Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Don't worry, there are NetSquared groups in 75 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Los Angeles, California: Digital Activism: How Much Can You Really Accomplish? 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.

Community is even better when it's face-to-face: Check out your local NTEN 501 Tech Club!

NTEN

These are informal local groups of those working in the nonprofit sector that meet on a regular basis to network and connect with colleagues, share information, and develop a local professional support network. Tech Clubs are driven by local leaders who step up to organize and plan group events with the support of NTEN. Some Tech Clubs have merged with NetSquared local groups who share similar group objectives. tech club logo. Online community is pretty amazing stuff.

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Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Los Angeles, California: Digital Inclusion. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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?" " That's why TechSoup invests in developing the best practices of our NetSquared network.

Tech Local: New 501 Tech Clubs

NTEN

NTEN's local meet up groups have been popping up all across the US over the last few months. While each group has its own local flavor, most meet monthly to discuss nonprofit technology topics, learn from peers, and connect with the local nptech community. Los Angeles : Our LA Tech Club had their relaunch meeting last week. If you're interested in starting a club in your local community, just email us. flickr: Eva the Weaver.

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Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Highlights this month include a happy hour in Durham , some social shenanigans in Los Angeles , and a summer social in Victoria. Los Angeles, California: Social Shenanigans. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there's a special magic that happens when we get face to face.

WorldChanging Launches Book & Local Blogs

Have Fun - Do Good

Shop Local is a trend picking up speed this holiday season. Will Blog Local be far behind? The fabulous social change blog, WorldChanging , is celebrating the publication of their 600-page book, WorldChanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century , by launching a network of local WorldChanging blogs. They are still looking for bloggers in the cities I mentioned above, and for people who want to launch local WorldChanging blogs for new cities. worldchanging local blog

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. State/Local / #DCNP2019 / @DMANF. State/Local. State/Local / #NPSummit19 / @TogetherSC. State/Local.

How Tech is Helping to Combat Food Insecurity and Transform Healthcare

Saleforce Nonprofit

The program is optimized to meet the needs of diverse communities and has been successfully replicated in both urban and rural settings across the nation, including Cumberland, VA, Boulder, CO, and Los Angeles. V4V is good for the community, driving money into the local economy.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of youth development, community service, and the environment. State/Local / #DCNP2018 / @DMANF. State/Local. State/Local / #NPSummit18 / @SCANPO. State/Local.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Our official launch of text communication will be done at a Los Angeles Kings hockey game on November 27 th. Our official launch of text-to-donate will be January 3, 2011 at another Los Angeles Kings hockey game. 4) Empower the volunteers to work with local vendors when they plan events to secure Facebook Place deals and special promotions on Foursquare. (5) Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Organization Size: Medium. Name: Allison Nassour.

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Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music

sgEngage

How have the relationships you’ve built in the local community and with online supporters helped you with opening the Museum, and how do you plan to continue to leverage those relationships for future publicity and support?

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3 Ways to Support the Asian American Community

Saleforce Nonprofit

Unwilling to sit by and watch, I took action in my local community by patrolling San Francisco Chinatown with Asians in America, Inc. Patrol volunteer offering PPE to local Chinatown residents. Last month at my family’s Lunar New Year dinner, I recited our usual new year greetings: .

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

The weather's getting cooler (except for our friends in Los Angeles!), But don't be afraid — huddle up for warmth and knowledge with your nonprofit tech friends at a local Tech4Good meetup. Find your local #Tech4Good group. Los Angeles, California: Can We Measure Social Impact? Los Angeles, California: Tech4Good Event. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

Finding new and creative ways to connect with our communities both online and locally (while maintaining a safe social distance) is critical.

