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NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 1

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NetSquared Local is growing! NetSquared believes that the best way to build a strong, self- sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? This Week’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 15, 2013

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Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. This Week’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Taipei, Taiwan: Homemade online map showing geographic data. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? Event NetSquared tsevent

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NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 24

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NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? NetSquared DC dug into the strategy of the PoPville blog during Making of a Prince: Prince of Petworth. This Week’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? Event NetSquared tsevent

NetSquared Local: Week of June 10, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

That’s why NetSquared Twin Cities is co-hosting a happy hour this week for nonprofits and technology folk in Minneapolis-St. NetSquared Local believes that the best way to build a strong, self sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? This Week’s NetSquared Events.

NetSquared Local Events in the First Half of August

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NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings… but we all know that meetings are boring! Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. August’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Austin, TX: Austin 501 Tech Club & Netsquared Happy Hour. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 17, 2013

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We are deep into June already, but NetSquared Local isn’t taking a vacation! NetSquared Local believes that the best way to build a strong, self sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? This Week’s NetSquared Events. Event NetSquared tsevent

NetSquared October Event Preview

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Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries. October’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Washington, DC: NetSquared meetup.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

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. NetSquared organizers plan events because they have skills to share, want to give back, and want to make the world a better place. Newest NetSquared Groups.

NetSquared in May: Healthy as an Ox

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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. They offer an opportunity to convene locally to share ideas, learn from one another and collaborate on projects for real world impact. NetSquared Local organizers rallied around Ushahidi’s BRCK kickstarter.

What's NetSquared Up to in May?

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s your monthly update from the world of NetSquared Local. What Is NetSquared Local? NetSquared Local is TechSoup's volunteer-driven network of nonprofit tech meetups and salons. NetSquared Local groups hold monthly in-person events for anyone interested in the connection of technology and social impact. Check out our map of events to find your closest group. How big is the NetSquared Local community?

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

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Join our global tweet chat on September 18 to discover the latest in social media best practices. Get answers to your tech challenges at a NetSquared meetup (see list below). Check out this video from NetSquared Northern Michigan’s recent meeting. ” September’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Adidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup.

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

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But did you know that our work is global? In collaboration with the TechSoup Global Network , our trusted partners give organizations worldwide access to the solutions they need. That's why TechSoup created NetSquared , our global network of volunteer-led Tech4Good meetups. 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.

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Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Luckily for you, NetSquared is here to keep you on track. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people who want to use technology for good. Our live, in-person events are hosted by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. See if there's a group close to you by searching our map. Don't have a NetSquared group near you?

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

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That's why TechSoup supports a global network of tech trainers called NetSquared. 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. Find your closest NetSquared group. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, January 1-12

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From NetSquared. From the TechSoup Global Network. From TechSoup Global. Use our newly launched Local Impact Map to learn how organizations are using technology products and knowledge to further their missions. Here's what we've been talking about so far this year. From the TechSoup Community. TechSoup Blog.

TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

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TechSoup, Caravan Studios , and NetSquared were on the scene to observe and participate in hackathon events all over the country. The challenges included connecting African farmers to markets, creating an online networking space for women veterans, mapping Africa’s natural resources, and a few others. Arthur Grau of NetSquared Honolulu reported back on the National Day of Civic Hacking/Code for Hawaii event in Honolulu.

Let’s Connect at the NTC!

Amy Sample Ward

These are the sessions I’m participating in and other sessions by TechSoup Global staff that I may be supporting or checking out as well. 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. Who : Speaker: Rachel Weidinger | TechSoup Global.

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09NTC: Let’s Connect in San Fran!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s Global Community Builder , Amy Sample Ward, will be at the NTC this year to connect and collaborate with friends, colleagues and new faces in the sector. Here’s how to find Amy and connect with NetSquared. A chance for local organizers to come together, network, ask questions, etc. Takeaways: A chance to connect with other local organizers. NetSquared Office Hours. Find local Meetups or start your own.

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Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

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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. Find your local #nptech tribe and consider sharing your skills as a volunteer surgeon by joining a NetSquared Local group. August’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map.

Social Media for Social Good Events Coming to a City Near You

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While the rest of you have been enjoying the summer partying on the beach, TechSoup’s NetSquared organizers have been plotting and scheming in front of their computers. During our month of social media for social good -themed events being held in cities across the globe NetSquared organizers are offering free workshops and events. There are several virtual events scheduled, including a global tweet chat on September 18. September’s NetSquared Events.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

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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. That's why we do an annual survey of our members — because our local volunteers are always striving to figure out how they can help your nonprofit use technology to do more good. Why Are You a NetSquared Member? Find your closest NetSquared group.

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Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

I had the distinct honor of presenting the opening keynote and after talking with librarians supported in the TechSoup for Libraries program, part of the Community-Driven Innovation team at TechSoup Global, I’m excited to continue the conversations about libraries operating as the heart of the community, and the technologies that can help them do it. We can provide a map, the vehicle, and even the road snacks, but the community needs to be the driver.

The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

Amy Sample Ward

At TechSoup, we’ve worked on a number of toolkits, including the Community Organizers Handbook where NetSquared Local organizers from around the world share their experiences and recommendations in the same place as organizational information and templates all to support knowledge sharing across the network, help new organizers get their groups established, and provide examples and resources to anyone else looking to build community whether they are connected with our program or not.

