A View of the Cloud from Poland

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Poland is the ninth largest country in Europe with a population roughly equivalent to California (37 million). The country has one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union; GDP per capita in Poland, however, is 61% of the EU average. Here is her view of the cloud from Poland. During the month of October, join TechSoup.org and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign.

TechSoup Global Condolences for People of Poland, After Tragedy

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One of TechSoup Global's key endeavors in becoming a global organization for social change, was in establishing a new office in Warsaw, Poland two years ago. Our incredible staff there have worked with corporate partners, trusted foundations, and key government agences in Poland and throughout Europe to expand the reach and benefits of technology for NGOs and social sectors. I am sure the strength of character of Poland will come through again in these difficult times.

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Mobility: We Cannot Afford Not to Take Advantage of It

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501techclub mobile Mobile poland sektor 3.0 Tomas Wojciechowski. Editor in Chief. Technologie.ngo.pl. Use of mobile technology is exponentially increasing around the world. Are the world's nonprofits keeping up? Explore ways nonprofits can build mobile technology into their mission-based work, and discover what the organizers of the Sektor 3.0 Conference in May are planning to do to get there. Mobile technology has revolutionized the means of communication.

20+ Best Kickass Torrents Alternatives & KAT Proxy 2020

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Department of Justice in Poland. Kickass Torrents’ legal issues dating back to 2016 when the website was taken down and the owner arrested by the U.S. The site has tried to make a comeback using domain names such as kickasstorrents.com, kickass.to, kat.ph, kat.sx, and so on, all of which have been continually taken down. Kickass. The post 20+ Best Kickass Torrents Alternatives & KAT Proxy 2020 appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Top List

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

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Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

Little Penguins, Big Drama: Lessons on How to Go Viral from the National Aquarium of New Zealand

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We received votes from all over the world including Iceland, Estonia, Israel, Germany, Poland, Chile, England, Brazil and Australia, with the most international votes coming from the United States. It’s always helpful to get inspiration and learn from other organizations in your industry. I learned early in my career that you don’t always have to start from scratch; it can be just as effective to see what others are doing and put your own spin on it.

"A World of Good" on FRONTLINE/World Dec 25

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December 25th, 9 PM EST, Frontline/World will be re-broadcasting four "do good" stories about Kiva in Uganda, PlayPumps in South Africa, the Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Poland, and Juan Quezada and Mata Ortiz pottery in Mexico.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

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She attended the LocalisationDev event last week in Poland and got a great deal out of it. Laptops roasting by a wood fire. Imagine if you will, a group of free/open-source software internationalization/translation/localization evangelists gathered in an artist's studio in snow-covered Warsaw, heated by a wood-stove, but with high-speed wireless internet access! That's the report I had today from Anna Berns, who is a product manager for our Martus Project.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Poland / Price TBA. The annual conference PDF Poland-Central Eastern Europe has become the biggest European event devoted to technology, democracy and civic engagement providing space of debate for participants from more than 25 countries. Poland. In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

Sustaining Innovation (in Many Different Situations)

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Last week, I sat on the jury for the first Cultural Innovation International Prize given by the Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona , and this week, I'm offering a workshop for museum professionals across Poland participating together in a "Museum Lab" in Warsaw. I'm in Europe right now, on a mix of vacation and work. The work is focused on "innovation."

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

SocialFish

Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. From We Are Social Singapore.

A Huge Thank You and My Next Steps

Amy Sample Ward

To all those that I had the distinct pleasure to work with in England (William, Richard, Sarah and others), Romania (Chris, Ruxandra, Zoltan and others) and Poland (Nick, Kris, Adam, Svetlana, Ellen, and others). As you may have seen posted at the beginning of this month, I’m about to embark on the next adventure. But, before I get to that, I want to say thank you.

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Refugee Response: TechSoup's New Online Technology Resource for NGOs Helping Refugees

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Refugee Response is a project of TechSoup Europe in Warsaw, Poland. TechSoup is proud celebrate World Refugee Day by announcing a new humanitarian project that that we're doing in Europe and the Middle East. It's called Refugee Response , and it's a project in cooperation with Microsoft to respond to the refugee crisis. Refugee Response is an online technology informational resource that provides technology-related support for NGOs that serve refugees.

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Beth Kanter

This year, I will do master classes in London, Croatia, and Poland. Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and carry meaning. Our family has several New Year’s rituals, including a nature hike. This year we hiked by Pacific Ocean near Moss Bay.(Pictured Pictured above).

Nonprofit Technology Meetings In Your Community

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Warsaw, Poland: Open Access. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries there’s probably a Net2Local group near you (but if there isn’t we’d love to help you start a new meetup.) :-). Ever wanted to discover the art of transmedia? Or determine if Office 365 is right for your organization?

