Net Neutrality Open Source Documentary

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He created the above "open source documentary" on Net Neutrality called Humanity Lobotomy. So blog about it, call your local newspaper, if you work in media get your editor to let you do something huge about it and feel free to contact us at anytime for our input or to get quote on why net neutrality is important to us as independent filmmakers who use the internet to distribute our work." Britt Bravo, Netsquared Post. Save the Internet | Rock the Vote.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 8, 2013

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That’s what NetSquared Local is for! This Week’s NetSquared Events. Manchester, UK: Open Badges and CiviCRM meetups. San Francisco, CA: Open Source Tech Can Improve Your City & Your Nonprofit, & A Conversation w/ SAP. Minneapolis, MN: NPTech Social Club - NetSquared TC July Meetup. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently?

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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?

TechSoup's Netsquared Organizers Win 2015 NTENny Awards

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This year Netsquared's own Eli van der Giessen, Birgit Pauli-Haack, and Regina Walton won NTENny awards, as well as Lauren Girardin and our beloved colleague, Michael DeLong, who passed away this past year. " Eli van der Giessen, NetSquared Global Community Manager. Currently, he's our indefatigable NetSquared community manager, supporting a global volunteer network of 50 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. NTEN netsquared

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. The NetSquared website was itself designed to be a model Web 2.0 " NetSquared Up Close and Personal. They eventually became hugely successful NetSquared Locals in several countries.

Open source = new kind of vendor lock-in? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Strategy Open source = new kind of vendor lock-in? 03.20.06 | 17 6 Comments [link] Open+source+%3D+new+kind+of+vendor+lock-in%3F 2006-03-21+02%3A43%3A12 Allan+Benamer I happen to be the member of a few non-profit technology e-mail lists. In fact, most open source tech consultants probably see themselves as the technical equivalent of NPOs themselves with the NPO standing in as the needy client. In open source similar but different.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

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Or if face-to-face is more your style, join your local NetSquared group — NetSquared groups are holding digital storytelling events all month. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Portland, Oregon: Secret Knowledge of Open Source.

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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Mpower Open Podcast | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) eCRM , mpower Mpower Open Podcast 03.20.08 | 3354 19 Comments [link] Mpower+Open+Podcast 2008-03-20+21%3A40%3A16 Allan+Benamer Open source? 3354 19 Comments [link] Mpower+Open+Podcast 2008-03-20+21%3A40%3A16 Allan+Benamer 48) { this.width = 48; this.height = 48; } ; if (this.width On 03.20.08 I focused specifically on their “Open Source&# definition. Josiah definitely covers the open source license issue.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

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Netsquared Voting Deadline Extended. Due to some technical glitches , you now have 48 additional hours to figure out what 5-10 of the 150 fantastic social change and technology projects at Netsquared will receive your vote. Creative Commons points out the projects that support free culture and open content on their site and on. Ten Tech Proposals Empowering Human Rights, Local Leadership, and Community Education is. Open Source Software is Fair Trade !

DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

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Software for creating wikis is easy to use and is available in both open-source and proprietary forms. The idea came from NetSquared community organizers who were eager to share their best practices and experiences and saw a wiki as the ideal platform. The handbook is now a one-stop shop for tips, tricks, and how-tos from organizers in the field for organizing local communities. social media online community NetSquared online collaboration wiki DIY wikis

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

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The real-time web is a paradigm based on pushing information to users as soon as it’s available, instead of requiring that they or their software check a source periodically for updates. The real-time web has also revolutionized the way we support local communities in disaster. Ushahidi, an open source project originally deployed in Kenya to report post-election violence has since been downloaded and deployed for many other events and disasters, including Haiti, Chile, and Japan.

Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

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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. If there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start your own NetSquared group. Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? Kitchener, Ontario: Promoting Open Source.

Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy

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Nonprofits, faith-based organizations, libraries, and networks such as the NetSquared Local should be leading this movement as they are already committed to social good. AirBnB will allow hosts to donate to local causes; will add smoke detectors, will work on joint campaigns with the city and improve disaster preparedness. What about Portland’s network of grass-roots nonprofits , local meet-ups as well as national leaders ?

