Facebook Campaigning in Romania

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this summer, I had the huge privilege to visit Romania and help with the Local Philanthropy Workshop. The social impact landscape in Romania is complex and exciting – you can see struggle and hope, fear and enthusiasm mixed in every conversation and every presentation. I also had the chance to provide a couple presentations to the NGO track, one focused specifically on using facebook for campaigning in Romania.

Content Curation Tweet Chat with TechSoup Romania on December 21st

Tech Soup Blog

Pacific time as we co-host a live tweet chat with our partner TechSoup Romania on the up-and-coming topic of curation. Tweet Chat: Content Curation Wednesday, December 21st at 9 a.m. Pacific time ( check your time zone ) Hashtag: # tschat Hosts: @ TechSoup , @ TechSoupRo. With so many people creating content and an overwhelming amount of information available, how do you know what's important or from trusted sources? Join us Wednesday, December 21, at 9 a.m.

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Asociatia Ihtis: A Center for Independent Living in Romania

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I admire their passion and their drive to build one of the first independent living centers in Romania, IHTIS. This video made me cry. I got meet Mihaela Mihaescu and her mother today. The goal is to get $1 from 350,000 people to support this program. They plan to make it viral. It was very moving. I will be preparing a separate post about this project. Below is a clip describing the fundraising campaign.

Reflections on the Social Media Game in Romania

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am here in Romania for a conference hosted by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program. I leave Romania early in the morning and I'm probably too tired to be writing something called a reflection, but I better do it now or risk loosing it. I was nervous because I've never been to Romania, so I didn't have a lot of time or a frame of reference to tweak and customize. Romania Game View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

Restart Romania Social Justice Challenge Spotlights User-Generated Content

Tech Soup Blog

To get diverse perspectives from TechSoup Global staff about user-generated content, we asked Marc Manashil, Community Evangelist for NetSquared, to share how challenges like Restart Romania enable users to get engaged at all levels. However, Restart Romania was our very first regional challenge organized around locally-specific issues and their citizen-powered solutions. Restart Romania: A Spectrum of Engagement. By all accounts, Restart Romania was a huge success.

Social Media, Nonprofits, and Romania - Night Before the Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you've been following my blog, I arrived in Romania last night after 32 hours in transit from Miami, including a 8 hour layover in Heathrow. to do a presentation and facilitate a workshop on strategy which will include the Romania version of the Social Media Game. I am here for a conference sponsored by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program.

Live Blogging ONG Web 2.0 Conference in Romania sponsored by the Soros Foundation in Bucharest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am here in Romania for a conference hosted by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program. Social Media, NGOs, and Romania View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. A rating of 100 or more is considered good in Romania. Presented a case study of Catalogul Societatii Civile - which is a large portal site for NGOS in Romania. Goal is to provide web presence for most ngos in Romania.

Great reads from around the web on October 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Tags: roundup bookmarks cee facebook fundraising future giving internet list net2-recommends nptech philanthropy postalicious resources romania technology trends video women 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). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

CyberGhostVPN Review

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CyberGhost is a Romania based VPN service that offers a ton of features. They use a 256-bit encryption, have over 3900 servers and offer a 45-day money back guarantee! Cyberghost is a very popular VPN service that offers some fantastic features. The platform offers both a free VPN and a paid version that gets heavily. The post CyberGhostVPN Review appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Private VPN Service

Taking Social Media to Saudi

Amy Sample Ward

As I reflect on the trip, the course specifically, and the conversations students and staff had with me, I am reminded in many ways of the event I helped with a few years ago in Romania. Whether in my workshops in Romania or in Saudi (or in NYC), I’m often asking myself, “haven’t we had this conversation before?”

Harnessing Office 365 to Send Every Child to Preschool

Tech Soup Blog

OvidiuRo's story began in 2001, when Maria Gheorghiu and Leslie Hawke were helping poor women from the ghettos of Bacau, a small city in Romania. In Romania, the monthly child allowance, which is unconditional, is €10, so this significantly increases the amount a destitute family has for food. The program's remarkable results have led OvidiuRo to advocate for making parent incentives for gradinita attendance available to all impoverished children in Romania.

