NetSquared

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The NetSquared conference just wrapped up, and it was a lot of fun. Netsquared had picked 21 projects to run through two days of pitches concluding with voting from the attendees. I took lots of pictures, and they are posted on Flickr as the NetSquared collection Although I have stayed in town pretty much this month, I've done a ton of stuff around the area. Networking with people I know is always great, and I found the premise of this year's program different and exciting.

(Re)Introducing NetSquared

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But did you also know that TechSoup’s NetSquared project supports nonprofit technology events and workshops happening in 50 cities across the globe? What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like? Each NetSquared group is run by volunteers who program events reflecting the unique needs of their community. Whatever your interest, there’s sure to be a NetSquared event that will catch your fancy. Getting Started with NetSquared. NetSquared by the Numbers.

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. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Washington, DC: NetSquared meetup.

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

Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

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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. Check out our newest groups: NetSquared Chepe in San Jose, Costa Rica. NetSquared Manila in the Philippines. NetSquared Honduras in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Deuxième Rencontre NetSquared Burkina. Naples, FL: 25 Social Media Tools - 501 Techclub SWFL Netsquared.

NetSquared White Paper: Building Community To Foster Social Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

At NetSquared (where I am happy to serve as the Global Community Development Manager) we are proud, honored, and in awe every day of the very special global community made up of local groups and their networks, the ties between local groups around the world, and the project teams from all over the globe focused on innovations that help us make the world a better place. Tags: community net tuesday reports case studies global netsquared nettuesday whitepaper

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. Tools social media Twitter NetSquared

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

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NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. That's why we're thrilled that NetSquared is joining TechSoup in having a strong presence at this year's Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC. More than 20 NetSquared-affiliated organizers will be at the conference — look for the people wearing NetSquared pins. Find your closest NetSquared group.

Become a Storymaker with NetSquared

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Every month TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to over 50 cities. If you want to network with your peers or love to learn at live, in-person events NetSquared is the place for you! Starting on August 26th NetSquared organizers are holding digital storytelling events as part of the Storymakers campaign. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup.

30 Days of NetSquared Events

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What has NetSquared got planned for the next month? Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Busia, Kenya: NetSquared Kenya Monthly Meeting. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Washington, DC NetSquared Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Kisumu, Kenya: Mozilla Make a Party Western Kenya joins together with Netsquared Kenya.

NetSquared Conference

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm at the NetSquared Conference yesterday and today. Pretty exciting: this sort of thing would have been hard to imagine not so long ago! Our new CTO, Patrick Ball, was attending and spoke on human rights. Patrick occasionally injected his reality checks into the proceedings. I spoke on revenue models for socially motivated businesses, on a panel moderated by Vince Stehle (of Surdna Foundation) and with Clara Miller of NFF and Lee Davis of Nesst.org.

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. 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. Check out our newest groups: NetSquared Abuja in Abuja, Nigeria. NetSquared Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. Don't have a NetSquared group near you?

What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

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Describing NetSquared events is difficult, because each one focuses on a different topic and has a unique flavor set by the organizing team. There are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Tanzania]([link] in Tanga, Tanzania * [501 Tech Club Austin]([link] in Austin, TX * [Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club]([link] in Kansas City, MO --> Upcoming Events.

New Mobile Challenge: NetSquared + UC Berkeley

Amy Sample Ward

Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. NetSquared is pleased to announce a new Partner Challenge with University of California at Berkeley’s Human Rights Center. Through a NetSquared Community vote, 10 finalists will be chosen. Tags: challenge mobile netsquared This Challenge encourages innovations for mobile technologies in human rights investigations and advocacy. The Challenge is now open for submissions - the deadline to submit is March 13th!

Growing the NetSquared Community

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The Ambassadors are senior NetSquared leaders who offer their support to other organizers in their country or region, allowing us to serve members in different time zones and in languages other than English. We've been testing the Ambassador model for the last two years, and it has been been instrumental in the growth of NetSquared. Find your closest NetSquared group and event by searching the NetSquared website. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group!

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

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But don't worry, NetSquared is here to save the day. TechSoup's NetSquared is a global network of nonprofit technology meetups. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech. If you're holding monthly events gathering 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.

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

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That’s why TechSoup Global also offers NetSquared, community of nonprofit technology meetups with groups in twenty countries. So join your local NetSquared group and start participating in the conversation. netsquared tsevent event If you want to learn how nonprofits can use technology to advance their mission and generally be more effective and efficient TechSoup has got you covered with their blog and webinars.

NetSquared Goes to 14NTC. And to Your Hometown too

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NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face-to-face in the actual physical real world. That’s why we’re thrilled that NetSquared is joining TechSoup by having a strong presence at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC. Fifteen NetSquared organizers will be at the conference (look for the people wearing NetSquared pins.) Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup.

NetSquared Congratulates Our All-Stars!

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Over on the NetSquared blog , we’ve just announced the winner of the 2011 Net2 All-Star Invitational, an event we hosted to highlight the work and impact of NetSquared social innovation projects. Supported by a community vote and the endorsement of our NetSquared team, we are happy to announce that Open Green Map has won the event! Read more about the winner and the Net2 All-Star Invitational on the NetSquared blog , and check out the winning video here.

Video Interview: NetSquared with Amy Sample Ward

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While at South by South West Interactive (SXSWi) Amy Sample Ward spent some time talking with me about how NetSquared ( about ) serves the nonprofit industry. NetSquared is focused on the intersection of technology and social impact. Their mission is to help hundreds of thousands of non-profit organizations utilize the community empowering capabilities of the Internet to achieve social change

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NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. If you want to network with your peers or love to learn at live, in-person events, then NetSquared is the place for you! That’s why, this November, NetSquared groups are holding events on topics ranging from Office 365 ( North Carolina ) to Google AdWords ( Denver ).

