Enabling a Participatory Culture using Creative Commons Licenses

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Lately, a question on my mind is whether or not the concept of Networked Nonprofits is a global one as I’ve had the opportunity to share some of the ideas beyond the US borders in Kenya and UK. I think Pratham Books , an NGO in India, is a networked nonprofit. Subsequently, I invited Gautam John who works with Pratham Books to write a guest post about their social publishing strategy where he briefly touched upon their use of Creative Commons licenses.

Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The ABC would wrap together efforts such as TIGAR as a sharing portal, capacity building efforts for countries trying to create accessible book services and looking at issues like licensing. Getting some kind of licensing deal is critically important, because it will take many years for the Marrakesh Treaty to be fully implemented with its copyright exceptions. So, in the meanwhile, we will need to rely on licenses: permissions agreements.

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

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Nairobi, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Joins Mozilla Maker Party 2016. Nairobi, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Women and Web Literacy Program 2016 – 17. Nairobi, Kenya: Mobile Solar Computer Classroom Project in Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya: Netsquared Kenya Joins MLH Hackathon December 3, 2016. Nairobi, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya — Partnership to Fight Online Harassment. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License.

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

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Kisii, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Kisii. Mombasa, Kenya: Storytelling in Mombasa NetSquared. Kakamega, Kenya: Stand for Sharing Your Story — NetSquared Kakamega. Maseno, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Siaya. Malaba, Kenya: Storymakers 2017 NetSquared Malaba. Kisumu City, Kenya: Storytellers in Kisumu NetSquared: A #Storymakers2017 Event. Busia, Kenya: Storytellers in Busia Netsquared.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Busia, Kenya. NetSquared Kenya and Mozilla Caravan (Kisumu City, Kenya). Busia, Kenya: Turning Information into Action — Net2 Kenya Mombasa Local Network. Image Name: Author / License. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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So far we've scheduled events in Kenya and Uganda, and will be adding more cities throughout the fall. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Mombasa­ Friday, October 9, 2015. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Kisumu. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Busia, Kenya. NetSquared Kenya and Mozilla Caravan (Kisumu City, Kenya). Busia, Kenya: Turning Information into Action — Net2 Kenya Mombasa Local Network. Image Name: Author / License. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities.

NetSquared October Event Preview

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Kakamega Town, Kenya: Netsquared Kenya Regional Meeting /Kakamega County. Creative Commons licensed by Neal Gillis. Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries. October promises to be a bit quieter — we’re going to relax and eat candy. But we are prepared for Halloween, since we spent the month in costume dressed as (social media) surgeons!

Love to Learn Tech Tips in Person? NetSquared Is for You!

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Nakuru, Kenya: Net2Nakuru: Office 365 workshop. Malaba, Kenya: Net2Malaba: Office 365 Workshop. Nairobi, Kenya: Net2Nairobi: Office 365 workshop. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free and low-cost nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Busia, Kenya: Net2Kenya Small Charity Week 2015. Busia, Kenya: Building for the Future with Appmakers — Mozilla Western Kenya Network — 2015. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun.

NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

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Busia, Kenya: Open Data Day. Busia, Kenya: Open Data Day. Busia, Kenya: Teaching Mobile Apps Development to High School. Image Name: Author / License. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Kisumu, Kenya: Storymakers 2016 — Kisumu. Kakamega, Kenya: Storymakers 2016 — Kakamega. Kenya: NetSquared Camp — Storytelling 2016. Kenya. Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Camp — Storytelling 2016. Busia, Kenya: Privacy in the Data Age — Mini Conference. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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Busia, Kenya: Netsquared Kenya Joins MLH Hackathon 3 December 2016. Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Storytelling 2016. Kakamega, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya — Partnership to Fight Online Harassment. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers.

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The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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Busia, Kenya: Beyond Today’s Internet Experiencing: Smart Future Conference Kenya. Image Name: Author / License. (Please visit the site to view this video). NetSquared DC's Roshani Kothari on why she loves NetSquared. I've just returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin and I'm pumped!

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

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International NetSquared group leaders will also get together for training throughout the year, with our first events already planned for the United Kingdom, Cameroon, and Kenya. Busia, Kenya: Net2kenya Regional Event. Image Name: Author / License. TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts. Our volunteer-run events are live, free, and held monthly.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

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Busia, Kenya: Safer Internet Campaign — February 10 to March 25. Busia, Kenya: Teaching Mobile Apps Development to High School Students. Image Name: Author / License. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries, there's probably a NetSquared group near you (but if there isn't, we'd love to help you start a new meetup ). :-).

