Allen Gunn: Netsquared 2009: Making the Virtual Proximal

AFP Blog

Allen Gunn: Netsquared 2009: Making the Virtual Proximal: "As someone who organizes nonprofit technology events for a living, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what role live convenings should play in this ever-more virtually networked world. The Netsquared conference in San Jose last week gave me plenty of food for those particular thoughts

Announcing Virtual NetSquared Local: Participate from Anywhere!

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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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. " NetSquared Up Close and Personal.

NetSquared Events in May and June

Tech Soup Blog

Check out our full list of upcoming events below to get a taste of what NetSquared has to offer. May 31 : Latin America with Maria Zaghi of NetSquared Guatemala. Friday, June 20 : UK and Europe with Mel Findlater of NetSquared Cambridge. Portland, OR: Virtual Volunteering.

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. This Week’s NetSquared Events.

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

Tech Soup Blog

There are several ways for you to get involved in our social media for social good events no matter where you live, since our community is holding both live and virtual gatherings. Get answers to your tech challenges at a NetSquared meetup (see list below).

Susan Tenby: Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge

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Susan Tenby: Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge: "The event I'm describing was not a costume parade or a psychedelic dance party. It was a day-long 'Mixed Reality Lounge,' hosted by the NonProfit Commons, an online community initiative of nonprofit TechSoup Global -- and part of the NetSquared Conference in San Jose -- an annual gathering that brings people

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.

More on Virtual Worlds and Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lucy Bernholz has been thinking deeply about virtual worlds and philanthropy over the past few months. see her post about the virtual philanthropy simulator ) She shares some thoughts about what she thinks may happen after June 22, 2007 when The John D. MacArthur Foundation becomes the first foundation to leave behind the limitations of physical space and fly into virtual worlds. Why do this virtually?

Great reads from around the web on June 17th

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared Local Reaches 70 Groups Worldwide! NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org – "In the last two months, we've had 5 new NetSquared Local groups join the scene, bringing the new official number to 70 groups worldwide! " Facebook | The Networked Nonprofit Virtual Launch Party – "After more than a year of anticipation, on June 21 Beth Kanter and Allison Fine will release the Networked Nonprofit, published by Jossey-Bass.

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Storymakers 2014 Interactive Events

Tech Soup Blog

As part of Storymakers 2014, we offer a slate of interactive events including our global tweet-chat on September 4, 2014 and NetSquared meet-ups this August and September with storytelling workshops and presentations in your local community. Think of the tweet-chat as your virtual campfire!

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.

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. Find more ways to follow virtually from NTC-Live. NetSquared Office Hours. Have questions about NetSquared, Net Tuesdays or innovation Challenges? Tags: events 09ntc netsquared nten

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NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared Voting Deadline Extended. Due to some technical glitches , you now have 48 additional hours to figure out what 5-10 of the 150 fantastic social change and technology projects at Netsquared will receive your vote. Photo from Cambodia4kids.

A Conversation with TechSoup's Susan Tenby on Virtual Nonprofit Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TechSoup has set up a virtual office in Second Life and earlier this month hosted a mixed-reality event showcasing a new nonprofit directory. in SL), and they decided to revisit the virtual world. " Notes Susan, "We set some initial goals to achieve before the NetSquared conference (building the space, creating a notecard with information on it about what we are doing and who we are, creating a google group to discuss our plans with the group, etc.

Social Media for Social Good Events Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

While the rest of you have been enjoying the summer partying on the beach, TechSoup’s NetSquared organizers have been plotting and scheming in front of their computers. There are several virtual events scheduled, including a global tweet chat on September 18.

nfp 2.0 » Save the Children offers yak a Second Life

Rebooting Charity

Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

nfp 2.0 » A billboard of protest

Rebooting Charity

Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

Change 2.0 is out! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

version that now allows users to build a virtual PAC for candidates. Change.org’s new strategy will use people’s natural DIY proclivities and allow them to form their own virtual nonprofit advocacy group. For now, just ruminate a bit on the meaning of virtual PACs and how your nonprofit could use one.

Google Panopticon | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Google , homeless , nptech Google Panopticon 06.01.07 | 3192 2 Comments [link] Google+Panopticon 2007-06-01+16%3A08%3A27 Allan+Benamer A news channel has reported that a slain homeless man, Cornelius Van Der Vies, was sighted living on virtually in Google Street View. kizzat said: how does one live on, virtually?

nfp 2.0 » You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” (what, you don’t have one?)

Rebooting Charity

Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 It’s a particular crusade of mine to encourage not-for-profits to identify an internal champion (or recruit a virtual volunteer) to take on this role.

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).

Next #4Change Chat Topic: Volunteering

Amy Sample Ward

Article: NetSquared and the new wave of online volunteering. Virtual volunteering. Originally posted on the #4Change blog by Tash Judd. Social media and new technology are changing the way we recruit and manage volunteers. They’re also changing how we define the concept of volunteering.

Next #4Change Chat Topic: Volunteering

Amy Sample Ward

Article: NetSquared and the new wave of online volunteering. Virtual volunteering. Originally posted on the #4Change blog by Tash Judd. Social media and new technology are changing the way we recruit and manage volunteers. They’re also changing how we define the concept of volunteering.

Blog Day / OneWebDay /Blog Action Day 08/ Bloggers Unite

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and a listing of physical and virtual events go to onewebday.org and the OneWebDayWiki Blog Action Day 08 October 15 Bloggers, podcasters and vloggers post about the same issue on the same day to facilitate a global discussion. Lots of do-good bloggy "Days" coming up!

