Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

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Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Modern Nonprofits Use the Cloud. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?" " That's why TechSoup invests in developing the best practices of our NetSquared network.

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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. 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.

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. 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. Unless you're Superman, you're probably already struggling. Keeping resolutions is hard.

Keep your New Year's Resolution with NetSquared

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Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: LANCEMENT DES ACTIVITES NETSQUARED BURKINA FASO. 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.”

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

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What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are! TechSoup's NetSquared is the world's largest volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events.

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

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So join your local NetSquared group and start participating in the conversation. And if you don’t have a local group we’ll help you start your own. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: April Meeting of local members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: May Meeting of local members.

Events Roundup: NetSquared Loves You this February

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Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Social Media Surgery. Net2Local launches our first group in Burkina Faso with a NetSquared Camp. Every month NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

NetSquared Goes to 14NTC. And to Your Hometown too

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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. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Meeting of local members. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in the actual physical real world.

Help a Friend Cross the Digital Divide

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of local members. 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 aren't yet confident enough with digital tools and services to increase the impact of their work. In fact, you probably know a few of these beginners.

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Second Meeting of local members. 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. Philly’s NetSquared recorded their quarterly Crowdsourcing Change event, where the audience shares their expertise with local nonprofits.

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

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TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Our volunteer-run events are live, free, and held monthly. The goal is to create strong, self-sufficient communities of nonprofit technology professionals (and accidental techies too!).

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. 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.

NetSquared Gets Down to Business This Summer

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of local members. Actually, that headline is a lie. NetSquared is taking it easy this summer! There are just twenty events scheduled for August, but we’re deep in planning mode for a HUGE fall. This September we’re holding our annual digital storytelling campaign (called Storymakers ) and in October we’ll be partnering with Microsoft on the Safer Internet data security and privacy project.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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. Our mighty army of volunteers hosted over 500 free nonprofit technology trainings last year, and we're on track to reach even more organizers this year. You like numbers?

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

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Los Angeles, California: Using Technology in Local Activism. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact.

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

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Join your local NetSquared group. No local group? 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? They are holding digital storytelling events all month!

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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"Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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

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Join your local group and start participating in the conversation. And if you don’t have a local group we’ll help you start your own. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: May Meeting of local members. 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.

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

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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. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5.

Become a Storymaker with NetSquared

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of local members. Every month TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to over 50 cities. If you want to network with your peers or love to learn at live, in-person events NetSquared is the place for you! Starting on August 26th NetSquared organizers are holding digital storytelling events as part of the Storymakers campaign.

Net2Local: Year-End Revelations

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Net2Local has adopted the core strategies of theme months to increase network cohesion and regional hubs to scale our ability to support local organizers. Fourteen Net2Local groups descended on their communities in full costume and delivered one-on-one training to local social benefit organizers. NetSquared has doubled down on our local focus by recruiting Regionals Ambassadors who are offering mentorship and support to new and prospective Net2Local organizers.

Together We're Stronger: NetSquared in June

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And if you don’t have a local group, we’ll help you start your own. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of local members. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there’s a special magic that happens when we get face-to-face, which is why each month NetSquared organizers in 50 cities across the globe host workshops and socials for the nonprofit tech community.

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. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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 Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed?

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. 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.

Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

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Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. So give your local organizer a hug next time you see them! Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Deuxième Rencontre NetSquared Burkina. NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

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But don't be afraid — huddle up for warmth and knowledge with your nonprofit tech friends at a local Tech4Good meetup. Find your local #Tech4Good group. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived. The weather's getting cooler (except for our friends in Los Angeles!), and the leaves are starting to change color.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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There are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. (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!

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

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Lecture-style is the most common format: Or perhaps we'll get super social at a local pub: Hands-on workshops are also a common NetSquared event: Or if Halloween is approaching, we'll dress up as Social Media Surgeons : We aren’t afraid to get out some markers to start brainstorming: But whatever the format, the goal is always the same — to bring nonprofit techies together for an amazing time. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, you'll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun. NetSquared is here to help you along the way with everything from slide templates to planning checklists.

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. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers. I have the very best job at TechSoup — I get to support our network of nonprofit technology event organizers.

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Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

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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. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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.

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A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. So give your local organizer a hug next time you see them! Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Our live, in-person events are hosted by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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."

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

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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. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated.

TechSoup French Partner Leads the Way to Sustainable Tech

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ADB's work is in three main areas: Local. At a local level, ADB operates a workshop to manufacture and recycle wooden pallets, maintain parks and greenways, and collect packaging for recycling. In partnership with Orange France and Emmaus International, Clic Vert has developed electronics recycling and refurbishment workshops in Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Madagascar, and Togo to organize the collection and repair of used mobile phones.

Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

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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. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it’s awesome fun. NetSquared is here to help you along the way with everything from slide templates to planning checklists.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

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Or if face-to-face is more your style, join your local NetSquared group — NetSquared groups are holding digital storytelling events all month. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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 Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

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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: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. It's getting colder out there. winter is coming. 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.

NetSquared Events in May and June

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Join your local group and start participating in the conversation. And if you don’t have a local group we’ll help you start your own. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of local members. 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.