25 Must-Follow NGO Resources on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By studying their tweets and utilizing the resources they advocate for, your NGO will become better equipped to inspire online donors and supporters and consequently achieve your mission and programs. NetSquared :: @NetSquared. NGO Pulse SANGONeT :: @SaingoNeT. NGO Source :: @NGOsource. World NGO Day :: @WorldNGODay.

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Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

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. 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.

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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?

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

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's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

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 ).

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. 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.

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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Sharing Nonprofit & NGO Tech Stories

Have Fun - Do Good

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of Tech Soup that is helping to bring the social web to nonprofits & NGOs by sharing stories and building tools. If you know a nonprofit or NGO that is using any of these technologies, or is struggling to use them, encourage them to share their stories on our Community Blog , Net2 in Action success gallery or Net2 Ask challenges forum by sending them one of these pre-fab invitations to participate.

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Just Found: International NGO Flickr Group

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After that, I discovered an interesting photo set in the Link netsquared tag stream and it was Seth Mazow, so I made him a contact. And the next thing I know he invites me to the International NGO Flickr Group. While browsing, happened to notice blogher Kalabird, who is doing NGO work in Cambodia has contributed a few. I love this one: Technorati Tags: ngo , nonprofit , non-profit , nptech , flickr

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BiGTech India Connects Nonprofits with IT Students

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A representative from each NGO presented his or her project. NetSquared , an initiative from TechSoup Global, holds similar events all around the world to connect NGOs with the resources they need. NetSquared brings nonprofits together with programmers, designers, and other business professionals in their area. Through meet-ups, workshops, and trainings, NetSquared members collaborate on projects for social impact.

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NGO/NPO Meme - tagged by Nancy White

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I didn't see that practically a week ago, Nancy White, tagged me with the NGO/NPO Memo. So, the meme goes something like this -- What are the five resources that you would recommend to anybody working in an NGO who wanted to know about information management and technology but didn't know where to start. Nancy White's Full Circle Blog : This is one of my favorite NGO blogs, but I must admit that I often hesitate to click over when I see new posts. NGO/NPTECH Web2.0

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Let’s Connect at the NTC!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data. Who : Facilitating: Amy Sample Ward | NetSquared; Billy Bicket | NetSquared. The NetSquared team will be working the room to activate and facilitate conversations so everyone can enjoy the ride. Who : NetSquared and other Community Organizers. East-West Technology, Culture & Food Exchange: Innovation and culture sharing with NGO counterparts in India.

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How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

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NetSquared is TechSoup's answer to providing local tech support and learning opportunities. Uganda is no different except for one thing: its amazing NetSquared Regional Ambassador for East Africa, Robert Kibaya. For his day job, Robert runs Communications without Borders and the NGO Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization. What Is NetSquared? Robert Kibaya is our veteran volunteer in Uganda, where he helped found and supports five NetSquared groups.

NpTech Summary: VTvigils Online, Netsquared Announces 21 Featured Projects, and Happiness Hacking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared Innovation Fund Netsquared Announces the 21 Featured Projects and solicits for feedback. Allan Benamer weighs in with some observations after wading through the comments over at the Netsquared site and pointing to Holden from GiveWell to be the most salient point. Someone tagged the NGO-in-a-Box with nptech just today. VTVigils VT Vigils VTvigils.org is a project of a diverse group of national campaigns and organizations not affiliated with Virginia Tech.

Your #NPtech Community Calendar for July

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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. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , HandsOn Tech , DataKind , and more. Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Summer Social.

The effect of the Burma cyclone on Google AdWords buys within the NGO community | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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Your #nptech Community Events Calendar for July

Tech Soup Blog

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 by you , but if there isn’t, we’ll help you start your own. 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.

What Is Your Net2Local Group Cooking Up?

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Matt Jung and NGO 2.0 hosted our first NetSquared Camp in China. NetSquared (soft) launched our latest project, the Hacker Helper , a wiki that connects social good hackathons with problems that need to be solved. Event NetSquared tsevent Recipe.

