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

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Office 365 Workshop. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Buea, Cameroon: Microsoft Cloud Event for Nonprofits. Douala, Cameroon: Microsoft Cloud Workshop for Nonprofits. Bamenda, Cameroon: Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofits. Douala, Cameroon: Techfugees Cameroon Creative Conference Douala. Limbe, Cameroon: Microsoft Azure Training for Nonprofits. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Douala, Cameroon: Netsquared Cameroon Technology for Peace Program in Cameroon, West Africa. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Netsquared Cameroon Technology for Peace Program in Cameroon, West Africa. 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.

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Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: TechSoup Online Programs. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Buéa, Cameroon: TechSoup Online Programs. Limbe, Cameroon: TechSoup Online Programs. Douala, Cameroon: TechSoup Online Programs. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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!),

Go Around the Globe with #Storymakers2014

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With one-hour chats in Cameroon, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Canada and the United States, we have over twelves hours of digital storytelling conversation planned for your listening pleasure. Cameroon. Storymakers2014 is going around the world! Are you ready to join a global, Storytelling conversation on Twitter at #Storymakers2014 spanning the globe from India, Libya, Kenya across Europe, Canada and the United States.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Open Technology. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Digital Security. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Open Data, Open Education, and Open Access for Development. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Open Data. Douala, Cameroon: Digital Security. Douala, Cameroon: Women and Girls in ICTs. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Technology for Peace Program Upgrade in Cameroon, West Africa. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts In Cameroon. Limbe, Cameroon: Shaping Limbe for Social Change. Buéa, Cameroon: Shaping Buea for Social Change.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Douala, Cameroon: Exceptional Digital Storytelling. Buea, Cameroon: Buea Digital Storytelling. Yaounde, Cameroon: Digital Storytelling. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Douala, Cameroon: Exceptional Digital Storytelling. Buéa, Cameroon: Buea Digital Storytelling. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Digital Storytelling.

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

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International NetSquared group leaders will also get together for training throughout the year, with our first events already planned for the United Kingdom, Cameroon, and Kenya. Douala, Cameroon: NetSquared Camp Kribi Cameroon. Douala, Cameroon: Celebre Douala en Decembre 2014. TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts. Our volunteer-run events are live, free, and held monthly.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Microsoft Cloud Event for Nonprofits. Buea, Cameroon: Microsoft Cloud Event for Nonprofit Organizations in Buea. 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.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Buéa, Cameroon: Social Media Surgery. Limbe, Cameroon: How to Launch a Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year.

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NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Microsoft Cloud Event for Nonprofits. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Netsquared Yaounde, Cameroon Open Data Day. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Netsquared Yaounde, Cameroon Open Data Day. 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.

Win a Trip to Report for the NYT with Nicholas Kristof

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Past winners traveled to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, and Congo. In today's Sunday New York Times article , Win a Trip You Won't Forget , two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof , writes, "[I]f you want to save the world, you first must understand it."

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

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We have events scheduled for Douala, Cameroon; Adelaide, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand; Philadelphia, PA; and Honolulu, HI. Douala, Cameroon: Training Workshop: NetSquared Camp 2013 Cameroon. Buéa, Cameroon: Vote for a New Organizer. While the rest of you have been enjoying the summer partying on the beach, TechSoup’s NetSquared organizers have been plotting and scheming in front of their computers. The sacrifice has been worth it.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Batiba, Cameroon: Crafting Great Online Stories. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories. Effective storytelling means nonprofits can reach more people, touch more hearts, and create bigger impact.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Douala, Cameroon: How to Excel at Everything. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

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Douala, Cameroon: NetSquared Camp Kribi Cameroon. 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. But don't worry, NetSquared is here to save the day.

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

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Douala, Cameroon: Microsoft Cloud Workshop for Nonprofits. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions. That's why TechSoup supports a global network of tech trainers called NetSquared.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Crowdfunding for Nonprofits. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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!

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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!

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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Douala, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. Buéa, Cameroon: Strengthening the Capacity of Female University Dropouts. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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.

