Think Global, Act Local

Connection Cafe

Two recent advocacy victories this week by PETA and my former colleagues at Defenders of Wildlife are a great reminder of a little practiced truth: organizations are seeing greater (and often easier) success in leveraging online advocacy to change policy at the state and local level. I, personally, have a renewed interest in local issues after losing my power over four times in the last year. Author: Michelle Shefter.

Local 182

The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the United Nations Global Compact Network USA Symposium in New York City. As Lise Kingo, CEO and executive director of UN Global Compact observes, the amount needed to finance the SDGs is about 50% of all global capital.

Goal 130

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

New on SSIR: Global Tools for Going Local

Amy Sample Ward

—– I truly believe that in all communications, information sharing, marketing and even community building there is a natural balancing between more-and-more-global and more-and-more-local. Social media may connect people around the world but it can also connect them locally. Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

Local 128

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology.

TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology.

Twestival is Back and Local

Amy Sample Ward

The Twestival is back this September, this time focusing on local groups instead of a global campaign! Now is the time to help choose the local organizations that will benefit from the twitter-powered organizing and convening. Check out Twestival Local.

Local 130

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured IT to further their missions.

India 46

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

These global leaders are coming from the United Kingdom, Uganda, Florida, and DC. Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities.

25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

6,057 donors completed the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey and based on their responses, the donor community worldwide is made up of primarily women (65%) who have a liberal ideology (53%) , characterize themselves as religious (72%), and give between ($101-$1,000 USD) annually (43%).

Staying on the Same Page: Communication Tools for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Communication is key. Here are a handful of communication tools we’ve been using and raving about. External Communication Tools. Internal Communication Tools. The post Staying on the Same Page: Communication Tools for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

SSIR Post: Swine Flu or Why Local Organizations Matter

Amy Sample Ward

In a recent Op-Ed piece in the New York Times , David Brooks compared the global response vs localized response to the outbreak. I think this comparison, and context, is a great example of why local (read: non-global) organizations are still key in social change work, and why we need to be building stronger networks for data and information sharing. Speak the Local Language. Local organizations provide this local face.

Local 100

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there. Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil.

#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

What’s the point in using “global” tools (social media) for local organizing? From @amoration: I find we’re always both global & local, so many of us travel frequently that virtual organizing tools are essential even for “local&# endeavors. And in each local place, people are on different types of social media, some of which are global in scope. From @jonasthanatos: Can communicate effectively.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 1

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared Local is growing! We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? brought together a panel of experts at Net2 Seattle to explore how nonprofit communicators engage the press.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Marketing & Communications. Marketing & Communications / #DigiStratNY / @IEGroup. Marketing & Communications. State/Local / #DCNP2019 / @DMANF. State/Local. State/Local / #NPSummit19 / @TogetherSC. State/Local. State/Local.

2016's Nonprofit Trends: Communications, Fundraising, and Top Tech

Tech Soup Blog

This year kicked off with the launch of the new United Nations agenda for global philanthropy, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will take us through 2030. Communications. Email is still the communications workhorse. nptechnews fundraising communications

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 24

Tech Soup Blog

A social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate. What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map.

So, You’re Thinking About Blogging? How To: Create a Blog for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, I had the unique privilege to help facilitate The Local Philanthropy Workshop with the TechSoup Romania team. It was a lot of fun, and as much as I was asked to share some of my knowledge and ideas, I learned a great deal from the local participants.

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

We're a global movement with chapters in 20 countries. Every month our global network of community organizers host Tech4Good events in more than 60 cities. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Free and Inexpensive Communications Tools | MCN (free). Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts.

Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

Have Fun - Do Good

I just had to take that chance." - Jensine Larsen Jensine Larsen is the Founder and CEO of World Pulse , a global media and communication network devoted to bringing women a global voice. So, for example, on PulseWire, our global community newswire, every woman can have a voice.

Voice 77

United Nations Sets a New Agenda for Global Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

These new UN Sustainable Development Goals are the de facto agenda for global philanthropy, and they have a new dimension: technology targets to enable implementation. Understanding local context is the first step.

Netcentic View - Globalism Goes Viral - NYTimes.com

Network-Centric Advocacy

A single global response would produce a uniform approach. The correct response to these dynamic, decentralized, emergent problems is to create dynamic, decentralized, emergent authorities: chains of local officials, state agencies, national governments and international bodies that are as flexible as the problem itself. Op-Ed Columnist - Globalism Goes Viral - NYTimes.com.

How the World Affairs Council Broadcasts Globally with Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

As part of Social Media September (#SocMedSep), we've been tapping into the wisdom of our global TechSoup and NetSquared communities as well as experts in nonprofit technology.