How Nonprofits Can Engage Volunteers in Advocacy

ASU Lodestar Center

The idea is to aid the organization as a whole with small, manageable bits of advocacy, like writing a letter to a local representative or networking with business leaders. Carletha Sterling has been on the board of directors for Wings for Women, Tucson and A New Way Of Life, Los Angeles, California. posted by Carletha Sterling Summer 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management Volunteer Board Member Wings for Women, Tucson, Arizona.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Find your local #Tech4Good group. Los Angeles, California: Nonprofit and Cause Marketing with Digital Media. Los Angeles, California: Too Important To "Go Viral" — How Bright Pink Scales Impact with Social Ads. Los Angeles, California: Can We Measure Social Impact? Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year.

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Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why we do an annual survey of our members — because our local volunteers are always striving to figure out how they can help your nonprofit use technology to do more good. Los Angeles, California: Muslims in Tech. Los Angeles, CA: WordPress for Nonprofits — Tech Surgery. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Los Angeles, California: WordPress for Nonprofits — Learn from an Expert! Los Angeles, California: Using Technology in Local Activism. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. 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.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Los Angeles, California: Data Visualization with Tableau Public and Power BI. Los Angeles, California: LGBTQ & Tech! Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared groups focus on topics that address their unique local tech challenges, but once a quarter, we select a common theme. In the US, the Chicago and Portland groups visited their local Microsoft stores to learn how to leverage the Office 365 donation. Los Angeles, California: LGBTQ and Tech! Los Angeles, California: YouTube for Nonprofits. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music

Connection Cafe

How have the relationships you’ve built in the local community and with online supporters helped you with opening the Museum, and how do you plan to continue to leverage those relationships for future publicity and support?

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

This month's highlights include a review of cost-saving technologies in Rhode Island, a discussion on how technology can help build community in Los Angeles, and a case study on the importance of weaving IT in to your strategic plans in Las Vegas. Los Angeles, California: Summer Event in the Works on Technology-Business­-Social Responsibility. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders

NTEN

501 Tech Clubs are informal local groups that meet regularly to get to know their colleagues, develop a professional support network, and talk shop. Tech Club leaders not only organize and implement everything for their clubs, they ultimately help local organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to create greater social impact and meet the needs of their communities. This week is National Volunteer Week !

Nine Fair Trade Chocolate Bars

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They are often forced to sell their harvest to local middlemen who use rigged scales or misrepresent world prices. Green and Black's uploaded by Madzia Bryll When Global Exchange starts advertising its Fair Trade Trick or Treat Action Kit , I know we are entering chocolate season. From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to Valentine's Day to Easter chocolate lovers (like me!) have a multitude of excuses to buy and eat chocolate.

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Join your local NetSquared group. No local group? Los Angeles, CA: 501 Tech Club Monthly Meetup. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Storymakers is live! TechSoup’s digital storytelling challenge is open between now and September 26, 2014. Submit your digital video, five photographs, or a super-short story. We have $13,000 in prizes available! Looking for inspiration for your digital story?

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

"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. Los Angeles, California: Summer Social. Los Angeles, California: Web Accessibility: Designing Inclusive User Experiences.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared meetups will bring local nonprofits free digital storytelling workshops in more than 40 cities between August and October. Los Angeles, California: Web Accessibility: Designing Inclusive User Experiences. Los Angeles, California: Storymakers 2017 with TechSoup and Adobe Spark. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

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

Tech Soup Blog

If you don't have a local group (I can help fix that problem! ), there are also free online guides and a global Twitter chat October 5 using the hashtag #storymakers2017. Los Angeles, California: Storymakers 2017 with TechSoup and Adobe Spark. Los Angeles, California: To Be Determined. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. Los Angeles, California: Nonprofit Volunteer Management. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? NetSquared groups held 23 Storymakers events, helping local nonprofits use video strategically. Los Angeles, California: Creating Community with Digital Tech. Los Angeles, California: Digital Marketing Causes and Nonprofits. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

and discover how to reach your audiences more directly through social and digital media, while still landing placements through the national press or your local newspapers and broadcast stations. Center for Nonprofit Management / Los Angeles, CA / Price TBA. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / Los Angeles, CA / Not available. Local / #MadisonNonprofitDay / @nonprofitday. Local.

