Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

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. To be a part of a larger nonprofit community/networking.

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Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Paris, France: Data For Good — Meetup #4. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

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

Tech Soup Blog

If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Boston, Massachusetts: Community Class — Intro to Design Thinking and Prototyping.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. Paris, France: Demo Day : Présentation des Projets Data for Good.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Tips and examples of simple ways to use the major platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube – to raise money and build community. << Date: February 19, 2019. Time: 1pm EST. Presented by: Julia Campbell , Founder of J Campbell Social Marketing. Sponsored by: TBD.

FACT Social Justice Challenge (2010) | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org

AFP Blog

FACT is committed to addressing the fundamental inequalities and injustices in our society by helping develop and sustain networks of community-based groups in the U.S. and France that educate FACT Social Justice Challenge (2010) | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org: "The French American Charitable Trust (FACT) is pleased to announce the second annual FACT Social Justice Awards.

Guest Post: Weaving Community Collaborations into Permanent Installations at the Denver Art Museum

Museum 2.0

The Denver Art Museum is no stranger to community collaborations, but we’ve been dipping in our toe a little more deeply when it comes to developing permanent participatory installations. Some community artists even helped install the space.

Join the conversation 4Change!

Amy Sample Ward

Great questions: Social media is becoming a key driver of social change, allowing for the dissemination of new ideas, the formation of new communities and coalitions and the realization of new efficiencies and reach by existing social change groups. From new forms of political campaigning in the United States, experiments in e-government and civic participation in England, from the fight against internet censorship in Australia and New Zealand and from start-ups in Canada and France.

What's NetSquared Up to in May?

Tech Soup Blog

How big is the NetSquared Local community? They collaborated with the TechSoup Global team to bring events into their communities. Ten Net2 groups held Digital Storytelling events in their community, with an estimated 360 attendees. Highlights from the NetSquared Community Blog.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

But her experience and those of the residents in her community inspired her greatest work, A Raisin in the Sun , the first play written by an African American to be produced on Broadway. She spoke plainly to the women of France and stated that the revolution at-hand was their opportunity to fight for and achieve the advantages so freely offered to their male counterparts. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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4 Lessons from Psychology to Turn Your Members into Donors

Connection Cafe

Laura’s experience working at and serving on the board of multiple arts organizations around the country shape her insights into the nonprofit community. Let them know how they’re helping the community and how they can do it even more in the future.

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How To Understand The Native Language Of Facebook

John Haydon

It’s like learning to speak French only from a book and then actually visiting France. You can read all the various different books on Facebook marketing , but eventually you have to become part of the community in order to truly understand the native language.

Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

If these proposed provisions took effect, it would be easier for communities of people with disabilities to build their own accessible collections inside their own countries. UK, France, Spain) would have access to crucially important cultural, vocational and educational materials. The European Union (especially France) does not want a treaty, and is supported in this by the United States.

Parents Together Creates a Text Message Quiz to Raise Awareness For Working Mothers

Mobile Commons

That’s why Parents Together – a national nonprofit that provides a community for parents – launched a text message game called The Working Mom Challenge. Meanwhile, in places like France, moms can start their paid leave 50 days before they’re due.”

WiserEarth.org Goes Multi-lingual: Guest Post by Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This effort was realized thanks to more than 10 months of work by a team of 43 volunteer translators based in Brazil, France, Mexico and the US. WiserEarth has also been connecting communities on the ground.

5 Key Insights from the 2010 Global State of the Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

Responses were received from 2,383 individuals in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. One Fundraising Approach Doesn’t Fit All: When asked to rank the fundraising efforts that are the top drivers of donations to the organization, respondents from Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand and the U.S. and community fundraising is cited by Italian respondents.

Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism?

Frogloop

Some stick and go “viral” while others just get shared with a small community of friends, and some go nowhere. The meme then spread to France and the US, and was picked up by media such as Mashable, Huffington Post, MSNBC, ABC, etc. New memes get started everyday.

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Submit Your Projects to the FACT Social Justice Challenge at NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

FACT is committed to addressing the fundamental inequalities and injustices in our society by helping develop and sustain networks of community-based groups in the U.S. and France that educate, organize, and empower people to actively participate in developing public policies that directly affect their lives. This announcement was also published on the NetSquared Blog.

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Creating a culture of community and giving more control to staff over their jobs create workplaces are less stressful. This is already happening in Europe (France has a no after hours email law ) and many Scandinavian countries focus on work life balance.

4Change Chat: Revolutionary social media - social tools for revolts, protests

Amy Sample Ward

Great questions: Social media is becoming a key driver of social change, allowing for the dissemination of new ideas, the formation of new communities and coalitions and the realization of new efficiencies and reach by existing social change groups. From new forms of political campaigning in the United States, experiments in e-government and civic participation in England, from the fight against internet censorship in Australia and New Zealand and from start-ups in Canada and France.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Bea’s job on TechSoup’s community team is to find compelling nonprofit stories from our community (NGOs, libraries, technology consultants, and foundations) around the globe to feature them on our TechSoup Global Local Impact Map.

Eat In, Act Out Week July 31 - August 6

Have Fun - Do Good

I've been reading a lot about food lately because earlier this week I had the opportunity to interview Anna Lappé, author of Grub , and co-author, with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé , of Hope's Edge (I'll be posting the interview after I come back from the BlogHer Conference ).

