The Evolution of NPTech: Keynote and slides

Amy Sample Ward

There were interesting conversations at every turn and I also had requests to share my notes and slides. Below, you can find my full speech and slides, as well as links to address questions and requests from many of those I met with. Slides. Yesterday, I had the huge honor and pleasure to present the keynote at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits ‘ NPTech Conference, eStrategy in an iWorld.

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A NetSquared Happy Holidays

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. 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?

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NetSquared Local Events: June 6–7, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

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 Events in the First Half of August

Tech Soup Blog

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?

The Openness of Slides

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Now, this was ten years ago, so he used Kodak slides (remember those) as his visuals. Of course, he gave attribution to all his funders, showing a slide of the project they funded and often including a logo. He mentioned that at one point he was getting calls from funders asking, "Bill, how can I get into your slide show?" She has also shared her slides and wiki here. For the recent presentation, several colleagues shared their slides with me.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 17, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

We are deep into June already, but NetSquared Local isn’t taking a vacation! 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? Using NetSquared Camp as an example, he introduces readers to the participant-driven unconference model.

Matthew Saunders - Drupal Presentation from NetSquared

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Matthew is a drupal expert and did a presentation at NetSquared. His slides are here. Photo by Laura Whitehead. I've known Matthew Saunders for a long time through his work at Westaf. Laura Whitehead took excellent notes here. I also stumbled across this site called Drupal for End Users

Net2 at 09NTC

Amy Sample Ward

An Ignite presentation is a five minute presentation, with 20 slides that change automatically every 15 seconds. Tags: events issues 09ntc innovation net2 netsquared nten At NTEN’s ‘09 Nonprofit Technology Conference a couple weeks ago, I participated in the Ignite Presentations which was a load of fun. It’s quite a rush, for the speaker and the audience alike!

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NpTech Tag Summary: The Faces of NetSquared Champions and NpTech Power of Ten Summary

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Face (book) of NetSquared Champions. The NetSquared Conference is just days away and the NetSquared blogs are buzzing with activity! Not attending the NetSquared Conference but want to follow the tag stream? Expect lots of tweets from Netsquared next week and make friends with NetSquared on Twitter if you haven't already! This slide show has at least ten visual jokes.

Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

Here are some of my thoughts going into the conversation and slides if you prefer engaging that way: Crowdsourcing for Social Change. 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.

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. 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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Your #NPtech Community 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 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. netsquared event

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. NetSquared Cambridge: A social in Chester. netsquared even

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

Amy Sample Ward

Slides. For the case studies, use the slides above and scroll through. Connec+ipedia (slide 25) – [link]. Ushahidi (slide 26) – [link]. NetSquared Challenges (slide 27) – [link]. 350.org (slide 28) – [link]. NWF – Be Out There, mother’s network (slide 29) – [link]. To Mama With Love (slide 30) – [link]. Last week I presented for my second time with Nonprofit Webinars.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

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 , and discover what topics are most popular with our attendees and how NetSquared organizers are creating communities of practice for TechSoup members. Most NetSquared organizers now have a peer mentor. To find your closest group, search for your city on the NetSquared website.

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. Her slides are above and she did a brilliant job of covering the basics! Social Media Building Blocks View more presentations or upload your own. tags: nonprofit nptech ).

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?

Pimp My Nonprofit Panel at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

& He got us together on the phone to discuss and design the panel in a month in advance, reviewed slides, help get us organized on-site and gave us some great last minute tips in the green room.& Long Station blog has great notes here ) Erin talked about the NetSquared Mashup (deadline on March 14th).& Her slides are gorgeous and you find the talking points on her blog.)&

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

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? NetSquared Vancouver** shares [slides and videos]([link] from their November event. * Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Abidjan NetSquared Monthly Meetup.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

If there isn't a group nearby, we'll help you start your own NetSquared group. What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? NetSquared Vancouver** shares [slides and videos]([link] from their November event. * The **NetSquared Victoria** team has been investigating [tools for online collaboration]([link] Check out the storify! * Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Philly NetSquared Idea Generator.

