Video Interview: NetSquared with Amy Sample Ward


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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Thank You Amy Sample Ward!

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My friend and colleague Amy Sample Ward has done an amazing job of community stewardship for the Netsquared community over the years. I learn something from Amy every day.

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Please Welcome NTEN's New Membership Director: Amy Sample Ward


We're pleased to announce a new member of the NTEN Team: Amy Sample Ward. Since then, she has co-authored a book , spoken at events around the world, and written regularly for the Stanford Social Innovation Review , NetSquared , and her own blog , in addition to her work with TSG.

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. Find your closest NetSquared group and join the conversation today! Event NetSquared

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. Why was NetSquared created?

What's NetSquared Up to in May?

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Here’s your monthly update from the world of NetSquared Local. What Is NetSquared Local? NetSquared Local is TechSoup's volunteer-driven network of nonprofit tech meetups and salons. How big is the NetSquared Local community?

Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward: Want a peek at my RSS: Here it is!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Amy Sample Ward, publisher of Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech When it comes to “nptech” or nonprofit technology, there are more blogs and organizations and resources than any one person can find, let alone keep track of! Amy Sample Ward’s Version of RSS Why?

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Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward -- The Power of Vision: Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Amy Sample Ward, publisher of Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech Hildy Gottlieb’s new book The Pollyanna Principles is a handbook for starting a revolution in social benefit organization design and practice, but it isn’t the revolution.

Share Your Story: Building Blocks of Social by Amy Sample Ward

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this week the Storytelling & Social Media series from NTEN and TechSoup Global launched with Amy Sample Ward , who is the community builder at Netsquared , as the first speaker. Social Media Building Blocks View more presentations or upload your own. tags: nonprofit nptech ). Her slides are above and she did a brilliant job of covering the basics! If you're not already reading her blog, you should subscribe now!

NetSquared will Host SocialActions' ChangetheWeb Challenge!

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Social Actions ' upcoming Change the Web Challenge will be hosted on the NetSquared website! You'll be able to submit web applications as well as vote and comment on submissions - all through the NetSquared framework. See the latest NetSquared-hosted Challenge, the USAID Development 2.0 NetSquared (an initiative of TechSoup Global ) is a uniting and inspiring force in the social media for social change space. Hey folks!

Connect in Person at #NCVS

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s a listing of sessions and spaces hosted by NetSquared and TechSoup: Community-Driven Social Impact Session. Amy Sample Ward from NetSquared. We’d love to hear from you: @ NetSquared or @ TechSoup.

Share your best post in the Net2 Think Tank

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Email Amy Sample Ward the link to your post! The roundup of contributions will be posted on the NetSquared blog on Monday, December 14th. Tags: blogging events 2009 net2 think tank net2thinktank netsquared roundup It’s already December and we are fast approaching 2010.

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Community Organizers Handbook: Launching a Resource for NetSquared Local and Beyond!

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This post was originally posted on the NetSquared Blog and was written by Amy Sample Ward. Over the last few years, the NetSquared Local network (a project of TechSoup Global's) has grown from just a few groups in only a couple countries, to 70+ groups in 21+ countries! Those local groups are organized by volunteers passionate about building community at the intersection of technology and social change.

Let’s Connect at the NTC!

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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.

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Join me for a chat with The Feast

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NetSquared is the guest host of The Feast’s next Twitter chat about the power of social media for social good. Join NetSquared & The Feast. Hosts include Net Squared ( @NetSquared ) and Amy Sample Ward from NetSquared ( @amyrsward ), All Day Buffet Team (@ alldaybuffet ), and ADB co-founders Michael Karnjanaprakorn ( @mikekarnj ) and Jerri Chou ( @jchou ). Tags: events alldaybuffet chat netsquared thefeast twitter Join us for a chat!

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

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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."

