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May 19, 2008, 9:10:20 AM (12 years ago)
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    1 APC Membership application form
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     3=APC Membership application form=
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    35Thank you for your interest in APC membership.
     
    57This is the APC membership application form, which is part four of the APC Membership Information Pack.
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    7 It is important that you read the first three parts of the information pack before completing the application form, which are available on-line at: http://www.apc.org/en/members/membership/becoming-a-member
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    9 Please answer every question unless a question is marked optional and send your completed application form, together with any additional material in support of your application, by email to: membership@apc.org
     9It is important that you read the [http://www.apc.org/en/members/membership/becoming-a-member first three parts of the information pack] before completing the application form.
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     11Please answer every question unless a question is marked optional and send your completed application form, together with any additional material in support of your application, by email to: {{{membership@apc.org}}}.
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    1113You will receive a reply within 2 weeks telling you when your application will be reviewed.
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    13 APPLICATION FORM
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    15 1. YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
     15== 1. YOUR CONTACT DETAILS ==
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    1717Please identify one person at your organisation that APC can liaise with regarding your membership application.
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    19 a)Name b)Position c)Street/postal address (if different from the organisation street/postal address in 2. below) d)City/town e)State/province/other (optional) f)Country g)E-mail h)Telephone i)Fax
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     19{{{
    2120a - Alfredo Lopez
    2221b - Co-Director
     
    2524h - 718 303-3204
    2625i - 718-770-7699
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    28 2. YOUR ORGANISATION'S DETAILS
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    30 a)Name of organisation b)Street address c)Postal address (optional) d)City/town e)State/province/other (optional) f)Country g)Telephone h)Fax i)Email Address j)Website k)Your organisation is: I.Registered/incorporated non-profit [ ] II.Non-registered/non-incorporated non-profit [ ] III.Charitable trust [ ] IV.For-profit [ ] V.Other, please describe:
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    32 l)Your organisation was registered/incorporated in I.City, Country: II.on (Date):
    33 
    34 m)You work: (Please mark all that apply.) I.internationally [ ] II.nationally [ ] III.regionally [ ] IV.locally [ ]
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    36 a – May First/People Link
    37 
    38 b- 461 54th Street
    39 
    40 c – PO Box 1814
    41 
    42 d – New York NY
    43 
    44 e – NY
    45 
    46 f – USA
    47 
     26}}}
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     28== 2. YOUR ORGANISATION'S DETAILS ==
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     30{{{
     31a - May First/People Link
     32b - 461 54th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220
     33c - PO Box 1814
     34d -New York NY
     35e - NY 10159
     36f - USA
    4837g – 718 303 3204
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    50 h
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    52 I – info@mayfirst.org
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    54 j - - incorporated non-profit
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    56 m - work: international national regional local
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    58 
    59 3. YOUR WORK
    60 
    61 APC members are using ICTs in a variety of ways to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies to build communities and strengthen initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social and gender justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.
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    63 They include working as ISPs, producing on-line content, training, providing consultancy services or technical support to others and policy advocacy and campaigning.
    64 
    65 What is essential in your responses to the following questions is that you can demonstrate that your organisation makes a positive impact on the level and quality of ICT use by the organisations and communities you serve.
    66 
    67 a). What is the mission of your organisation?
    68 
    69 We are a membership organization comprised of about 250 progressive organizations and individuals who individually use the Internet for their political work and activities and collectively pool our resources to provide ourselves quality webb hosting, email and other Internet tools. We do this because we understand the Internet as critical to the movement for social change internationally and as an arena of struggle in which the progressive movement already plays a critical role which must be expanded.
     38h - 718-770-7699
     39i – info@mayfirst.org
     40j - http://mayfirst.org/
     41k - incorporated non-profit
     42l - Incorporated in New York, NY 1999
     43m - work scope: international national regional local
     44}}}
     45
     46== 3. YOUR WORK ==
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     48=== a). What is the mission of your organisation? ===
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     50We are a membership organization comprised of about 250 progressive organizations and individuals who individually use the Internet for their political work and activities and collectively pool our resources to provide ourselves quality web hosting, email and other Internet tools. We do this because we understand the Internet as critical to the movement for social change internationally and as an arena of struggle in which the progressive movement already plays a critical role which must be expanded.
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    7152We want to preserve the open quality of the Internet, expand its usefulness and use by the progressive movements internationally, build tools that will make it ever more effective for our movements, expand its use as a vehicle for truth and truthful analysis and expand our impact on it.
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    73 b). What are the core values of your organisation?
     54=== b). What are the core values of your organisation? ===
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    7556Belief in democracy, transparency and respect of all individuals and movements.
     
    7960Internet work as political work that reflects these values inherently.
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    81 c). Please describe the programme areas and/or activities your organisation implements.
     62=== c). Please describe the programme areas and/or activities your organisation implements. ===
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    8364Our work is divided into two parts: resource sharing and activism. While they are separate, both are related and viewed, in the bigger picture, as part of the same work.
     
