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. The NetSquared website was itself designed to be a model Web 2.0 Wikipedia. " NetSquared Up Close and Personal. They eventually became hugely successful NetSquared Locals in several countries.

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. 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?

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Mashups with Social Impact for the NetSquared Mashup Challenge

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NetSquared, a project of TechSoup, is awarding a share of $100,000 in prize money, and a trip to the NetSquared Conference, to the top 20 winners of the NetSquared Mashup Challenge. Wikipedia defines a mashup as, "a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool." Via Britt Bravo Do you have an idea for how a mashup could be a tool for social change?

NetSquared Mashup Challenge: How Do You Combine Data for Social Change?

Have Fun - Do Good

As some of you know, part of my work is being the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of Tech Soup that facilitates the adoption of social web tools by nonprofits and NGOs. We're hosting a contest called the NetSquared Mashup Challenge that I wanted to let you know about, and am hoping that you'll pass on to social changemakers and web innovators in your community. NetSquared badges to put on your blog, web site or email signature. •

Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

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Your NetSquared organizers are gearing up for Social Media September , a month of social media for social good -themed events. Find your local #nptech tribe and consider sharing your skills as a volunteer surgeon by joining a NetSquared Local group. August’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Meetup Group Monthly Meetup. Washington, DC: NetSquared Meetup.

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The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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NetSquared DC's Roshani Kothari on why she loves NetSquared. I had the chance to connect with more than 25 NetSquared organizers during the week, and that face-to-face time was a powerful reminder of the deep learning that happens when nonprofit techies get together in a room. There are NetSquared groups in 50 cities who are dedicated to holding events for their local nonprofit technology communities. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group.

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. Guayaquil, Ecuador: The Guayaquil NetSquared Monthly Meetup.

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

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There is much much commentary and grieving taking place online as well as a memorial in SecondLife , and an article in Wikipedia. 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.

techSoup NetSquared Project to Remix Web for Social Change;

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Untitled Document : "TechSoup NetSquared Project to Remix Web for Social Change; Call for Participation in Using Web 2.0 29 (AScribe Newswire) -- CompuMentor's TechSoup (www.techsoup.org) today announced a call for participation in its Net2 ('NetSquared') ([link] project. to Transform Nonprofit Sector SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. It is the first-ever public dialog on fostering the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in the nonprofit sector.

Blackbaud tries to sell itself off as Software As a Service. using Googles Knol | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

As you may know, Google’s Knol is Google’s version of Wikipedia but with Google Ads and money being driven to the writer of each article. Compare the Knol article to the Wikipedia article on SaaS and you’ll see a striking difference in tone and external citations.

Part 2 of 2, Open API at the Laundromat: Towards a working definition of an open API | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Uses open standards To prevent vendor equivocation about this term, I’ll just resort to the Wikipedia definition of “open standards.&#

Great reads from around the web on April 8th

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Today, Wikipedia is the most widely used reference work in the world. Mobilizing online communities in the Face of Disaster: Tips … – "On the 12th of March, one day after the tragic earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan Ichi – Hiroyasu Ichikawa – the NetSquared Local organizer from Tokyo sent an e-mail to our NetSquared Local Organizer listserve asking for the best practices for mobilizing online communities in the time of a disaster.

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Be a Net2Builder!

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As I mentioned in my November 3rd post , I am working as a Community Builder with NetSquared , a project of Tech Soup. You can hear last month's speakers, Chris Messina from Flock , CompuMentor's Marnie Webb and yours truly, on the NetSquared Channel on Odeo. Finally, anyone who is registered on NetSquared can blog on the NetSquared blog about Net2 related things. I'm double blogging right now, here and on the NetSquared blog.

Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy

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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. " According to Wikipedia, the sharing economy (sometimes also referred to as the share economy, shared economy, mesh, collaborative economy, collaborative consumption) is a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical assets.

