TechSoup's Netsquared Organizers Win 2015 NTENny Awards

Tech Soup Blog

This year Netsquared's own Eli van der Giessen, Birgit Pauli-Haack, and Regina Walton won NTENny awards, as well as Lauren Girardin and our beloved colleague, Michael DeLong, who passed away this past year. " Eli van der Giessen, NetSquared Global Community Manager.

NetSquared Gets Down to Business This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared is taking it easy this summer! We gotta keep those NetSquared organizers busy! We sent official “NetSquared , a Project of TechSoup” cards to 22 groups this summer. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup.

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NetSquared in May: Healthy as an Ox

Tech Soup Blog

That means it’s time for our monthly roundup of all the crazy goodness created by NetSquared Local in May. What is NetSquared Local? NetSquared Local is TechSoup’s volunteer-driven network of nonprofit tech meetups and salons. Why was NetSquared created?

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

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. Well, the average NetSquared organizer spends 8.2 Find your closest NetSquared group.

Mashups with Social Impact for the NetSquared Mashup Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NetSquared, a project of TechSoup, is awarding a share of $100,000 in prize money, and a trip to the NetSquared Conference, to the top 20 winners of the NetSquared Mashup Challenge. Via Britt Bravo Do you have an idea for how a mashup could be a tool for social change?

NetSquared will Host SocialActions' ChangetheWeb Challenge!

Social Actions

Social Actions ' upcoming Change the Web Challenge will be hosted on the NetSquared website! You'll be able to submit web applications as well as vote and comment on submissions - all through the NetSquared framework. See the latest NetSquared-hosted Challenge, the USAID Development 2.0 NetSquared (an initiative of TechSoup Global ) is a uniting and inspiring force in the social media for social change space. Hey folks!

If you missed it: Crowdsourcing Innovative Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

Beth facilitated a conversation, among the panelists as well as the standing-room-only room of participants, that focused on the power of crowdsourcing and the application of social media in nonprofit program delivery. Tags: presentation crowdx netsquared nten sxsw video

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July NetSquared Think Tank Round-Up: Building a Culture of Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Claire Sale and originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog. As a rehab teacher, it seems to be what I teach most of the time these days, since there are so many apps that facilitate independent living." question or topic to the NetSquared community and participants submit. responses either on their own blogs, the NetSquared Community Blog, or. Accessible Technology Web Building Net2thinktank Net2 NetSquared

NetSquared Mashup Challenge: How Do You Combine Data for Social Change?

Have Fun - Do Good

As some of you know, part of my work is being the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of Tech Soup that facilitates the adoption of social web tools by nonprofits and NGOs. NetSquared badges to put on your blog, web site or email signature. •

Let’s Connect at the NTC!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data. Who : Facilitating: Amy Sample Ward | NetSquared; Billy Bicket | NetSquared. The NetSquared team will be working the room to activate and facilitate conversations so everyone can enjoy the ride.

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N2Y4 Mobile Innovation Challenge Launched!

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. NetSquared and our Challenge Sponsors invite submissions of innovations in mobile technologies for use by civil society. Tags: challenge mobile n2y4 netsquared

Netsquared Project: The Step Before Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared is new project in its embryonic stages from Compumentor, the folks who have brought excellent technology resources to the nonprofit field. The community is facilitated or sparkplugged by Chris Locke. " That's the conversation that needs to happen in the Netsquared online and in offline channels. But I don't think Netsquared is being conceived as a community that only talks or thinks about doing.

Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

We’ll be facilitating a conversation, more than doing a formal presentation, and will focus on the power of crowdsourcing (using our own case study from conducting the Social Media for Social Good case study competition) and the application of social media in nonprofit program delivery. Tags: challenge community presentation beth kanter crowds crowdsourcing netsquared nten sxsw

NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared Voting Deadline Extended. Due to some technical glitches , you now have 48 additional hours to figure out what 5-10 of the 150 fantastic social change and technology projects at Netsquared will receive your vote. Photo from Cambodia4kids.

