Content Curation Tweet Chat with TechSoup Romania on December 21st

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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.

So, You’re Thinking About Blogging? How To: Create a Blog for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, I had the unique privilege to help facilitate The Local Philanthropy Workshop with the TechSoup Romania team. The social media/technology landscape in Romania is very interesting – with a diverse set of issues, struggles and opportunities.

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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.

Restart Romania Social Justice Challenge Spotlights User-Generated Content

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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. Restart Romania: A Spectrum of Engagement.

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.

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

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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. Video : TechSoup Romania.

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

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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.

Harnessing Office 365 to Send Every Child to Preschool

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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. Last year the NGO accessed Office 365 for nonprofits with the help of TechSoup 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.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Harnessing Office 365 to Send Every Child to Preschool

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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. Last year the NGO accessed Office 365 for nonprofits with the help of 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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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.

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!

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

The Future of Fundraising, Part Two

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

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Whether you are teaching a community about sustainable agriculture in Colorado or organizing a hack-a-thon in Romania, we want to help you tell your story. Think you could make good use of a shiny new tablet?

Bridging the Digital Divide? Tell Us About It!

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Whether you are teaching a community about sustainable agriculture in Colorado or organizing a hack-a-thon in Romania, we want to help you tell your story. We at TechSoup are proud to support the important work of nonprofits around the world.

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 Tips from the TechSoup Global Network

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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.

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.

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.

Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

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Workshop Ngo Feb 13 View more presentations from Beth Kanter. My 8 day visit to India was a whirlwind. I'm still recovering. Here's why: I attended and presented at the Indian Leadership Forum in Mumbai on Feb 9-11.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2013

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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.

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.

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.