Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

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Over the 30 years of our organization, we’ve sent over 25 million dollars in direct aid consisting of food, medical supplies, books, and toys to Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon. So in 1988 she and a group of other local officials from around the country went on a delegation and met both progressive Israelis and Palestinian journalists, activists, and stayed at one point in a refugee camp in the West Bank.

7 Nonprofits that Inspired Us in 2013 and How Your Favorite Nonprofit Can Make the List this Year.

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Best Use of Peer-to-Peer/Special Events – Central Parks Conservancy – Central Park Conservancy wanted to build its acquisition base by increasing the percentage of its local supporters living in buildings adjacent to and near the park. Best Use of Integrated Marketing – ANERA – Due to the influx of new refugees from Syria to Lebanon’s refugee camps, ANERA had to raise funds quickly to respond to the increased need of essential supplies. This is a guest post by Bill Fryman.

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Seven Nonprofits That Deserve a Standing Ovation

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Best Use of Peer-to-Peer/Special Events – Central Parks Conservancy – Central Park Conservancy wanted to build its acquisition base by increasing the percentage of its local supporters living in buildings adjacent to and near the park. Best Use of Integrated Marketing – ANERA – Due to the influx of new refugees from Syria to Lebanon’s refugee camps, ANERA had to raise funds quickly to respond to the increased need of essential supplies.

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NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

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What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Beirut, Lebanon: Creative Writing Workshops and Programs. What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are!

E-Mediat: Day 2 – The Networked NGO in the Arab World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To localize Networked Nonprofit concepts to an Arab NGO context, as appropriate, for improved project outcomes. The Team from Tunisia identified Sawty as an example of a networked nonprofit in Tunisia, while the Lebanon Team pointed to Nasawiya. The participants were intrigued by the concept of Free Agents and the teams from Jordan and Lebanon discussed Free Agents in their countries.

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E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan

Beth Kanter

” The conference marked the end of an 18-month capacity building program that trained more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia on how to use social media effectively to advance civil society. 83% of participants are applying their social media skills to engage local and global communities. I’m here at the Dead Sea in Jordan where I delivered the key note for the E-mediat Networking Conference, “New Media for the Networked NGO.”

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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There are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Beyrouth, Lebanon: SkillPill: Creating Wikipedia Articles. Beyrouth, Lebanon: Android Development for Teens. (Please visit the site to view this video). NetSquared DC's Roshani Kothari on why she loves NetSquared.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. Beirut, Lebanon: Writing Workshops: Monthly. Hamra, Lebanon: صورة غب الطلب. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of #GivingTuesday makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed?

E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

Beth Kanter

The project is training 300 NGOs in Jordan , Lebanon , Tunisia , Morocco , and other Arab countries to become networked ngos and use social media for civil society goals. A true public/private partnership, the funding partners include Microsoft and craiglist Charitable Fund. The team in Lebanon has also s hared success stories on its blog about the NGOs participating in its program. Flickr Photo by SMEX Beirut.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Beirut, Lebanon: Elevate Startup Sprint. Beirut, Lebanon: Elevate Startup Sprint. Beirut, Lebanon: Elevate Startup Sprint. Beirut, Lebanon: Elevate Startup Sprint. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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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Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

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"Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's Digital Big Bang — An AltCity Info Session. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Beirut, Lebanon: SkillPill: TV Presenting. I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015. If you're like me, then you swore that this year, you're finally going to learn to use technology to make yourself more productive at work. Unless you're Superman, you're probably already struggling. Keeping resolutions is hard. But don't worry, NetSquared is here to save the day.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

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Lecture-style is the most common format: Or perhaps we'll get super social at a local pub: Hands-on workshops are also a common NetSquared event: Or if Halloween is approaching, we'll dress up as Social Media Surgeons : We aren’t afraid to get out some markers to start brainstorming: But whatever the format, the goal is always the same — to bring nonprofit techies together for an amazing time. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

The program is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and implemented with a coalition of leading new media experts and local and international partners from the public and private sectors. E-Mediat is working with more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen. During the next two days, I will be facilitating a two-day social media bootcamp for NGOs from Jordan and Lebanon that have been through the program in their respective countries.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, you'll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe. Beirut, Lebanon: Pre-Bootcamp SkillPill: Spreadsheets for Startups. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun.

E-Mediat: Networked Capacity Building in the Middle East

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The goal is to train over 150-250 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Morocco, and other countries and help them put social media skills into practice. Establish local networks of individuals and organizations using social media to help build stronger organizations and more participatory societies. The E-Mediat Implementation Partners at SF Planning Meeting.

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Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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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. Hamra, Lebanon: FREE Design Basics Workshop. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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."

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

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Beirut, Lebanon: Start-up Ideation Meets Design by Bootcamp During BDW. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! The exact format isn't important, as long as we are consistently gathering the nonprofit and tech communities together so that they can learn from each other. However, our organizers are currently very keen on social media surgeries.

E-Mediat Day 3: Digital Activism

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Nada, In-Country Team Leader for Lebanon. Localize and make it relevant. Mary Joyce leads a session on digital activism using the Story of Electronics. Beirut Diary: I’m in Beirut for the week as part of The E-Mediat project , a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach. I’m the lead for Zoetica where my role is to deliver training, advise on the curriculum and coaching methods, model transparency, and serve as meta network weaver.

E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

Beth Kanter

Both conference marked the end of an 18-month capacity building program that trained more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia on how to use social media effectively to advance civil society goals. The project kicked off a year ago with a seven-day Train the Trainers intensive in Beirut, Lebanon for the in-country teams who would localize and implement the curriculum for five 3-day workshops that I designed. Localized Content Delivery.

E-Mediat Day 1: A Networked Mindset To Capacity Building

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In the morning, we did a team building exercise to better understand the network core, the in-country teams from Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan. Photo by @sdarine. Beirut Diary: I’m in Beirut for the week as part of The E-Mediat project , a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach.

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Mom in the Movement: Lisa Russ of the Movement Strategy Center

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The Center helps to build local, regional, and national networks of young activists, across interests, constituencies and geographies. But the level that it hits me in my stomach now when I imagine what it must feel like during the air raids in Gaza and Lebanon to not be able to keep your child safe, and to be laying there with your child and not be able to say, and mean, "Everything's going to be OK. How do you balance working for social change, with the work of being a mom?