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New report on wireless technology for nonprofits released | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Mobile , nptech New report on wireless technology for nonprofits released 04.29.08 | 3402 5 Comments [link] New+report+on+wireless+technology+for+nonprofits+released 2008-04-29+18%3A01%3A10 Allan+Benamer A new report called Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use , was released today by the United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Group Foundation.

Ushahidi BRCK: Bringing Internet to the Developing World

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s some news on a now famous NetSquared alumnus project. Ushahidi is an NGO headquartered in Kenya. Ushahidi was a NetSquared Mashup Challenge winner in the fabled 2008 Netsquared conference in Santa Clara, California. I first heard about this from Marnie Webb, who co-founded NetSquared.

N2Y4 Mobile Challenge and Conference

Amy Sample Ward

No worries, share your expertise, or get involved in a hands-on session happening in the NetSquared Garage. The “State of Mobile” topical sessions will be facilitated by leaders in both the NGO and private-sector-sphere. Save Your Seat: N2Y4 Mobile Challenge Conference is almost here!

Great reads from around the web on October 25th

Amy Sample Ward

Net2 Think Tank Round-up: Creating Awesome Video | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org – "For this month's Net2 Think Tank we asked you to share your tools and tactics for creating effective video messages – regardless of budget and organization size. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of October 25th).

What is working wikily? How can funders catalyze and support networks? Join the conversation #netfunders on April 5-6th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to support NGO leaders who want to work with a network mindset but run into obstacles, like their board? If you want to learn more about the networks, here’s a few blog posts: TechSoup/Netsquared. A Tale of Different Networks: Netsquared and TSG (Video interview with Marnie). Over the past 18 months, I’ve been participating in The Network of Networked Funders , a community of practice for grantmakers facilitated by the Monitor Institute.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup and the NetSquared meetups are here to help. 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 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. Houston, Texas: NetSquared Houston: Storymakers 2017!

Getting Social with Your Local Nonprofit Tech Community

Tech Soup Blog

That's why each month NetSquared organizers in 60 cities across the globe host networking events for the nonprofit tech community. Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently?

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

Tech Soup Blog

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. But I'm not the only one singing the praises of the NetSquared organizers. Being a NetSquared organizer isn't an exclusive club — anyone is welcome to join! Image 2 : Glenn Hirsch via NetSquared / CC BY.

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

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! Find your closest NetSquared group. As a NetSquared organizer, you will become known as someone who's a leader in the Tech4Good community. Here are the top nine cities without a NetSquared group and an estimate of how many potential members are waiting for you on meetup.com. Start a NetSquared group. --> Upcoming Tech4Good Events.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

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You can help your tech-shy NGO friends cross the digital divide by bringing them to a nonprofit tech meetup. 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. Victoria, British Columbia: NGO Summer Social.

Online Education Events for Nonprofits in July 2015

Tech Soup Blog

How to Launch a Social Media and Content Strategy for Your NGO OnGood / Webinar / Fee: Free. Sites NetSquared Monitors for Nonprofit/Technology Events. If you are looking for face-to-face meetings in your area, check out the list of 501Tech Clubs on NTEN and on Netsquared Local. Various organizations and organizations offer again an exceptional array of events. All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT).

Interview with Rob Wu & Public Launch of CauseVox

Amy Sample Ward

A few years ago, Jeff and I went on a pro bono IT consulting project to Uganda to serve a Action for Children, an NGO that fights poverty by preserving families and delivering micro-finance. Influencers and organizations like NTEN and Netsquared are prime to be the leading voice in setting vision for how technology is intended to be for nonprofits. I’m not sure if you caught the news today but CauseVox has launched their public beta!

Meet Beth Kanter and I at BlogHer and Making Media Connections

Have Fun - Do Good

For the past two days I've gotten to spend time at the NetSquared Conference with my Co-Editor of BlogHer's Social Change, Nonprofit and NGO section, and fellow NetSquared blogger , Beth Kanter of Beth's Blog. I love how blogging connects you with people who have like-minded interests all over the world, but nothing beats meeting people in person.

