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Many lessons to be learned from the ice-bucket challenge, Rice University expert says - Your Houston News: Living

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Many lessons to be learned from the ice-bucket challenge, Rice University expert says - Your Houston News: Living Former presidents, pop stars, politicians,actors and athletes are among the numerous public figures who have completed the viral ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge.

Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle

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Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle : A community campaign to replace the tree canopy Galveston lost to Hurricane Ike is in the running for a $50,000 project award from Tom's of Maine.

Givelist: Combine A Social Media Meetup with A Canned Food Drive like Houston and Boston

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Netsquared Net Tuesday meetup in Houston tonight is holding a canned food drive to support the End Hunger Network. Tomorrow, I'll speaking at The Boston Social Media Breakfast.

Technology for All - CTC at the Astrodome in Houston

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Technology for all has the ctc set up in the Astrodome in Houston and you can read first hand accounts about their excellent work here. I made a donation to them - if you want to support them, you can make a donation online here. The internet connection is important for people to help locate missing loved ones as well as to get to the next phase - a new life, home, work, etc

4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Cherrice Browne of Houston, TX based nonprofit The R.O.C.K. For many, the term “automation” conjures up images of Rosie from The Jetsons or computers coming to steal our jobs.

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

NetWits

He is an accidental tourist in Texas and lives in The Woodlands, just north of Houston, with his wife and two young boys. Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us.

2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

Schipul, a web marketing agency based in Houston, Texas, announced yesterday during the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive festival that Tendenci, a content management system (CMS) will be released as an open source solution.

Inconveniently, Subscriptions Still Sustain the Arts

Connection Cafe

Organizations like the Guthrie Theatre, Washington Pavilion, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, and Houston Ballet are experiencing a subscription resurgence and renaissance. This post was originally published on Analysis from TRG Arts.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Houston, TX / $250. Digital Marketing Conferences (DIGIMARCON) / Houston, TX / $945. Grantmakers for Effective Organizing (GEO) / Houston, TX / Price TBA.

Equity in Arts Funding: We're Not There Yet. We're Not Even Close.

Museum 2.0

Reading the report, I kept thinking of Rick Lowe, the artist and community activist behind Project Row Houses in Houston. He had been hired on contract in the 1990s as a curator for an exhibition at the MFA Houston on African-American artists.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts?

Event-Planning Tips from NetSquared Organizers

Tech Soup Blog

Photo: Houston NetSquared , Schipul , CC licenseIs your organization planning an event? TechSoup's NetSquared initiative hosts meetups every month around the world for people who care about technology and social change.

Creating a Virtuous Cycle of Engagement For Millennials

Frogloop

Kari is Principal of KDS Strategies in Houston, TX , and Derrick is CEO of Achieve in Indianapolis, IN.

Coming to Your Town, The Art of Relevance in Hand

Museum 2.0

Co-pilot sadly not attending these events. One of the basic criteria for relevance has to do with effort. The more effort it takes to attain an experience, the less relevant it will feel--even if you know it will be meaningful.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Houston. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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Quick Hit: Upcoming Workshops and Webcast Talks

Museum 2.0

May 22-25, I'll be in Houston for the American Association of Museums annual meeting and chairing two sessions--one on empowering staff to take creative risks, and one on alternative futures for museums. For people who will not be in Houston but would like to partake, the session on creative risks will be part of the AAM virtual conference , which will be streamed on May 23-24. I'm reaching the end of another heavy travel jag.

Sparrow Launches Evidence-Based RefugeeMobile Partnership

Tech Soup Blog

Launched in April 2016, Refugee Mobile will conduct an evidence-based pilot study in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin to demonstrate the theory of change. Refugee Mobile is a revolutionary, new program that helps refugee families integrate in their new countries more successfully.

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, TX: Monthly Net2 Meetup. Open Houston and The City of Houston drafted a group of volunteer designers, writers and data scientists to streamline the local government’s communication strategy. Discover their story with NetSquared Houston.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?"

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Geek Dinner — Guided Discussion — Navigating the Nonprofit Relationship. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: What's Your Story? Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring.

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Among traditional media that mentioned our blog carnival were Liz Szabo, a health reporter at USA Today with 15,737 followers on Twitter, and Gina Carroll a reporter for the Houston Chronicle with 3,036 followers on Twitter. Flickr Photo by alshepmcr.

Social Media Optimization 2014: Twitter or Facebook?

SocialFish

She is a Houston based freelance writer and blogger. Guest post for SocialFish by Sarah Brooks.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! 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."

70% of US College Students Say They Aren’t Politically Engaged

Frogloop

Houston We Have A Problem. While close to 70% of US college students say that they don’t consider themselves to be politically engaged or politically active, 1/3 say online tools such as Facebook, YouTube, blogs and Twitter have greater impact than face to face advocacy, according to recent studies by Knowledge Networks on behalf of Harvard University's Institute of Politics. 16% said it made less of an impact.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: NetSquared Holiday Party! 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.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Coding Bootcamps — Creating the Technologists Who Build the World. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face.

Growing the NetSquared Community

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Pizza, Beer, and Bitcoin. TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing. In fact, during the last quarter , we had 56 active groups in 19 countries!

Social Media Is Dead! Long Live Social Media!

SocialFish

at PRSA Houston #PRDay2013 from Julie Pippert. Great deck from my friend Julie Pippert of Artful Media Group. Check it out! Social Media is Dead! Long Live Social Media!

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

SocialFish

University of Houston downtown. NextGen Tech Women is an effort organized by our friends Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , Kami Watson Huyse , Allyson Kapin , and Julie Pippert. They are hoping to raise $25,000 between now and May 5, 2011 to support the next generation of women technologists.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

Jody was introduced to blogging while on assignment with the public affairs team assigned to the Houston Astrodome during the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina. Here at TechSoup, we’re big on empowering nonprofits and libraries to make smart do-it-yourself technology choices since we know time, staff, and money are all limited resources. This month, we're examining the landscape of DIY blogging.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE!

NetSquared Local Organizers Share Social Media Wisdom

Tech Soup Blog

Net2 Houston: Crafty Social Marketing Tactics That Work is a report from a NetSquared Local group that swapped tips on social media planning. As you may have heard by now, this month is Social Media September (also known as #SocMedSep )! TechSoup Global and NetSquared.

New to the Field? Want to Attend the AAM Annual Meeting for Free?

Museum 2.0

As a followup, I want to note that there are at least four ways to attend the American Association of Museums annual meeting in Houston May 22-25, 2011 for free. Hope to see you in Houston!

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Running a Successful Social Venture: Comp-U-Dopt. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, Texas: Monthly Meetup with Awesome and Never Before Heard of Topics/Speakers to BE! I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015.

2012 SXSW Interactive Roundup

NTEN

Schipul, a web marketing agency based in Houston, Texas, announced yesterday during the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive festival that Tendenci, a content management system (CMS) will be released as an open source solution. Last week, I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

30 Days of NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, TX: Make Every Cent Count with Your Crowdfunding Project with PledgeCents Tips! Houston, TX: We’re Crushing on Open Technology this February and Open Houston’s Our Cupid! What has NetSquared got planned for the next month? So much that it’ll blow your mind!