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Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

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View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Tags: challenge community presentation beth kanter crowds crowdsourcing netsquared nten sxsw I’m really excited and honored to be speaking today at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, on a panel with Beth Kanter, Dave Neff, Holly Ross and Kari Saratovsky.

News from NetSquared: Case Studies, Microsoft Development Challenge, and N2Y4 Registration Open!

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TechSoup Global's NetSquared project is doing some amazing work, particularly on the use of mobile technologies and social change around the world. Here's a quick snapshot of some of the projects they're working on now: Case studies: Amy Sample Ward has posted the first in a series of NetSquared case studies on their site. If you're an NetSquared Conference veteran, you already know what a valuable and important this event is.

09NTC: Let’s Connect in San Fran!

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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. NetSquared Office Hours. Have questions about NetSquared, Net Tuesdays or innovation Challenges? Intesreted to learn more about how NetSquared is connecting those at the intersection of social media and social change?

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Mobile Innovations for Social Good


Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. Recently, over 300 innovators and changemakers interested in the intersection of technology and social benefit work converged for a few days of idea-sharing, learning, and collaboration at NetSquared's annual conference. The 2009 N2Y4 Conference showcased the Featured Projects from NetSquared's Global Challenge focused on mobile technology. About NetSquared. To learn more about NetSquared or get involved, visit [link].

Vote for the Best Social Change and Technology Projects at Netsquared!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Starting this week, you can vote for the best NetSquared Innovation Fund Award nominated projects until Saturday, April 14th at Noon PDT. When you're ready, log into the NetSquared site (you can become a registered user here ) and vote for 5-10 of your favorite projects. CompuMentor has created a Technology Innovation Fund to provide direct cash support to projects selected by the NetSquared Community.

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5 Questions: Building Stronger Online Communities Without Losing Your Sanity


Speaker: Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. if you want me and the whole global NetSquared community, visit: [link]. - Tags: 10NTC amy sample ward Community NPTech Social Media Program Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions.

Let's Make the Most Amazing Online Organizing Guide Ever

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NetSquared is proud to be a sponsor of this kickstarter project. social media online community Net2 NetSquared community Help complete this project by pledging today !

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Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

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Why not share those predictions with the NetSquared community? The contributions will be posted on the NetSquared site on Monday, January 26th. How to contribute: Blog your answer to the question either on your blog or the NetSquared blog. Happy New Year, everyone!

BlackbaudTV is on the Air


The site features videos and interviews with Randi Zuckerberg from Facebook, Social media expert Chris Brogan , Twitpic founder Noah Everett , Holly Ross from NTEN, and NetSquared's Amy Sample Ward. It's hard to keep a really good thing a secret, but today I finally get to tell you about BlackbaudTV. The new website launches today with close to 40 videos from across the nonprofit sector. As you might have guessed, the website is at

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Here are some example searches using NetSquared as the organization. “netsquared&# or “net squared&# - putting this in the search term area of the alert would mean that any time “NetSquared&# is mentioned or “Net Squared&# is mentioned, I will get alerted.

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Net2 Think Tank: Multiple Entry Points for Engagement

Amy Sample Ward

How to Participate: Blog your answer to the question either on your blog or the NetSquared blog. For directions on contributing to the NetSquared blog, click here.). Email Amy Sample Ward the link to your post!

Bringing Community Organizing into Online Campaigns – Dashboard

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Who: Speakers: Amy Sample Ward | Netsquared; Debra Askanase; Ivan Boothe. Here’s the dashboard from The Extraordinaries of our 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference session today: Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns – [International Ballroom C] (#co2oc). When: 1:30 p.m. What: What is the basis of community organizing and why is it important to online campaigns?

iPhone for Good: Join the conversation!

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Moderator : Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. You’re invited to join in a live and open text chat to discuss how the iPhone can be used for social change. In particular, we’ll be exploring and brainstorming iPhone applications that inspire and enable a better world.

