Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

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NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Check out our newest groups: NetSquared Chepe in San Jose, Costa Rica. NetSquared Manila in the Philippines. Event NetSquared tsevent

NetSquared Mid-October Event Preview

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Huddle up with your #nptech colleagues at a NetSquared meetup to keep warm and learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology. October’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

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NetSquared: In the Beginning

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In the beginning, TechSoup’s Marnie Webb, Daniel Ben-Horin, and Billy Bicket created NetSquared to "remix the web for social change." To get going, they built the first NetSquared website using open-source Drupal. " NetSquared Up Close and Personal.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

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TechSoup's NetSquared is the world's largest volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , HandsOn Tech , DataKind , and more.

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NetSquared Local Events: June 6–7, 2013

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NetSquared Local members meet monthly in 50 cities around the world with the goal of helping each other solve their tech challenges and finding a tribe of people who shares our passions. Find your closest NetSquared group and join the conversation today! Event NetSquared

Change Climate Change: A New Approach to Grant Applications?

Amy Sample Ward

It’s an interesting combination of social media-based contest, submissions of ideas comments and voted on by readers, and traditional grantmaking, requiring all submission to also fill out a grant proposal for their requested funding. Change Climage Change: Grant Proposals Open. Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.). Green Mountain Coffee will provide four grants for $200,000 each (payable over 5 years) to support the work of reducing climate change.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

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TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

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Or if face-to-face is more your style, join your local NetSquared group — NetSquared groups are holding digital storytelling events all month. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

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The NetSquared Challenges Foster Tech Innovation. Ushahidi entered our legendary third NetSquared Mashup Challenge in Santa Clara, California in May 2008. First, tech-for-good projects (either nonprofit or commercial) submitted a description of their project on the NetSquared website.

Global s Seeks Micro Grant Proposals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I ran into him again at the NetSquared Conference this week and learned about Rising s: Rising s, the outreach arm of Global s , is now accepting project proposals for the first round of microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. Grant deadline is June 15th

News from NetSquared: Case Studies, Microsoft Development Challenge, and N2Y4 Registration Open!

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TechSoup Global's NetSquared project is doing some amazing work, particularly on the use of mobile technologies and social change around the world. Here's a quick snapshot of some of the projects they're working on now: Case studies: Amy Sample Ward has posted the first in a series of NetSquared case studies on their site. If you're an NetSquared Conference veteran, you already know what a valuable and important this event is.

Win $10,000: Netsquared/Network for Good Donate Now Mashup Challenge

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Winners in each category will be awarded a $10,000 prize by a panel of judges present at the NetSquared Conference (N2Y3). In addition, each winner will be granted a one-year license for the Network for Good API to be donated to an organization of their choice (if the winner is an organization, it can choose to donate the API to itself). How would you mashup the Network for Good donation processing service with other services to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money online?

How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

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NetSquared is TechSoup's answer to providing local tech support and learning opportunities. Uganda is no different except for one thing: its amazing NetSquared Regional Ambassador for East Africa, Robert Kibaya. What Is NetSquared? Who Comes to Our NetSquared Events.

TSG2011: TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit Day One

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The TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit officially started yesterday, but over at the NetSquared Blog , you can read introductions from many of the more than 200 attendees who've introduced themselves over the past week to get an understanding of who is coming together and why.

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

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It originally appeared on NetSquared. Libya, Djibouti and Jordan have also granted restricted access to micro data to selected individuals and organizations. Open Source data NetSquared big data

Introducing the TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit

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This post originally appeared on TechSoup's NetSquared Blog and was authored by Amy Sample Ward. Donors Donors Event Fundraising Grants for Technology International NewsFor 23 years, TechSoup Global has been working to build networks — networks of organizations that need technology support, networks of corporations that are willing to donate their products, networks of funders interested in building the capacity of civil society, and networks of technical volunteers. read more.

Announcing the Microsoft 2011 Technology for Good Contest Winners

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This post originally appeared on TechSoup's NetSquared Blog and was authored by Claire Sale. Digital Divide Event Grants for Technology Software SpotlightMicrosoft believes technology can do amazing things. That's why they donate software to eligible nonprofit organizations and public libraries to help them use technology to further their missions.

TechSouper Has Blogged His Way to Hyderabad!

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Aside from Elliot's big honor, TechSoup's Global Community Development Manager of NetSquared , Amy Sample-Ward , was among the six finalists. Tags: Acquiring Technology Digital Divide Grants for Technology Staff

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Lessons From Haiti: Uses of New Media in Disaster Recovery Efforts

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Community Tech Centers Community Tech Centers Connecting to the Internet Digital Divide Grants for Technology International Services Telecom Services Using the Web and Internet Volunteers Web 2.0

Digital Media and Learning Competition: Applications Now Open!

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This post was written by Amy Sample Ward and was originally posted on the NetSquared Blog. Tags: E-Learning Fundraising Grants for Technology Social Networking Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0 The third Digital Media and Learning Competition , from the MacArthur Foundation, is now accepting applications.

Ask Our Giving Guru: Marnie Webb on the Art of the Follow Through

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Giving Guru Marnie Webb is Co-CEO of TechSoup Global where under her leadership the NetSquared initiative is in its fourth year of helping nonprofits worldwide use innovative web tools to increase their reach and impact. Tags: Donors Donors Fundraising Grants for Technology Online Grantseeking Running Your Organization This was originally published on The Case Foundation Blog.

