger with the Good Done Great Network to further aggregate resources on a new online platform 4good.org . Internaut advised Ideanetwork on strategy during this period.

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Sustainability Support

1. New York Foundation for the Arts Online Presence ProjectNYFA needed to increase its sustainability based on it's offerings. NYFA also required help integrating its many databases around its online presence and support defining new products and services that would attract constituencies while not alienating them. It needed to maintain its free content offerings in addition to maintaining the standards of its well regarded training and fellowship initiatives. Finally, NYFA needed to extend its brand both domestically and internationally to include internatuonal cultural exchanges.
Deliverables

Internaut Consulting was retained to work with NYFA as its advocate in conjunction with its branding strategy and web development vendor. It assisted in defining the new and modified revenue channels based on NYFA's user demographics and current product/service offerings. It helped extend NYFA's domestic brand to an international audience by defining the system and management requirements needed to support it. (See also Operational Administrative Support section and Coaching section for more work with the New York Foundation for the Arts).

2. eiFL Network International Library Network Project eIFL.net is a not for profit organization that supports and advocates for the wide availability of electronic resources by library users in transitional and developing countries. Its core activities are negotiating affordable subscriptions on a multi-country consortial basis, supporting national library consortia and maintaining a global knowledge sharing and capacity building network in related areas, such as open access publishing, intellectual property rights, open source software for libraries and the creation of institutional repositories of local content. eiFL.net required sustainability strategy support to identify which of its activities had the most potential to support sustainability and how.
DeliverablesInternaut Consulting was retained to advise the eiFL Network on a number of effective sustainability strategies in light of their current program offerings and opportunities that Internaut Consulting saw existed leveraging member and donor interest. A previously commissioned study provided a variety of solutions, many of which were highly impractical in the network's financial, legal and operational state. The advice provided was more practical, as the network acknowledged, and focused on cultivating some obvious partnerships with projects that needed the content and local support  the eiFL Network offered globally.

3. Biomimicry Sustainability ProjectThe Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. It has youth eduction program, an annual design challenge and a platform that provides information on nature inspired design solutions.
DeliverablesInternaut Consulting was retained to advise on funding and collaborative partnerships and how to best monetize assets to enhance offerings without compromising the non-profit mission.

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GIS & Mapping

1. Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Cultural Exchange Mapping ProjectThe Robert Sterling Clark required a way to visualize its one and two way cultural exchange programs managed by a variety of grantees in a compelling and consistent manner and available for all to see online. Internaut slected and online mapping tool developed the maps and linked them to the Foundation's web site.

DeliverablesInternaut Consulting was retained to develop consistent online maps of the various cultural exchange programs with unique templates for one way and two way exchange programs. (See also Operational Administrative Support section and Research section for more work with the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation).

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Facilitation:

1. Board Facilitation: NPower National StrategyInternaut Consulting was retained to facilitate a discussion of long term strategy and tangible initiatives NPower National and individual NPower affiliates could pursue at its national board meeting. A related discussion of network strategy for the very different local NPower affiliates was also delivered post-meeting based on the conversations.


2. Board Facilitation: iEARN-US StrategyInternaut Consulting was retained to facilitate the iEARN-US Board Retreat, a two day review of current strategy, progress and goals, and a revamping of that strategy as it moved forward to meet new challenges.

3. Board Facilitation: InsideNGO StrategyInternaut Consulting was retained to facilitate and provide expertise for an internal discussion of the Association of PVO Financial Managers & Personnel Co-op as both boards met to define the objectives of their newly merged organization, InsideNGO. InsideNGO is dedicated to strengthening operational teams and fostering leadership in the international non-profit sector. The facilitation was focused on cross-sector project collaboration, and developing feasible operating structures for a mix pf sustainability and donor support.

