Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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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. If you're holding monthly events that gather the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston.

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

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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. Ushahidi entered our legendary third NetSquared Mashup Challenge in Santa Clara, California in May 2008. First, tech-for-good projects (either nonprofit or commercial) submitted a description of their project on the NetSquared website.

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Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

Beth Kanter

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. It was terrific to see Tharum who was one of the first Cambodia bloggers. She remembered fondly, the netsquared t-shirt that she had selected from the donated t-shirts.

Congrats to the NetSquared Winners!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. I was on a team of video bloggers who conducted formal interviews with representatives from the 21 featured projects. Erik shared his excitement in a post over at NetSquared. Also a NetSquared winner.). Click to play I'm finally home and off the red eye!

Livestreaming Netsquared… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Internet Livestreaming Netsquared… 05.27.08 | 3433 No Comments [link] Livestreaming+Netsquared. 2008-05-27+16%3A28%3A37 Allan+Benamer Check out [link] for a live video/audio stream of Netsquared… Keep up on my twitter stream at [link] Relevancy Ranking ( 1 votes, average: 5.00

Vote in NetSquared’s Mashup Challange | 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 » Vote in NetSquared’s Mashup Challange Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 1:16 pm by John Brian (91 posts) Voting ends tomorrow for NetSquared’s Mashup Challange, a competition to find great mashups for social change.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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." and a listing of physical and virtual events go to onewebday.org and the OneWebDayWiki Blog Action Day 08 October 15 Bloggers, podcasters and vloggers post about the same issue on the same day to facilitate a global discussion. Lots of do-good bloggy "Days" coming up!

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Food Bloggers Unite for Good: Menu for Hope Starts Today

Have Fun - Do Good

That's how much food blogger, Pim Techamuanvivit of Chez Pim , raised for UNICEF in 2005. In 2005, 80 food bloggers were involved in the campaign, and together they raised $17,000 for UNICEF. Food bloggers were asked to contribute prizes to the campaign, and readers were asked to buy virtual raffle tickets. This year, over 150 food bloggers are contributing to the campaign, which starts today, and runs until December 22nd. $17,000.

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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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.

NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared Innovation Fund Netsquared Announces the 21 Featured Projects and solicits for feedback. Allan Benamer weighs in with some observations after wading through the comments over at the Netsquared site and pointing to Holden from GiveWell to be the most salient point. Marketing, Fundraising, and Philanthropy So far, there will be at least four bloggers live blogging at the Council on Foundations conference.

Keeping an Eye on the Nonprofit Sector and other great finds via Netsquared

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just discovered a new (to me anyway) blog on nonprofits called the Nonprofit Eye via a provocative post on the Netsquared Community Blog. She a prolific blogger, a nonprofit techie, and has worked in the nonprofit sector for twenty years. She recently introduced her blog on the Netsquared site: Don't know where I fit in the scheme of things here, but I have to start somewhere. And, finally, this podcast from the Gender and the Social Web panel at netsquared conference.

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. DEIdea Lounge blogger Melanie Coulson offers a roundup of Day 2, including some reflections on David Weinberger's Keynote. Water Words That Work - an excellent nonprofit video blogger. Photo from Cambodia4kids.

10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs and Bloggers to Support Their Cause

Have Fun - Do Good

A lot of nonprofit blogs have come on the scene in the year between these events and I feel like it is time to revise and update my "10 Ways" post to include not only ways that nonprofits can use blogs, but also engage bloggers to support their cause. It only makes sense that if your nonprofit is going to include a blog in its communications strategy that it includes other bloggers too. Ways Nonprofit Can Use Blogs and Bloggers to Support Their Cause 1.

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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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.

nfp 2.0 » “Social media” is distinct from traditional media

Rebooting Charity

Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 whitewater widgets yak shack January 22nd, 2007 “Social media&# is distinct from traditional media Ãœber-blogger Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion web feed is usually one of the first I read.

nfp 2.0 » A toast to fundraising with widgets!

Rebooting Charity

Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 A good time then for prolific US-based blogger Beth Kanter to write an excellent case study on her experience using the ChipIn widget for her successful personal fundraising campaign for the Sharing Foundation.

nfp 2.0 » A Chicken is not just for Christmas

Rebooting Charity

Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 whitewater widgets yak shack October 6th, 2006 A Chicken is not just for Christmas Darren Rowse is a six-figure blogger.