Become a Storymaker with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of local members. Los Angeles, CA: Community Building. Every month TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to over 50 cities. If you want to network with your peers or love to learn at live, in-person events NetSquared is the place for you!

How Drones Are Being Used to Benefit Humankind

Tech Soup Blog

Many local police departments like the one in Los Angeles are experimenting with them. Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are one of the most surprising technologies for good. These devices got their start in the military and continue to be on the cutting edge of weaponry and surveillance. However, drones are also being used for humanitarian purposes, such as delivering aid, tracking environmental conditions, and helping out in disaster relief.

Legacy of Hope Austin: Dreams for Kids with Special Needs

Tech Soup Blog

In fact, 2dance2dream opened a satellite branch in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in February 2015 and has been approached by professional dance schools in Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. In late 2014, Holloway was ready to help another local nonprofit. Julie Lyles Carr was asked a life-changing question five years ago: "What is the one thing you would like to do to impact your community?"

How to (or not to) Use Snapchat for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Prices don’t vary by location either, so covering an entire block (about 190,000 square feet) in Los Angeles costs the same as a block in Lincoln, NE; under $10 for two hours. Snapchat has a second option that lets people create free filters “for their city, university, a local landmark, or another public location. Like frosted tips and neon windbreakers, to most, Snapchat seemed like nothing more than a funky fad.

Socialbrite: Social Tools for Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

The strategists – located in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles and London – are: Beth Kanter, a longtime trainer and advisor to the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and other organizations. Collaboration is the key to success, in everything really,” said Amy Sample Ward, an Oregonian now living in London who heads up London Net Tuesday and collaborates with others to create local opportunities to share and learn. “I

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Add a Little Do-Goodness to Your Valentine's Day

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Dinner Dates If possible, support a restaurant that serves local and/or organic food, or better yet, make a date to cook together. On Sunday, February 14th, thousands of people will exchange cards, go out to dinner, eat chocolates, buy flowers, and give gifts for Valentine's Day. If you're celebrating, why not add a little do-goodness to your Valentine's Day? Cards Make your own!

How to Responsibly Handle an Open Bar at Nonprofit Events

ASU Lodestar Center

If you're new to the NPO world, consult your state and local laws about social host liability. She now lives in Los Angeles and works in digital marketing, writes articles for various websites and blogs related to addiction treatment, as well as helps manage a 24/7 addiction treatment helpline posted by Kylah Strohte Editor-In-Chief. Adult beverages are often part of the routine checklist when hosting nonprofit events.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Los Angeles, California: Startups for Social Impact: The Pains and Rewards. Los Angeles, California: Happy Hour with Informal NTC Reports. NetSquared East Africa (South) Regional Ambassador's Summit for Local Organizers. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

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. Los Angeles, California: ACLU's Mobile Justice App and Mobile Development with Marcus Benigno. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members.

Free Legal Services for Charities Anyone?

Tech Soup Blog

Their Service Grant Program makes grants of professional consulting services, delivered pro bono by a team of business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help nonprofits in the Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington DC metro areas. many if not most local bar associations may have pro bono programs and/or referral services.

Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

Not only will you be contributing your skills to local nonprofits, but you’ll also be building your reputation and connecting with your tribe. Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of local members. Los Angeles, CA: Confluence Presents: Nonprofit Salesforce Demo Event. Have you ever thought about hosting nonprofit technology events in your community? You should, because it’s awesome fun.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

From the global to the local, here are #10Ways geolocation is a positive force for good. Mobile technologies will extend the global online network to anyone with a mobile device while enabling countless local networks to form in the real world. Apps like Whrrl take this a step further and enable like-minded “societies&# to form on a local basis. Eating Locally : Sustainability demands that we source our food as close to its point of production as possible.

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