4. Administrative Facilitation: Templeton Foundation Internaut Consulting was retained to facilitate the Templeton Foundation IT strategy project meeting (defined above) of all stakeholders to discuss what they currently liked about their technology implementation strategy, what they didn't like and what they expected from it in order to build consensus around overall approach and priority definition.

5. Program Facilitation: Carnegie Corporation's African Education ProgramInternaut Consulting was retained to facilitate the Carnegie Corporation's five year strategy objectives discussion for universities and libraries in Africa hosted by its International development program. (See Proposal Evaluation section for more work with the Carnegie Corporation).

5. Program Facilitation: Open Education Platform for W. & F. Hewlett FoundationInternaut Consulting was retained to facilitate the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Open Education Platform discussion convened with a number of developers and educators in an effort to consolidate a cooperative startegy going forward. (See Program & Project Support section for more work with the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation).

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Research:

1. Online Cultural Exchange Initiative Research: Robert Sterling Clark FoundationInternaut Consulting was retained to assist the Robert Sterling Clark Foundationresearching online global cultural organizations, databases, social networks and translation services for a cultural exchange database project for its Arts portfolio. (See also Operational Administrative Support section and GIS Mapping section for more work with the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation).


2. Country & Technology Research: US Government Internaut Consulting was retained to provide an analysis of technology and its potential for political change in Eurasia for an international agency of the US Government (anon.). It addressed what elements facilitates technology as an effective change agent in repressive or autocratic circumstances based on the Pricipal’s experience exploiting technology for social change in over 70 countries.

3. Country & NGO IT Research Reports: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Internaut Consulting was retained to assist the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with their ICT for D internal information gathering initiative by creating research reports for them on the state of non-profit capacity and the state of ICT in Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia including Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, the Ukraine, Kyrgystan and Mongolia. (See also Program and Project Support section and Grant Writing Proposal Development and Evaluation section more work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).

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Capacity Support:

1. Capacity Support: Capaciteria.orgInternaut Consutling received a two year grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to broaden the audience for Capaciteria.org, the nonprofit peer-reviewed capacity resource. An initial project involved developing an open Fiscal Agency list by category, further adding content resources and developing strategic partnerships with other organizations. Capaciteria was ultimately emerged in an equity agreement with idealware which in turn merged with 4good.org.

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Coaching:

1. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) CIO Career CoachingInternaut Consultig was retained by Meryl Moritz Resources to provided specialized IT career Coaching for the CIO of NYFA as part of a broader organization-wide career coaching assignment to better define organizational goals and collaboration among staff. (See also Operational Administrative Support section and Sustainability Support section for more work with the New York Foundation for the Arts).

2. Administrative & Project Support Certain projects Internaut Consultig has been retained for have required coaching the Executive Director in a more formal capacity in addition to meeting specific project objectives. These projects include the DRP project the Jhai Project, the BeHealthWise Project and the iBridge Project.


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Governance:

1. Board Chair: AspirationThe Principal of Internaut Consulting has continued to provide ongoing governance support over the last decade as founder and board chair of Aspiration, a nonprofit dedicated to new approaches to nonprofit software development through a variety of services including facilitations, product development services, training and its unique web 2.0 social network platform for nonprofit software developers, clients and service providers called Social Source Commons. Aspiration is a true hybrid nonprofit with a self-sustainable strategy offering services to others in the sector. The Internaut Consulting principal has also served as a board member on a number of other nonprofit boards combining social mission and sustainability.


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Web SIte Development / Updates / Copy Editing:

Internaut Consulting has done web site development and updating for clients on a case by case basis and generally limits itself to informational sites outside the sites it manages and creates for itself. Sites done include:

     Fjc.org                                          - For FJC (home page since modified by FJC)
     rsclark.org                                   - For Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
     ewmi.org                                      - Copy Editing for EWMI site
     Louconalandscaping.com       - For Lou Cona Landscaping
     Greentealovers.com                 - For Internaut
     Internautconsulting.com          - For Internaut
     Capaciteria.org                          - For Internaut

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