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NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Blog Buzz, NGOS at Demo 07, and Moulin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The offline wikipedia, Moulin. Marshall Kirkpatrick, longtime Netsquared blogger, is now working with Splashcast also at DEMO 07 this week. Check out this splashcast channel with a nonprofit theme created by Netsquared Blogger, Britt Bravo. Unthinkingly points us to the last mile wikipedia , a 400,000+ article no-images version of the wikipedia that fits snugly into a CD and launched by Geekcorps. Cross-posted at Netsquared

Campus Party H4SB — Hacking for Something Better Coming to US in 2012

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For more information, here’s the Campus Party Wikipedia Page and here’s a BBC report on a Brazilian Campus Party.). The TechSoup Global Network , NetSquared, GuideStar International, and NGOsource projects facilitate philanthropic support, data transparency and shared innovation around the world. Photos by Jamie Stobie and used with permission from the photographer.

People of the Year: US

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The you that writes blogs, creates podcasts, shares open source applications, creates entries on Wikipedia, posts videos on YouTube, meets friends on MySpace and chats with avatars on Second Life. This post was written for the NetSquared blog. "But look at 2006 through a different lens and you'll see another story, one that isn't about conflict or great men. It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.

Many Uses of FriendFeed

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For more details, see this wikipedia entry. How To Use FriendFeed To Keep Up On Nonprofits - (Netsquared). Many Uses Of Friendfeed. View more presentations from lnorvig. Laura Norvig gave me a sneak peak at her ingite presentation for NTC Ignite called the Many Uses of FriendFeed. I'm looking forward to hearing her give the talk.

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

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NetSquared. Netsquared Featured projects receive grant awards ! GoogleEarth launches Nonprofit Outreach Program via the NTEN blog and NetSquared community blog. Bridge To Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference Washington, DC 7/8/07-7/10/07 NP.IT: Midsummer Mixer at Google Headquarters in collaboration with NTEN Mountain View, CA 7/12/07 Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales, Wikipedia Founder San Francisco, CA 7/18/07.

NpTech Tag Summary: Free Ranger Rick, Green Geekery, and Blog Day is Next Week!

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News from Nigeria via the Netsquared blog. Video, Wikis, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networking Wikiscan let's you see who is editing wikipedia as mentioned in a recent Wired Magazine article. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary Ranger Rick, the persona of the National Wildlife Federation , has been banished from Facebook!

NpTech Tag Summary: Scarcity Thinking, Social Network Fragmentation?, and Engagement Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Netsquared Net Tuesday next week in SF is about " How Nonprofits Can Use And Build Online Social Networks ," featuring speakers from Change.org and Ning. over at her Netsquared blog about adoption of blogs and wikis in an organizational context and how these tools further organizational mission. Finally an interesting question over at Netsquared from Cauzoo, " Bells and Whistles, Do They Help you Get Heard ?" Check this out - NTEN's Wikipedia entry !

Part 1 of 2: Open API meets the laundromat | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In its general, Wikipedia definition , an API does not imply something like a.csv file dump from an application.

Techsoup Is Hit By SQL Injection Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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If you want to know what a SQL injection attack is and how to stop it, check out the Wikipedia article.

Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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For more information about buffer overflow attacks, there are quite good explanations at this Windows Security site and at Wikipedia.

Economy 2.0 and “consumer philanthropy” = my startup | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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You can build a pyramid of knowledge like Wikipedia by literally parsing out all the bricklaying and cement mixing over millions of hours of donated time.

Project Agape + Facebook = ??? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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From Wikipedia “Sharecropping typically involves a relatively richer owner of the land and a poorer agricultural worker or farmer; although the reverse relationship, in which a poor landlord leases out to a rich tenant[2] also exists.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wikipedia , the online open-community encyclopedia, is the most well known. Netsquared Conference Mashup Panel. Next week I'm doing a Webinar for Extension Professionals , a remix of 10 Steps to Association 2.0 which was a remix of Marnie Webb 's Ten Ways Nonprofits Can Change the World. I'm having to quiet some inner Gollums while working on the presentation materials. I'm nervous.

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NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

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Britt Bravo asks us to encourage people we know working on a social impact technology project to nominate their project for Netsquared Innovation Fund Award. via Social Signal comes a suggestion to nonprofits to start monitoring their organization's Wikipedia entry because they often rank at or near the top of Google search results. Gavin's NpTech Timeline in SlideShare. It's The People Behind The Tags! Steven Cliff's Notes - Saving Internet 1.0

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