How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

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Ushahidi got its start in early 2008. Founder Erik Hersman and a group of fellow Kenyan bloggers were frustrated by the lack of accurate information or media coverage of the violence surrounding the 2008 Kenyan election. The NetSquared Challenges Foster Tech Innovation.

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Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

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I started blogging in 2003 about nonprofits and social media and started second blog about Cambodia, “Cambodia for Kids” after the arrival of my daughter, Sara and discovering that there was a vibrant community of bloggers in Cambodia.

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Congrats to the NetSquared Winners!

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The last leg of the journey was to attend the Netsquared Conference (N2Y3) where three winners of the NetSquared Mashup Challenge were selected by conference participants. Erik shared his excitement in a post over at NetSquared. Also a NetSquared winner.).

Nonprofit Blogging Burning Questions and Answers

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I originally wrote this post for the NetSquared Blog. Earlier in the month I taught a Nonprofit Blogging 101 workshop at the 2008 Making Media Connections Conference. The interns can be contributing bloggers, but they shouldn't be the lead blogger.

Blog Day / OneWebDay /Blog Action Day 08/ Bloggers Unite

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Blog Day August 31st A day for bloggers to recommend 5 new blogs to their readers,"preferably blogs that are different from their own culture, point of view and attitude." The theme for 2008 is poverty. Lots of do-good bloggy "Days" coming up!

Vote for Genocide Intervention Network’s Netsquared Mashup | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Genocide Intervention Network , Ivan Boothe , Netsquared contest Vote for Genocide Intervention Network’s Netsquared Mashup 03.24.08 | 3358 2 Comments [link] Vote+for+Genocide+Intervention+Network%27s+Netsquared+Mashup 2008-03-24+19%3A06%3A08 Allan+Benamer Ivan Boothe has asked me to vote for Genocide Intervention Project’s mashup via Facebook so I shall and I’m asking you to consider doing so as well.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

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The organization got started when a group of Kenyan bloggers led by Erik Hersman began doing online mapping of violence reports after the 2008 Kenyan election. During the early days of our Netsquared project , we held big annual conferences to showcase and fund innovative tech for good.

Spot.Us: Community Funded Reporting

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I've been reading Dave Cohn's blogs or " DigiDave " for sometime now and even got a chance to meet him last June at Netsquared where we interviewed each other. writes for Wired, and has worked with pioneering journalism bloggers like Jay Rosen and Jeff Jarvis.

Let The Change Blogging Meme Hit The Road.

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Alex is a great example of a change blogger. I guess I'm a change blogger too. The meme isn't necessarily limited to individuals as David Neff at Fispace mentions - corporate bloggers like Tyson Foods will donate 100 pounds of food for every comment made here.

NpTech Tag Summary: Best Wishes for Healthy, Happy, and Social 2008!

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Chronicle of Philanthropy has a roundup of predictions for 2008 from. Britt Bravo at NetSquared summarized a community discussion about the "Best of the Nonprofit Social Web." And finally, Chris Brogan focused on needs for 2008.

Social Media For Social Good: Follow Up

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I remember hearing a presentation at a recent PBS Conference where the PBS engaged bloggers talked about this and how concerned they were about negative comments - but that community corrected those. The bloggers who cover journalism and blogs by newspapers are great resources on this topic - particularly about whether or not to edit comments by readers: [link]. Beth : Here's some step-by-steps for finding influential bloggers.

Supporting the Red Cross: Social Media Road Block

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Read more from blogger Kami Huyse (who lives the Houston area), Beth Dunn , Netsquared and the RedCross Blog The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has issued a roadblock. encouraging radio stations to simultaneously air public service advertising in support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The Red Cross is asking people to extend the road block to social media space. Here's more ways you can participate.

Pimp My Nonprofit Panel at SXSW

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Long Station blog has great notes here ) Erin talked about the NetSquared Mashup (deadline on March 14th).& & You can find a copy of my slides, notes, and resources on this wikitation ) A few bloggers blogged great notes and some other commentary below -- thanks so much.