Blogging and Streaming My Layover in Heathrow

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm doing a whirlwind in 7 days - Boston - Miami - London - Romania - Miami - Boston. After my time was up, I took the bus back to Terminal 5 and eat something and then boarded my flight to Romania. If you ever go to Romania, and need to take taxi into town - don't let any "official tax drivers" fool you. It is 2:00 am Romania time, but 7:00 PM east coast time. show up here in Romania or they are different.

Announcing The Art of Relevance Audiobook! Get Your for Free Today.

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Last year, when I released The Art of Relevance , people asked if there was an audiobook version in the works. It honestly hadn't crossed my mind. Since then, I've learned how many people read books with their ears instead of their eyes. I knew if I wanted to make the book relevant and accessible, I should get on it. So I am thrilled to announce that The Art of Relevance audiobook is now available for YOU to listen to on Audible , Amazon , and iTunes.

Harnessing Office 365 to Send Every Child to Preschool

Tech Soup Blog

OvidiuRo's story began in 2001, when Maria Gheorghiu and Leslie Hawke were helping poor women from the ghettos of Bacau, a small city in Romania. In Romania, the monthly child allowance, which is unconditional, is €10, so this significantly increases the amount a destitute family has for food. The program's remarkable results have led OvidiuRo to advocate for making parent incentives for gradinita attendance available to all impoverished children in Romania.

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

Chris Worman, senior director of alliances and community engagement at TechSoup, founded TechSoup Romania and was heavily involved in ReStart Romania and TechSoup's other open community challenges. According to Worman, the first of the ReStart Challenges, ReStart Romania, was launched via a website and offline events held in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations. Video : TechSoup Romania.

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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Upcoming Nonprofits Live on June 20: Leveraging Social Media for Nonprofit Events

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Previously, she produced the North American Social Media Marketing and Monitoring conference series for Our Social Times and Influence People and started a web development and social media business, which leveraged an international team across India, Romania, and the US. Event planners need to understand how to leverage social media tools and platforms to reach potential attendees and maximize engagement in their communities.

The Social Web is Not Flat

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've played the game outside of the US - bringing it to Cambodia, UK, Australia, and Romania. In less than 24 hours, I will be boarding a plane bound for Mumbai to present at the NASSCOM conference called NASSCOM India Leadership where I'll be on a panel on NGO and Social Media as well as lead a discussion at an unconference on whether CEO/Executive Director's should use social media.

Community-Building Tweet Chat on July 17: Contests and Challenges

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Our annual Digital Storytelling Challenge , Restart Romania , and NetSquared challenges are just a few examples of how we get our community members engaged at multiple levels. Here at TechSoup, we know that contests and challenges are an excellent way to marshal the enthusiasm and talent of our community. Interested in learning how to best use contests and challenges to activate your own community? Join us on Tuesday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m.

You're Invited to TechSoup Global's Digital Storytelling Awards and Screening Party

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Whether you live in San Francisco, Australia, or Romania, we’d love for you to join us! In this year's Third Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge , powered by Lights. Camera. more than 200 nonprofits, libraries, and NGOs from 25 countries submitted one-minute videos and five-photo slideshows to showcase the impact they are making on their respective communities. There was an overwhelming amount of talent and stories shared through the contest!

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge Global Tweet Chat Recap

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Romania: TechSoup Romania took over to discuss how to tell your story in six words with Georgiana Ilie , journalist and storytelling trainer. On Monday, April 16, TechSoup took its Digital Storytelling global with a full-day tweet chat spanning 10 time zones. Each tweet chat covered a different facet of digital storytelling and featured storytelling experts and nonprofit and library participants.

You're Invited! TechSoup Digital Storytelling Awards Screening Party

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Whether you live in San Francisco, Australia, or Romania, we’d love for you to join us! In this year's Third Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge , powered by Lights. Camera. over 200 nonprofits, libraries, and NGOs from 25 countries worldwide submitted one-minute videos and five-photo slideshows to showcase the impact they are making on their respective communities. We were overwhelmed with the talent and stories you all shared with us!