The Networked Nonprofit Book Arrived!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Virtual Book Launch. Hosted by NetSquared. Yesterday, an advanced copy of our book, The Networked Nonprofit , arrived. My son, Harry, who is in video making summer camp, decided to make a little movie of me opening the book!

iPhone Apps for Nonprofits

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GoPlanit.com's Pet Earth game where the earth is your virtual pet to take care of. This month's Net2ThinkTank question on NetSquared is, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?”

Level Up and Change the World: Gamification Apps

Tech Soup Blog

WeTopia is a Facebook game by Sojo Studios that lets players build a virtual city and earn currency called "Joy," which they can apply toward various nonprofits around the world. You might be able to find help from NetSquared , an initiative from TechSoup Global.

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Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

Keep the session interactive by providing places for people to ask and answer questions throughout the presentation whether by virtually raising their hands, chatting online, or having a discussion over the phone. uploaded by Beth Kanter Cross-posted from NetSquared

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. without leaving the virtual world!

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Nonprofits and Second Life and Other Games

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Susan Tenby from TechSoup demos the virtual TechSoup Office during the Netsquared Conference while Ruby Sinreich and Deborah Finn (Cyber-Yenta) blogged about it. The TechSoup Virtual Office at Second Life take by Jeska Linden. not virtual Tate Modern, though.)

Food Bloggers Unite for Good: Menu for Hope Starts Today

Have Fun - Do Good

Food bloggers were asked to contribute prizes to the campaign, and readers were asked to buy virtual raffle tickets. $17,000. That's how much food blogger, Pim Techamuanvivit of Chez Pim , raised for UNICEF in 2005. This year she is hoping to raise $25,000 for the UN World Food Programme.

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, February 13-19

Tech Soup Blog

Chris discusses virtualization with Monique Sendze of Johnson County Library. From TechSoup Global Labs: NetSquared. Here's the latest news and discussion from all of us at TechSoup Global. From the TechSoup Community: TechSoup Blog. Gil Martinez designs an installation to celebrate the launch of TechSoup Canada and the history of TechSoup Global. Come meet SonicLiving staff at next week's San Francisco Online Community Report MeetUp.

Data Digest: From Presidential Campaigns to Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

It originally appeared on NetSquared. Some of the pitfalls identified include blindspots, and biases in the data itself, which limits its utility and alienation of humanitarian workers from communities because of virtual interaction.

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Calling All Nonprofit Tagvocates!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the breakout sessions at The Netsquared Conference was on Tagging in the Nonprofit World at that session blogher Holly Ross of N-TEN asked a question. "How can we use tagging to make social change, not just organize our own work." " Holly Ross decided to organize one of the "Making It Happen" sessions on finding a way to address that goal. We had a small group and an amazing discussion.

Resource Roundup 11/13 | Idealware

Idealware

The Center for Disease Controls Second Life (Spare Change) A terrific, detailed case study about the Center for Disease Controls involvement in the online virtual world Second Life, with an emphasis on the outreach potential and the organizational politics of ventures like these. The State of Open Source software for Nonprofits (NetSquared) NetSquared has released (okay, a little belatedly) a podcast of the State of Open Source panel from their conference in the spring.

Networked Nonprofit Update: November

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I met “ichi&# virtually when he let me know about a Netsquared Japan meet up featuring the Networked Nonprofit. Flickr Photo by WiserEarth - WiserEarth's team from Around the World play Peek-A-Boo With Book.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: Last Week in March

NTEN

Speaking of the NTEN Superstars and the new book we wrote with them, you can hear from them directly at our virtual book release party -- and get questions answered, to boot. Don't forget that voting for the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Mobile Challenge, in partnership with TechSoup 's NetSquared Initiative, ends today, 3pm Pacific.

TechSoup Roundup of 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Tech Soup Blog

12 Nonprofit Technology Conference - An Outsider's Perspective from Alicja Peszkowska out of TechSoup Global's Warsaw office, writing on the NetSquared Blog. Virtual Teams and Online Collaboration.

NpTech Summary: Red T-Shirt Day - Supporting Monks, YouTube Nonprofit Channel, and Web2forDev Conference Reports

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There's a roundup of coverage on his Netsquared blog , including pointers to live blog posts like this one. More from Britt Bravo on Netsquared blog. Virtual drinks are very much needed on this Facebook profile.

TechSoup at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Tech Soup Blog

Virtual Teams and Online Collaboration. This session will describe the process of effectively bridging human connection in an increasingly virtual world by showcasing best practices and free tools for online collaboration and strategic solutions for greater productivity.

Notes from Google Earth Outreach at Net Tuesday

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week, at NetSquared's San Francisco Net Tuesday Meetup, Steve Miller, Product Manager, Google Earth Outreach spoke to a room of 50+ social changemakers and web innovators about how nonprofits can use Google Earth Outreach for their work.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NetSquared. Netsquared Featured projects receive grant awards ! " (At first, I thought the title might refer to Electric Sheep Company , a big player in virtual worlds, and that it would lead to some more reflections on the MacArthur Foundation's recent Philanthropy Event in Second Life. The essay has nothing to do with virtual worlds or interface design. GoogleEarth launches Nonprofit Outreach Program via the NTEN blog and NetSquared community blog.