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Here are some example searches using NetSquared as the organization. “netsquared&# or “net squared&# - putting this in the search term area of the alert would mean that any time “NetSquared&# is mentioned or “Net Squared&# is mentioned, I will get alerted. Similar to a Google Alert, type in some key words or phrases using the quotations, like, “netsquared&# or “net squared&# - it’s just like the examples above!

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Congratulations to our Clients! | 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. Posted Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 at 1:10 pm by Eric (25 posts) GetActive, NetSquared and Squidoo released a list of what they are calling the ?? Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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sixdegrees.org at Net Tuesday meetup | 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. Related Posts The Doctor is in: Diagnosing websites @NTEN/Netsquared Meetup Will Beaconfire be at NTC? Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Supporting the Red Cross: Social Media Road Block

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

A Journey to India: Opportunities to Connect Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Part of my role as the Global Community Development Manager at NetSquared is to support and grow our offline organizers from around the world. NetSquared’s hosted Challenges for 3 years now, surfacing hundreds of innovative technologies for social impact. Outside of NetSquared, I am a trainer, blogger and facilitator as well as the co-author of Social by Social: a practical guide to using technology for social impact.

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TechSouper Has Blogged His Way to Hyderabad!

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Our very own Elliot Harmon , talented writer , blogger , forum host , poet , and all-around-good-guy was notified last week that he's won Ashoka's "Blog Your Way to Hyderabad" contest. Aside from Elliot's big honor, TechSoup's Global Community Development Manager of NetSquared , Amy Sample-Ward , was among the six finalists.

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Technology for Change Contest: Win a new computer from HP!

Amy Sample Ward

For example, simply review the hundreds of ideas listed in NetSquared ’s Project Gallery and you’ll quickly see that people from around the world are hard at work leveraging all kinds of technologies to create positive change for communities tackling many different issues. Technology for Change. What’s your favorite example of technology helping people create positive change in the world? I think there are too many to count, really.

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere

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Blackbaud guest bloggers share expert fundraising tips and simple steps for creating a Facebook page that rocks. From NetSquared. NetSquared is organizing technology-for-social-good events all over the world. TechSoup is keeping busy this July. Here's a roundup of what we've been doing. From the TechSoup Community. TechSoup Blog. Learn how to become a social organization with tips from Yammer 's director of community.

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

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Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. [Ed. Here are some example searches using NetSquared as the organization. netsquared” or “net squared” - putting this in the search term area of the alert would mean that any time “NetSquared” is mentioned or “Net Squared” is mentioned, I will get alerted. Similar to a Google Alert, type in some key words or phrases using the quotations, like, “netsquared” or “net squared” - it’s just like the examples above!

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Win A Free Ticket To WomenWhoTech Annual Telesummit on 9/15

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While some may think there are not a lot of high quality women who can speak on technology issues or are starting tech companies, it simply isn’t true. Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change.

Beth’s Surprise Party: A Case Study in Crowdsourced Action

Amy Sample Ward

Stacey Monk and I exchanged messages last week, brainstorming the idea of pulling bloggers together to support Beth’s birthday campaign. We’re trying to throw her an online surprise party by assembling a blogsquad of 53 bloggers to publish a post on Monday that shares how Beth has impacted your work and shares her birthday wish with your blog audience. Some posted to community blogs like NetSquared.

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

This is a guest post from Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared’s Global Community Development Manager.&#. I can’t speak for others working in the “innovation sector,&# but at NetSquared we can’t emphasize enough that our Community is what drives us – whether’s it’s online or offline. That doesn’t mean NetSquared’s perfect, by any measure, but it does mean that a quick abandonment isn’t in store.

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. We got to know Ushahidi's work when it entered our legendary third NetSquared Mashup Challenge in Santa Clara, California in May of 2008.

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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. I love how blogging connects you with people who have like-minded interests all over the world, but nothing beats meeting people in person.