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Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers. The NetSquared organizers' events help TechSoup deliver on our shared mission of ensuring that civil society has the tools and skills necessary to use technology effectively. But I'm not the only one singing the praises of the NetSquared organizers. Being a NetSquared organizer isn't an exclusive club — anyone is welcome to join! Image 2 : Glenn Hirsch via NetSquared / CC BY.

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Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation, Case Studies, and Workshop

Amy Sample Ward

Think of it like this: In “Community-driven Social Impact,” the driving is up to the community; but you can act as the vehicle and event the map for those “drivers.” Events: NetSquared Camps. Community Driven Social Impact strategies for events – let’s look at the NetSquared Camps pilot.

Restart Romania Social Justice Challenge Spotlights User-Generated Content

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To get diverse perspectives from TechSoup Global staff about user-generated content, we asked Marc Manashil, Community Evangelist for NetSquared, to share how challenges like Restart Romania enable users to get engaged at all levels. Web-based challenges are not a new phenomenon at TechSoup Global. NetSquared has also hosted eleven global challenges, with over 800 people having submitted social innovation projects to our project gallery.

TechSoup at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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Several of us from TechSoup Global will be there, and we'd love to see you! Here's a rundown of where to find us in sessions presented with TechSoup Global staff: Tuesday, April 3. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Bonus: See an overview of our Local Impact Map and see how you can get it for your nonprofit.

App Recommendations from TechSoup Staff: Part Two

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This is part two of TechSoup staff recommendations for mobile apps beyond the usual suspects : Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Pandora, iTunes, and Google Play. has a great weather map. Chris Wagner, Senior Director of Global Marketing. Muni Alerts – our local bus and train app for routes, schedules, and arrival predictions down to the second. Elijah van der Giessen, NetSquared Community Manager. trails and maps, and a count of the hiking.

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Nonprofit Technology News for November 2013

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It also lists and maps hackathons worldwide. The Hacker Helper project is closely aligned with our NetSquared vision of bringing communities together to solve social problems – including nonprofits, beneficiaries, activists, technologists, concerned citizens. • Mapping • Cloud computing. Speaking of maps, the Oxford Internet Institute has used Internet traffic data from Alexa to figure each country’s most popular websites. See the map here.

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Member Round Up: A busy September with new research, a cure for website obesity, and world literacy day

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In case you haven''t already grabbed a copy of Kivi Leroux Miller ''s new book, A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money , it will guide you through designing and implementing a content marketing strategy that will bring in supporters. Beth''s Blog recently featured a guest post by Christian Arno, Using Social Media Internationally: How Not to Get Lost in Translation , full of useful tips for anyone with a global audience.

Last Chance to Vote for Nonprofit SXSW Panels: Closes September 4th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The panelists include Holly Ross, NTEN ; David Neff , American Cancer Society; Kari Dunn Saratovsky ; Case Foundation; Amy Sample Ward , Netsquared; and Joe Solomon. Change: Examining Competitions For Social Change: Organizations, foundations, even individuals are creating social innovation competitions, hoping to drive social change projects and solutions into the global marketplace. The SXSW Interactive Festival.

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Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

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The panelists include Holly Ross, NTEN ; David Neff , American Cancer Society; Kari Dunn Saratovsky ; Case Foundation; Amy Sample Ward , Netsquared; and Joe Solomon. Change: Examining Competitions For Social Change: Organizations, foundations, even individuals are creating social innovation competitions, hoping to drive social change projects and solutions into the global marketplace.

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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mapme is a web-based platform for creating, sharing, and embedding online maps. For small regional nonprofits, the service could be used for local events and regular meetups. NetSquared :: netsquared.org. NetSquared in a group of volunteer leaders who host free #TechforGood in-person events every month in 120 cities worldwide. Global NGO Technology Report :: techreport.ngo. Global Trends in Giving Report :: givingreport.ngo.

Fair Trade Certified: An Interview with Paul Rice of TransFair USA

Have Fun - Do Good

At the heart of Fair Trade is the notion of direct trade, kind of like a farmer's market gone global. Of course, because their farms are small and because historically they've gotten a really low price from the local coffee buyers, called coyotes in Latin America, these farmers are all poor. And in those communities high school is a luxury, so the local school in the local community typically goes through sixth grade.

Solutionary Women: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim

Have Fun - Do Good

One is called Have Fun * Do Good , which is my personal blog; BlogHer , which is a network of women bloggers; NetSquared , which is about how nonprofits can use the social web for social change; and also the San Francisco branch of WorldChanging , which is talking about what are different solutions, particularly focusing on green solutions, happening in the Bay Area. And interestingly, there was a group of women who really had put that on the map as well.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo Sharing around an organization's programs/mission - Global and National Youth Day. Growing and Eating Local Foods. Chicago Crime Maps; Another googlemap mashup with crime statistics. Netsquared Conference Mashup Panel. no need for local copies, CDs, flash drives, etc.). Ability to save local copies if desired. Next week I'm doing a Webinar for Extension Professionals , a remix of 10 Steps to Association 2.0

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