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, January 1-12

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Get great content curation tips in Susan's recap of the TechSoup and TechSoup Romania's tweet chat. Here's what we've been talking about so far this year. From the TechSoup Community. TechSoup Blog. Guest blogger Grant Howe, VP of research and development for Sage North America's nonprofit solutions, kicks off a series of posts about providing great IT leadership.

Personal Democracy Forum 2012 Discount for TechSoup Community

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We’re especially proud that TechSoup’s own Chris Worman , Director of Communications and Special Projects, TechSoup Europe, will be speaking about his experience organizing the successful Restart Romania social justice technology challenge project. The Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) 2012 conference is June 11-12 in New York. And lucky you! Our friends at PDF are offering a special 20% discount to the whole TechSoup community. About PDF.

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Scrappy VS Strategic: Is there a generational divide in nonprofits around how to innovate using new technology?

Beth Kanter

As of this writing, there are 13 responses (ok, two are from me) from people who work (in some cases lead) the Morino Institute, Random Hacks of Kindness, TechSoup Romania, CROS, Meedan, the Gates Foundation, Beth Kanter, Campus Party USA, Vulcan Labs, and Fundacja TechSoup/Warsaw Social Hackathon. What I don’t love is the lack of data they face, lack of support in nailing down specific problems, and that they have to go back to school on Monday. ” — Chris Worman , Restart Romania.

Social Media Game: Kentucky Derby Remix for CNPE Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On the road again for the next couple of weeks, including a trip to Romania. In Romania, the version I'll create will be for blogging strategies Center for Nonprofit Excellent Workshop View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: nptech nonprofits ). I'm facilitating a couple of workshops as part of the Social Media track for annual conference for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville, KY. I'm doing two workshops.

I'm Headed for Nasscom Foundation's Indian Leadership Forum in Mumbai

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'll be adapting my Social Media Strategy workshop which has traveled to Romania , Australia , and Cambodia. The Nasscom Foundation in India is the epicenter of nonprofit technology and social innovation. They are hosting the Global CSR track at the Indian Leadership Forum in Mumbai Feb 9-11. I'll not only be speaking at the conference and CSR Track, but will be leading two workshops for NGO and CSR practitioners.

The Future of Fundraising, Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

The Restart Romania challenge resulted in citizens proposing technological solutions to a range of real world problems such as corruption in the medical system. TechSoup hosted its first ever Nonprofits Live. on the Future of Fundraising back in 2011. The episode examined some of the ways technology and social media can be harnessed to support causes. Only one year later, much has changed. Social media adoption continues to grow and technology becomes more accessible.

Apping Out Illegal Waste: Free Download to Target Illegal Dumps

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In Romania, Let’s Do It: [link] people used TrashOut to map all illegal dumps and mapped also dead horse: https://www.trashout.me/illegal-dump/6599659631935488. Written by Daniel Ben-Horin, Founder and Chief Instigator, TechSoup Global. The Problem. Illegal dumping can be viewed in two ways. On the most basic level, illegal dumping confronts us with garbage in public spaces, which is unpleasant and unhealthy.

Content Curation Tweet Chat Recap

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Last month, TechSoup and TechSoup Romania's hourlong tweet chat explored content curation and the best tools for it. Susan Chavez is a blogger for TechSoup's Online Community team. Technology has made it easier than ever to access a wide range of information, but what’s the best way to sort through it all? The best advice is to take a tip from libraries and museums and curate all that information.

Social Media and Community-Building Tips from Not For Sale's Sarah Potts

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Not For Sale operates in Peru, the Netherlands, India, South Africa, and Romania. Please listen to me. I'd like to tell you about the worst thing you've ever imagined. According to anti-trafficking organization Not For Sale , human trafficking is a $32 billion industry, enslaving more than 30 million individuals worldwide. How do you talk about the enslavement of 30 million people in just 140 characters or in a simple Facebook post?

Activate Your Community with Contests and Challenges: CommBuild Chat Recap

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The chat participants drew on experiences from notable nonprofit challenges such as the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge , Restart Romania , and Twive and Receive , among others. Using contests and challenges to engage communities was the topic of the July 17 edition of the weekly CommBuild chat. The chat, facilitated by by TechSoup online community manager, Michael DeLong, included helpful advice learned by participants who have run contests.