Meet Beth Kanter and I at BlogHer and Making Media Connections

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For the past two days I've gotten to spend time at the NetSquared Conference with my Co-Editor of BlogHer's Social Change, Nonprofit and NGO section, and fellow NetSquared blogger , Beth Kanter of Beth's Blog.

NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

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Then enter The Netsquared Mashup Challenge ! Applications will be available form Feb 1 to March 14, 2008. There's going to be a Netsquared Meetup (recommendations for restaurant or location are needed) How will your nonprofit avoid the Meatball Sundae?

NpTech Summary: Social Networking Strategies and Nonprofits: Getting Beyond Shiny Object Syndrome and Getting More Precise Practices

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I'm moving beyond monitoring the NpTech tagged items and meta feeds to incorporate nuggets from micro media sources, nptech bloggers, friend feeds, and networks. Sort of a 2008 version of build it and they will come syndrome we saw in the 1990's.

NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

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Marshall Kirkpatrick , who was working with Netsquared , whipped up the NpTech Metafeed which allowed folks to aggregate items tagged by nonprofit techies from many distributed sources. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.

NpTech Tag Summary: 10 x 10 Ten NpTech Tagged Items About Social Media and Nonprofits That You Can Check Out in Ten Minutes

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Win $10,000 DonateNow Mashup Challenge at NetSquared. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Want to listen on Twitter? Use Tweetscan and type in key words. Don't forget to add the search tool.

Next Year's NTC in New Orleans is Here! I'm a session designer!

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While there has been some excellent conversations in the past fews months, particularly the Netsquared ThinkTank , I haven't seen a lot of nonprofit case studies that share real life experience with measuring results from social media strategies.

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NpTech Tag Summary: 10 Web 2.0 Things You Can Do In Ten Minutes!

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I'm moving beyond monitoring the NpTech tagged items and meta feeds to incorporate nuggets from micro media sources, nptech bloggers, friend feeds, and USG. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.

What's your (blog) Conversation Strategy?

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In an earlier post, I covered some tips for getting " conversation ready " from Alexandra Samuel's recent workshop at Netsquared. If you're a blogger, there are also ways that you can craft your posts to encourage more commenting and conversation. Source: Skelliewag.

NpTech Tag Summary: NpTech Slide Decks, Twitter Saves Children, and Visualizing Information for Advocacy

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Take the NetSquared Mashup Challenge ! Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.

You're Not Going To Ask Us To Give You An Outhouse For Your Birthday (1/11)?

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Unfortunately they don't have credit cards (that's a problem for some of the potential donors like the bloggers I met in Cambodia - take for example Denith ). Also on the Google Alert, I discovered that Britt Bravo has posted on the Netsquared Blog too.

What is a "Nonprofit Blog"?

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Because blogs written by nonprofits don't always have a specific blogging personality associated with them, they can sometimes be overshadowed in the nonprofit blogosphere by individual bloggers, so, let's shine a light on some nonprofit blogs that are written by organizations!

Kintera Delisting Warning Issued | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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NASDAQ:KNTA – News) (the “Company”), today announced that on May 15, 2008 it received a notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) indicating that it no longer complies with the requirements of Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4450(a)(3) for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market. As reported in the company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2008, the company’s stockholders’ equity was $9,806,000 as of March 31, 2008.

Don’t die while blogging… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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2008-04-06+03%3A00%3A22 Allan+Benamer From today’s NY Times : Other bloggers complain of weight loss or gain, sleep disorders, exhaustion and other maladies born of the nonstop strain of producing for a news and information cycle that is as always-on as the Internet.

Are you a "nonprofit" or a "charity"? See what Google users think | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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4, 2008 From Non-Profit Tech Blog… Are you a “nonprofit&# or a “charity&# ? excellent December 2008 post from the Nonprofit Tech Blog discusses online search trends for the two terms, with some surprising results. Finance Quote for BLKB Most Commented Posts Feedburner says we have… Google Friend Connect Blog Network: Name: Non-Profit Tech Blog Topics: nptech , nonprofits , technology Join my network Blog Networks Design by IAMWW and Upstart Blogger.

