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NetSquared Local Events in the First Half of August

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NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings… but we all know that meetings are boring! Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. August’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Austin, TX: Austin 501 Tech Club & Netsquared Happy Hour. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

NetSquared: In the Beginning

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In the beginning, TechSoup’s Marnie Webb, Daniel Ben-Horin, and Billy Bicket created NetSquared to "remix the web for social change." To get going, they built the first NetSquared website using open-source Drupal. An example of an API is when you put a Bing or Google Map on your website.). The NetSquared website was itself designed to be a model Web 2.0 Google Maps. " NetSquared Up Close and Personal.

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NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

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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. Well, the average NetSquared organizer spends 8.2 Find your closest NetSquared group. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

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

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That's why TechSoup created NetSquared , our global network of volunteer-led Tech4Good meetups. We believe that NGOs learn best from each other, so NetSquared provides a platform where we can come together face to face to share technology tips and create a community of practice around tech for good. NetSquared's direct on-the-ground support of nonprofits gives us a unique insight into the technology needs of small grassroots nonprofits.

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

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That's why TechSoup supports a global network of tech trainers called NetSquared. 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. Find your closest NetSquared group. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

09NTC: Let’s Connect in San Fran!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s Global Community Builder , Amy Sample Ward, will be at the NTC this year to connect and collaborate with friends, colleagues and new faces in the sector. Here’s how to find Amy and connect with NetSquared. A chance for local organizers to come together, network, ask questions, etc. Takeaways: A chance to connect with other local organizers. NetSquared Office Hours. Have questions about NetSquared, Net Tuesdays or innovation Challenges?

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Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

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Ushahidi has been developing open-source crisis mapping software for over eight years now. LABB created an Oil Spill Crisis Map in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Since then, it has since logged, mapped, and tracked more than 14,000 reports of petrochemical pollution. The organization got started when a group of Kenyan bloggers led by Erik Hersman began doing online mapping of violence reports after the 2008 Kenyan election.

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Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

We provide a supportive network for the vibrant and thriving community of women in technology professions by giving women an open platform to share their talents, experiences, and insights. Moderator: Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. There are quite a few options for doing this, some open source and free others not. subject line: what are you saying before the email is even opened? Google’s Mapping tools include: Google Earth. Google Maps & MyMaps.

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Nonprofit Technology News for November 2013

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It also lists and maps hackathons worldwide. The Hacker Helper project is closely aligned with our NetSquared vision of bringing communities together to solve social problems – including nonprofits, beneficiaries, activists, technologists, concerned citizens. • Mapping • Cloud computing. Speaking of maps, the Oxford Internet Institute has used Internet traffic data from Alexa to figure each country’s most popular websites. See the map here.

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The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti


Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. Whether we look at mapping tools, fundraising, or missing person systems, the social media response to the January earthquakes in Haiti all leverage the powerful technology we can hold in our hands: our mobile phones. Mapping. Ushahidi was originally designed as a tool for mapping reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election unrest in 2008. Be sure to visit the site and press "Play" on the map.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Nonprofits Lead Fortune 500 in Social Web Adoption, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can also see if there is a local charity that you bring items to in your own world travels. There are lots of alternative gift giving opportunities too, take for example Save the Children gift catalog that lets you and your children explore a map of the world and imagine how simple gifts make a difference. It's an ecofriendly laptop loaded with open source software and friendly to the environment. Net Tuesdays are spreading around the globe!