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Bringing Your Community To Life - Alexandra Samuel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Kari Peterson said there were great examples shared in the room (as well as chocolate) Laura Whitehead did a splendid live blog post at the Netsquared blog as did Ivan Boothe. Alexandra's slides will be posted on slideshare - but all accounts it was great participatory experience Photo by Laura Whitehead. One of the key benefits of social media is that you can actually be in two places at the same time.

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Great reads from around the web on July 19th

Amy Sample Ward

Net2 Think Tank Round-up: Age Segmentation in Social Networking | NetSquared – "For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you to share your thoughts and best practices for using social media with or for a particular age group. Great slides. 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 July 19th).

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Deep in the Heart of #NPTech: It's time for our #15NTC Round-up

NTEN

These socks were made for walkin'' The 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, TX was a-mazing! We ate BBQ by the pound , celebrated inspiring campaigns and community members , rode around on Segways , and did a lot of photoshopping. Of course, we learned and shared a ton too. Check out this ridiculously long list of 15NTC content. Did we miss anything? Please let us know in the comments!

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first network is TechSoup Global that was launched over 5 years ago, initially to distribute Microsoft products to nonprofits at reduced cost around the world. (You can review the slide deck to get the details of its growth in terms of global partners and software products). This first network was more formalized because of the risks involved in distributing software and also because of the funding investment. Photo by Idea Constructor.

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

Below, I’ve shared my keynote remarks and slides and I hope you’ll share your ideas and further the conversation in the comments. I spoken with various libraries who, when they learned about the NetSquared Local program asked why they couldn’t participate – and I told them that of course they could! Slides.

Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts

NTEN

CoP organizers Praan Misir ( CommBuild ) and Brett Ashley Crawford ( Arts Nonprofits ) and Tech Club organizers Regina Walton ( SFTech4Good ), Paula Jones ( NCTech4Good ), and Chad Leaman and Elijah van der Giessen (both from NetSquared Vancouver ) took time out to deliver the presentation. The presentation slides have been uploaded to Slideshare.

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Member Round Up: Keeping Up With Change!

NTEN

At this month’s Philadelphia NetSquared event, Ivan Boothe of Rootwork spoke about the implications of Google+ for nonprofits and social change. A recording of the presentation and the slides are available for free. Flickr:swisscan Each day brings something new and exciting from a technology perspective.

The Social Life of PowerPoint Presentations (or why I really love SlideShare)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In fact, I have a " Remix This PowerPoint " presentation up on slide share right now! I use Slide Share everyday to increase my personal knowledge about social media and consume whatever I can find related to nonprofits. I set up a nptech group there and have been tagging slide shows I've discovered that might be useful others with the nptech tag. it has definitely improved my slide shows.

NpTech Tag: Socially Responsible Idol, Nptech Meebo Chat at PDF Conference, and Personal Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While the meebo nptech chat room is chatting live during the PDF, a few tweets overheard on twitter anticipate the upcoming NetSquared Conference. NetSquared Community. for the NetSquared Conference (N2Y2) beginning on May 29th. Like last year, conference participants are introducing themselves on their NetSquared Blog. to raise an extra $500 for each of the 21 Netsquared Featured Projects. We're hearing some early tweets about Netsquared on twitter.

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. Despite a DOS attack this week on SlideShare, a couple of nonprofit techies managed to upload slide shows. Check out Joe Solomon's slides about how to use social media to build relationships. 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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Next Year's NTC in New Orleans is Here! I'm a session designer!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While there has been some excellent conversations in the past fews months, particularly the Netsquared ThinkTank , I haven't seen a lot of nonprofit case studies that share real life experience with measuring results from social media strategies. 10 powerpoint slides (visuals only) with each slide on the screen for 30 seconds.

