This is to let you know that In September we have lined up three events (so far!) for people interested in using the web or mobile technology for social good. All events take place at the new Impact Hub in Digbeth, Birmingham. We'll even arrange some refreshments too!
NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change. Every month our meetup leaders host free in-person events every month in 60 cities. Find your closest group or apply to start a new group.
Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those who aren’t experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.
Technologists and consultants will find opportunities to put your expertise to social good, as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in your community.
Activists and community leaders will see and be given the opportunity to present on successful uses of technology for social change. Not content to simply focus on “shiny tech,” we’ll explore what the true potential for social change is in each case, where community organizing work can be made more effective, and where it will have to push technology forward
Thanks to Mark Smith (@W4CHL @C3HTech) for his excellent presentation on Podcasting 101 at the August NCT4G meetup and to Mark and the other participants who brought equipment for us to try out. Lots of good info and it was fun! Links to video clips and Mark's materials are listed below.
Playlist There are 5 segments of Mark's presentation (about 13 minutes total) and 3 very short clips of the hands-on part of the meeting.
Join @TechSoup@CIVICUSalliance and @plus_socialgood for the August #NPTechChat Twitter chat on the closing space for civil society. Around the world, civil society faces a range of challenges to what we commonly hold to be basic civil rights from the freedom of assembly to freedoms of expression. These challenges, themselves manifesting in a variety forms from the bureaucratic to the violent, are being met by citizens and organizations coming together to craft solutions in order to move forward.
CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organizations, is leading the effort to highlight these challenges and offer solutions. But what are these threats? How do they differ from Africa to the Middle East, from Asia to the Americas? What are the different solutions being offered in response? What can the nonprofit sector do better to protect civil society?
As a nonprofit or school finding the money for technology needs can be challenging. To make the most of your technology budget, The Community Corps is a great no-cost resource to help nonprofits and schools bridge the digital divide.