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NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 1

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NetSquared Local is growing! NetSquared believes that the best way to build a strong, self- sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! Birgit Pauli-Haack and James McDonald in Naples, Florida usher in the NFN4Good Tech Club with introductions to Google Apps and Wordpress. What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently?

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 24

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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 have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? NetSquared DC dug into the strategy of the PoPville blog during Making of a Prince: Prince of Petworth. This Week’s NetSquared Events. Event NetSquared tsevent

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NetSquared Local: Week of June 10, 2013

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That’s why NetSquared Twin Cities is co-hosting a happy hour this week for nonprofits and technology folk in Minneapolis-St. NetSquared Local believes that the best way to build a strong, self sufficient community of #nptech practitioners is for us to go outside and get face-to-face. We challenge you to join a NetSquared Local group or start your own ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? This Week’s NetSquared Events.

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. Peterborough, Canada: Tech for Social Good. Naples, FL: NFN4Good Tech Club for SWFL. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

NetSquared October Event Preview

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Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries. October’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Houston, TX: Use Your Tech Powers for Good - Volunteer! Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup.

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." They originally wanted to organize a conference to convene social innovators and social entrepreneurs on the nonprofit tech cutting edge to see what everyone was doing. 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.).

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient, local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. NetSquared organizers plan events because they have skills to share, want to give back, and want to make the world a better place. Newest NetSquared Groups.

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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NetSquared Gets Down to Business This Summer

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NetSquared is taking it easy this summer! We gotta keep those NetSquared organizers busy! We sent official “NetSquared , a Project of TechSoup” cards to 22 groups this summer. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech. Cambridge, MA: An Evening of Pro Bono, Sales-Pitch-Free Tech Consultations for Nonprofits. netsquared event

NetSquared in May: Healthy as an Ox

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That means it’s time for our monthly roundup of all the crazy goodness created by NetSquared Local in May. What is NetSquared Local? NetSquared Local is TechSoup’s volunteer-driven network of nonprofit tech meetups and salons. They offer an opportunity to convene locally to share ideas, learn from one another and collaborate on projects for real world impact. Why was NetSquared created? social media NetSquared

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. If you're holding monthly events that gather the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar, or apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

What's NetSquared Up to in May?

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Here’s your monthly update from the world of NetSquared Local. What Is NetSquared Local? NetSquared Local is TechSoup's volunteer-driven network of nonprofit tech meetups and salons. NetSquared Local groups hold monthly in-person events for anyone interested in the connection of technology and social impact. Check out our map of events to find your closest group. How big is the NetSquared Local community?

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.

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

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Get answers to your tech challenges at a NetSquared meetup (see list below). Check out this video from NetSquared Northern Michigan’s recent meeting. ” September’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Adidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Victoria, Canada: The Art of Digital Storytelling - A NetSquared Victoria Panel.

Keeping Your 2016 Resolutions with NetSquared's Free Workshops

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Luckily for you, NetSquared is here to keep you on track. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people who want to use technology for good. 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. See if there's a group close to you by searching our map. Don't have a NetSquared group near you?

Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

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Your NetSquared organizers are gearing up for Social Media September , a month of social media for social good -themed events. We’ll be hosting social media surgeries for local nonprofits and community activists. Find your local #nptech tribe and consider sharing your skills as a volunteer surgeon by joining a NetSquared Local group. August’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map.

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.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

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Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. Moderator: Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. But, if you have a good percentage of your constinuents who are early adopters and tech savvy, it’s a great place to be. Google’s Mapping tools include: Google Earth. Google Maps & MyMaps. Google Maps API.

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Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

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TechSoup's NetSquared community is hosting free monthly technology meetups in 74 cities globally, but with more than 39,000 members, it can be hard to get a sense of the community's needs. 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. Why Are You a NetSquared Member? Find your closest NetSquared group.

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NetSquared Mashup Challenge: How Do You Combine Data for Social Change?

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As some of you know, part of my work is being the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of Tech Soup that facilitates the adoption of social web tools by nonprofits and NGOs. We're hosting a contest called the NetSquared Mashup Challenge that I wanted to let you know about, and am hoping that you'll pass on to social changemakers and web innovators in your community. NetSquared badges to put on your blog, web site or email signature. •

09NTC: Let’s Connect in San Fran!

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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. Net Tuesday & 501 Tech Club Affinity Group Meeting. A chance for local organizers to come together, network, ask questions, etc. Takeaways: A chance to connect with other local organizers. NetSquared Office Hours.

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Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers. The NetSquared organizers' events help TechSoup deliver on our shared mission of ensuring that civil society has the tools and skills necessary to use technology effectively. At each event, we're helping to build and sustain a self-supporting community of practice for tech-minded nonprofit staffers. But I'm not the only one singing the praises of the NetSquared organizers.

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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. NetSquared is here to help you along the way with everything from slide templates to planning checklists. Not sure if hosting a NetSquared group is for you? There's probably a NetSquared group near you , but if there isn't, we'll help you start your own. New Orleans, Louisiana: Putting NOLA on the Product Hunt Map.

Social Media for Social Good Events Coming to a City Near You

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While the rest of you have been enjoying the summer partying on the beach, TechSoup’s NetSquared organizers have been plotting and scheming in front of their computers. During our month of social media for social good -themed events being held in cities across the globe NetSquared organizers are offering free workshops and events. Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. September’s NetSquared Events.