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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. Surveyor is for teams collecting multiple data types from many sources. 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.

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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. Open source champion Brian Behlendorf spoke at the event, encouraging the hackers to focus on finding an interesting problem to solve rather than worrying about building a sustainable model. Arthur Grau of NetSquared Honolulu reported back on the National Day of Civic Hacking/Code for Hawaii event in Honolulu.

Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Desktop Donation Management System: MPower Open Price: Free (open-source but a support contract is available) CMS: WordPress 2.7 for organizations with less than 5 people working on the Website Price:Free (open-source) CMS Runners-up: Joomla Price: Free (open-source) Drupal Price: Free (open-source) I’ve been meaning to put WordPress up ahead of Joomla and Drupal for smaller organizations and I’ve just done it (12/15/2008).

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Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Desktop Donation Management System: MPower Open Price: Free (open-source but a support contract is available) CMS: WordPress 2.7 for organizations with less than 5 people working on the Website Price:Free (open-source) CMS Runners-up: Joomla Price: Free (open-source) Drupal Price: Free (open-source) I’ve been meaning to put WordPress up ahead of Joomla and Drupal for smaller organizations and I’ve just done it (12/15/2008).

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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? Raising awareness and providing local communities a venue for sharing their story.

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TechSoup Roundup of 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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12 Nonprofit Technology Conference - An Outsider's Perspective from Alicja Peszkowska out of TechSoup Global's Warsaw office, writing on the NetSquared Blog. 12NTC: Open-Source Mobile Apps for Social Change from Ariel Gilbert-Knight. Local Community Organizers Affinity Group. If you weren't able to join us in San Francisco last week for the Nonprofit Technology Conference , we've got a recap of some of the happenings here on our blog.

Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

Beth Kanter

More recently, John has been involved with the “ Open Development Cambodia” an online hub compiling freely available data in a ‘one-stop shop’ to help consolidate access to up-to-date information about Cambodia, using an ‘open data’ approach. The meet up was held at La Plaza a new tapas bar opened by Javier Sola from the Open Institute who is a person of many talents.

Nonprofit Technology News for November 2013

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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. Mozilla’s Firefox , the nonprofit driven free and open source web browser; Creative Commons , the project set up to provide a straightforward licensing framework for online creators. It’s still not as good a deal as your trusty local library.

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Openness Transforms the Nonprofit CRM Business | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Kintera , Open API , Strategy , eCRM , mpower , salesforce.com And the Walls Start to Tumble Down, Open Platform/API/Source Free For All! 06.18.08 | 3447 24 Comments [link] And+the+Walls+Start+to+Tumble+Down%2C+Open+Platform%2FAPI%2FSource+Free+For+All%21 2008-06-18+06%3A24%3A09 Allan+Benamer Let’s go through some recent developments that have occurred over at Kintera, Convio and MPower. Openness not only gives you choices.

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The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti

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Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. Since then, the platform (which is open source ) has been modified for use in South Africa (mapping xenophobic violence), DR Congo , Vote Report India (to monitor the recent local elections) and more. Anyone in or outside of Haiti could use the tool via the web or on a mobile phone to make reports with voice, text or video; the reports were then mapped and sources verified.

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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. It's an ecofriendly laptop loaded with open source software and friendly to the environment. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Net Tuesdays are spreading around the globe! Tis the Season Is mobile fundraising the next frontier? Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org says the numbers speak for themselves.

NpTech Tag: Change.org To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Or purchase gift items from a socially responsible retail store like Ten Thousand Islands that helps support local artisans and Fair Trade in developing countries. The NOSI Choosing and Using Free and Open Source primer is on the ICT Hub Knowledgebase! Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. What reading level is your blog? Most NpTech blogs are high school level.

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Social Networking for non-profits | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Rather than handing over a quarter, a passerby can assist a homeless person using a one-click system that identifies local services or electronically transfers money to an account at a local grocery store or restaurant. Those of you interested in developing a social networking service for nonprofits may be interested in Barnraiser , which is a group dedicated to creating open-source social networking platforms.

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Kintera now almost as valuable as Bear Stearns | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The middle and lower class communities get little or nothing without a local tax increase. Call the local radio station.