How Baltimore Became the Most Generous City in America on Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

With this in mind, Jamie and her team decided to do something greater for their clients and for themselves as givers, so they set their sights on building a campaign that would be meaningful for their entire city, Baltimore.

NetCentric Advocacy: Local Communications Grid

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Street Hive: Shame on Us if it is not a part of Campaigns | Main | Organizational Culture can be Infected » January 26, 2007 Local Communications Grid All politics is local. has inspired me to think about the ways to organize locally on the internet. Find your local communications grid. Where the local names appear starts to help you define the local web.

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NetSquared Local Events: June 6–7, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local members meet monthly in 50 cities around the world with the goal of helping each other solve their tech challenges and finding a tribe of people who shares our passions. What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently?

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 8, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

That’s what NetSquared Local is for! Baltimore, MD: July Tech & Soc Change Meetup: 25 Tactics to Better Engage Constituents Online. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently?

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

Tech Soup Blog

Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Social Innovation Week is coming to Baltimore. We’re half way into Social Media September , but we’re just getting started!

Twitter in the Charm City

Idealware

In Baltimore, Twitter is a popular tool for meeting new people and tracking local news, especially among the Creative Class. However, there's an assumption that a significant portion of Baltimore isn't using Twitter, including the many people who reside in low-income neighborhoods. About 2 to 4 percent of the tweets, or posts to Twitter, from the Baltimore area are associated with a location. (A Hosting the Grand Prix has been a controversial issue in Baltimore.).

#GivingTuesday: A Great Day for Business to do Good!

Connection Cafe

Guests received haircuts while employees from a local Target store painted and updated the Shelter’s three-room common area. Local business owners worked with people recovering from substance abuse on local recycling and beautification projects.

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are local leaders in Australia, Canada, Latin America, Mexico Chile, and Singapore organizing on the ground to expand the reach and spirit of generosity. For example, Baltimore has set a $5M goal for their city.

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QR Codes in Action. Five Nonprofits Share their Experiences

Frogloop

“We've started attaching a QR code to the request that links to a video from a local volunteer who makes a personal ask for the meeting. National Aquarium in Baltimore. The National Aquarium in Baltimore uses QR codes directly posted on their exhibits throughout the Aquarium.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

and discover how to reach your audiences more directly through social and digital media, while still landing placements through the national press or your local newspapers and broadcast stations. Association of Fundraising Professionals, DC Chapter / Baltimore, MD / Price varies. Local.

Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

Tech Soup Blog

We’ll be hosting social media surgeries for local nonprofits and community activists. Find your local #nptech tribe and consider sharing your skills as a volunteer surgeon by joining a NetSquared Local group. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Says Robert, “The challenge for local NGOs in disaster zones face is massively increased immediate needs to serve, they also must re-address and deal with programs that were started previous to the disaster.” Image Source: ntegrity.

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Where's the Care2 Team in October 2011?

Frogloop

The Care2 Team will be near and far this month--mostly local, but with a couple trips across the pond. We'll also have a table and plenty of Care2-ers at the Convio Summit in Baltimore, so don't be a stranger if you see us there, and make sure to ask about Care2's Convio Databridge -- it turns one year old this week! Convio Summit Baltimore, MD. Fall has arrived! And so has our October conference schedule.

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. Baltimore, Maryland: WordPress 101 and Tech Help and Consultations. Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce 101 for Nonprofits and Free Tech Help and Guidance.

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Second Meeting of local members. Baltimore, MD: March Tech & Social Change Meetup. Open Houston and The City of Houston drafted a group of volunteer designers, writers and data scientists to streamline the local government’s communication strategy.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Give Back Hack Day: 2–3 Website Redesigns (WordPress!). Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session! Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

5 Ways Libraries Support Disaster Relief and Recovery

Tech Soup Blog

For example, the San Francisco Public Library's website has a page that curates local services and resources on preparing for and dealing with the aftermath of an earthquake. Many businesses had closed and even the local schools had delayed starting school.

What's NetSquared Up to in May?

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s your monthly update from the world of NetSquared Local. What Is NetSquared Local? NetSquared Local is TechSoup's volunteer-driven network of nonprofit tech meetups and salons. How big is the NetSquared Local community?

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Join your local NetSquared group. No local group? Baltimore, MD: A Social Media Surgery in Baltimore. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Storymakers is live! TechSoup’s digital storytelling challenge is open between now and September 26, 2014. Submit your digital video, five photographs, or a super-short story. We have $13,000 in prizes available! Looking for inspiration for your digital story?

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders

NTEN

501 Tech Clubs are informal local groups that meet regularly to get to know their colleagues, develop a professional support network, and talk shop. Tech Club leaders not only organize and implement everything for their clubs, they ultimately help local organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to create greater social impact and meet the needs of their communities. This week is National Volunteer Week !