Crowdsourcing Events: The Citizen Gulf Project

NTEN

Concerts took place mainly in the UK and the US, but also in Australia, Japan, France, and a half a dozen other places around the world. Scale like that required a massive amount of centralized work, work to bring the periphery (France) into the larger whole. Remember Live Aid ?

What Is Your Net2Local Group Cooking Up?

Tech Soup Blog

Add : Community management, big data, mobile apps or social media… Mix in : hackathons, social media surgeries, workshops, panel discussions or social minglers… Our amazing volunteers have put together a delicious menu of events for you this month. Recipe.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 24

Tech Soup Blog

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. Join us next week to learn what nonprofit techies are doing in your community.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

From the BigMarker website: BigMarker is a free web conferencing community. Through our platform, you can reconnect with your family in Rio; manage your employees in Madagascar; organize your non-profit’s resources to Ottawa; teach a virtual class from Tulsa to students all over Thailand; foster a support group for cancer survivors from France to the Falkland Islands. Unlike other web conferencing services, they offer a community to connect with.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Bea’s job on TechSoup’s community team is to find compelling nonprofit stories from our community (NGOs, libraries, technology consultants, and foundations) around the globe to feature them on our TechSoup Global Local Impact Map.

4x4 Joistke Tagged Me

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

4 jobs I had: General Manager of the Pro Art Chamber Orchestra Management/Capacity Assessment Evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grants Day of Service Consultant for N-TEN Community Builder/Network Coordinator for Artswire, an online network for artists and project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. 4 places I liked: Siem Reap, Cambodia Phnom Penh, Cambodia Provence, France Singapore. Joistke tagged me with the 4x4 game activity.

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What Natural Gas and Email Have in Common

Connection Cafe

And sure, there are also the nuclear believers—folks who've made DRTV work on a sustainable basis, but like the Frances of the world, they tend to be the outliers in the traditional revenue power equation. The best example I can think of this is the rush to “communities” a few years back where lots of folks invested in “closed” communities, only to have it turn out that folks were elsewhere, say Facebook, and had no desire or impetus to join others.

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Guest Post: A New Role for Science Museums--Playground for Scientists

Museum 2.0

I met many new people and learned a lot about technology and community, but the learning wasn''t the point, enjoying the resolutions was. And we generated over 18,000 mood data points for our researcher, Frances Ulman, Ph.D.

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Giving Circle Book Group: Books by Women Visionaries and Their Organizations

Have Fun - Do Good

Jane Goodall has founded so many things including the Jane Goodall Institute , and Roots and Shoots , a community service program for young people. Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe.

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

International phone lines were jammed & I couldn’t reach my husband where he was working in France, to let him know I’d flown to LA, and I’d made it. And so I’m hoping that community leaders won’t dismiss social media as “just for fun” or optional.

Happy Cambodian New Year, Fire in Russey Keo, and One World Cambodia!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Agence France Presse estimates ???thousands??? Organizations addressing housing issues such as LICADHO , Bridges Across Borders and Teang Tnaut will tell you that this is not the first community that has experienced a fire as residents attempt to assert their rights. Photo by Mongkol.

Just *Who* is Still Using IE6 Anyhow?

Idealware

Ten years is a glacial epoch in web years and IE6 has become a symbol of all things bad and bassackwards in the web developer community. Government support may have something to do with it - the UK continues to support IE6 , Australia, France and Germany don't.

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge Global Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Although video is popular issues like bandwidth speed, which affect many communities, photo may be the best storytelling option. Toronto, Canada: TechSoup Canada was joined by North York Community for their portion of the tweet chat.

Pulitzer and the Pedestal – Or Why Crowdfunding Needs Influencer Marketing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Construction of the statue had been completed the year before in France, but efforts to construct a pedestal in New York ground to a halt. It’s about finding those within your networked community that will act as passionate advocate for your cause. Flickr Photo by PeterJBellis.

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

Tech Soup Blog

We believe that NGOs learn best from each other, so NetSquared provides a platform where we can come together face to face to share technology tips and create a community of practice around tech for good.

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Interview with Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Have Fun - Do Good

They are either from other countries, or they are embedded in communities of color or of other places, or they've traveled and worked extensively with communities. I went to France. That was really driven home when I was at this small farm in the south of France.

Senior Volunteering: Burden or Benefit?

ASU Lodestar Center

2000. ^ [2] Lee, Jarene Frances and Julia M. 108. ^ [3] Corporation for National and Community Service. Singapore, 2007. ^ [5] Corporation for National and Community Service. ^ [6] Newman, Sally, Jyotsna Vasudev and Roland Onawola.

31 Days To Better Nonprofit Blogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What's even better, she is a terrific community-builder. The goal of the project is to help bloggers build traffic for and community at their blogs. Michele has built a lovely community on her blog. Frances McLean.

NetSquared in May: Healthy as an Ox

Tech Soup Blog

Highlights from the Community. The Social Media Surgery community (of which Net2 Manchester organizer Steven Flower is a key member) won the BBC Learning Through Technology Award. June already?

Data Digest: Moneyball Giving, Data and Philanthropy, Data for Africa

Tech Soup Blog

For example, France Telecom-Orange has made anonymized records of five million mobile phone users in Cote d'Ivoire available to the research community as part of the Data for Development Challenge.