    8970We've sponsored and/organized dozens of events over the last three years and are represented at public events in the United States virtually every month.
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    91 We are also the authors of the book "The Organic Internet: Organizing History's Largest Social Movement" which is available on-line (both for free in pdf format and also in print edition).
     72We are also the authors of the book "The Organic Internet: Organizing History's Largest Social Movement" which is available [http://mayfirst.org/organicinternet on-line (both for free in pdf format and also in print edition)].
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    9374For each area or activity, please describe the outcomes you are working for, achievements and challenges experienced, and the people (beneficiaries or target groups) who you think have benefited, or will benefit, from your work.
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    95 Programme/Activity Resource Sharing
    96 Description: Described above, this is fundamentally the creation of an alternative to commercial service providers. Members pool resources to purchase, maintain and share all kinds of Internet resources.
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    98 Outcomes: Since 2005, our organization has doubled in size to about 250 members with over 400 websites and over 3,000 email addresses functioning. We also have members, like portside (the US-based progressive information list), whose work and impact is movement-wide and that impact has broadened during our collaboration with them.
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    100 
    101 Significant achievements: Probably the two most significant achievements are:
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    103 that we have survived and grown as an alternative Internet organization with decided left-wing politics and done so without any foundation money or grants of any kind.
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    105 that we have developed within our membership a group of technologists whose interaction with the rest of our members is based on a respectful, collaborative culture.
    106 
    107 Challenges: The Internet is, in and of itself, a huge challenge because of its commercialism is deep (and powerful) and because the "gateway" to it is through several popular and highly commercial enterprises. The progressive movement is very much lured to this thinking still and our challenge is to move it politically through outreach, education and, of course, direct interaction in our work.
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    109 
    110 
    111 Beneficiaries and target groups:
     76==== Programme/Activity: Resource Sharing ====
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     78''Description:'' Described above, this is fundamentally the creation of an alternative to commercial service providers. Members pool resources to purchase, maintain and share all kinds of Internet resources.
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     80''Outcomes:'' Since 2005, our organization has doubled in size to about 250 members with over 400 websites and over 3,000 email addresses functioning. We also have members, like portside (the US-based progressive information list), whose work and impact is movement-wide and that impact has broadened during our collaboration with them.
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     82''Significant achievements:'' Probably the two most significant achievements are:
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     84 * that we have survived and grown as an alternative Internet organization with decided left-wing politics and done so without any foundation money or grants of any kind.
     85 * that we have developed within our membership a group of technologists whose interaction with the rest of our members is based on a respectful, collaborative culture.
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     87''Challenges:'' The Internet is, in and of itself, a huge challenge because of its commercialism is deep (and powerful) and because the "gateway" to it is through several popular and highly commercial enterprises. The progressive movement is very much lured to this thinking still and our challenge is to move it politically through outreach, education and, of course, direct interaction in our work.
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     89''Beneficiaries and target groups''
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    11391Our 250 members are mainly progressive organizations, including some of the most active and prominent in this country. We target the activist movement and are really working hard to involve organizations of people of color and women -- groups that are traditionally "excluded" in many functions of the Internet.
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    115 Programme/Activity area 2 Description: Outcomes: Significant achievements: Challenges: Beneficiaries and target groups:
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    117 Programme/Activity area 3 Description: Outcomes: Significant achievements: Challenges: Beneficiaries and target groups: Programme/Activity area 4 Description: Outcomes: Significant achievements: Challenges: Beneficiaries and target groups:
     93==== Programme/Activity: Activism ====
     94
     95''Description:''
     96
     97''Outcomes:''
     98
     99''Significant achievements:''
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     101''Challenges:''
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     103''Beneficiaries and target groups''
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     106d). Please describe any services, support or assistance you provide. For example, provision of email accounts and web hosting, training in ICT skills, refurbishment/servicing of hardware, FOSS migration services etc.
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     108Service/support area 1 Description:
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     110web hosting -- provided to all members and any member can host as many websites as the member needs and wants. There is no "charge" for hosting or any other resource for members.
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     112Beneficiaries and target groups: same as above
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     114Service/support area 2 Description: email -- MF/PL provides email to over 3,000 people within our member organizations and to any individual members. Members may have as many email "accounts" as they want and need. As with web hosting, there is not charge.
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     116Beneficiaries and target groups: same as above
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     118Service/support area 3 Description: Beneficiaries and target groups:
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     120Service/support area 4 Description: Beneficiaries and target groups:
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    119122[Please add as necessary]
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    121 d). Please describe any services, support or assistance you provide. For example, provision of email accounts and web hosting, training in ICT skills, refurbishment/servicing of hardware, FOSS migration services etc.
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    123 Service/support area 1 Description:
    124 
    125 web hosting -- provided to all members and any member can host as many websites as the member needs and wants. There is no "charge" for hosting or any other resource for members.
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    127 Beneficiaries and target groups: same as above
    128 
    129 Service/support area 2 Description: email -- MF/PL provides email to over 3,000 people within our member organizations and to any individual members. Members may have as many email "accounts" as they want and need. As with web hosting, there is not charge.
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    131 Beneficiaries and target groups: same as above
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    133 Service/support area 3 Description: Beneficiaries and target groups:
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    135 Service/support area 4 Description: Beneficiaries and target groups:
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    137 [Please add as necessary]
    138 
    139124e). What is your vision/concept of development and social change, and what role do ICTs play in bringing about this change?
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