Building Refurbished Computers with Volunteers at InterConnection

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We got to know Charles Brennick much better in the course of working together on a Microsoft IT equipment donation to NGOs in Romania a couple of years ago. This week we’d like to introduce you to a unique TechSoup Refurbished Computer Initiative. partner, InterConnection, a nonprofit computer refurbisher in Seattle. What, you may ask, makes InterConnection unique? I’m so glad you asked.

The Networked NGO: Translating the Networked Nonprofit and 1-11-11 Club

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve had the opportunity to work in Canada, Australia, Cambodia, Romania, India, UK, and Africa and enjoy the extra dimension of understanding different cultures as part of the instructional and learning process. Networked NGO. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. This year my birthday (Jan. 11) was very special indeed and not only because the date had all ones: 1-11-11. But, I’ll get to birthday fun in a minute.

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Turning City Data into Apps with Apps4Warsaw

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Because of TechSoup Europe's involvement in other app challenges, such as Restart Romania and Community Boost_r , the organization has experience in this work. What happens when you combine local government, open data, and creative and tech-savvy citizens? Apps4Warsaw. Led by TechSoup Europe , Apps4Warsaw challenged Warsaw's tech-for-good community members to create useful technology for their neighbors using city open datasets. A Contest Built on City Data.

Social Media Tips from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

Read a recap of TechSoup and TechSoup Romania's Tweet Chat , which explored content curation and discussed the best tools for it. By now, you've probably heard all the benefits of building a social media presence on Facebook or Twitter. So what's the secret to maintaining a popular Facebook profile or Twitter account? We've compiled a list of resources including articles, blog posts, webinars, and case studies on best social media practices from our global network.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth Kanter

Previously, she produced Our Social Times and Influence People’s North American Social Media Marketing and Monitoring conference series and started a web development and social media business, which leveraged an international team of programmers and designers across India, Romania, and the US. Note from Beth: “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” is getting a lot of good feedback as people read and apply the ideas in the book.

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

Tech Soup Blog

This is similar to the success of projects like Restart Romania in which social activists got help to develop online tools to address corruption in high places, and also a national website for tracking medication shortages in Romania. I posted some nonprofit technology trends and news late last month, but found some late breaking nptech news items I wanted to add.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Tech Soup Blog

Previously, she produced the Our Social Times and Influence People’s North American Social Media Marketing and Monitoring conference series and started a web development and social media business, which leveraged an international team of programmers and designers across India, Romania, and the U.S. This guest post was authored by Ritu Sharma, Social Media for Nonprofits co-founder and executive director.

TechSoup Global: Springing into Action

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The ReStart Romania. TechSoup Global has had a busy year so far with new ventures, exciting contests, and global recognition. Here's peek into what we've been up to: TechSoup Global has two new posts on the Markets for Good blog, an effort by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Liquidnet to improve the system for generating, sharing, and acting upon data and information in the social sector.

Good Ram Gone Bad On My Dell Desktop: OMG

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm presenting and doing a workshop in Romania and then will be flying back to Boston via Miami to present at the Technology Affinity Group (Foundation IT folks) Conference. That's under the hood of my DELL Precision Desktop 470 that will be three years old next week and thank god I have the GOLD Tech support because I just had the RAM or rather the RAM sockets on the motherboard go bad. (see

NCVO and TAG Conference Presentations and Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The week before I went from Boston to Miami to Romania and flew back to Boston via Miami to present at the TAG Conference. The day before I had come in from Romania and attended the plenary session which provided an excellent primer and audience research. NCVO View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: information socialmedia ). The last couple of months have been busy with conferences, workshops, and travel.

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Social Media Tips from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

Read a recap of TechSoup and TechSoup Romania's Tweet Chat , which explored content curation and discussed the best tools for it. By now, you've probably heard all the benefits of building a social media presence on Facebook or Twitter. So what's the secret to maintaining a popular Facebook profile or Twitter account? We've compiled a list of resources including articles, blog posts, webinars, and case studies on best social media practices from our global network.