(More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups | Beaconfire Wire

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» (More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups Posted Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 9:09 pm by Ali Cherry (11 posts) Google Maps is a free web mapping service application that allows developers to create “mashups&# with other data and embed the map on third-party websites via the Google Maps API. the Seven Wonders of the World map falls a little flat). Get it on the map.&#

Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Imagine applying all that neat stuff at Netsquared or when Beth talks about social media to New York City politics. Help us get ready for New York City’s biggest local election ever and keep NYC elections transparent and open by maintaining and improving upon the New York City Campaign Finance Board website, [link] We’re looking for a hardcore techie with great communications skills to serve as the webmaster and grand poobah of our online efforts.

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

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One of TechSoup's less-known areas of work has been to support and promote the work of other tech-for-good organizations, like Ushahidi in Kenya. 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.

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

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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. Find your closest NetSquared group. As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the Tech4Good community. As an event host, you build your reputation, develop new tech skills, and give back to your community.

TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

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TechSoup, Caravan Studios , and NetSquared were on the scene to observe and participate in hackathon events all over the country. The challenges included connecting African farmers to markets, creating an online networking space for women veterans, mapping Africa’s natural resources, and a few others. Arthur Grau of NetSquared Honolulu reported back on the National Day of Civic Hacking/Code for Hawaii event in Honolulu.

Turning City Data into Apps with Apps4Warsaw

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What happens when you combine local government, open data, and creative and tech-savvy citizens? Led by TechSoup Europe , Apps4Warsaw challenged Warsaw's tech-for-good community members to create useful technology for their neighbors using city open datasets. Before they officially launched the competition, the TechSoup Europe team members mapped out Warsaw technology-for-good communities and groups — some they had already worked with and some they hadn't.

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, January 1-12

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Michael offers some suggestions for developing Your Tech Game Plan for 2012. From NetSquared. Use our newly launched Local Impact Map to learn how organizations are using technology products and knowledge to further their missions. Here's what we've been talking about so far this year. From the TechSoup Community. TechSoup Blog.

Developing Apps with a Community-Centered Approach

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Like TechSoup's other community-driven tech-innovation initiatives — the NetSquared challenges , the ReStart movement , and Apps4Warsaw — Caravan Studios' work is informed first and foremost by the needs of the community itself. Anna Jaeger, the CTO of Caravan Studios, describes Caravan Studios' approach as a human-centered methodology to develop apps that help communities organize, access, and apply local resources to address social problems.

App Recommendations from TechSoup Staff: Part Two

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This is part two of TechSoup staff recommendations for mobile apps beyond the usual suspects : Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Pandora, iTunes, and Google Play. has a great weather map. Muni Alerts – our local bus and train app for routes, schedules, and arrival predictions down to the second. Elijah van der Giessen, NetSquared Community Manager. Trigby Perea, Senior Director of Tech Ops Engineering.

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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. The NT100 will form the basis for a growing online resource for social enterprises called “The Social Tech Guide." See the map here.

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TechSoup at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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12NTC is the go-to event every year for nonprofit professionals who work on technology, communications, or guide their organizations in tech decisions. " In addition, we'll be blogging here, tweeting updates on Twitter , and posting updates to Facebook , so stalk us for links to golden nuggets of tech wisdom. Bonus: See an overview of our Local Impact Map and see how you can get it for your nonprofit. " Local Community Organizers Affinity Group.

Notes from Google Earth Outreach at Net Tuesday

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Last week, at NetSquared's San Francisco Net Tuesday Meetup, Steve Miller, Product Manager, Google Earth Outreach spoke to a room of 50+ social changemakers and web innovators about how nonprofits can use Google Earth Outreach for their work. It can also, map how the world changes through time and space like the animated layer created by Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature magazine, to show the spread of reported cases of avian flu in animals and people.

30 Social Media for Social Change Twitter Updates! (Week in Review)

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3 Free Tuitions to the Social Tech Training: [link] about 20 hours ago from TweetDeck. NetSquared Coming to #N2Y4 or following the conf via the web? TorontoStarMaps A Nonprofit's Introduction to Google's Online Mapping Tools: [link] 3:51 PM May 7th from web. dkrumlauf RT @ farra :Reflecting on lessons from NTEN's awesome nonprofit tech conference #09NTC [link] 10:57 AM May 7th from Nambu.

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Last Chance to Vote for Nonprofit SXSW Panels: Closes September 4th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The panelists include Holly Ross, NTEN ; David Neff , American Cancer Society; Kari Dunn Saratovsky ; Case Foundation; Amy Sample Ward , Netsquared; and Joe Solomon. Check in with the game changers beautifully hacking tech to fight climate change. This panel will explore various innovative and creative uses of social media and online technology to support the local food movement. The SXSW Interactive Festival.

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Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

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The panelists include Holly Ross, NTEN ; David Neff , American Cancer Society; Kari Dunn Saratovsky ; Case Foundation; Amy Sample Ward , Netsquared; and Joe Solomon. Check in with the game changers beautifully hacking tech to fight climate change. This panel will explore various innovative and creative uses of social media and online technology to support the local food movement.

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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

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Mapme is a web-based platform for creating, sharing, and embedding online maps. For small regional nonprofits, the service could be used for local events and regular meetups. NetSquared :: netsquared.org. NetSquared in a group of volunteer leaders who host free #TechforGood in-person events every month in 120 cities worldwide. Nonprofit Tech for Good Facebook Group :: facebook.com/groups/nptechforgood.

Solutionary Women: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim

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One is called Have Fun * Do Good , which is my personal blog; BlogHer , which is a network of women bloggers; NetSquared , which is about how nonprofits can use the social web for social change; and also the San Francisco branch of WorldChanging , which is talking about what are different solutions, particularly focusing on green solutions, happening in the Bay Area. And interestingly, there was a group of women who really had put that on the map as well.