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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 ! And on the other side of the world in Sydney, Australia hosts Anne-Maree Kerrs and Moby Siddique challenge attendees to be crystal clear about their business models. Net2 Melbourne hosted Clarity.io’s

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? NetSquared.

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NetSquared Local Events in the First Half of August

Tech Soup Blog

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?

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. Naples, Florida, is hosting a meetup on tools for effective email fundraising ; Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is hosting a series of Giving Tuesday brainstorming sessions ; and Chicago, Illinois, will explore how your CRM can save end-of-year fundraising plans. Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

Event-Planning Tips from NetSquared Organizers

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared initiative hosts meetups every month around the world for people who care about technology and social change. After years of hosting local events, NetSquared has amassed a considerable amount of experience planning, marketing, and hosting local events. We've compiled a lot of that expertise into the NetSquared Community Organizer's Handbook. Photo: Houston NetSquared , Schipul , CC license

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. Our mighty army of volunteers hosted over 500 free nonprofit technology trainings last year, and we're on track to reach even more organizers this year. Well, the average NetSquared organizer spends 8.2 Find your closest NetSquared group. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

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

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is hosting a free, interactive webinar on how to harness the power of social media to drive fundraising results on September 19. 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. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

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?

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

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup created NetSquared , our global network of volunteer-led Tech4Good meetups. 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. NetSquared's direct on-the-ground support of nonprofits gives us a unique insight into the technology needs of small grassroots nonprofits.

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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. Local Community Organizers (#localco). Who : NetSquared and other Community Organizers. It’s open to the public so invite your local Atlanta friends to meet you there!

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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. We're hosting a contest called the NetSquared Mashup Challenge that I wanted to let you know about, and am hoping that you'll pass on to social changemakers and web innovators in your community. NetSquared badges to put on your blog, web site or email signature. •

Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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. Dd co-founder and executive director Emily Jacobi recently showcased some of Dd's projects at an event hosted by the Center of Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) in Berkeley, California. " Dd has enlisted and trained local leaders program from the beginning. Gaining Trust with Local Partners.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, you'll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe. NetSquared is here to help you along the way with everything from slide templates to planning checklists. Not sure if hosting a NetSquared group is for you? New Orleans, Louisiana: Putting NOLA on the Product Hunt 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. Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. September’s NetSquared Events.

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. 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

We can provide a map, the vehicle, and even the road snacks, but the community needs to be the driver. After mapping the community and identifying shared goals you can focus on, you can start identifying the online tools and technologies that the community (especially when you break it down into segments) already uses, for what, why, and how. Someone has to host, someone has to clean up.

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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Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

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TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! Find your closest NetSquared group. As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the Tech4Good community. As an event host, you build your reputation, develop new tech skills, and give back to your community. Here are the top nine cities without a NetSquared group and an estimate of how many potential members are waiting for you on meetup.com.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers. This remarkable cohort of 250 community builders are hosting monthly free workshops and networking events in more than 74 cities, and they're doing it entirely as volunteers. 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. Image 2 : Glenn Hirsch via NetSquared / CC BY.

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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.

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.” Someone has to host, someone has to clean up. 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. Each year, we host a Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Challenge where nonprofits and libraries around the world submit short, digital stories about their organizations.

Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

Tech Soup Blog

The FEMA app includes preparation guidelines for a variety of disasters, including checklists, safety tips, and local shelter maps. The app was developed on the Windows Azure platform, a cloud-based platform for building and hosting web applications. For more innovative and engaging ways to use technology for disaster relief, check out NetSquared's tips on Mobilizing Online Communities in the Face of Disaster and the value of crowdsourcing for nonprofits.

Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Imagine applying all that neat stuff at Netsquared or when Beth talks about social media to New York City politics. Help us get ready for New York City’s biggest local election ever and keep NYC elections transparent and open by maintaining and improving upon the New York City Campaign Finance Board website, [link] We’re looking for a hardcore techie with great communications skills to serve as the webmaster and grand poobah of our online efforts.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, many more nonprofit panels made it onto the agenda and there was even a nonprofit lounge hosted by BeaconFire. . The panelists include Holly Ross, NTEN ; David Neff , American Cancer Society; Kari Dunn Saratovsky ; Case Foundation; Amy Sample Ward , Netsquared; and Joe Solomon. This panel will explore various innovative and creative uses of social media and online technology to support the local food movement. The SXSW Interactive Festival.

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Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

NTEN

Last year, many more nonprofit panels made it onto the agenda and there was even a nonprofit lounge hosted by BeaconFire. . The panelists include Holly Ross, NTEN ; David Neff , American Cancer Society; Kari Dunn Saratovsky ; Case Foundation; Amy Sample Ward , Netsquared; and Joe Solomon. This panel will explore various innovative and creative uses of social media and online technology to support the local food movement.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

BlueHost is w low-cost web and email hosting company with excellent customer service and free SSL Certificates. If you discover that you are blacklisted, call your web and email host immediately to fix the problem. Mapme is a web-based platform for creating, sharing, and embedding online maps. GoToWebinar enable organizations to host webinars with VOIP audio or toll free numbers, polls, analytics, and recording. NetSquared :: netsquared.org.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An excellent first small step is to just identify the blogs that are hosting those conversations on the topics that interest you or inform your work. Another free blogging platform is wordpress hosted. 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.

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