CiviCRM is an open source constituent relationship management (CRM) software. It is designed to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups. CiviCRM may be deployed either standalone, alongside Drupal and Joomla! content management systems.


DGroups is a Google Groups-like set of mailing list tools aimed at NGOs in the development sector in the global south. It is a project of the Development Partnership.


Discuz! is a popular BBS/Forum content management system in China that is developed and owned by Comsenz Inc.


Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.


Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by city, workplace, and school or college.


FixMyStreet is an application to help people report, view, or discuss local problems they’ve found to their local council by simply locating them on a map. It was launched in early February 2007 in the UK by MySociety.


Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

Flip Cameras

Flip Video Cameras are cheap ($100 - $200) video cameras that connect to any computer via USB and include software for basic editing. The human rights advocacy group WITNESS uses Flip Cameras and has created a guide.

Freedom Fone

Freedom Fone is an information and communication tool, which marries the mobile phone with Interactive Voice Response (IVR), for citizen benefit. It provides information activists, service organisations and NGO's with widely usable telephony applications like voice menus, SMS polls, and mass SMS messaging.