Connect in Person at the NCVS

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This post was originally published on the NetSquared Blog and was written by Claire Sale. Here's a listing of sessions and spaces hosted by NetSquared and TechSoup: Community-Driven Social Impact Session. Amy Sample Ward from NetSquared Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. -

Only 3 Days Left: SXSW Interactive Scholarship Program for Nonprofits


NetSquared with Amy Sample Ward. #1 Thing You Need to Know about This Post: 5 non-profit groups will attend the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival for free if they submit their innovative ideas by Sunday, October 31. A More Detailed Exploration.

Introducing the TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit

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This post originally appeared on TechSoup's NetSquared Blog and was authored by Amy Sample Ward. For 23 years, TechSoup Global has been working to build networks — networks of organizations that need technology support, networks of corporations that are willing to donate their products, networks of funders interested in building the capacity of civil society, and networks of technical volunteers. read more. Donors Donors Event Fundraising Grants for Technology International News

Crowdsourcing vs Community-sourcing: What’s the difference and the opportunity?

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View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. NetSquared Challenges (slide 27) – [link]. Last week I presented for my second time with Nonprofit Webinars. The first time I focused on DIY Community Engagement Metrics and shared lots of templates and examples.

Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

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This post originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog and was authored by Amy Sample Ward. Peter Deitz is a long-time member and contributor in the NetSquared (and TechSoup) community; he started the NetSquared Montreal group and his Social Actions project was a winner in the 2008 N2Y3 Mashup Challenge.

Great reads from around the web on October 25th

Amy Sample Ward

Net2 Think Tank Round-up: Creating Awesome Video | NetSquared, an initiative of – "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. Women Give 2010 is the first report to compare philanthropic giving between men and women across all income levels based on a nationally representative sample.

Connect, Share, and Act at the 2010 NTC (And Show Your takeholders How To as Well)

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The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is here again and team members from NetSquared and TechSoup Global will be busy presenting, sharing, and connecting in Atlanta, and hopefully with you! Members of the NetSquared and TechSoup content and community teams will also be using Twitter and blogs during the event. Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared's Global Community Development Manager will be on Twitter @ amyrsward and @ NetSquared as well as this blog and her personal blog.

TechSoup Announces 2nd Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge

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said Amy Sample Ward of NetSquared, a program of TechSoup. TechSoup Global, the leading technology place for nonprofits, just announced it will kick off their annual Online Digital Storytelling Challenge January 13, 2011.

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

This is a guest post from Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared’s Global Community Development Manager.&#. That doesn’t mean NetSquared’s perfect, by any measure, but it does mean that a quick abandonment isn’t in store.

Nonprofit Tech Resources: TechSoup Is Your One-Stop Shop

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Find out about our trove of how-to articles, weekly webinars, discussion forums, Netsquared in-person training events, and new step-by-step online courses. TechSoup's Netsquared program offers free technology training events in cities around the world each month.

Digital Media and Learning Competition: Applications Now Open!

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This post was written by Amy Sample Ward and was originally posted on the NetSquared Blog. The third Digital Media and Learning Competition , from the MacArthur Foundation, is now accepting applications.

Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation, Case Studies, and Workshop

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View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Events: NetSquared Camps. Community Driven Social Impact strategies for events – let’s look at the NetSquared Camps pilot. View more documents from Amy Sample Ward. View more documents from Amy Sample Ward.

Women in Nonprofit Technology Who Rock

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Representing TechSoup Global are CEO Marnie Webb , community leaders Susan Tenby and Megan Keane , NetSquared community builder Amy Sample Ward , NetSquared alumna Britt Bravo , and former board member Lucy Bernholz. Fast Company recently approached our friend Beth Kanter to compile a list of influential women in nonprofit technology. The result is Beth's Women in Nonprofit Technology Who Rock.

TechSouper Has Blogged His Way to Hyderabad!

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Aside from Elliot's big honor, TechSoup's Global Community Development Manager of NetSquared , Amy Sample-Ward , was among the six finalists.

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