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Nonprofits Learn How to Tell Untold Stories at Data Day 2013

Data can be integrated seamlessly into stories that benefit communities, presenters told nonprofits and journalists at a conference on June 21. The event demonstrated how one can tap into information sources about communities whose voices are often unheard.

Data Day 2013, held at Northeastern University in Boston, showcased how successful data-based stories engage people on an emotional level. Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, and The Boston Foundation co-hosted the conference. READ MORE

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Nonprofits Learn How to Tell Untold Stories at Data Day 2013

Data can be integrated seamlessly into stories that benefit communities, presenters told nonprofits and journalists at a conference on June 21. The event demonstrated how one can tap into information sources about communities whose voices are often unheard. READ MORE

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[Net2 Boston] Data Day, Design4Drupal Camp, and many other events

NetSquared BostonNetSquared Boston's events calendar for June is filling up!

Here are a few sample events from the coming month: READ MORE

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Giving Data a Friendly Face

By Kat Friedrich and Paula Cohen

Have you ever struggled with making data speak persuasively to an audience? You’re not alone. NetSquared Boston co-hosted a workshop called “Fighting the Bar Chart” on April 17 at the MIT Media Lab to help nonprofit tech professionals solve this problem. READ MORE

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Boston: Upcoming Events in April

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your nameAre you interested in sharing your knowledge at RootsCamp MA this week? How about participating in next weekend's Cleanweb Hackathon? Or would you like to join the 501 Tech Club for a happy hour? READ MORE

Topics: Boston, net2events
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NetSquared Boston Members Host Marketing and Social Media Workshops

By Paula Cohen and Kat Friedrich

How can one use online tools to attract clients and sell products? Over 100 small business and nonprofit staff gathered at the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, Mass. on March 23 for a day of workshops on social media and online marketing.

NetSquared Boston members promoted, hosted and attended the event. One of our meetup’s assistant organizers, Julia Campbell, delivered a presentation about the social media site Pinterest. READ MORE

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NetSquared Boston Promotes International Development Hackathon

By Paula Cohen and Kat Friedrich, NetSquared Boston 

ID Hack was a 28-hour hackathon on Feb. 22-23 organized by Harvard Developers for Development and the MIT Global Poverty Initiative. It brought together talented hackers and NGOs from the greater Boston area to work on projects that will make an impact on international development.  READ MORE

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The NetSquared Boston survey promotion emails

When I first began promoting the NetSquared Boston community survey, we had very few responses. I realized that:

  1. I was burying the calls to action within longer messages (our biweekly updates)
  2. The calls to action needed to be more entertaining

Here are the emails that led to a higher response rate:

E-mail #1

Want a present from NetSquared Boston?

Red bow READ MORE

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The NetSquared Boston community survey

Because of my experience in marketing, I've always targeted NetSquared Boston's activities to fill unmet needs in the local nonprofit tech community. This winter, I invited our members to fill out the following survey. Here are the question and the responses:

If NetSquared offered these resources, would that be useful to the Boston nonprofit tech community?

Skill sharing (one-on-one) 
4 votes (27%) 

Skill sharing (small group) 
12 votes (80%) 

Mentoring 
6 votes (40%)  READ MORE