NetSquared: In the Beginning

Tech Soup Blog

In the beginning, TechSoup’s Marnie Webb, Daniel Ben-Horin, and Billy Bicket created NetSquared to "remix the web for social change." To get going, they built the first NetSquared website using open-source Drupal. " NetSquared Up Close and Personal.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

Tech Soup Blog

Huddle up with your nonprofit technology colleagues at a NetSquared meetup to keep warm and learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology. TechSoup’s NetSquared groups are helping to keep the scary away with a series of online privacy and security events this October.

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Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. NetSquared organizers are also offering hands-on Office 365 workshops this fall to help small nonprofits set up email with their own domain name.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community. Well, the average NetSquared organizer spends 8.2 Find your closest NetSquared group.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup created NetSquared , our global network of volunteer-led Tech4Good meetups. Our NetSquared leaders are currently holding free events in 24 countries and meet with their local TechSoup partners to collaborate on how to best support nonprofits in their country.

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Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup supports a global network of tech trainers called NetSquared. NetSquared groups focus on topics that address their unique local tech challenges, but once a quarter, we select a common theme. Find your closest NetSquared group.

Interview with NetSquared project manager Mark Liu: Part 1

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Today, Mark is the manager of TechSoup's NetSquared initiative, a project designed to make sure the non-for-profit sector gets involved early and actively with the newest tools and trends in internet technology. How do NetSquared and the NetSquared website differ from TechSoup?

Great reads from around the web on June 17th

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared Local Reaches 70 Groups Worldwide! NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org – "In the last two months, we've had 5 new NetSquared Local groups join the scene, bringing the new official number to 70 groups worldwide! That is why we created the Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving — to provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector."

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NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared Voting Deadline Extended. Due to some technical glitches , you now have 48 additional hours to figure out what 5-10 of the 150 fantastic social change and technology projects at Netsquared will receive your vote. An analysis of the back channel from Michael Gilbert.

How a Fan of Nonprofits Teaches Tech and Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

She's our volunteer Netsquared organizer there. NetSquared is TechSoup's volunteer-driven, global network of nonprofit technology workshops and networking events. Getting Started with NetSquared. Find your local NetSquared group. netsquared

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

Tech Soup Blog

It originally appeared on NetSquared. The platform has been rolled out to 54 African countries and will support the gathering, access, management and analysis of quality data from African countries. Open Source data NetSquared big data

How the World Affairs Council Broadcasts Globally with Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

As part of Social Media September (#SocMedSep), we've been tapping into the wisdom of our global TechSoup and NetSquared communities as well as experts in nonprofit technology. Social Networking social media NetSquared tssocialmedia World Affairs Council

Exciting Times for Social Actions

Amy Sample Ward

We’re also seeing a range of creative proposals — for example Paul Lamb’s suggestions including stewardship by open source foundations or social entrepreneur funders, and a NetSquared-type transition campaign.

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Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs. Why Are You a NetSquared Member? Find your closest NetSquared group.

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup and the NetSquared meetups are here to help. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared is the world's largest volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events. Most NetSquared organizers now have a peer mentor. To find your closest group, search for your city on the NetSquared website.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why each month NetSquared organizers in 60 cities across the globe host networking events for the nonprofit tech community. NetSquared Vancouver** shares [slides and videos]([link] from their November event. * Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

If there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start your own NetSquared group. Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! Find your closest NetSquared group. As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the Tech4Good community. Start a NetSquared group. --> Upcoming Tech4Good Events.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

" That's why TechSoup invests in developing the best practices of our NetSquared network. Find your closest NetSquared group. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers. The NetSquared organizers' events help TechSoup deliver on our shared mission of ensuring that civil society has the tools and skills necessary to use technology effectively.

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Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

If there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start your own NetSquared group. What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? NetSquared Vancouver** shares [slides and videos]([link] from their November event. * Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

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Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently?

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects. Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events. Find your closest NetSquared group.