Pie Ranch, Sugar High Friday and A Pie That Evokes Your Dreams

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The last week of every month, food bloggers send in dessert recipes based on a theme. The round-up of pie posts will be published on Vampituity on February 29, 2008.

Kintera on the verge of being delisted | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Kintera , eCRM Kintera on the verge of being delisted 04.10.08 | 3378 11 Comments [link] Kintera+on+the+verge+of+being+delisted 2008-04-10+16%3A40%3A41 Allan+Benamer And so the story continues with Kintera as their stock asymptotically approaches zero… On April 2, 2008, Kintera, Inc. If at any time before September 29, 2008, the minimum bid price of the Company’s common stock closes at $1.00

NpTech Roundup: Grasshoppers and Ants - Social Fundraising Off Season

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Since conversations are getting more distributed and in addition to using the NpTech tag to discover, aggregate, and summarize resources, I'm incorporating nuggets from micro media sources, nptech bloggers, nptech friendfeed room, and networks. I suspect that the good folks at SeaChange are busy updated the 2008 the Procrastinators Guide To Year-End Fundraising. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.

NpTech Summary: Slow Wifi and Flickr Massage Edition

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" Jeremy Pepper , who spoke at this month's NetSquared Net Tuesday Meetup , is the director of communications. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. I'm working remotely on an unreliable and slow wifi connection and Flickr has been getting a massage (down for maintenance) for most of the afternoon.

NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

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Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. During the past few weeks, Twitter has been down or out due to stress. To learn more about Twitter scaling issues read this interview by Jesse Stay. When a service goes down, users will complain. And if happens a lot, they may move on.

Facebook gets out the vote | Beaconfire Wire

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05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. Vote in NetSquared’s Mashup Challange Did Facebook become your new Big Brother or a democracy?

(More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups | Beaconfire Wire

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05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. and OurDumbWorld For more, check out NetSquared , Google Maps Mania blog or this website.

eTapestry API offered for free by Blackbaud | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Finance Quote for BLKB Most Commented Posts Feedburner says we have… Google Friend Connect Blog Network: Name: Non-Profit Tech Blog Topics: nptech , nonprofits , technology Join my network Blog Networks Design by IAMWW and Upstart Blogger.

Accessible Flash? Maybe | Beaconfire Wire

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05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. Maybe Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 2:44 pm by Marissa (33 posts) Whenever someone wants to build an accessible Web site, I always try to conceive the design from the simplest elements on up, rather than most complicated pieces on down.

4 reasons the CBS March Madness Facebook app is a winner | Beaconfire Wire

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05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. Vote in NetSquared’s Mashup Challange » 4 reasons the CBS March Madness Facebook app is a winner Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 at 6:53 pm by Ali Cherry (11 posts) This week a few years ago, I jumped on the Facebook bandwagon so that I could compete against my coworkers in the NCAA tournament.

Social Media: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

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Join me, Allyson Kapin, Co-founder of Rad Campaign and Blogger-in-Chief of Care2''s Frogloop blog and Amy Sample Ward, Membership Director of NTEN for this free webinar. and serves as the Blogger-In-Chief for Care2''s top-ranked nonprofit communications blog, Frogloop. She''s contributed to various publications about social media and online engagement, and since 2008, I has contributed to the Stanford Social Innovation Review with monthly posts on the Opinion Blog.

How to get your small nonprofit up on the Web, Part 3 of 3 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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You can use these tags: « Vote for Genocide Intervention Network’s Netsquared Mashup » Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack Search Only Non-profit Links Click here to add nonprofit search to your browser!

See techies from Télécoms Sans Frontières’ help out refugees in the DRC | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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You can use these tags: « Leaderboard Update: WordPress Perfect for Small Nonprofits » Philanthropy and Nonprofit Top 25 List – December 2008 Search Only Non-profit Links Click here to add nonprofit search to your browser! Finance Quote for BLKB Most Commented Posts Feedburner says we have… Google Friend Connect Blog Network: Name: Non-Profit Tech Blog Topics: nptech , nonprofits , technology Join my network Blog Networks Design by IAMWW and Upstart Blogger.