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elijah

How to Recruit an Event Co-Producer for Your NetSquared Group

Coming up with an event idea every month is a big job, but you don’t have to do it alone!

Recruiting a co-organizer is the ideal solution, but the ongoing commitment might scare some people off. Your members may be reluctant to commit to being a permanent member of your organizing team, but everyone has something that they're passionate about. Invite your members to co-produce a single event! READ MORE

Topics: net2, tips
sablyth

Thoughts on a NetSquared trophy

Photo of Net2 trophy, printed using 3d printerThe trophy pictured here is more than what it seems.

It shows the potential for us as global citizens to share good ideas and practical tools to make the world a better place. Anyone with a 3-D printer and crafty fingers can print off and construct the trophy. READ MORE

Topics: #net2, sharing
JoeSolomon

9 Tips for Rocking out Your Own Storytellers Team.

Post by Mary Schellentrager and Joe Solomon, Energy Action Coalition

Over at Energy Action Coalition, we’ve had tremendous fun with bringing together “Storyteller Teams” at big events. What’s a storyteller team, you ask? It’s a grassroots team of people who are dedicated to using the power of social media to share and promote movement stories from a conference or event. We’ve had kick-ass Storyteller Teams at Power Shift ‘13 and the San Francisco Divestment Convergence, and together, these teams have reached and inspired hundreds of thousands of people.

Storyteller Teams don’t just happen on their own - they require some planning and recruiting and training and good old cat herding. Below are 9 tips (or rather, lessons we’ve learned) for recruiting and unleashing completely all-star storyteller teams.

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veramosley

Net Neutrality Explained: How it Could Affect You

It's been written about nearly everywhere by now, but it is crucial that everyone who uses the internet really understands what Net Neutrality is all about. We have until September to let the FCC know how we feel about this issue, and it may seem like a long way off, but we're running out of time.

A controversial debate has developed between big and small online entities regarding the control of online data. This debate has actually been going on for over a decade but in recent years it has become a hot issue with Congress, the FCC and the internet community.  READ MORE

MargauxP

Techweek Chicago: Special Discount Code for NetSquared Members

Techweek_Chicago Techweek Chicago is a weeklong festival celebrating the innovation ecosystem in the Windy City, with 7 days of exciting tech-related events culminating in a 3 day conference and expo. NetSquared Chicago's partnership with TechWeek Chicago offers a grand opportunity to partake in the week’s festivities including a 15% discount! READ MORE

elijah

The Canadian Anti-Spam Act: What Nonprofits need to know before July 1

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On June 17 NetSquared Vancouver partnered with Methodworks Consulting’s Jim Freer and Lawyer Maanit Zemel. The two of them provided a thorough introduction to what charities and nonprofits need to know about this legislation that goes into effect July 1, 2014.
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Topics: Canada, CASL, net2, net2van, spam
elijah

EVENT REPORT: A Digital Currencies 101 for the Social Sector

Decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin and litecoin are a disruptive technology that are re-shaping the international financial sector. On June 10th Scott Nelson introduced this technology to NetSquared Vancouver and explored how the non-profit and social sector should approach incorporating it into their day to day activities. READ MORE

Topics: bitcoin, net2van