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Word of Blog

join We've got one of our snazzy badges up on Word of Blog, a web site that helps organizations promote their work by hosting downloadable badges and their HTML code, for FREE!

So, nonprofits and social change organizers, submit your badges, and bloggers, raise awareness about an issue you care about by posting a badge on your site. READ MORE

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Video Profile: Raines Cohen

Raines Cohen is a board member of the Cohousing Association of the United States. He tells us a bit about what cohousing is all about, why it rocks and how you can get involved. 

Video Profile: Raines Cohen
 

This video is part of NetSquared's video profile series. You can subscribe to this RSS feed with your favorite video catcher, such as iTunes, Democracy or FireAnt. READ MORE

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Learn How to Use Social Networking Applications in Your Nonprofit


 

Just a reminder that April 19th and 20th Tech Soup will be hosting a free, two-day online event about Using Social Networking Applications at Your Nonprofit.

The discussion will be  hosted by Chris Law, co-founder of Tribe.net, Neal Gorenflo, Director of Business Development for Care2Connect.com, Alex Mouldovan, founder of CrowdFactory.com and John Lorance, Associate Director of CompuMentor's TechCommons program, and will feature representatives from LinkedIn.com, Gather.com and others.

You'll learn stuff like how to promote your organization's services through a social networking application and how an online social network can help your organization find volunteers and raise funds. READ MORE

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New Net2 Podcasts

A new episode of "This Week in NetSquared News" is up on the NetSquared Odeo channel and should be up on iTunes by tomorrow.  You can hear a few quick updates about what’s happening at NetSquared, followed by Eddie Codel’s interviews with Tara Hunt, the online marketing director of Riya.com and writer of the blog, HorsePigCow, Adam Frey, co-founder of Wikispaces, and Zack Rosen, founder and director of Civic Space. READ MORE

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New from NetSquared: Net2Learn

Today we're launching a new feature on NetSquared: Net2Learn. Net2Learn (http://learn.netsquared.org) is a collection of resource centers on topics that matter to nonprofits: topics like Online P.R. for nonprofits, Managing an online community forum, and 10 tools you need now. Best of all, Net2Learn makes it easy for you to contribute your favorite web links, resources and examples to each resource center -- or to create a new resource center yourself. READ MORE

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Video Profile: Zack Rosen

Zack Rosen of CivicSpace presented at a recent Net Tuesday on the project that grew out of the Howard Dean presidential campaign. CivicSpace has come along since then, helping many nonprofits manage their websites, mailing lists and events calendar. 

Video Profile: Zack Rosen
 

This video is part of NetSquared's video profile series. You can subscribe to this RSS feed with your favorite video catcher, such as iTunes, Democracy or FireAnt. READ MORE

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Our second East Coast Net2 Meetup -- success!

A belated update here to say that we had our best NetSquared meetup yet here in Washington, DC this past Wednesday -- at least 23 people came out to Buffalo Billiards in Dupont Circle at around 7pm, and the last person from our group wasn't out of there until well after 10p.

Thanks to everyone's help spreading the word about the April meetup, our group turned out to be a great mix of people from both the tech and nonprofit/social change worlds (and fortunately we're in DC, so we had a plenty of folks straddling both!). I should also note that we had a solid turnout from people doing international work, which added a great dimension to the group. READ MORE

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Scary Bloggie 4?

Emily, creator of the Nonprofit Blog Exchange, asks why nonprofits don't blog. I think it's because blogging is too often touted as a radical, new end in itself, not as a tool in a larger strategy for building relationships with donors, volunteers, members, and clients.

Relatedly, we need to engage more nonprofit communicators and fundraising professionals in the conversation. No matter how well intended they may be, techies and Web gurus often promote blogs and the like without regard for sound principles of nonprofit fundraising and relationship building -- principles that apply online and off.  READ MORE

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Lightstalkers

November Eleven, "a nonprofit providing free services and tools which further the cause of independent photography, journalism and humanitarian aid," posted a Net2 in Action case study today about their social networking site for mobile journalists and photographers called, Lightstalkers.  Check it out. READ MORE