NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

What if there was a place for your nonprofit to get free technology support from local experts? What if there were regular gatherings where nonprofit techies could come together to drink, laugh, and network with their peers? Arlington, Texas: DFW Nonprofit Geeks.

Nonprofit Tech Resources: TechSoup Is Your One-Stop Shop

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is justifiably famous for our product donations, but we also have great digital and in-person training resources for your charity, foundation, or library. Here's what we have for you in the way of learning resources at TechSoup. Finding and Using Images for Your Nonprofit.

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What Does a NetSquared Event Look Like?

Tech Soup Blog

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably encountered one of my twice-monthly roundups of nonprofit tech meetups. Describing NetSquared events is difficult, because each one focuses on a different topic and has a unique flavor set by the organizing team.

Fundraising Resources from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

You're probably already familiar with TechSoup's great blog posts on fundraising, like Fundraising: The Tech Tools You Need and 19 Effective Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Pros. 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use an Online Store. NetSquared.

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Amy Sample Ward

I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. One that really speaks to me is the point that “measurement helps nonprofits understand and improve their social networks.”

NetSquared Events for September: Featuring #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Join your local NetSquared group. Join our global tweet chat on September 4 for the best examples of nonprofit storytelling. We’ve rounded up almost thirty other community nonprofit technology events being held this September, so you’re sure to find something new. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs and HandsOn Tech. Philadelphia, PA: Free Stuff for Nonprofits and Good Causes!

How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

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. What Is NetSquared? Who Comes to Our NetSquared Events.

NetSquared Community Events: Get Safer Online

Tech Soup Blog

Huddle up with your nonprofit technology colleagues at a NetSquared meetup to keep warm and learn about the latest trends in nonprofit technology. This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN’s Tech Clubs , and HandsOn Tech.

Tell Your Community's Story with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

We have webinar recordings , tools, and resources to help you make stories that stand out. Or if face-to-face is more your style, join your local NetSquared group — NetSquared groups are holding digital storytelling events all month.

CRM Resources from TechSoup Global and Beyond

Tech Soup Blog

We've compiled the best resources on CRM from the TechSoup Global Network as well as from other trusted nonprofit technology sites. Read TechSoup's Guide to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Editions and Licensing and find out how you can implement Microsoft's donated CRM program at your nonprofit. Jim Lynch of TechSoup GreenTech asked Tal Frankfurt of Cloud for Good to outline five signs that nonprofits should look for. Other Nonprofit Resources.

A Huge Thank You and My Next Steps

Amy Sample Ward

I am completely overwhelmed by the positive, kind, touching things that so many community members have shared about the work we have all done together during my time with NetSquared and TechSoup Global over the last two and a half years. You can still find me here on the NetSquared blog as well as my personal blog ; and you can still find me on twitter at @amyrsward. Uncategorized announcement netsquared nten work

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Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits should lead the sharing economy and demand more from the private sector. 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.

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!

2011 NTC Preview: Going Online for Capacity Mapping and Resource Matching: The Big Picture

NTEN

Deborah Elizabeth Finn At a time when money is tight, it's especially important to ensure that surplus assets, capacities, and resources do not go unused. If you think that a mash-up of online tools for capacity mapping and resource matching would assist nonprofits, philanthropies, and the communities that they serve, then we invite you join us at our upcoming session at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Would it be advisable to incorporate as a nonprofit?

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LinkedIn's Nonprofit Solutions

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Trenton DuVal, a contributing editor at NetSquared, and originally appeared on the NetSquared blog. LinkedIn is launching a new set of tools aimed at nonprofits. Earlier this year, the company launched LinkedIn Nonprofit Solutions under the. The new initiative is being headed by Bryan Breckenridge , the former Director of Nonprofits and Education at the Salesforce Foundation. LinkedIn's Learning Center for Nonprofits.

July NetSquared Think Tank Round-Up: Building a Culture of Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Claire Sale and originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog. General Accessibility Resources. Below are a few more resources to learn about accessibility: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - An advocacy group for awareness on web accessibility for the visually impaired. The website includes many resources including guidelines and tutorials - suggested by Amanda Ward via Linkedin. Accessible Technology Web Building Net2thinktank Net2 NetSquared

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NetSquared Think Tank Round-Up: Tools for Monitoring Online Feedback Part 2

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Claire Sale and originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog. Learn Even More: Here are a few more resources for you to delve even deeper into online listening: "Amy Sample Ward has put together a marvelous resource list here. And you can also buy The Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Alison Fine , and Social by Social , by Amy Sample Ward and others, put out by OpenMute press."

DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

If creating such a resource seems out of your league, you might want to consider building a wiki. 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. provides online community-building resources from TechSoup's own Online Community and Social Media Team. The Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki is an outgrowth of the Online Community and Social Media Team's wiki.

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Developers and Nonprofits Come Together to Make Apps for Change

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, Caravan Studios , a division of TechSoup, and Twilio co-hosted a breakfast for nonprofits and app developers. Nonprofits have needs that can be addressed using mobile technology, particularly with apps or texting services. Identifying Nearby Resources. One hour.

Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Every day, American nonprofits, charities, and libraries rely on TechSoup's product donation program for the information they need to make smart decisions about technology. That's why TechSoup created NetSquared , our global network of volunteer-led Tech4Good meetups.

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

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? To be a part of a larger nonprofit community/networking.

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NetSquared Meetup Roundup - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Nonprofit and Library App Survey from App It Up

Tech Soup Blog

Back in September, we posted a summary of App It Up's nonprofit and library apps survey. represent the full range of nonprofit and library app experiences. Nonprofits and libraries are interested in building their own apps, though they. may not have the resources to do so.

Facebook Timeline: Five Things Nonprofits and Activists Should Do

Tech Soup Blog

This perspective could help Facebook users connect to your organization or help you tell a story about your nonprofit's cause. Read more about Facebook's Timeline from these additional resources: Time for a Timeline! from NetSquared.

7 Ways You Can Connect at #16NTC

Tech Soup Blog

This year's #16NTC Nonprofit Technology Conference is in San Jose, right around the corner from TechSoup's San Francisco office. Getting Your Clients the Help They Need: Three Models for Resource and Referral Apps — Friday, March 25 — 10:30 a.m.

Don’t Merge Your Nonprofit Facebook Page With Places Page

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Guest Post: Don’t Merge Your Nonprofit Facebook Page With Places Page by Ivan Boothe. If you’re a nonprofit with a mailing address, you may have already received the card in the mail from Facebook: An invitation to claim your organization’s Facebook Places page.

TechSoup Roundup of 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Tech Soup Blog

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. 12NTC: Nonprofits and the Future of Internet Rights from TechSoup's Carlos Bergfeld.

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Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

But there are millions of nonprofit staffers who don't have the skills to use technology to do more good. You can help your tech-shy NGO friends cross the digital divide by bringing them to a nonprofit tech meetup. Paul, Minnesota: Human Resources Networking Lunch.

Netsquared Announces the 21 Featured Projects! Congrats!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Featured Projects will be going on to the NetSquared Conference and have an opportunity to receive cash, tech and consulting resources. Geospatial Tools for Nonprofits and Humanitarian Relief [link]. YouthAssets - Connecting the World's Most Vulnerable Youth [link] The Netsquared welcomes everyone's ideas and suggestions in the comments of this post: [link There were 150+ submitted nominations and 3,000+ people voted and 21 projects were selected.

September Net2 Think Tank Roundup: Curating Content

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Claire Sale and originally appeared on the NetSquared blog. For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you to share your tips, resources, and ideas about curating content at your organization or enterprise. trusted body of knowledge and the 'why' has to do with providing a service to a busy and information-inundated nonprofit sector. the conference, we do a roundup of the resources we've been able to identify via that tag."

The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had the huge honor and pleasure to present the keynote at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits ‘ NPTech Conference, eStrategy in an iWorld. I also encountered quite a few people asking very similar questions, or looking for the same resources. To talk about the evolution of nonprofit technology we really need to pick a place to start, because the beginning could be anywhere. Resources. But we need new resources, too. Resources & Links.

Nonprofit Technology News for November 2013

Tech Soup Blog

As we hurtle toward the end of 2013, it’s time for an update of nonprofit technology trends and news! If you’re a nonprofit news junkie, have a look at all our Nonprofit Technology News pieces from this past year.

Great reads from around the web on June 17th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). NetSquared Local Reaches 70 Groups Worldwide! Join us on the 21st at 4 eastern/1 pacific for questions and answers about the book The Networked Nonprofit.

Netsquared Project: The Step Before Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared is new project in its embryonic stages from Compumentor, the folks who have brought excellent technology resources to the nonprofit field. And, according to a comment from Marnie Webb on a blog post, more content that includes examples of how nonprofits are using these new tools will appear soon. " That's the conversation that needs to happen in the Netsquared online and in offline channels.

Resource Roundup 8/20 | Idealware

Idealware

Humane Social Marketing (Netsquared) Carie Lewis, Internet Marketing Manager at the Humane Society, talks about how they raise funds, awareness, and activity through social networks.

Resource Roundup 11/13 | Idealware

Idealware

Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 11/13 By Laura Quinn , November 13, 2006 A selection of nonprofit-applicable software news and articles from the last couple weeks.

Resource Roundup 12/15 | Idealware

Idealware

Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 12/15 By Laura Quinn , December 15, 2006 Open Standards for Online Advocacy Tools (Personal Democracy Forum) An opinion piece outlining the very real need for data standards among online advocacy tools.

How the World Affairs Council Broadcasts Globally with Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

As part of Social Media September (#SocMedSep), we've been tapping into the wisdom of our global TechSoup and NetSquared communities as well as experts in nonprofit technology. TS: How do you decide which social networks to invest time and resources into — and which not?

Interview with NetSquared project manager Mark Liu: Part 1

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Today, Mark is the manager of TechSoup's NetSquared initiative, a project designed to make sure the non-for-profit sector gets involved early and actively with the newest tools and trends in internet technology. How do NetSquared and the NetSquared website differ from TechSoup?