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya and Mozilla — Building for the Future with App Maker. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. 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?"

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

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Busia, Kenya. Maker Party Western Kenya. Image Name: Author / License. It's getting colder out there. winter is coming. Huddle up with your nonprofit technology colleagues at a NetSquared meetup to keep warm and learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology. TechSoup’s NetSquared groups are helping to keep the scary away with a series of online privacy and security events this October.

Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

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The charity pricing on it is is free for up to ten licenses with as much as a 75% discount per seat above that. The centerpiece of the philanthropic project is a cloud networking solution that’s free (forever) to 501(c)(3) organizations that need ten licenses or fewer. Larger nonprofits can get additional licenses at half off. It can also plug into mobile banking services like mPesa in Kenya for making money transfers.

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Growing the NetSquared Community

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Busia, Kenya: Safer Internet 2016 — 9th February 2016. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. TechSoup's network of nonprofit technology meetups has been growing. In fact, during the last quarter , we had 56 active groups in 19 countries! But supporting a rapidly expanding global network of volunteers is difficult, so we've enlisted seven of our most engaged organizers to act as Regional Ambassadors.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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Busia, Kenya: Net2Kenya Joins Hour of Code 2015. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. 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.

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

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Kisumu City, Kenya: Netsquared Safer Internet 2017: Be the Change; Unite for a Better Internet. IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License. TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities. So if you're looking to build your skills and find your fellow accidental techies, there's probably a group near you!

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

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It’s a new licensing arrangement in which Adobe products users download the software as they have in the past and use it on PCs, but licensing is on a monthly per-user fee basis. Ushahidi in Kenya has developed a device called a BRCK that addresses frequent Internet and electricity outages in much of the developing world.

Nonprofit Technology News for November 2013

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mobile payment system in Kenya that allows people there to text each other money. Mozilla’s Firefox , the nonprofit driven free and open source web browser; Creative Commons , the project set up to provide a straightforward licensing framework for online creators. As we hurtle toward the end of 2013, it’s time for an update of nonprofit technology trends and news!

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Abby Rosenheck, Urban Sprouts, Interview Transcript

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and if you liked the opening music it was an excerpt from Kenya Masala's Mango Delight. You can learn more about Kenya's work and his music by going to sourcecounsultinggroup.com. garden urban education school food health This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License

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Big Vision Podcast: Steve Williams from POWER

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If you like the music, it is from Kenya Masala's "Mango Delight" and you can learn more about Kenya's work and his music by going to sourceconsultinggroup.com. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. I recently posted my interview with Steve Williams, the Executive Director and co-founder of POWER: People Organized to Win Employment Rights on the Big Vision Podcast.

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Ari Derfel & Eric Fenster, Back to Earth Podcast Interview Transcription

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And if you liked the opening music, it was an excerpt from Kenya Masala's "Mango Delight". You can learn more about Kenya's work and his music by going to sourceconsultinggroup.com. organic catering food This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License Today's transcript is from my interview with the founders of Back to Earth , an organic catering and outdoor adventure company.

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Big Vision Podcast: Interview with llyse Hogue Rainforest Action Network

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If you like the music, it is from Kenya Masala's "Mango Delight". You can learn more about Kenya's work and his music by going to sourceconsultinggroup.com. Ilyse Hogue activism rainforest women This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

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Brahm Ahmadi, People's Grocery, Podcast Transcript

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If you liked the opening music, it was an excerpt from Kenya Masala's, "Mango Delight." You can learn more about Kenya's music, and his work by going to sourceconsultinggroup.com. urban garden environment justice food This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License Today I am posting the transcript from my interview with Brahm Ahmadi, the Executive Director of People's Grocery.

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Alli Chagi-Starr, Art in Action/Ella Baker Center, Podcast Interview Transcription

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If you'd like more information about Art in Action camps or to contribute to a youth scholarship, email xiomara@riseup.net , and if you like the opening music, it was an excerpt from Mango Delight by Kenya Masala, and if you'd like more information about his work and music go to www.sourceconsultinggroup.com. activism art youth green This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License

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