Great reads from around the web on March 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

New Report: 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study | NTEN – "A high unsubscribe rate is bad, right? Not necessarily, according to the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, just released at the 2011 NTC by M+R and NTEN. Beth Kanter of Zoetica Media is the moderator, along with fellow panelists Danielle Brigida of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Mark Horvath of Invisible People and Jessica Dheere, of Social Media Exchange Beirut in Lebanon.

E-Mediat: Beirut Bound – Guess What’s In My Suitcase?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, I’m headed to Beirut, Lebanon for the E-Mediat project, a multi-stakeholder capacity building project for NGOS and Social Media in the Middle East. Not just the one I co-wrote, The Networked Nonprofit , but other authors in this space. When they heard about my trip to Beirut, Holly Ross from NTEN, Akhtar Badshah from Microsoft, and Jennifer Aaker, co-author of Dragon Fly, bundled up some books for me pack.

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NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , HandsOn Tech , DataKind , and more. Beirut, Lebanon: Creative Writing Workshops and Programs. What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers? Well, there are!

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. 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?

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

Our friends at NTEN give out NTENny Awards every year to recognize people making a significant contribution to the nonprofit tech community; once again, close to half of the winners were affiliated with NetSquared and our Tech4Good meetups. Please join NTEN (and me!) This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Beirut, Lebanon: Elevate Startup Sprint.

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

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Hamra, Lebanon: The Dream Matcher Experience — Beirut. Hamra, Lebanon: ARTECHA: Art and Technology Hackathon. Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free and low-cost nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. 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.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , HandsOn Tech , DataKind , and more. Austin, Texas: Google Digital Inclusion Fellowship — NTEN, Skillpoint, and Austin Free-Net. Beirut, Lebanon: Pre-Bootcamp SkillPill: Spreadsheets for Startups. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it's awesome fun.

NetSquared Events to Cure Your Social Media Ailments

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , HandsOn Tech , DataKind , and more. Beirut, Lebanon: Start-up Ideation Meets Design by Bootcamp During BDW. 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.

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Beirut, Lebanon: Android Development for Teens. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups. But perhaps you're leery about attending an event because you're not quite sure what it will be like.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Hamra, Lebanon: FREE Design Basics Workshop. 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." " But following through on these plans can be difficult because life is unpredictable and complicated.

Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth Kanter

Unfortunately, our presenter from Lebanon had connectivity issues and was unable to present. When Alyson Kapin asked me if I was interested in doing a session for WomenWhoTech, I very much wanted to do a session that could showcase and hear from women in places outside of North America. I am grateful to Alyson, NTEN and other Summit sponsors for the opportunity to experiment with having a Global virtual discussion. Women Who Tech Around the World.