New Year, New Free Webinars

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In this free webinar with TechSoup, hear from providers of technology support for nonprofits and public libraries, and volunteer organizers of NetSquared and Tech4Good communities. Get the grants you need to support your mission! cut through confusing grant-related terminology.

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

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TechSoup and the NetSquared meetups are here to help. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. O'Fallon, Missouri: Learn How to Apply for a $10,000 per Month Google AdWords Grant.

Congratulations to our Clients! | Beaconfire Wire

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Posted Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 at 1:10 pm by Eric (25 posts) GetActive, NetSquared and Squidoo released a list of what they are calling the ?? Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

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NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Seattle, Washington: AdWords Success and Google Grants for Nonprofits. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Monthly Meetup.

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

This is a guest post from Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared’s Global Community Development Manager.&#. That doesn’t mean NetSquared’s perfect, by any measure, but it does mean that a quick abandonment isn’t in store.

Vote Now for Your Favorite 17NTC Sessions

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Editors' note: NetSquared organizers and TechSoup staff submitted sessions, and we would LOVE it if you weighed in and voted!]. TechSoup and NetSquared NTC Session Proposals. Cloud Grants submitted by Tony Caufield @tonycaufield. Your opinion counts!

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Get Email on Your Domain with Hands-On Office 365 Workshops

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Using a you@YourOrganization.org email address will make you look more professional and established, which will help when you apply for grants or recruit volunteers. Are you still using a Gmail, Yahoo!, or similar email address for your organization?

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

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Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently?

Online Education Events for Nonprofits in July 2015

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How to Be Grant Ready: A Step-By-Step Guide CharityHowTo / Webinar / Fee: $87. How to Master the 3 R's of Grant Writing: Research, Relationships, and Writing CharityHowTo / Webinar / Fee: $77. Sites NetSquared Monitors for Nonprofit/Technology Events.

Great reads from around the web on September 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

The Make It Your Own program was a grant program in 2007 created by the Case Foundation to promote “citizen centered&# approaches to local community building. " Net2 Think Tank Round-Up: Finding Volunteers Online | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org – Looking for ways to recruit volunteers online? I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, April 10-16

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From TechSoup Global's grant-funded projects: MaintainIT Project. From TechSoup Global Labs: NetSquared. Meet this year's crop of NetSquared featured projects and Change the Web finalists. Here's what's been on our minds over the past week. From the TechSoup Community: TechSoup Blog. Elliot reflects on the craft of nonprofit storytelling. Talk back to TechSoup at NTC. Robert advises that your Web site might suck.

How to Engage Your Supporters and Find Super Fans

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NetSquared DC organized a panel discussion on Engagement Strategy: Empowering Champions* and Influencers* on November 3, 2015, to delve into this question. Maddie Grant, founding partner at Culture That Works and NTEN board member.

The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

Amy Sample Ward

We had simple goals, and defined our metrics only as they related to grant deliverables or obvious data, like: we will launch programs in 3 schools, or we will feed 500 families. The digital period converted many whole hearted believers, but it also made many others even more worried about our programs, services and grant deliverables.

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Running Free: Seattle Free School at Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp

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SFS doesn't accept donations and doesn't apply for grants. Jessica is also a Nonprofit Commons member and NetSquared Local organizer.) One thing I always enjoy about Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp is getting to know very small organizations.

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

Instead of grant deliverables or profit, passion and impact are the bottom line motivators for change. 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! I’m in Austin, TX, today engaging with librarians, digital curators, and technologists working at the nexus of communities and knowledge at the Electronic Resources and Libraries annual conference.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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NetSquared groups are holding free events all month. Kenya: NetSquared Camp — Storytelling 2016. Brattleboro, Vermont: Storytelling for Grant Proposals with Barbara Ganley. Las Vegas, Nevada: Grant Writing 101. Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Camp — Storytelling 2016.

The Networked Nonprofit Book Arrived!

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Hosted by NetSquared. Maddie Grant, Social Fish. Yesterday, an advanced copy of our book, The Networked Nonprofit , arrived. My son, Harry, who is in video making summer camp, decided to make a little movie of me opening the book!

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, February 13-19

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From TechSoup Global's grant-funded projects: MaintainIT Project. From TechSoup Global Labs: NetSquared. Amy reports on Green Mountain Coffee's new grants to reduce climate change. Here's the latest news and discussion from all of us at TechSoup Global. From the TechSoup Community: TechSoup Blog. Gil Martinez designs an installation to celebrate the launch of TechSoup Canada and the history of TechSoup Global.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Echoing Green, Jobs for Change, Julia Cameron and 29 Gifts

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We Inspire Grant : One year of creative services to one U.S. 7 Tips for Measuring the Success of Your Blog on Beth's Blog Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization on NetSquared. NEWS This week, Echoing Green partnered with Jobs for Change on a new Be Bold Podcast.

Photos for Social Change

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Beth Kanter posted an incredible photo today on blogher and netsquared (click on one of them to see it) taken from the camera_rwanda blog. Camera_Rwanda is using photography to raise awareness and money to send Rwandan orphans to college. You must visit this blog and see the photos.

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Oxfam Uses Flickr To Advocate for Ethiopian Coffee Famers

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With these agreements in place, Ethiopians could occupy a stronger negotiating position with foreign buyers, capture a larger share of the value associated with their names, and better protect their brands – regardless of whether the trademarks were granted."