Social Media for Social Good Events Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. Philadelphia, PA: Using Social Media to Connect and Strengthen Local Communities. Baltimore, MD: September Tech & Soc Change Baltimore Meetup: Hands-On HTML & CSS.

2012 Community Champions Campaign: So Many 'Thank You's!

NTEN

Beyond generous, this is a community that loves to connect - online and offline - so the fundraising campaign focused on just that: delivering you more local community-driven events from NTEN in 2013. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the NTEN community is pretty amazing.

Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

Jessica Ladd | So They Can Know | Baltimore, MD So They Can Know aims to get more partners notified of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

TechSoup Member Organizations Doing Great Work During Hard Times

Tech Soup Blog

Given these difficult times, we'd like to feature some local organizations that are doing great work, but not getting a lot of attention every day. House of Ruth — Baltimore. The Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit helps victims by offering them temporary shelter in its 84-bed shelter or six transitional housing apartments. The event featured the work of 24 local artists who have deconstructed and repurposed wedding gowns donated by survivors of intimate partner violence.

April NetSquared Events in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

So join your local NetSquared group and start participating in the fun. And if you don’t have a local group we’ll help you start your own. Baltimore, MD: April Tech & Social Change Meetup. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Meeting of local members.

NetSquared Goes to 14NTC. And to Your Hometown too

Tech Soup Blog

Don’t worry, there are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Second Meeting of local members. Baltimore, MD: April Tech & Social Change Meetup.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Reaching the Hearts of Your Audience. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015.

NetSquared in May: Healthy as an Ox

Tech Soup Blog

That means it’s time for our monthly roundup of all the crazy goodness created by NetSquared Local in May. What is NetSquared Local? NetSquared Local is TechSoup’s volunteer-driven network of nonprofit tech meetups and salons. June already?

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

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared groups focus on topics that address their unique local tech challenges, but once a quarter, we select a common theme. In the US, the Chicago and Portland groups visited their local Microsoft stores to learn how to leverage the Office 365 donation.

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. Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session! Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Events Roundup: NetSquared Loves You this February

Tech Soup Blog

Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. Baltimore, MD: February Tech & Social Change - Social Media Analytics.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why we do an annual survey of our members — because our local volunteers are always striving to figure out how they can help your nonprofit use technology to do more good. Baltimore, Maryland: Project Management Day of Service.

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CRM Resources from TechSoup Global and Beyond

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local group Tech & Social Change Baltimore hosted a presentation on CRM for nonprofits. Finding the right CRM (constituent relationship management) program for your organization can help you find potential donors, foster relationships, and organize successful fundraising campaigns. With so many different CRM programs out there, however, it can also be very overwhelming!

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Web Dev Day for Three Nonprofits. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

It has been covered by TechCrunch, The Baltimore Sun , CBS News , and more. " Caravan Studios works to bridge the gap between the nonprofit and technology world by developing apps that help communities organize, access, and apply local resources to pressing problems.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Google AdWords and Free Tech Help. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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. Baltimore, Maryland: Fundraising Tech 101 and Tech Help/Consultations. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, but you’ll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe. Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of local members. Baltimore, MD: Your Data is Ugly and Your Funders Don’t Love You.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? NetSquared groups held 23 Storymakers events, helping local nonprofits use video strategically. Baltimore, Maryland: Web Dev Day for 3 Nonprofits.

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

Tech Soup Blog

If you don't have a local group (I can help fix that problem! ), there are also free online guides and a global Twitter chat October 5 using the hashtag #storymakers2017. Baltimore, Maryland: WordPress 101 and Tech Help Consultations.

Corporate Citizenship and Digital Inclusion: Empowering Communities, Nonprofits, and Public Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

" Local humor aside, the project is exciting: 31 public parks in San Francisco will get free Wi-Fi for at least two years.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The World Without the Newspaper

See What's Out There

In my hometown newspaper, The Baltimore Sun , budget cuts mean that serious news coverage declines, foreign bureaus close and a paper that was once a well-respected part of a thinking man’s daily diet is now just a mere shadow of itself.

Demographics Are Destiny: How and Why to Diversify Your Staff Now!

NTEN

Last spring the Urban Institute and the Racial Diversity Collaborative released a study called Measuring Racial-Ethnic Diversity in the Baltimore-Washington Region's Nonprofit Sector. In addition, the study found that Executive Directors of color mostly lead local or regional organizations, not national organizations. By Jocelyn Harmon, Director of Nonprofit Services, Care2 Unless you've been living under a barrel, you know the demographics of the U.S. are changing.