TechSoup Global: Springing into Action

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup Global, NetSquared and Microsoft teamed up to launch the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest last November. Find out what else NetSquared was up to this spring in this roundup. Then you’ll create a short video (up to 90 seconds) or a five-image slide show to enter the challenge and win prizes donated by our sponsors. TechSoup Global has had a busy year so far with new ventures, exciting contests, and global recognition.

Member Round: While We Strategized

NTEN

Check out the slides and recording of his well-received presentation ! During the month of August, NetSquared wants to know your tips for creating a successful survey ! Flickr:hellojenuine Last week, the entire NTEN staff came together for a week of strategic planning. We want to make sure our programs, events, and content are the best they can be for our members. While we talked strategy, our members put their strategies into action – and used some cool technology along the way.

Many Uses of FriendFeed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For those of you who are wondering what the heck is an ignite presentation, it is a style of presenting where the speaker has 20 slides, mostly visual, and spends no more than 20 seconds explaining each one. What I love is the idea of setting up a private room for organizational listening that Laura suggests in the slide deck. How To Use FriendFeed To Keep Up On Nonprofits - (Netsquared). Many Uses Of Friendfeed. View more presentations from lnorvig.

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Being or Managing a Great Technical Volunteer

Tech Soup Blog

Over on the NetSquared blog , we've been running a great series of posts by Bari Samad about ways that nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries can leverage the power of human capital. The slides above are from a talk I gave last year at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. You can download the slides and handouts here.

9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was also an early member of Netsquared Community , another one of Marnie’s brilliant ideas that rocked the field. So making the audience part of the slide deck and inviting commentary surfaces the wisdom and knowledge in the room. These ideas are illustrated in the slides below. TechSoup Microsoft NGO Connection Day. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

#11NPD: Rethinking Movement Buildling

Tech Soup Blog

Moderated by NTEN membership director, former NetSquared organizer, and friend of TechSoup Amy Sample Ward , "Rethinking Movement Buildling" brought together three luminaries from organizations whose stock-in-trade are movements to promote social change. With social media sites like Twitter and Facebook and initiatives like NetSquared, it's easier than ever to gain supporters and get people collaborating around movements.

Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

Your first slide should let people know that the meeting will be starting shortly. uploaded by Beth Kanter Cross-posted from NetSquared I'm teaching my first webinar for a client in a couple weeks. Wahoo! I've been doing some research on how to present a successful webinar, and thought I'd share what I've learned. For folks who are unfamiliar with webinars, they are online classes where participants watch the speaker's presentation on the web, while listening to it via their phone.

NpTech Tag Summary: Putting the U in YouTube, Some Cool Events, and Electronic Sheep Dreams

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Slide Share Show, " Putting the U in YouTube " although geared for higher education institutions provides some really good practical marketing tips for social networking sites that should be useful for nonprofits too. NetSquared. Netsquared Featured projects receive grant awards ! GoogleEarth launches Nonprofit Outreach Program via the NTEN blog and NetSquared community blog.

Social Networks for Social Change: Ivan Boothe Knows What He Is Talking About!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

tags: fundraising advocacy ) I was lucky enough to meet Ivan Boothe at the first (or maybe second) Netsquared Conference back in 2005 and have been following his work for years. So he cautioned me that some of the information might not be entirely up to date that he shared on listserv including a pointer to his awesome slide show with audio. Using Social Networks for Social Change: Facebook, MySpace and More View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: This Week in NPTech

NTEN

And we can't forget to highlight the fact that TechSoup 's NetSquared Mashup Challenge helps encourage, spread the news about, and fund this type of work each year. You can grab the slides and read her notes and commentary on her blog post.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

Moderator: Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. See the slide deck below and notes from the panelists: WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore. I see on the slides different services, is there one comprehensive program where we can manage everything? Also posted on the Frogloop blog for nonprofits here. Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Party Metaphors, Conversations, and A Few Good Links

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This slide show from Common Craft uses a party as a metaphor for online community. Conversation Tracking in the NpTech Space There quite a blog buzz about the need for a Netsquared European Remix going on. Check out this presentation from Slide Share that uses the Wizard of Oz to explain Web2.0. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary