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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 !

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. This Week’s NetSquared Events.

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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.

NetSquared Local Events in the First Half of August

Tech Soup Blog

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.

NetSquared October Event Preview

Tech Soup Blog

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. Washington, DC: NetSquared 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." To get going, they built the first NetSquared website using open-source Drupal. Google Maps.

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

Tech Soup Blog

These challenges helped provide early publicity, support, collaboration opportunities, and funding for now-famous "tech for good" organizations such as Ushahidi , FrontlineSMS , and many others. The NetSquared Challenges Foster Tech Innovation.

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. Cambridge, MA: An Evening of Pro Bono, Sales-Pitch-Free Tech Consultations for Nonprofits.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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

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. June already?

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. Check out our map of events to find your closest group.

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.

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.

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. See if there's a group close to you by searching our map. Don't have a NetSquared group near you?

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. Find your closest NetSquared group.

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. August’s NetSquared Events.

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. Why Are You a NetSquared Member? Find your closest NetSquared group.

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Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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. NetSquared badges to put on your blog, web site or email signature. •

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.

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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. 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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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. netsquared event

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. Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group.

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

Beaconfire Wire

Tons of groups and individuals have come up with some really interesting map tools that display everything from American Idol contestants&# hometowns to localized crime data. 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. It puts one type of data on a map.

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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. Start a NetSquared group. --> Upcoming Tech4Good Events.

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. 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.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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. The internet is loaded with amazing free or low-cost tools and resources!

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.

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. 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. Bonus: See an overview of our Local Impact Map and see how you can get it for your nonprofit. Find NetSquared at NTC.

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.

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

Social Actions

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

Have Fun - Do Good

So, if that's something that's interesting to you, I can definitely talk to you about details afterwards, but my advice to you is, number one: don't be afraid of the tech. And interestingly, there was a group of women who really had put that on the map as well.