TechSoup Global: A Tale of Two Dramatically Different Networks and Their Development

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The first network is TechSoup Global that was launched over 5 years ago, initially to distribute Microsoft products to nonprofits at reduced cost around the world. (You can review the slide deck to get the details of its growth in terms of global partners and software products). This first network was more formalized because of the risks involved in distributing software and also because of the funding investment. Photo by Idea Constructor.

Social Networks for Social Change: Ivan Boothe Knows What He Is Talking About!

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tags: fundraising advocacy ) I was lucky enough to meet Ivan Boothe at the first (or maybe second) Netsquared Conference back in 2005 and have been following his work for years. So he cautioned me that some of the information might not be entirely up to date that he shared on listserv including a pointer to his awesome slide show with audio. Using Social Networks for Social Change: Facebook, MySpace and More View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

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And we can't forget to highlight the fact that TechSoup 's NetSquared Mashup Challenge helps encourage, spread the news about, and fund this type of work each year. You can grab the slides and read her notes and commentary on her blog post. I'm also picking up on the buzz I hear on listservs, Twitter, and directly from you!

NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

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leading to an impassioned request for best practices for minimizing damage when this security breaches occur on several listservs. Ever wanted to incorporate a slide show in your drupal site? Jonathan Coleman's slide show, You Can't Raise $$$ if People Can't Find You on SEO fundraisers. Blogging While it is almost a year old, this slide show called 10 Ways to a Killer Blog by Robert and Maryam Scoble about how to blog well is an entertaining, quick and useful read.

NpTech Tag: Roundups from and about Facebook and More

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If we're thinking of Facebook groups (or listservs for that matter) as online communities, what personalities do you see in the communities you are managing? NTEN blog summarizes the discussion thread about wiki software from the listserv on its blog. An excellent slide show about the issues in wiki adoption within the organization. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary.

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NpTechTag Summary: Insect Antennae, A Blast from the Past, and More

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Netsquared Technology Innovation Fund which is high on the agenda of this year's Netsquared Conference. " Nancy White's slides from TALO and some audio from Nothern s about the new rules for online communities. David Wilcox shares an example of growing divided in the UK nonprofit sector between "traditional" online communities (listservs) and those who are adopting Web2.0 Flickr photo from jhritz NpDigg: The Insect Antennae?