Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Net2 Camp 2015 Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : NetSquared / CC BY-NC-SA. Adapted from Image : Andrew Becraft / CC BY-NC-SA. I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015. If you're like me, then you swore that this year, you're finally going to learn to use technology to make yourself more productive at work.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image 1 : Noah Ferguson via Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC. Images 2 and 3: Elijah van der Giessen. Image 4 : Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC-SA. 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 drink, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are!

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Events Roundup: NetSquared Loves You this February

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Social Media Surgery. Net2Local launches our first group in Burkina Faso with a NetSquared Camp. Image: Nisha Virdi. Every month NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries there’s probably a Net2Local group near you (but if there isn’t we’d love to help you start a new meetup.) :-).

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: April Meeting of local members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: May Meeting of local members. Image: Robert Kibaya of Net2 Uganda. If you want to learn how nonprofits can use technology to advance their mission and generally be more effective and efficient TechSoup has got you covered with their blog and webinars.

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Noah Ferguson / CC BY-NC-SA. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES. Image Name: Author / License. Images: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts.

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Second Meeting of local members. Image: Chrispine Ochieng Okumu. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries there’s probably a Net2Local group near you (but if there isn’t we’d love to help you start a new meetup.) :-). Ever wanted to discover the art of transmedia?

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Michele Mateus via Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC. You're reading the TechSoup blog, so you're probably already comfortable with using technology in your work. But there are millions of nonprofit staffers who don't have the skills to use technology to do more good. In fact, you probably know a few of these beginners.

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

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Sylvie Ndahimana / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing!

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : NetSquared / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Michele Mateus / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : aldisley / CC BY-NC-ND. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face. That's why each month NetSquared organizers in 60 cities across the globe host networking events for the nonprofit tech community.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Modern Nonprofits Use the Cloud. Image 1 : NTEN / CC BY-NC-SA. Image 2 : Joyce Bettencourt / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image: New Orleans Net2NO meetup / New Orleans Local via NetSquared / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

NetSquared in May: Get Face-to-Face with Your Nonprofit Peers

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: May Meeting of local members. Image: CarolLynne M of NetSquared Victoria. NetSquared’s core objective is to get nonprofit techies and activists together in the same room. There’s a special magic that happens when we get face-to-face. Relationships are formed, projects are started, and we feel less alone in what can sometimes be a challenging job.

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

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Naples, Florida: #Storymakers 2017: Creating Images and Video with Adobe Spark. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Jeremy Hiebert / CC BY-NC-SA. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5.

Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Deuxième Rencontre NetSquared Burkina. Image : Liz Kearley. 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.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image 1 : Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC. Image 2 : Sarah Worthy / CC BY-SA. Image 3 : Robert Kibaya / CC BY-NC. Image 4 : Linda Liu / CC BY-NC. Image 5 : Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC. Image 6 : Krista Caldwell / CC BY-NC. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Michele Mateus / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES. Image Name: Author / License. Image: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. (Please visit the site to view this video). NetSquared DC's Roshani Kothari on why she loves NetSquared. I've just returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin and I'm pumped!

Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

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The Sahel Desert in Burkina Faso (a desert that is both hot and humid). Images: David Barnard. What would motivate you to run 150 miles across hottest, driest, windiest, coldest, and sandiest places on Earth? At the end of every day, your legs would be like rubber, and you'd be completely and utterly exhausted. But then you'd have to get up the next day and run another 25 miles (or more). Would you do it for charity?

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all!

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Tics et Violences. Image : NetSquared / CC BY-NC-SA. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES. Image Name: Author / License. Image: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : NetSquared / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image 1 : TechSoup Europe via NetSquared / CC BY. Image 2 : Glenn Hirsch via NetSquared / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden.

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Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Chris Heuer / CC BY-NC-SA. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. -->. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES. Image Name: Author / License. Image: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. With less than two weeks to go, TechSoup’s Storymakers campaign is roaring along. Submit your digital video, five photographs, or a super-short story now, because we have $13,000 in prizes available! Looking for inspiration?

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image 1 : Joel Myers / CC BY-NC-SA. Image 2 : Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC-SA. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES. Image Name: Author / License. Image: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. -->. It's getting colder out there. winter is coming.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Mel Findlater / CC BY-NC. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES. Image Name: Author / License. Image: Social Media Surgery : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY-NC. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: NetSquared : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. 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."

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Doxieone / CC BY-NC-SA. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: NetSquared : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Noah Ferguson via NetSquared / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden.

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

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : NetSquared via Robert Kibaya / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated.

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

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Michele Mateus via Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden.

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Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image 1 : Ednah Karamagi / CC BY. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Keith Bao via Elijah van der Giessen / CC BY. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions. TechSoup is here to help you no matter how you prefer to learn. Prefer to go at your own pace?

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Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Moss / CC BY-NC. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. HTML EXAMPLE Image: NetSquared : Tannis Sullivan / CC BY-NC 2.0. --> spanhidden. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Image : Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring. No more excuses are allowed about your New Year's resolution to power up your nonprofit tech skills — it's time to join a meetup and find your tribe! There are free workshops and networking events happening in cities across the globe this month.

Interview with Jonathon Colman: Social Media Secrets from a Green Geek

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m also a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Burkina Faso, West Africa), and am even now preparing to move from Washington, DC to Seattle immediately following a two-month fellowship in Australia. on Flickr: the 6,400 members and 64,000 images posted to date only tell part of the story; the real success has been in those photographer???s Jonathon Coleman's Twitter Avatar.

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