The #FutureOfBusiness: Employees Will Rule

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When asked the same question, respondents from countries representing Poland, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, etc. This is the final in a series about the #FutureOfBusiness that highlights the impending shift in organizational change. In my first post, Will The #FutureOfBusiness Radically Change Everything As We Know It?

Join Our 24-Hour Round-the-World Twitter Chat

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POLAND. Since our last storytelling Twitter chat , both the opportunities and challenges in producing a great digital story have increased. Tools are easier than ever to get and learn how to use, which has driven the rise of citizen journalism. More stories flooding our social media airwaves mean that it's increasingly difficult to get a non-visual story heard.

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Stick To Our Knitting? What Is TechSoup?

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Fundacja TechSoup (based in Warsaw, Poland) also runs Apps4Cities technology challenges that leverage open data to increase civic engagement in the region. In a recent blog post , in which our nonprofit, TechSoup, advocated for Net Neutrality, there were several responses that have an interestingly identical structure: (a) Government should stay out of the Internet; (b) There are technical issues involved that TechSoup does not understand; and. (c)

TechSoup's Netsquared Organizers Win 2015 NTENny Awards

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He supports people in countries as far-flung as Australia, Poland, and Uganda. Each year, NTEN recognizes some of its brightest members who have offered their time, talents, and wisdom to generally "amp up the awesome" of the nonprofit technology sector. This year Netsquared's own Eli van der Giessen, Birgit Pauli-Haack, and Regina Walton won NTENny awards, as well as Lauren Girardin and our beloved colleague, Michael DeLong, who passed away this past year.

NetSquared October Event Preview

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Warsaw, Poland: NetWtorek meetup. Last month was a monster for NetSquared - we held 48 events during Social Media September , including 14 workshops and nine social media surgeries. October promises to be a bit quieter — we’re going to relax and eat candy. But we are prepared for Halloween, since we spent the month in costume dressed as (social media) surgeons! October’s NetSquared Events. Find your closest NetSquared group on our global map.

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Beth Kanter

As part of the curriculum development, we needed to have meetings with our trainers, some who are here in the US, but also with our partners in the Ukraine and one from Poland. Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings. We covered the best practices of meetings , both face-to-face and virtual meetings.

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

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Warsaw, Poland: NETWTOREK AFTER THE HOLIDAYS. We’re half way into Social Media September , but we’re just getting started! 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. Join our global tweet chat on September 18 to discover the latest in social media best practices.

Together We're Stronger: NetSquared in June

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Warsaw, Poland: Koniec sezonu 2013/2014. Webinars are awesome, and so are blog posts. But there’s a special magic that happens when we get face-to-face, which is why each month NetSquared organizers in 50 cities across the globe host workshops and socials for the nonprofit tech community.

Metro4All — Making All Metro Systems Accessible

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It is now a diverse international group with team members in Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, and the U.S. Ever since the Independent Living Movement began to emerge in the 1960s to empower people with disabilities, more and more of the world has become accessible. Subways and metro stations remain a problem. Someone in a wheelchair often has no way of knowing what obstacles await — until now. Meet the Russian social enterprise, Metro4All.

Events Roundup: NetSquared Loves You this February

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Warsaw, Poland: e-volunteering. Every month NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries there’s probably a Net2Local group near you (but if there isn’t we’d love to help you start a new meetup.) :-). Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self-sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners.

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

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Warsaw, Poland: KRYPTWTOREK, CZYLI WARSZTATY Z BEZPIECZNEGO EMAILA. If you want to learn how nonprofits can use technology to advance their mission and generally be more effective and efficient TechSoup has got you covered with their blog and webinars. But many of us find that we learn better when we get into the same room with our peers to ask questions, gossip and build relationships.

Your NetSquared Holiday Gift!

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Warsaw, Poland: NetWtorek meetup. NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good. Our events are powered by a global network of volunteers dedicated to building strong, self sufficient local communities of nonprofit technology practitioners. Net2Local organizers plan events because they have skills to share, want to give back and want to make the world a better place.

The Deep Learning When Nonprofit Techies Get Together

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Warsaw, Poland: NetWtorek o kampaniach spo?ecznych (Please visit the site to view this video). NetSquared DC's Roshani Kothari on why she loves NetSquared. I've just returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin and I'm pumped! 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.

Cloud Computing Worldwide

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A View of the Cloud from Poland Alicja Peszkowska of Fundacja TechSoup (TechSoup Global's European headquarters in Warsaw) observes that although most Polish NGOs use some cloud-based tools, most of them haven't explored the cloud's full potential. All this month, join TechSoup.org and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign.

