If you know of additional useful resources to add to this page, please let us know!.

nonprofits

  • Tech Soup is a must for ALL nonprofit tech resources. Find discounted software and licenses here, including Claris!
  • Taproot Plus is another place where nonprofits post pro bono jobs and developers can pick which job they want to complete. This site is open to all technologies, not just FileMaker.
  • The Role of Tech in your nonprofit can be a multifaceted question but with the right questions you can begin to discern how you should integrate it.

tools

  • 2EmpowerFM Developer Plugin is a FileMaker Plugin that allows you to easily search within your scripts and table occurrence graph.
  • BaseElements (Database Analysis) is a database for your database! This tool allows you to analyze your entire solution for Errors, unused code, and more.
  • Carafe.fm is a free integration tool for FileMaker and javascript
  • Claris Marketplace lists paid and free apps available to the public
  • Claris Marketplace Templates
  • Claris Connect App Directory lists all apps compatible with Claris Connect
  • Clip Manager is an application that allows you to store FileMaker fields, tables, scripts, script steps, custom functions and layouts in an easy-to-use library.
  • Dayback - FileMaker calendar integration with Horizon and Resource views.
  • Elemental FM has Elemental Dropzone for drag and drop file management support (free), and Elemental Log for audit logging within your FileMaker file (paid).
  • FMComparison
  • FMDiff compares your current solution against a previous one and reports the differences.
  • FM Perception is a RealTime Developer Intelligence utility to help you analyze your solution.
  • FMSundae is a FileMaker app available for FileMaker Certification study prep, and also as a quick reference to FileMaker stats.
  • FMXRaySpecs is a tool for FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced that provides fast access to the properties of all the objects on a layout quickly and cleanly.
  • Inspector Pro is a tool used for analyzing your database for issues, comparing files, and identify references.
  • Typinator is a text expander that is great for packing in reusable text. For starters, check out Matt Petrowsky's expansions.
  • Behance showcases design of a user interface and experience, designed for mobile devices, desktop screens, and more.
  • Balsamiq for quick and easy wire-framing
  • Coolors Generator is great for finding some color inspiration for themes and design.
  • Dribbble - need some design inspiration? dribbble has some of the world's best on display.
  • Elemental FM has Elemental UX for avatars, icons, placeholder images, animations, and gradients (free).
  • Figma for collaborative prototyping
  • Flaticon has the largest database of free icons.
  • Iconfinder Icons, icons, icons!
  • material.io icons are delightful, beautifully crafted symbols for common actions and items.
  • Noun Project has icons for everything. No more excuses for depriving your users of a Narwhal button.
  • Sketch is the tool for creating swift and elegant prototypes.
  • XD If you have access to the Adobe Suite of tools, XD is also great for wire-framing and prototyping (integrates pretty seamlessly with the other Adobe products ie Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Asana is the best thing on this list! All bias aside, it is how we managed building this website and it's totally free (up to 15 users).
  • Basecamp a one stop shop for all the things teams do together.
  • Calendly allows for less painless scheduling of meetings.
  • Confluence an internal wiki for your projects, conversations, etc.
  • Google Hangout can be used for calls and screenshares. It's free, but all participants need to have a gmail email address.
  • GoToMeeting is a paid screensharing service.
  • Jira is a ticket tracking system for managing your workflow.
  • join.me is a magnificently simple screen sharing platform. Period. You'll have to pay if you want to be fancy though.
  • Miro is an online collaboration platform.
  • Skype is great for sharing your screen and your face.
  • Slack a place where conversations happen, decisions are made, and information is always at your fingertips.
  • Teamwork yet another project task manager.
  • Trello is also a great way to keep you organized.
  • Zoom is a popular virtual meeting service. A free account gives you a 40 minute limit per meeting.

