YouthBuild Boston: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

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in schools, libraries, local governments, and nonprofits, it was tough to choose just one to profile this week, but I chose YouthBuild Boston because of my fondness for green tech. YouthBuild Boston's Work. I had a chance to chat with Dan Seibert, YouthBuild Boston's director of finance and administration about how they've used the software donations received through TechSoup to help run their programs. Image: YouthBuild Boston.

How grant makers and nonprofit grant recipients can do great things together with data and evaluation

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

However, it is a favorite photo from another recent Tech Networks of Boston event. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. __. This is not actually a photo from the dialogue series.

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Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Boston, Massachusetts: What Nonprofits Can (and Cannot) Learn from Wikipedia. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB and MKI Training: Sharing Your Success: Visualizing Outcomes Data. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Technologies and Strategies for Nonprofit Engagement. Boston, Massachusetts: Nonprofit Tech Alchemy: From Ideas to Impact. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

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Highlights this month include website accessibility in Portland, Oregon; project management in Boston, Massachusetts; and data visualization in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Managing Nonprofit IT Projects, Tasks, and Teams. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Nonprofits Collaborating to Build Capacity, Public Presence, and Business. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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Boston, Massachusetts: Summer Lightning Talks at Upstatement. Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: It's Legal for Nonprofits to Lobby, Organize, and Advocate! Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Designing Effective Public Engagement for Nonprofits. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories.

Tech Policies for Virtual Teams: A Leader’s Responsibility

Non Profit Quarterly

But if for whatever reason—whether it be a licensing thing, maybe it’s a software limitation—you have to have a password and username that multiple people have to have access to, there’s ways to securely do that. This webinar was recorded on September 24, 2020. Jeanne Bell: All right.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

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Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Doing a Data Dive to Find Data About Children and Families. Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Integrated Services and Emerging Technologies for Nonprofits. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. 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.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Participatory Analysis with Data Placemats in Nonprofits. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit Communications Strategies That Get Results. Boston, Massachusetts: TSNE, TNB, and TNB Labs Super Roundtable: From Data to Decisions at Your Nonprofit. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Boston, Massachusetts: Boston: QuickBooks Made Easy. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Every month, our meetup leaders host free in-person events in 60 cities. Find your closest group or apply to start a new group.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

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Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: How to Do More with the Nonprofit Data You Already Have. Boston, Massachusetts: TSNE, TNB, and TNB Labs Super Roundtable: From Data to Decisions at Your Nonprofit. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

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Boston, Massachusetts: January Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits. Boston, Massachusetts: Measuring, Evaluating, and Improving Nonprofit Effectiveness. Boston, Massachusetts: February Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License.

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

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Boston, Massachusetts: February Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: How Nonprofits Can Find and Use Public Data Effectively. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: How Nonprofits Can Use Facebook to Broadcast Their Impact. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing!

Making Media Now: Social Media Game for Filmmakers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, about 10 minutes before I had to leave for the Making Media Now Conference in Boston to do a workshop for documentary filmmakers on how to use social media tools to market their films, I got the blue screen of death. They're being licensed with nc license from David Wilcox so that would not be cool for me to charge. On Sunday, for Boston Media Makers , I will facilitate a discussion from participants about their best online promotion tips.

Socialbrite: Social Tools for Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

The strategists – located in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles and London – are: Beth Kanter, a longtime trainer and advisor to the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and other organizations. All materials created for the site are released under Creative Commons licenses so that other sites and blogs can freely reuse the content. Nonprofit tech experts team up to help others master ‘social tools for social change’.

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Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Nonprofit Organizations, Civic Data, and Civic Faith. Nanaimo, British Columbia: "Free Money" (Microsoft Volume Licensing and Google for Nonprofits). IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. but we all know that meetings are boring!

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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RSVP now for the events in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of #GivingTuesday makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed?

A Tour of Free Geek in Portland

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Creative Commons Licensed Music from CCmixter. I wish there was a Free Geek in the Boston area because my home office has become a grave yard for old computers, modems, and other devices. If Free Geek were in Boston, my office would be a lot less cluttered with the carcases of old computers that could probably be dissected, picked apart, and provide access to computing to someone else who wouldn't other afford it. Skeleton Dance by jpmercury.

Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

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Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | WE DO Campaign: Stage 4 | Asheville, NC The WE DO Campaign mobilizes LGBT couples requesting – and being denied – marriage licenses in their hometowns across the Southern United States. Marquis Landon Cabrera | Foster Skills | Boston, MA Foster Skills provides emotional development and practical, transferable life skills programs for children and youth in foster care. ( @MarquisCabrera ) 14.

