Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

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We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait. Indique (Cleveland Park). Check out the local art that is featured regularly.

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SOS: Save Our Site! How Libraries Can Preserve Local Online History

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The Community Webs project is working with partners from Queens Public Library , Cleveland Public Library , and San Francisco Public Library. Websites, blog posts, social media, online news — all of these are part of your community's history, but all are ephemeral in nature.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Cleveland, Ohio: Keeping Up with the Demands of IT Security on a Nonprofit Budget. 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.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Cleveland, Ohio: Sharing Your Story — How to Run an Effective Multi-channel Campaign. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts.

Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers and Colleagues on Ferguson and Related Events

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Gretchen Jennings convened a group of bloggers and colleagues online to develop a statement about museums'' responsibilities and opportunities in response to the events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island. Could your director or other senior staff join local initiatives on this topic?

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

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They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.” Almost five years ago to the day, I was lucky enough to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor while I was Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.

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Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

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Cleveland, Ohio: Sharing Your Story — How to Run an Effective Multi-channel Campaign. Cleveland, Ohio: Social Media Workshop. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

A Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

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Claim your Google+ Local Page. Follow and study the Wilderness Society , Plan International , National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) , EarthShare , and the Cleveland Clinic.

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

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Join your local NetSquared group. No local group? Cleveland, OH: Inaugural Meeting. 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!

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.

Discounts, Secret Deals, and Value: Learning from Groupon

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Groupon is a website that offers deeply-discounted deals on goods and services, mostly from local businesses. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History sold 1,318 half-price memberships last week. Let's face it: there are people who are into coupons and there are people who are not.

A Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

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Claim your Google+ Local Page. ? Follow and study the Wilderness Society , Plan International , National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) , EarthShare , and the Cleveland Clinic.

Social Media Marketing for NPOs: Give Your Organization a Voice

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Many agencies will often take on nonprofits for the good PR and advertising that comes from helping local philanthropies. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Carly Rowe works in the social media marketing industry in sunny Dallas, Texas. posted by Carly Rowe , Social Media Specialist. In January of this year, nonprofit organization Invisible Children released “Kony 2012,” a video about Joseph Kony.

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Guest Post: Participation Rocks!

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For most rock bands, the signature moment of audience participation is when the singer shouts “HELLO, CLEVELAND!” If the band happens to be in Cleveland that night, the audience feels included…”He’s talking to US!” Local kids make good!

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

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Our NetSquared leaders are currently holding free events in 24 countries and meet with their local TechSoup partners to collaborate on how to best support nonprofits in their country. Find your local #Tech4Good group. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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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.

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. Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter. Here at TechSoup, we're big on stories.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

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What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? NetSquared groups held 23 Storymakers events, helping local nonprofits use video strategically. Cleveland, Ohio: Social Media Workshop.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

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Find your local #Tech4Good group. Cleveland, Ohio: Measuring Results. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year.

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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! Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Holiday Happy Hour. 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.

Arts Policy Reports

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It is the first Boston study to examine the fundraising mechanisms available to local arts and cultural organizations compared to other parts of the country, and to establish a baseline understanding of this sector???s Solid policy research into the nonprofit arts and culture sector, once rare and anecdotal, is now accumulating. This month I'm gathering and reviewing various reports. I'll start close to home.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

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Cleveland, Ohio: Sharing Your Story. NetSquared East Africa (South) Regional Ambassador's Summit for Local Organizers. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Cleveland, Ohio: A Well-Told Story Is Powerful. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

"Leveling the Playing Field" Through Broadband and Public Computers

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Local, state, and federal agency representatives spoke about efforts to extend broadband connectivity to small businesses and individuals as a crucial stepping stone towards economic development and civic involvement. Matt Quinn, IT Manager, Harvesters. The speakers were part of a presentation during the "Broadband Technology Summit" held as part of the United Minority Media Association's Midwest/Southeast conference on October 15.

Washington Post: Listserv use soars | Beaconfire Wire

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More than 2,000 subscribed to the Chevy Chase listserv, more than 5,000 subscribed to the Cleveland Park listserv. For any nonprofit sufficiently local to legitimately participate in the lists, they offer rich opportunities to engage the community in the organization’s work, dispel rumors, and promote events and services. Local homeless shelters, foodbanks, thrift stores, and park watchdogs should sign up immediately!