claris training

networking

career

  1. The Context Podcast has a great series
    1. Trailer
    2. Episode 1: Cris Ippolite, Erika Green, and Dave Sullivan (Sully)
    3. Episode 2: Sarah Stickfort, Barbara Levine, and Dave Graham
    4. Episode 3: Bryn Behrenshausen, Jason Creager, and Lisette Wilson
    5. Episode 4: Kristine Anmark, Josh Willing, and Mark Richman
    6. Episode 5: Five women at Soliant Consulting (Makah, Martha, Alycia, Anastasia, Sara)
    7. Episode 6: Thomas and Teresa Mokwa, Jesse Roberts, and Greg Lane
    8. Episode 7: Beverly Voth, David Wilkstrom, and Mike Duncan
    9. Episode 8: Allison, Ignasi, and Mike
    10. Episode 9: Deborah and Stathis and Will
  2. Career Journeys
  1. Disrupting Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (video)
    1. Disrupting Unconscious Bias in The Workplace was an in-depth conversation between Michelle Maldonado, Mindfulness Teacher and founder of Lucenscia and A Bridge to Better, and Parneet Pal, MBBS, MS, Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs.  Conversations around Unconscious Bias have grown exponentially in today’s climate, but what steps can we take to understand these impulses and how to navigate them in the workplace? Unconscious biases are defined as “Social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness.” These biases, left unchecked, impact our thoughts, behaviors, and decisions, creating organizational climates that engender disengagement, sub-optimal performance and division. Knowing this, how can leaders and individuals alike expand their knowledge of these impulses and learn to act in service of their colleagues—rather than this intangible state of mind?
    2. What You Will Learn:
      1. The science behind biases and how they show up at work
      2. Navigating microaggressions and privilege related to race, gender, socio-economic status and more
      3. The role of Mindfulness and Compassion in disrupting biases and building psychological safety
      4. Practical actions for leaders and individual contributors to build diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces
  2. The Most Insidious Form of Ageism at Work by Forbes
    1. Talks about learning new skills but also utilizing experience to mentor other (younger) people in an organization
  3. Can Your Job Posting Attract Diverse Candidates? By Society for Human Resource Management
  4. HR, Holidays and Inclusion in the Workplace by SHRM Blog
  5. #Nextchat: Women in Technology by SHRM Blog
    1. Putting this here to remind to look for more resources about redesigning the systems that are perpetuating the disparity
    2. The organizational practices and attitudes that exist in these industries tend to reinforce many of the roadblocks that prevent women from advancing
    3. HR technology industry sits distinctly at the intersection of technology and D&I, and is now setting the standard for how other industries should support women in tech roles. Many of the challenges facing women in tech careers are attributed to the candidate funnel, inadequate professional development opportunities, hiring for “cultural fit” and other similar circumstances that lead organizations to simply reinforce existing imbalances. While not the only issues facing women, they are significant—and often owned by HR.
  6. Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified by Harvard Business Review
    1. Looking at job requirements and how those are perceived by potential applicants - are they REAL requirements?
    2. Differences in men vs women (but also similarities), and impacts of socialization
  7. Gender Insights Report: How Women Find Jobs Differently by LinkedIn
    1. Looking at the impacts of gender on the candidate journey
    2. Men and women explore opportunities similarly, but a gap in how they apply to jobs and how they’re recruited by companies
    3. Actionable items to improve every step of the process
  8. Harvard Business Review Race, Equity, and Power at Work Insight Center
    1. Compilation of articles, and studies on these topics
  9. HBR Presents Race at Work Podcast (started in 2020, 12 episodes as of April 2021)
    1. Porter Braswell is the CEO and co-founder of Jopwell, the leading technology platform that helps companies build diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures while assisting them in connecting and recruiting students and professionals of color. He is the author of Let Them See You.
    2. Candid conversations about the role race plays in our careers and lives.
  10. Women at Work Podcast (6 seasons)
    1. Amy Bernstein is the editor of Harvard Business Review. She has also held senior roles at ManpowerGroup, strategy+business, Business 2.0, The Industry Standard, Brill’s Content, and U.S. News & World Report.