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Interview: Scott Anderson of ClientTrack

Amy Sample Ward

Prior to his PhD, he worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in community health, adolescent residential treatment, and a faith-based organization. (I A final example is Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. The organization provides more than 100 programs through 13 community neighborhood centers that impact more than 100,000 low-income families in the Boston area.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

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Boston, Masschusetts: Summer Happy Hour Featuring Karen Graham, Idealware Executive Director! IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! The exact format isn't important, as long as we are consistently gathering the nonprofit and tech communities together so that they can learn from each other. However, our organizers are currently very keen on social media surgeries.

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

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Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston: Creating a 90-Day Online Marketing Plan for Your Nonprofit. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff

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PT currently has fellowships in Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem -- and will be expanding next year to Europe and other cities in North America. . PT started using Salesforce.com in 2008, taking advantage of its free licenses for nonprofits. Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel. Imagine a Jewish girl, selling Challah bread on a college campus in America to help support black Muslims in Darfur.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Boston, Massachusetts: 501 Tech Club Open Board Meeting and Happy Hour! IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. Now, I'm no Houdini, but I predict that your New Year's resolutions are noble, high-minded stuff like "find a mentor" or "learn a new skill every month." " But following through on these plans can be difficult because life is unpredictable and complicated. Luckily for you, NetSquared is here to keep you on track.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Boston, Massachusetts: DataBasic Intro Workshop — Learn 3 New Tools for Finding Stories in Data. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners.

2011 NTC Preview: Going Online for Capacity Mapping and Resource Matching: The Big Picture

NTEN

Tools that deliver immediate information include IdeaEncore , Nonprofit Management Resources , the Boston Indicators Project , and Answr. This article by Deborah Elizabeth Finn is published under an Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs License. Deborah Elizabeth Finn At a time when money is tight, it's especially important to ensure that surplus assets, capacities, and resources do not go unused.

The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s been translated into dozens of languages, inspired curriculum for high school, inspired a ballet in Boston, a puppet show in Palestine, floats in parades and the list goes on. Annie also mentioned that their focus was to inspire new thinking and conversations, rather than getting credit or making money. They used a creative commons license – allowing anyone to use their films, put them on their sites, and do anything they wanted except sell it.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

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Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit CEOs as Technology Decision Makers. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to learn, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are!

World Wide Rave Talk at New Marketing Summit by David Meerman Scott

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I'm at the New Marketing Summit produced by CrossTech Media ( Chris Brogan ) at Foxboro Stadium outside of Boston. Used creative commons licensed e-book. David Cutler takes a photo of @pistachio live streaming "Where the Hell is Matt?" These are my notes. The event started with an introduce from Michael Lewis defining what we mean by new marketing. His definition: New marketing is about listening to your customers.

The Social Life of PowerPoint Presentations (or why I really love SlideShare)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Tuesday, I facilitated an introductory workshop on how nonprofits can use social media in Boston at the nonprofit technology conference and yet another remix of the curriculum wiki , presentation , and game designed by David Wilcox. Deborah Finn also goes on to mention that she hopes to remix some of the content - and that is the intention by using the Creative Commons licensing.

Guest Post by JD Lasica -- Socialbrite: A new sharing & learning hub

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We'll be republishing some of these articles on learning wikis, and everything here is released under a Creative Commons license, so we hope you'll take part in this ecosystem of sharing. Chad Capellman of Boston, who lent his development help and keen CSS eye to this project. Submitted by JD Lasica, publisher of Socialbrite Socialbrite.org fills a glaring gap in the social media world.

Learning Journal: Experimenting With Adding Music to Web Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Thanks to my new friend, Uncle Seth (aka Jay Moonah ) and what I learned at Boston PodCamp , this is not true. Creative Commons and flexible copyright licenses as well as lots of talented musicians who want you to use their work (provided you respect the terms of the license) make it fairly easy to find really good music. Are there other sources for music with flexible copyright license?

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

If you look at Mitt’s login page , you’ll notice in the URL that it’s hosted by Theikos , a consulting company out of Boston that does Salesforce.com development for corporate clients and nonprofits. WordPress is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License

11NTC Science Fair Preview: Giveaways and Even More Giveaways!

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The winner can attend a GA101 or GA301 in DC (March 29-31), Columbus (April 11-13), Boston (May 18-20) or NYC (June 7-9). Verndale Enter to win a complimentary Kentico Content Management System - 1 Website Ultimate License, valued at $4,499. The 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference kicks off tomorrow and one of the key elements to Community Day is the Science Fair. The Science Fair isn't like a typical conference exhibit hall.

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Nonprofit 2.0 and the architecture of participation | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I recently received 100 user licenses, plus hosting, from Jive Software for Clearspace, their Intranet 2.0 We recently attend a roundtable in Boston. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0