This Just In: Wireless Headsets from Headsets.com

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Here in TechSoup’s San Francisco office, we use audio conferencing every day to talk with people working remotely, in the Bay Area, plus staff based in New York or Seattle, and often London or Poland. Cut the cord with discounted Sennheiser OfficeRunner wireless headsets , now available to eligible nonprofits and public libraries at TechSoup. These headsets work with almost all office phones ( VoIP and PBX ), and can be used for both telephone and PC connections.

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Mobile Applications for Beginners

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This article originally appeared in Polish on Fundacja TechSoup , TechSoup's European partner in Warsaw, Poland. This guest post was authored by Zuzanna Sta?ska, ska, an art historian interested in museums, education, and new technologies. She has created educational mobile apps for teaching art history and is the organizer of the Polish edition of Free Arts Day. According to a statistic, 35 percent of Poles own a mobile phone. That's quite a lot, isn't it?

NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Warsaw, Poland: Zrób to sam(a) lub z innymi — NetWtorek o Hackerspace Warszawa. 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!

Audio Conferencing from BetterWorld

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Here in TechSoup's San Francisco office, we use audio conferencing every day to talk with people working remotely, in the Bay Area, plus staff based in New York or Seattle, and often London or Poland. Collaborate on conference calls using your existing phone system with BetterWorld's audio conferencing service.

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NetSquared's November Community Events for Nonprofit Techies

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Warsaw, Poland: Zrób to sam(a) lub z innymi — NetWtorek o Hackerspace Warszawa. 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!

2013 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

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Countries represented: 13 (US, Canada, UK, Korea, Australia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, Nepal, Mexico, and Ghana). Whew, what an NTC! Now that we''ve had a chance to catch a cat (dog?) nap and dusted the snow off, we want to share the huge outpouring of blog posts, videos, pictures, and other media from the NTEN community. We''ve been reading, reflecting, getting inspired, and learning a lot from all of you.

#Storymakers2014 Global Tweet Chat Explodes with Knowledge

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The focus moved to examples of powerful storytelling such as: Afterward, the conversation moved to Poland, where Fundacja TechSoup focused on storytelling and data. On September 4, 2014, beginning at 3 p.m. in Auckland, New Zealand, TechSoup hosted a #Storymakers2014 global discussion via Twitter. As the conversation moved east around the globe, we witnessed an explosion of storytelling knowledge.

NetSquared in May: Healthy as an Ox

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Warsaw, Poland: CiviCRM – spotkanie o tym jak zarz?dza? June already? 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. Our organizers hold monthly offline events for anyone interested in the connection of technology and social impact.

2013 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

NTEN

Countries represented: 13 (US, Canada, UK, Korea, Australia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, Nepal, Mexico, and Ghana). Whew, what an NTC! Now that we''ve had a chance to catch a cat (dog?) nap and dusted the snow off, we want to share the huge outpouring of blog posts, videos, pictures, and other media from the NTEN community. We''ve been reading, reflecting, getting inspired, and learning a lot from all of you.

Cloud Computing Worldwide

Tech Soup Blog

A View of the Cloud from Poland Alicja Peszkowska of Fundacja TechSoup (TechSoup Global's European headquarters in Warsaw) observes that although most Polish NGOs use some cloud-based tools, most of them haven't explored the cloud's full potential. All this month, join TechSoup.org and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign.

TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

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To be specific, they are our partners in Australia , New Zealand , Germany , France , Italy , India , Poland , and Romania. TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) has provided warrantied refurbished computers and other IT devices to nonprofits and libraries for seven years now. In taking stock of things this Earth week we thought we’d take a look at how far we’ve come.

Software to Grow Your Nonprofit

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Here in TechSoup’s San Francisco office, we use audio conferencing every day to talk with people working remotely, in the Bay Area, plus staff based in New York or Seattle, and often London or Poland. As a nonprofit ourselves, we at TechSoup know what it feels like when your organization starts to grow. On one hand, you’re able to help more people and expand the reach of your mission.

Nonprofit Technology News for May 2013: Free WiFi in Forbes Magazine and Braille Phones

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Fundacja TechSoup in Poland, in a close partnership with Dokukino and other local organizations from the Western Balkans, has launched open challenges for the best technology-based social projects that address transparency and accountability issues in the the Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia. I posted some nonprofit technology trends and news late last month, but found some late breaking nptech news items I wanted to add.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2013

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Fundacja TechSoup in Poland, in a close partnership with Dokukino and other local organizations from the Western Balkans, has launched open challenges for the best technology-based social projects that address transparency and accountability issues in the the Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia. It's time to catch up on some of the nonprofit technology trends and news once again.