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10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

It seems to me that nonprofit social media campaigns are still focused on the numbers game – collecting the most Likes on Facebook, the most Twitter and Pinterest followers and the most views on YouTube.

Building up sheer numbers of Likes and views, without motivating people to take action, is misguided. READ MORE

Christie Long

NetSquared Australia and NZ meet-up on the Gold Coast

A cloudless blue sky, glistening sand and crashing waves were literally right outside the door. It was a demanding task for the NetSquared Australia and New Zealand co-organisers, convening on the famous Gold Coast for the regional meet-up on 7 May.

Beach aside, the six co-organisers gathered to learn from each other and devise ways to grow and strengthen our NetSquared communities in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Wellington. READ MORE


Web of Change Los Angeles: June 19 - 20

I want to invite you to something special. I don’t know if you’ve heard of Web of Change … ? Web of Change is a truly amazing experience that brings together social change leadership once a year for connection, community, learning, and sharing. I've attended their British Columbia, Canada event twice now and it's honestly the best conference/retreat ever.

And now we are rolling out the first Web of Change local in Los Angeles. READ MORE


NCTech4Good meetup: Video for Nonprofits

NCTech4Good meetup: Video for Nonprofits
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30 PM
UNC-TV, 10 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 
Topics: NCT4G, NCTech4Good, video

Sharing Data & Social Impact, Open Data Businesses in Emerging Countries, Big Data Ethics, Open Data in China #DataDigest

This week read White House reports on Big Data challenges, and look at the rise of open data in China and how emerging markets are using it to create new businesses. There is also a brief analysis of the possibilities for Sharing Data for social impact.

Data and Philanthropy/Social Impact

Sharing Data READ MORE