How Digital Democracy Empowers Marginalized Communities

Tech Soup Blog

Many years ago, NetSquared hosted challenges and conferences to highlight and bring together fledging social entrepreneurs. Local language content and locally relevant context has facilitated the transition into local ownership. netsquared digital divide

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

Tech Soup Blog

It originally appeared on NetSquared. It has facilitated the opening up of access to good quality raw data from statistical agencies in North Africa and the Middle East, which is being shared with individuals, institutions and the public at large. Open Source data NetSquared big data

Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. Social Actions is facilitating this challenge to encourage innovations for distributing opportunities to make a difference across the Internet and mobile devices. Through a NetSquared Community vote, 20 finalists will be chosen.

Mobile Innovations for Social Good

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. Recently, over 300 innovators and changemakers interested in the intersection of technology and social benefit work converged for a few days of idea-sharing, learning, and collaboration at NetSquared's annual conference. The 2009 N2Y4 Conference showcased the Featured Projects from NetSquared's Global Challenge focused on mobile technology. About NetSquared. To learn more about NetSquared or get involved, visit [link].

A Journey to India: Opportunities to Connect Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Part of my role as the Global Community Development Manager at NetSquared is to support and grow our offline organizers from around the world. NetSquared’s hosted Challenges for 3 years now, surfacing hundreds of innovative technologies for social impact. Outside of NetSquared, I am a trainer, blogger and facilitator as well as the co-author of Social by Social: a practical guide to using technology for social impact.

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Help a Friend Cross the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech. Vancouver, BC: The End of Slacktivism: How to Understand, Facilitate & Deepen Online Engagement.

N2Y4 Mobile Challenge and Conference

Amy Sample Ward

No worries, share your expertise, or get involved in a hands-on session happening in the NetSquared Garage. The “State of Mobile” topical sessions will be facilitated by leaders in both the NGO and private-sector-sphere. Save Your Seat: N2Y4 Mobile Challenge Conference is almost here!

See You at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference!

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup will be hosting a pre-conference workshop on Office 365; exhibiting at the NTC Science Fair; speaking at plenary events, breakout sessions, and a "Birds of a Feather" lunch; and facilitating networking opportunities. NetSquared Birds of a Feather.

Please Welcome NTEN's New Membership Director: Amy Sample Ward

NTEN

Since then, she has co-authored a book , spoken at events around the world, and written regularly for the Stanford Social Innovation Review , NetSquared , and her own blog , in addition to her work with TSG. We're pleased to announce a new member of the NTEN Team: Amy Sample Ward.

What is working wikily? How can funders catalyze and support networks? Join the conversation #netfunders on April 5-6th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the past 18 months, I’ve been participating in The Network of Networked Funders , a community of practice for grantmakers facilitated by the Monitor Institute. If you want to learn more about the networks, here’s a few blog posts: TechSoup/Netsquared.

New on SSIR: Tap the crowd with iStart

Amy Sample Ward

Much like the NetSquared Challenges platform , it offers users the option of entering contests and searching through submissions across contests to find ideas. That’s a major reason why many times organizations don’t feel like their crowdsourcing efforts really “work&# – they didn’t fully plan for all the effort it takes in recruiting and facilitating a contest.

Mobile Applications for Human Rights

Idealware

In a partnership between University of California Berkeley Human Rights Center and TechSoup's Netsquared project, the conference is hosting a " Mobile Challenge " encouraging nonprofits and advocacy groups to "combine data, imagery, mapping and social networking to advance human rights." Contestants will be judged with the help of the Netsquared community and online system.

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

And finally, you want to identify the roles needed to create, facilitate, and implement the programs and services you design with the community. I spoken with various libraries who, when they learned about the NetSquared Local program asked why they couldn’t participate – and I told them that of course they could!

The Zoetica Salon: A Peer Learning Community for Nonprofits and Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Freely sharing and facilitating community knowledge is part of my DNA as it for many colleagues in the nonprofit technology field. Photo by Teddy Llovet.

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Blog Day / OneWebDay /Blog Action Day 08/ Bloggers Unite

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and a listing of physical and virtual events go to onewebday.org and the OneWebDayWiki Blog Action Day 08 October 15 Bloggers, podcasters and vloggers post about the same issue on the same day to facilitate a global discussion. Lots of do-good bloggy "Days" coming up!