NetSquared Local Organizers Share Social Media Wisdom

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TechSoup Global and NetSquared. I wanted to call your attention to some of the great tips and social media wisdom from the NetSquared blog. Net2 Houston: Crafty Social Marketing Tactics That Work is a report from a NetSquared Local group that swapped tips on social media planning. social media NetSquared tssocialmedia As you may have heard by now, this month is Social Media September (also known as #SocMedSep )!

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

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Join your local NetSquared group. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. netsquared event storymakers Storymakers is live! TechSoup’s digital storytelling challenge is open between now and September 26, 2014.

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

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TechSoup’s NetSquared community organizers connect nonprofits with local technology experts. With just one month left in 2014, now’s a good time to review NetSquared's progress. In September, NetSquared groups participated in the Storymakers campaign. In 2015, NetSquared will continue to grow. NetSquared community in Austin for the 15NTC conference in March. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

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Huddle up with your nonprofit technology colleagues at a NetSquared meetup to keep warm and learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology. TechSoup’s NetSquared groups are helping to keep the scary away with a series of online privacy and security events this October. 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.

Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

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Your local NetSquared group is here to help with free, in-person events being held across the U.S. Vancouver, Canada's NetSquared group is also focusing on fundraising this month with "How to Optimize Your Online Donations." TechSoup's NetSquared groups are also focusing on online privacy and security events this October. The TechSoup blog is also sharing practical tips to keep you safer online (just in case there isn’t a NetSquared group near you!).

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. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup.

Events Roundup: NetSquared Loves You this February

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Every month NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. Tripoli, Libya: NetSquared Tripoli Meetup. Naples, FL: Social Media Surgery- 501 TechClub SWFL Netsquared. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Kisumu, Kenya: Mozilla Make a Party Western Kenya joins together with Netsquared Kenya. What’s NetSquared Doing?

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 ! What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently? This Week’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group?

Together We're Stronger: NetSquared in June

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But there’s a special magic that happens when we get face-to-face, which is why each month NetSquared organizers in 50 cities across the globe host workshops and socials for the nonprofit tech community. Whether it’s an event on blogging for international development staff, a case study on the rise of the accidental techie , or a training of activists and young leaders from across Latin America there’s probably a NetSquared group by you ! netsquared tsevent event

NetSquared Events in May and June

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Check out our full list of upcoming events below to get a taste of what NetSquared has to offer. This May and June, NetSquared is holding regional gatherings of our co-organizers at events across the globe, because they need to get together for conversation and emotional renewal with their peers too! May 31 : Latin America with Maria Zaghi of NetSquared Guatemala. Friday, June 20 : UK and Europe with Mel Findlater of NetSquared Cambridge. netsquared tsevent event

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. Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston.

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Every month TechSoup's NetSquared community organizers volunteer to bring free (or low cost) nonprofit technology events and workshops to more than 50 cities. If you want to network with your peers or love to learn at live, in-person events, then NetSquared is the place for you! That’s why, this November, NetSquared groups are holding events on topics ranging from Office 365 ( North Carolina ) to Google AdWords ( Denver ).

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 24

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NetSquared events come in all shapes and sizes, and we love them all! 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. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? Event NetSquared tsevent

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

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Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries, there's probably a NetSquared group near you (but if there isn't, we'd love to help you start a new meetup ). :-). This is just a taste of the events being held this month by NetSquared chapters. Or apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Image : NetSquared / CC BY-NC-SA.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

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TechSoup's NetSquared is the world's largest volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events. Check out NetSquared's year-in-review report and discover what topics are most popular with our attendees and how NetSquared organizers creating communities of practice for TechSoup members. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Monthly Meetup.

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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. This is the first step in her grand plan to build a regional hub of NetSquared organizers. NetSquared Local organizers rallied around Ushahidi’s BRCK kickstarter. Why was NetSquared created? June already?

Keep your New Year's Resolution with NetSquared

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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 and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good or connect with a peer network. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: LANCEMENT DES ACTIVITES NETSQUARED BURKINA FASO. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup.

April NetSquared Events in Your Community

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So join your local NetSquared group and start participating in the fun. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Montreal, Canada: Soirée NetSquared sur la promotion d’événements. Photo Credit: NetSquared/Joyce, creative commons on Flickr. Event NetSquared tsevent

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 15, 2013

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Find your local #nptech tribe by joining a NetSquared Local group. This Week’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Don’t have a local NetSquared Local group? Event NetSquared tsevent Being a nonprofit techie can be lonely work, since our role requires that we be change agents in our organizations as we help them discover the future!

Announcing Virtual NetSquared Local: Participate from Anywhere!

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Each month, the NetSquared community (a project of TechSoup Global) meets up offline at NetSquared Local events around the world to discuss ideas, meet new people, and work together to make social change. Recently, many of these NetSquared Local meetings are being streamed live on the Internet via livestream or online recording. Due to the increased popularity of these streamed social gatherings, NetSquared has introduced the Virtual NetSquared Local page.

NetSquared Local Events: June 6–7, 2013

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NetSquared Local members meet monthly in 50 cities around the world with the goal of helping each other solve their tech challenges and finding a tribe of people who shares our passions. If you aren’t a hacker but still want an in-depth experience, join North Carolina’s Tech4Good group for their annual conference June 6–7 or visit lovely Vancouver, Canada for their NetSquared Camp unconference on June 1. What have NetSquared Local groups been up to recently?

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.