How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

The seventeen SDGs use a common language to provide a blueprint for action in local cities and towns across the globe. As we celebrate Global Goals Week , a time dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring action in support of the SDGs during the United Nations General Assembly, I can’t help but think of the progress that has been made, the work that still needs to be done and the untapped potential of small and medium enterprises (SME) everywhere.

Goal 100

Seattle Data for Global Health roundtable

Influence

Two weeks ago Forum One's Seattle office convened a group of Global Health web communicators and talked in depth about using social media to build connections and awareness. Last week at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation a group of 23 folks who manage Global Health data met to talk about common issues and best practices. Microsoft's Government Outreach and Communications group. Tags: Global Health

Social Media Tips from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

We've compiled a list of resources including articles, blog posts, webinars, and case studies on best social media practices from our global network. Additionally, representatives from local nonprofits shared their experiences with social media at the various forums.

Local Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty

Influence

In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility. This is especially true at the local and state levels within regions hardest hit by economic downturn.

You're Invited to TechSoup Global's Digital Storytelling Awards and Screening Party

NTEN

On Wednesday, March 28 in San Francisco – and live-streamed online – TechSoup Global will screen and award the top photo and video entries. You’ll get to meet some of our local judges, see dozens of the best videos and photo stories, and connect with fellow digital storytellers.

The Maker Party is on! Join the global campaign to teach the web.

NTEN

Similar to Mozilla, we share the belief that the web is a global public resource that’s an essential part of our modern life. Technology shapes how we learn, how we connect, and how we communicate, but not everyone has the basic skills and information they need to harness the power of the web. That’s why we’re supporting this global effort to teach web literacy through hands-on learning and making with the Maker Party.

Teach 50

Social Media Tips from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

We've compiled a list of resources including articles, blog posts, webinars, and case studies on best social media practices from our global network. Additionally, representatives from local nonprofits shared their experiences with social media at the various forums.

TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey: What We Found Out and What to Do About It Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

We released our report on the 2012 TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey in September of 2012 and have now had a few months to ponder the findings and talk to several of you about what you think of them. The global NGO average is 36%.

NGO 67

Women's Global Green Action Network: An Interview with Melinda Kramer

Have Fun - Do Good

She is the co-founder and co-director of Women's Global Green Action Network , a nonprofit that cultivates global partnerships of grassroots women environmental leaders by providing access to communication tools, support services and networking capabilities.

Green 52

Highlights from the TSDigs Digital Storytelling TweetChat with See3 Communications

Tech Soup Blog

Our guest was Nasser Asif, Marketing Director of @See3 , a leading nonprofit communications agency , with a special knack for helping organizations tell and personalize stories. Organize locally, upload pics and videos, and share global." - @techsoup. Compiled and organized by Kristy Graves, @kg. Yesterday was our second of three live TweetChats for our Digital Storytelling Event and Challenge (enter through January 31).

Org 45

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of.

Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

Tech Soup Blog

One of our favorite ways to share success stories is through our Local Impact Map (LIM). The LIM is a highly visual tool that uses mapping technology to plot success stories in a global context. The LIM reaches TechSoup’s global network of resources that spans over 80 countries.

Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

Tech Soup Blog

One of our favorite ways to share success stories is through our Local Impact Map (LIM). The LIM is a highly visual tool that uses mapping technology to plot success stories in a global context. The LIM reaches TechSoup’s global network of resources that spans over 80 countries.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Marketing & Communications. Marketing & Communications / #2016DML / @dmlconference. Marketing & Communications. State/Local / #MCNAC16 / @SmartNonprofits. State/Local. Marketing & Communications / #affectconf / @AffectConf. State/Local.

Calling all Faith-Based Organizations! Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

The organization submitting the story with the most innovative and effective usage of a donated TechSoup product will receive the UnoBook tablet AND will be featured as the “Tech 4 Faith” story for an entire month on our Local Impact Map (LIM).

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Marketing & Communications. As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. State/Local / #DCNP2018 / @DMANF. State/Local.

Are You Serving Youth in Your Community? Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

The organization with the most innovative and effective usage of a donated TechSoup product will receive the Lenovo IdeaPad AND will be featured as the "Youth Impact" story for an entire month on our Local Impact Map (LIM). success stories july14contest Local impact map youthorg

Using TechSoup Products or Resources for Security? Want a Free Microsoft Tablet?

Tech Soup Blog

The winning story will be featured as our "story of the month," and will be published on TechSoup.org, which projects to our global network and averages five million views a year! Sponsored by TechSoup Global (" Sponsor "), 435 Brannan St., Are you. A U.S.

Livingston Communications, OdeMagazine, and TechVibes: New Sponsors for Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge!

Social Actions

Livingston Communications , OdeMagazine , and TechVibes have committed to help get the word out about the challenge. The power team behind Livingston Communications includes Geoff Livingston (@ GeoffLiving ) and Qui Diaz (@ beautifulthangs )! Welcome Livingston Communications!