Net2 Think Tank & Social Innovation Review: Changing Role of Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

If the League of Women Voters could look at the network, see the kinds of opportunities present for members to connect with each other, and then provide the resources to connect (whether it is online tools, facilitating offline events, or just letting people know about each other) the ripple effects in the network could really create synergy amongst members and produce untapped enthusiasm for the organization. For directions on contributing to the NetSquared blog, click here.).

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TechSoup Global Summit Day 1: Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been involved with TechSoup/Netsquared Network since its inception back six years ago and so it is nice to be part of the narrative arc. Plus it is always a pleasure for me to observe “Gunner’s&# facilitation techniques (I learn so much).

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How to Engage Your Supporters and Find Super Fans

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared DC organized a panel discussion on Engagement Strategy: Empowering Champions* and Influencers* on November 3, 2015, to delve into this question. NetSquared DC Engagement Strategies Panelists — Maddie Grant, Andrew Nachison, and Dale Pfeifer (left to right).

Chicagoites: I'll Be Speaking at the Making Media Connections Conference

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Next week, June 13th and 14th, I'll be representing NetSquared , where I am the Community Builder, at the 2007 Making Media Connections Conference being put on by Community Media Workshop at Columbia College.

Networked Nonprofit Update: November

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Despite a broken toe, I facilitated a workshop on Social Media for CEOs of nonprofits and foundation. James Leventhal facilitated a workshop in Portland last month along with Adam Rozan of the Oakland Museum of California and Stephanie Weaver of Experienceology.

Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Another blogger, Chak Sopheap , who now works as a program officer at the NGO, The Human Rights Center. In 2007 at the bloggers summit, she facilitated a session about gender and blogging. She remembered fondly, the netsquared t-shirt that she had selected from the donated t-shirts.

Blogging Community/Community Blog - Basic Definitions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today was the last day of month-long and very intense workshop on online community and facilitation skills from Nancy White at Full Circle. I'm sad because it was a fantastic experience due to Nancy's incredible skill and energy as an online facilitator and my fellow workshop participants on who logged in from around the world. One of my learning goals was to go deeper into the question around blogging communities and the question, "Can blogging communities be facilitated?"

Campus Party H4SB — Hacking for Something Better Coming to US in 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The TechSoup Global Network , NetSquared, GuideStar International, and NGOsource projects facilitate philanthropic support, data transparency and shared innovation around the world. Photos by Jamie Stobie and used with permission from the photographer.

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Getting Conversation Ready

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You have to be ready as conversation facilitator. Alexandra Samuel did a workshop called " Bringing Your Community to Life " at Netsquared and offered some terrific practical advice about you get the conversation started. Holly Ross wrote a good reflection piece about public conversations on blogs and how to get your audience ready for that conversation.

Developing Apps with a Community-Centered Approach

Tech Soup Blog

Like TechSoup's other community-driven tech-innovation initiatives — the NetSquared challenges , the ReStart movement , and Apps4Warsaw — Caravan Studios' work is informed first and foremost by the needs of the community itself.

Member Round Up: Keeping Up With Change!

NTEN

To facilitate nonprofit blogging, she recently laid out an awesome strategy for getting started. At this month’s Philadelphia NetSquared event, Ivan Boothe of Rootwork spoke about the implications of Google+ for nonprofits and social change. Flickr:swisscan Each day brings something new and exciting from a technology perspective.

Social Actions Round-Up #21: The New Year Gets Started with Two Changes and a CauseWired

Social Actions

Facilitating Change. Social Actions roundups are syndicated on CauseWired , CauseGlobal , TakePart , and NetSquared Over the holidays, online changemakers did not cease to churn out news.

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Social Actions Round-Up #21: The New Year Gets Started with Two Changes and a CauseWired

Social Actions

Facilitating Change. Social Actions roundups are syndicated on CauseWired , CauseGlobal , TakePart , and NetSquared Over the holidays, online changemakers did not cease to churn out news.

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Social Actions Round-Up #22: Online Giving Markets Hit The Ground Running in 2009

Social Actions

Online giving markets and other websites that facilitate online action hit the ground running in 2009. Christine Prefontaine writes about the importance of investing in a community facilitator. Social Actions roundups are syndicated on CauseWired , CauseGlobal , TakePart , and NetSquared Below is our latest weekly round-up of news and recent discoveries. News Roundup. SocialEdge is welcoming applications for the annual Global Social Benefit Incubator Competition.