    2. Amy Gallo is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict and a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review. She writes and speaks about workplace dynamics, communication, feedback, and emotional intelligence.
    3. Emily Caulfield is a senior designer at Harvard Business Review.
    4. Conversations about where we’re at and how we move forward
  1. Let’s Get More Girls Into Tech List
    1. Put together by Allie K. Miller of Amazon
    2. Working list of orgs that support girls who code, some support boys as well and many are focused on BIPOC
  2. DEITECH Conference and Career Fair
    1. https://www.deitechcon.com/
  3. Boys & Girls Clubs of America Teen & Young Adult Programs (National Level)
    1. Career Launch
    2. diplomas2Degrees
    3. Keystone Clubs
    4. Computer Science Pathway
  4. AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)
    1. AVID is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. We train 85,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap, so they can prepare all students for college, careers, and life.
  5. Code2040
    1. Our mission is to activate, connect, and mobilize the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.
  6. Blacks In Technology
    1. Blacks In Technology is a global platform for Black people in technology. We are "Stomping the Divide" by establishing standards for world class technical excellence. BIT serves members through community, media and mentorship. We provide resources, guidance and challenge members to establish new standards of innovation.
  7. FIRST Inspires
    1. FIRST® inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership
  8. National Urban League
    1. Jobs & Workforce Development Programs
      1. Digital Career Success Series
      2. Jobs Network
      3. Urban Reentry Jobs Program
      4. Urban Tech Jobs Program
      5. Urban Youth Empowerment Program
      6. Urban Seniors Job Program
      7. Urban Apprenticeship Jobs Program
    2. Local / Regional Chapters
  9. Women In Technology International (WITI)
    1. WITI'S MISSION IS TO: Empower innovators. Inspire future generations. Build inclusive cultures.
  10. Women in Technology (WIT)
    1. Women in Technology (WIT) empowers girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) from the classroom to the boardroom
  11. Women Innovating Together (WITfm)
    1. Women Innovating Together exists to provide visibility, community, and resources for women working with Claris products, including but not limited to FileMaker. We provide networking opportunities, scholarships for the annual Claris developer conference, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.
  12. Local & Regional WIT groups
    1. Women In Technology
      1. Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia metro region
    2. Women in Technology Wisconsin, Inc.
      1. Wisconsin
      2. WIT@work, WITonCampus, and WIT4girls
    3. Long Island Women in Tech
  13. Maydm
    1. Based in Madison, WI
    2. Maydm provides girls and youth of color in grades 6-12 with skill-based training for the technology sector. Maydm’s holistic approach prepares students from traditionally underrepresented populations to engage in and revolutionize the tech industries.
  14. i.c.stars
    1. Using project-based learning and immersion teaching, i.c.stars provides an opportunity for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology.
    2. Today we have locations in Chicago and Milwaukee, and i.c.stars is planning to grow! We recently completed a feasibility study in Kansas City, and are looking to launch in that market next. We launched in Columbus, Ohio and recently concluded a strategic planning and are now ready to reboot. Expansion relies on local interest and employer need, analysis of the market landscape, and community need. Other potential markets include Buffalo, Oakland, Nashville and Detroit. Our expansion model is a pull rather than a push, relying on local interest and employer champions. The national entity supports new market launch with playbooks and knowledge-sharing to set-up and sustain the model.
  15. The Commons
    1. Based in Milwaukee, WI
    2. We craft hands-on experiences that help you answer three critical questions:
      1. What's next for me?
      2. How do I get there?
      3. Who can help me?
  16. Girls Who Code
    1. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does
    2. Girls Who Code has over 8,500 programs worldwide, and we’re growing fast! Find a Club, Summer Immersion Program, or College Loop near you or get one started.
  17. Black Girls Who Code
    1. To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
    2. We're growing again in both our New York and Oakland offices. If you're a kind and friendly human being looking to join a fun and mission-aligned team of folks striving to change the world take a look at our careers page. Come join the BGC family! Learn more here.
  18. 60+ Free STEM Resources