Blogging With A Little Help from My Friends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some great must-reads include: Why Guest Bloggers are Great for a Blog. How to Find a Guest Blogger for Your Blog. How to Be a Good Guest Blogger. I remember when I was a guess blogger on Netsquared early on - it was an amazing experience. Geek Mommy In five days, I will be making a major change in my life. My family and I will be moving out the home my husband and I lived in for over twenty years and we will relocate to the Bay Area.

Let The Change Blogging Meme Hit The Road.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Britt included links to change bloggers and started a Changeblogger Facebook. Another change blogger, SocialButterfly has created a Changeblogger wiki where other change bloggers can add their information.

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Looking forward to 2009

Judi Sohn

Here are some other bloggers that are writing their nonprofit resolutions at Convio’s invitation: Beaconfire Wire. Help send me to the NetSquared Conference Okay, time for shameless begging and plugging… I’m really interested. One thing I think C3 (my org) does well is that we take a lot of short, successful hops. Yes, we’re making a difference against colorectal cancer, and that’s ultimately our big-picture goal.

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12 Sessions to Check Out at the NTC Conference

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With so many informative panels to choose from (such as Diversifying Your Tech and Online Communications Teams by Frogloop bloggers Jocelyn Harmon and myself as well as Ivan Booth and Shireen Mitchell) on topics ranging from online fundraising, recruitment, and social media - it was a real challenge to come up with my top 12 picks. Ivan Boothe, Rootwork.org, and Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared.

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, January 1-12

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Guest blogger Grant Howe, VP of research and development for Sage North America's nonprofit solutions, kicks off a series of posts about providing great IT leadership. From NetSquared. Here's what we've been talking about so far this year. From the TechSoup Community. TechSoup Blog. Cynthia Adams, President and CEO of GrantStation, reports on the results of GrantStation's survey about grantseeking challenges facing nonprofit organizations.

NpTech Tag: Socially Responsible Idol, Nptech Meebo Chat at PDF Conference, and Personal Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While the meebo nptech chat room is chatting live during the PDF, a few tweets overheard on twitter anticipate the upcoming NetSquared Conference. NetSquared Community. for the NetSquared Conference (N2Y2) beginning on May 29th. Like last year, conference participants are introducing themselves on their NetSquared Blog. to raise an extra $500 for each of the 21 Netsquared Featured Projects. We're hearing some early tweets about Netsquared on twitter.

Digital For Good Campaign: Help Eddie get to NTEN Conference in San Fran

Amy Sample Ward

Edward Harran is a blogger and nonprofit technologist I have connected with through NetSquared, this blog, and of course Twitter. I am also a big supporter of Edurelief, NetSquared, SocialActions, ConnectingUp- organisations tthat are are showing how social action and technology converge. He and I have had terrific idea swaps and brainstorms and I can only imagine the conversations he will spark in person at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference.

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Spot.Us: Community Funded Reporting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Spot.Us - Community Funded Reporting Intro from Digidave on Vimeo.

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Announcing the 2015 Award Winners!

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Eli van der Giessen , NetSquared Global Community Manager, TechSoup Global. Emily Weinberg , Nonprofit Digital Communications CoP Organizer and blogger. Every year at NTC, we announce all kinds of award winners. We love getting to acknowledge the winners live on stage, but we also want to shout out their praises online for anyone who wasn''t there to applaud in person.

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Looking for Fun Blogging Gig

Have Fun - Do Good

I have also written for The Extraordinaries , NetSquared , the Stanford Social Innovation Review Opinion blog , WorldChanging , and The Huffington Post. blog blogging blogger funHello Have Fun * Do Gooders! As many of you know, in addition to writing for Have Fun * Do Good, I am also a Contributing Editor, with Beth Kanter , for the Social Change and Nonprofit section of BlogHer.

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Pimp My Nonprofit Panel at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Photo from Ed Schipul, taken by Eloy Zuniga Yesterday's panel Pimp Non Profits at SXSW was brilliantly moderated by Ed Schipul.& & Ed is also a very good session designer too.&

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Podcasts

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My March post, 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs , seems to have been helpful to folks (it even got translated into spanish by a blogger in Spain, so I thought I'd share my list, originally posted on NetSquared , of 7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Podcasts. Example: This Week in NetSquared News. Each week we give brief updates about what's new at NetSquared followed by interviews with nonprofit and social web innovators.

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