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Sahana Software Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/18/2013: Sahana Software Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: SAHANA SOFTWARE FOUNDATION

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Los Angeles, CA
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Sahana Software Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/18/2013: Sahana Software Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: SAHANA SOFTWARE FOUNDATION

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Physical Address: Los Angeles, CA 90071 
EIN: 27-0596562
Web URL: sahanafoundation.org 
Blog URL: sahanafoundation.org/category/blog/ 
NTEE Category: M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
M02 Management & Technical Assistance
Year Founded: 2009 
Ruling Year: 2012 


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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Sahana Software Foundation is to help alleviate human suffering by giving emergency managers, disaster response professionals and communities access to the information that they need to better prepare for and respond to disasters through the development and promotion of free and open source software and open standards.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $28,000
Total Expenses $25,000

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

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Mark Prutsalis

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Mark Prutsalis is a Founding Director, President & CEO of the Sahana Software Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which governs Sahana Free and Open Source Disaster Management Software projects. He is also the Founder & President of Globaliist Inc., an emergency management and disaster response consulting company. He is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA).  Mark has over 20 years of operational disaster response and emergency management experience following major international and domestic sudden onset natural and man-made disasters, and a proven record of implementing complex operational projects in diverse and austere post-disaster environments through leadership, planning and appropriate use of tools and technology.

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Programs

Program: Software Development Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$120,000
Category:
Public Safety, Disaster Services
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The core activity of the Sahana Software Foundation is to support software development by hosting the infrastructure and tools used by software developers, leading core framework development to ensure quality, consistency and security, and maintaining the code base.  The Software Development Program is designed to expand the utility of capabilities of Sahana software based on robust user and stakeholder organization feedback, written procedures and documentation, and maintenance of and responsibility for the overall quality of Sahana software products.  The goal of the Software Development Program is to provide essential support and maintenance to the code base and to user organizations to ensure the successful professionalization and usage of Sahana software as a requisite part of disaster response and preparedness globally.

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Program: SahanaCamp Training Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$60,000
Category:
Public Safety, Disaster Services
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The main goal of the SahanaCamp program is to quick start deployments of Sahana software while building a local support community for local or national emergency and disaster response organizations.  A SahanaCamp is typically held over a 2- to 4-day period and provides a variety of experiences for attendees to work with Sahana software from both a user and a technical perspective.  This includes:  an understanding of how Sahana software can help manage information before, during and after disasters; a practical technical workshop to provide instruction in how Sahana software can be deployed within and across organizations; a forum to discuss and share best practices in the use of information tools for disaster and emergency management, which may include simulations and exercises.

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Program: Advocacy Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$63,500
Category:
Public Safety, Disaster Services
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

One purpose of the Sahana Software Foundation is to promote the adoption of Sahana software, the principles of humanitarian free and open source software, and collaborative open source approaches to disaster information manangement.  The goal of the Sahana Advocacy Program is to fundamentally transform the way disaster response occurs through innovative solutions to coordination challenges.  Through the Sahana Ontology Project, we will seek to address the needs of government agencies, humanitarian organizations and communities to be able to aggregate and federate data from multiple sources by maintaining a published disaster management information systems ontology as a means for understanding and enabling interoperability between disaster management information systems.

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