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Podcasts

Have Fun - Do Good

My March post, 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs , seems to have been helpful to folks (it even got translated into spanish by a blogger in Spain, so I thought I'd share my list, originally posted on NetSquared , of 7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Podcasts. A leader at your nonprofit or NGO talks about what is going on in the organization and in your field. Example: This Week in NetSquared News. podcast nonprofit NGO

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TechSoup Global: A Tale of Two Dramatically Different Networks and Their Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The second network, Netsquared , in contrast was more loosely controlled with a lower risk in failure. The Netsquared Network which has grown to over 27,000 people world wide through its self-replicated face-to-face events has grown quite differently. Here’s some points that Marnie mentioned: -Allowed the people to be the starts. Photo by Idea Constructor.

What Is TechSoup Up To in Asia (Now)?

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With a mission to serve every NGO on the planet, we are constantly working on faster, more flexible, and relevant ways to do what we do in every corner of the world. We’ve also launched a NetSquared Local in Singapore, and are working to include the Philippines and Thailand in the near future. Aletha Schelby is Program Manager for TechSoup Asia.

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9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TechSoup Microsoft NGO Connection Day. I was also an early member of Netsquared Community , another one of Marnie’s brilliant ideas that rocked the field. He works for an NGO in Australia and we met on Twitter (via Eddie Harran ) prior to his visit to America to attend the Wisdom 2.0 TechSoup Microsoft NGO Connection Day View more presentations from Beth Kanter. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Basic Blogging for Women-REVISED

Have Fun - Do Good

Britt Bravo, MA, write for three blogs: her personal blog, Have Fun * Do Good , the NetSquared blog , where she is the Community Builder, and for BlogHer , where she is a Nonprofit and NGO Contributing Editor. She also produces her own Big Vision podcast and the NetSquared This Week in NetSquared News podcast. Rose Aguilar from Bay Area Business Woman interviewed me recently for an article entitled, "Women's Voices Boom in the Blogosphere."

TechSoup at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Tech Soup Blog

We’ll draw from recent experiences in setting up an active advisory group made up of NGO partners from all corners of the globe; our network-wide campaign to survey NGO technology trends in 24 languages; and, our own technology solution to communicating with these partners to deliver services in 37 countries. Find NetSquared at NTC. Are you headed to San Francisco this week for the Nonprofit Technology Conference ?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Win $10,000 DonateNow Mashup Challenge at NetSquared. Nonprofit Tech Blog points to a new report from United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Group Foundation, " Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use." 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.

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Visualizing the World's Seven Billion

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared on the Netsquared blog and was authored by Bari Samad, an NGO domain expert for NetSquared. Last week, the world’s population reached a staggering 7 billion people.

Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

Beth Kanter

Another blogger, Chak Sopheap , who now works as a program officer at the NGO, The Human Rights Center. In 2007 at the bloggers summit, she facilitated a session about gender and blogging. She remembered fondly, the netsquared t-shirt that she had selected from the donated t-shirts. This is the second of a three-part post about what I learned about social media, NGOs, and Social Change in Cambodia during my “ homecoming trip.”

Advancing the New Machine: A Recap from the Human Rights and Technology Conference

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TechSoup's NetSquared Initiative partnered with the HRC in the first conference The Soul of the New Machine in 2009 to help select a winner in their Mobile Challenge. NGO capacity is still lacking, but they must learn to own technology. Last week in Berkeley, California the Human Rights Center, with the support of sponsors like the John D. & Catherine T.

Blogs As Barrier to Conversation and Nonprofit Barriers to Blogging and Tagging.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The triggers: A blog conversation on Jilliane's Smith blog that became a community blog conversation about nonprofit tagging on netsquared. Technorati Tags: CoP2.0 , CP2Web2 , net2 , nptech , nonprofit , ngo , non-profit I've had a couple of ideas swirling around in my head. mostly about the process and mechanics of blog conversations. Are blog conversations as satisfying, rich, or stimulating as other methods? Can blog communities be facilitated?

Basic Blogging for Women Workshop

Have Fun - Do Good

Britt Bravo writes for three blogs: her personal blog, Have Fun • Do Good , NetSquared , and for BlogHer , where she is a Nonprofit and NGO Contributing Editor. In early July, I posted about a Basic Blogging for Women Workshop I'd be teaching this fall, but after talking to some prospective students, I decided that it was important to find a space where everyone could be on a computer, so I changed the date and the venue so that we can be in a computer lab.