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. Another example is ilovemountains' new mashup for their "What's My Connection?"

How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

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The NetSquared Challenges Foster Tech Innovation. Ushahidi entered our legendary third NetSquared Mashup Challenge in Santa Clara, California in May 2008. TechSoup partnered with agencies like USAID and tech companies like Microsoft and Yahoo to host these "tech for good" challenges annually via our NetSquared program. First, tech-for-good projects (either nonprofit or commercial) submitted a description of their project on the NetSquared website.

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(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. Here are some examples of interesting Google Map mashups, including one that Beaconfire built, to show the breadth of what can be done (and what we can help you do!).

Part 1 of 2: Open API meets the laundromat | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I’m lucky to live in a neighborhood where the local laundromat will pick up your laundry and then deliver it the next day, clean-smelling and freshly folded. After all, getting some business apps to talk to each other won’t necessarily result in some cool geocoded mashup.

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

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During the early days of our Netsquared project , we held big annual conferences to showcase and fund innovative tech for good. We got to know Ushahidi's work when it entered our legendary third NetSquared Mashup Challenge in Santa Clara, California in May of 2008. Ushahidi has developed multiple software tools now that are in use in well over 100 countries and dozens local languages.

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NpTech Tag Summary: 10 x 10 Ten NpTech Tagged Items About Social Media and Nonprofits That You Can Check Out in Ten Minutes

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Win $10,000 DonateNow Mashup Challenge at NetSquared. Okay, building the mashup will probably take you longer than ten minutes, but $10,000. Could a local social change site knock off Facebook for the social networking webby? Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Want to listen on Twitter? Use Tweetscan and type in key words. Don't forget to add the search tool.

Joe Solomon, Guest Post: What's the Right Offline Event for Your Organization's Online Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We'll soon be unveiling a full set of tools to let you manage your local event and build a strong local climate group in the lead-up to 24 October." Every month, the NetSquared community comes together offline at Net Tuesday events to mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships, and collaborate. I am a proud member of the NetSquared community and have helped organize Net Tuesday events in Vancouver & Seattle. Does your community address local issues?

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

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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. Cultivating the Web: Netroots Action for Grassroots Food: The “organic” nature of social media creates fertile ground for activists, but how can online advocacy move beyond e-actions and Facebook Fan pages, translating to local, on-the-ground actions? The SXSW Interactive Festival.

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10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Growing and Eating Local Foods. Content used in mashups is typically sourced from a third party via a public interface or API Many people are experimenting with mashups using Google, eBay, Amazon, Windows Live, and Yahoos APIs. Examples of Mashups. Chicago Crime Maps; Another googlemap mashup with crime statistics. Netsquared Conference Mashup Panel. no need for local copies, CDs, flash drives, etc.). Ability to save local copies if desired.

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