Seth Mazow from Interplast is live blogging from Ecuador

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jorge Palacios And A Resident Setting The Schedule Originally uploaded by interplast. Read his first post here. Seth is doing this so Interplast supporters can learn first-hand how the organization spends its money. Stop by, read the post, ask questions, etc

Volunteer with Shunku Llacta and Visit the Rainforests of Ecuador

Have Fun - Do Good

In June 2005, my friend Abby Jaramillo, the Executive Director of Urban Sprouts , brought six international volunteers to two rural communities in the rainforests of Ecuador, Guayabillas and Santa Rosa, with the organization Shunku Llacta. The two communities are located in the rainforest of northwestern Ecuador and are so remote that they can't be reached by car. Ecuador volunteer rainforest artisan

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NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. 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 drink, laugh, and network with their peers?

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. 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.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. 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.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

The Power of Thank You Letters

Connection Cafe

It reminded me of an experience I had when I was a high-schooler raising money for a community service trip to Ecuador with Amigos de las Americas. Author: Jonathan Weldon. There have been a number of posts recently about the power and importance of donor thank you letters.

Growing the NetSquared Community

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing. In fact, during the last quarter , we had 56 active groups in 19 countries!

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. 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.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ecuador President Rafael Correa and Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo complete the top five list. I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.

30 Days of NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. What has NetSquared got planned for the next month? So much that it’ll blow your mind!

NetSquared October Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries.

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts. Our volunteer-run events are live, free, and held monthly.

Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box

AFP Blog

So far, boxes have been shipped to organizers in Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, India and Pakistan — and counting Packable philanthropy: Donate a TEDx in a Box : What is a TEDx in a Box, you ask? It’s a suitcase stuffed with everything an economically marginalized community needs to host their very own TEDx event — a projector, an iPod preloaded with subtitled TED Talks, a sound system, camcorders to capture fresh talks, and a how-to guide.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. 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.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Monthly Meetup. 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.

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Monthly Net2 Meetup. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/24 (2010 NTEN Membership!)

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You can learn more about Fundapi -- it helps if you can read Spanish -- and the work they're doing in Ecuador here. Second-to-last member prize today! That means we're giving out a complimentary 2010 Membership to one current member, as part of our NTEN Appreciation Month festivities.

Help a Friend Cross the Digital Divide

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. You’re reading the TechSoup blog, so you’re probably already comfortable with using technology in your work.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. (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!

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. 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? Join your local NetSquared group. They are holding digital storytelling events all month! No local group?

Member Round Up: We've got dancing babies!

NTEN

Teams in Croatia, Ecuador, Jordan, and the United States were awarded $75,000, software, cloud computing services, solution provider support, and access to other Microsoft resources. This week, our members are releasing new fundraising tools, hosting workshops, and even awarding grants.

Daniel Ben-Horin on Campus Party

Tech Soup Blog

Since 1997, in Spain , Mexico , Brazil , Chile, Ecuador , Colombia - and soon in Peru - Paco and his team have been serving up their magic brew. TechSoup's founder and co-CEO Daniel Ben-Horin, took to the Huffington Post last week to talk about an innovative technology phenomenon that's growing around the globe and coming to the U.S. soon: Campus Party. Campus Party. is one of those names that doesn't translate perfectly. It's not a.

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Hot issue this week are the now four proposals on solving the problem of access to print by people with print disabilities globally: The TVI: the treaty sponsored originally by the World Blind Union and supported at WIPO by Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico. [I

Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Your NetSquared organizers are gearing up for Social Media September , a month of social media for social good -themed events. We’ll be hosting social media surgeries for local nonprofits and community activists.

Keep your New Year's Resolution with NetSquared

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. 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.” ” But following through on these plans can be difficult. We are, after all, in the second golden age of television ! Luckily for you NetSquared is here to keep you on track.

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

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Net2 Guayaquil. 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.

Net2Local November Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Tired of sitting in front of your computer all day? It’s time to get face-to-face with your nonprofit tech friends!

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Group Monthly Meetup. NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all!

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Group Monthly Meetup. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Group Monthly Meetup. 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.

Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Group Monthly Meetup. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. 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!

Copyright treaty in Geneva Advances!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay joined together to propose that WIPO consider this treaty. Lots of excitement recently in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organization. We've been supportive of an effort by the World Blind Union to get an international treaty in place that sets up a global system much like the one we have today in the United States. I was part of an expert panel that drafted the original proposed treaty.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun.

Breaking News on the Global Treaty from Kareem Dale

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We look forward to discussing a wide range of solutions and proposals at the next meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, including the proposal put forward by Brazil, Ecuador, and Paraguay Relating to Limitations and Exceptions: Treaty Proposed by the World Blind Union. Betsy Beaumon and I had the pleasure to meet today with Kareem Dale, the special assistant to the president for disability policy.