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Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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. 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.

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Growing the NetSquared Community

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Douala, Cameroon: Netsquared Regional Gathering Cameroon. TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing. In fact, during the last quarter , we had 56 active groups in 19 countries! But supporting a rapidly expanding global network of volunteers is difficult, so we've enlisted seven of our most engaged organizers to act as Regional Ambassadors.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Bamenda, Cameroon: Office 365: Train-the-Trainer in Bamenda. Yaoundé, Cameroon: Empowering Cameroonians to Accelerate Open Data, Open Access, and Open Education. 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.

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

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Every day, American nonprofits, charities, and libraries rely on TechSoup's product donation program for the information they need to make smart decisions about technology. But did you know that our work is global?

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Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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. Highlights this month include a happy hour in Durham , some social shenanigans in Los Angeles , and a summer social in Victoria.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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? Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. and the globe.

Net2Local November Event Preview

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Excel Asama participated in the Buea Cameroon Bar Camp and shares the highlights. Tired of sitting in front of your computer all day? It’s time to get face-to-face with your nonprofit tech friends! Net2Local is a project of TechSoup Global that invites activists, techies, nonprofits and the social good community together to meet monthly in 50 cities around the world.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Douala, Cameroon: Women's Rights Online. 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? Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. and the globe.

Net2Local: Year-End Revelations

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China, Cameroon, Uganda and Kenya. Net2Local, TechSoup Global’s grassroots #nptech community-building initiative has almost reached the end of 2013. What did we do? Read on for our review of the last six months. There will be gossip, numbers and a few bad jokes along the way to keep you from getting drowsy. But if you’re impatient and hate history here’s a sneak peek at what’s planned for 2014. Stats Time! Net2Local has been busy over the last six months.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: The Church and Citizen Engagement. (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! I had the chance to connect with more than 25 NetSquared organizers during the week, and that face-to-face time was a powerful reminder of the deep learning that happens when nonprofit techies get together in a room.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories. 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.

Love to Learn Tech Tips in Person? NetSquared Is for You!

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Douala, Cameroon: Women's Rights Online. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free and low-cost nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 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! Our chapter leaders believe that we can bridge the digital divide by giving every NGO the tools and skills to accomplish its mission efficiently and effectively.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Information and Communication Technologies for Development. 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.

Green Technology Summit Heads to Europe (and It's Kind Of a Big Deal)

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Since 2005, the organization has sent more than 17,000 computers and mobile phones to schools, small businesses, and NGOs in Burkina Faso, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Madagascar, and Niger. It's been 12 years since our own Jim Lynch teamed up with Willie Cade at PC Refurbishers and Recyclers to start the very first International Computer Refurbishers Summit (ICRS).

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

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Yaoundé, Cameroon: Cloud Network: A Tool for Open Data and Smart Visualisation Of Data. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups. But perhaps you're leery about attending an event because you're not quite sure what it will be like. Describing NetSquared events is difficult, because each one focuses on a different topic and has a unique flavor set by the organizing team.

TechSoup French Partner Leads the Way to Sustainable Tech

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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. There are very few charities I've come across that are as wide-ranging in their tech-for-good work as our French TechSoup Global partner, Ateliers du Bocage (ADB).

2012 Nonprofit Technology Year in Review

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eTransform Africa also describes the work of technology hubs or incubators across Africa such as iHub and NaiLab in Kenya, Hive CoLab, and AppLab in Uganda, Activspaces in Cameroon, BantaLabs in Senegal, Kinu in Tanzania or infoDev's mLabs in Kenya and South Africa. This is my inaugural post highlighting nonprofit technology news from around the world. In this case, it's a recap of some of the big nonprofit technology stories of 2012.

The Math Is Starting to Add Up: The Promise of Mobile

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It’s exciting to see that innovation labs like the iHub in Nairobi, Hive in Kampala and Limbe Labs in Cameroon are starting to emerge to address this need. Matt Berg, Millenium Villages. I’ve been working or interested in the space of ICT for Development (ICT4D) for about a decade now.

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