Weekly Event Round-Up (Oct. 20-Oct. 26)

NTEN

There''s a lot happening at NTEN, and we want you to get involved! In this weekly roundup, you''ll find the full list of NTEN events, opportunities, and deadlines for participation. Whether it''s in-person events, such as NTEN Labs or 501 Tech Clubs , online Communities of Practice or webinars , or deadlines for contributing content or applications - this weekly round-up has you covered. Also, are you attending an NPTech-related event this month?

Apps and Tools to Energize your Base

Frogloop

Download the e-benchmarks study for all the analysis. This is the thing about online apps and mobile: they are the next big thing for nonprofits today.

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The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

Amy Sample Ward

At TechSoup, we’ve worked on a number of toolkits, including the Community Organizers Handbook where NetSquared Local organizers from around the world share their experiences and recommendations in the same place as organizational information and templates all to support knowledge sharing across the network, help new organizers get their groups established, and provide examples and resources to anyone else looking to build community whether they are connected with our program or not.

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Data Digest: From Presidential Campaigns to Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

It originally appeared on NetSquared. For example Edgeflip , a new initiative plans to turn the ad hoc data analysis tools developed for the campaign into software that can make nonprofits more effective at raising money and recruiting volunteers.

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Google + for Social Change Activists: Dive in Early or Wait?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Moderate Approach: Understand the argument for an early investment but will also insist on a sound cost/benefit analysis when new ways of doing things are not yet fully proven. Jeremiah Owyang has a good analysis of what features Google + needs to go mainstream.

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9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was also an early member of Netsquared Community , another one of Marnie’s brilliant ideas that rocked the field. Example: Northern California ACLU social network analysis of their followers on Twitter. TechSoup Microsoft NGO Connection Day.

Data Digest — Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index

Tech Soup Blog

on NetSquared. He says that NGOs' international reach and abundance of data makes using data analysis and mapping technologies crucial. Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related. projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor.

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New Twitter Tool Mailana Helps Me Visualize Strong Ties In My Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The tool is quite fascinating because it combines a light weight social network analysis (see this page. I don't understand by @ntenhross (Holly Ross, Director of NTEN) and @amyrsward (Netsquared community builder) aren't in my cloud.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: Last Week in March

NTEN

Flickr: bensheldon Allyson Kapin summarizes some key findings from Convio 's 2009 Online Marketing Benchmark Inex Study , and cites some analysis by Superstar NTEN member Robert Weiner. Don't forget that voting for the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Mobile Challenge, in partnership with TechSoup 's NetSquared Initiative, ends today, 3pm Pacific.

Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

Social Actions

Challenge hosted by Netsquared – is ready for your vote. Analysis and Commentary. Social Actions roundups are syndicated on CauseGlobal , CauseWired , ContributeMedia , NetSquared , and TakePart

Social Actions Roundup #19: Time to vote in USAID's first open source challenge!

Social Actions

Challenge hosted by Netsquared – is ready for your vote. Analysis and Commentary. Social Actions roundups are syndicated on CauseGlobal , CauseWired , ContributeMedia , NetSquared , and TakePart

Igniting the (Beacon)fire at South by Southwest

Beaconfire Wire

But many organizations find themselves getting bogged down in producing graphs every month, obsessing over drops in pageviews, throwing their hands up on the air, and deciding they don’t have enough resources to maintain this kind of analytics analysis. Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared.

Cool App Roundup: Election Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Prefer to listen to your political news and analysis? Head on over to NetSquared and share your election app idea. Mashable recently called 2012 the " year of the mobile election."

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Then enter The Netsquared Mashup Challenge ! There's going to be a Netsquared Meetup (recommendations for restaurant or location are needed) How will your nonprofit avoid the Meatball Sundae? KM4Dev has a section devoted to Social Network Analysis process and tools.

Data Digest: African Students Using Open Data, Social Impact Bonds, Digital Smoke Signals, and the Data Dilemma

Tech Soup Blog

It was originally published on NetSquared. Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global.

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Data Digest: Moneyball Giving, Data and Philanthropy, Data for Africa

Tech Soup Blog

It originally appeared on NetSquared. Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global.