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Free Stuff for Nonprofits and Good Causes!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

RSVP on Facebook now!

FREE and DISCOUNTED technology tools for nonprofits is the discussion topic at the next Philly NetSquared meetup.  Please join us at this highly interactive meeting of social change agents on September 2, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Phila. PA. The program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

 

We’ll start with a brief introduction for each topic from our presenters, and then attendees can select two topics to attend. Choose from:

 

  • Community Magic’s Stan Pokras will discuss Freecycle as a resource for free stuff and a way to help keep reusable goods out of landfills.

  • Azavea’s Tyler Dahlberg will share insights on his firm’s annual Summer of Maps fellowship which pairs student data analysts with nonprofits to produce high-impact maps for free.

  • Briana Morgan from the Office of HIV Planning will speak on Google for Nonprofits, which includes a $10,000/month advertising grant for noncommercial purposes and free access to Google Apps.

  • David Mosenkis will present TIBCO Spotfire, a visual analytics platform non-profits can license at no cost to explore and share insights from large data sets without programming. View some examples here.

  • Thomas Taylor from roundCorner will share his experience using donated & discounted CRM licenses from the Salesforce Foundation, along with free Salesforce apps like the Nonprofit Starter Pack, Volunteers for Salesforce and DemandTools, to help nonprofits organize information on funders, volunteers, supporters and members.

In addition, we’ll all hear from Elijah van der Giessen from TechSoup Global on how the national TechSoup organization can help nonprofits through its software donation program and related services.

 

RSVP’s are appreciated for planning purposes, but not required.  Lite fare will be available.



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Cyber-Security for Nonprofits

Tuesday, January 7, 2014: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

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The next Philly Net Tuesday will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the program will begin promptly at 6:30.

 

Are you concerned with the security of your organization’s data? Your sensitive employee, client, volunteer or donor information could be highly vulnerable, along with your reputation and future. While high-profile data leaks dominate the headlines, many data breaches occur at the small organization / small business level.

 

Join us on January 7, 2014 for an evening devoted to your organization’s security. Austin Morris Jr. of Morris Risk Management LLC will discuss cyber-security, including these topics:

 

  • Strong passwords

  • Botnets, Viruses, Worms, Trojans

  • Malicious code

  • Phishing

  • Social engineering attacks

  • Protecting your data against malicious employees, negligence, and mistakes

  • Preparing for a data breach, usually not if but when

  • Forensics, notification, monitoring, legal guidance

  • Security and privacy (cyber liability) insurance

  • PA State Notification Laws

This session is relevant for every organization, and ideal for orgs that engage in e-commerce or deal with sensitive healthcare, employee, client or member information.

“Nearly 60% of small businesses will shutter within half a year after being victimized by cybercrime.” (The Wall Street Journal – March 2013)  

This session won’t be recorded or live-streamed, so be sure to come in person.

RSVP’s are appreciated for planning purposes (though not required).

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee (http://afsc.org) for sponsorship.

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Crowdsourcing Change: Applying the Social Web to Some Philly Nonprofits

Tuesday, November 12, 2013: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

On November 12, Philly Net Tuesday will feature our signature “Crowdsourcing Change” format. (NOTE the change of date — since our usual “first Tuesday of the month” is Election Day.)  Here’s how it works: Two or three local nonprofits share how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the crowd (that’s you!) participates in a facilitated discussion about how each organization might use the social web to even greater effect.

 

We’re pleased to announce two local organizations eager to receive the wisdom of the crowd will be:

 

Presenter: Ashley Gripper, Administrative Coordinator.  

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) works to sustain healthy communities by promoting food education, good nutrition and physical fitness in West Philadelphia. UNI’s organizes hands-on learning opportunities for more than 10,000 students and their families at 20 public schools and community centers in Philadelphia. 

 

Presenters: Amara Rockar, Board President and Erin McLeary, Board Vice President

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is focused on a core belief that public education is a social justice issue. Its members, many of whom are parents from a wide range of ethnicities, income brackets, and educational backgrounds, share a vision of a neighborhood strengthened by its school and a school strengthened by its neighborhood.

 

The event will be held at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Doors open at 6:00 PM on the evening of Tuesday, November 12. Light fare will be available, and RSVP’s are appreciated for planning, but not required.

 

Whether you’re a social media expert or an interested citizen your perspectives and opinions are welcome and valuable. So, come and join the crowd with your questions, insights and reactions, and help these local organizations more effectively use social tools to achieve their important objectives. This is a great learning and sharing opportunity – not only for the presenting organizations, but for all participants!

 

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsorship.


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Social Web Sampler

Tuesday, October 1, 2013: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

How can you possibly keep up with the constantly changing environment of the social web?  How do you figure out what online services, tactics and approaches make sense for your nonprofit or social cause?  What’s a great way to build upon your enthusiasm for a great social tool or topic?

Join us for Philly NetSquared’s next Social Web Sampler to share tastes of the different options out there. We plan to have 12-15 small group discussions — four or five simultaneous discussions x three 20-minute time slots.  We’ll be meeting at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Doors open at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

The small group discussion topics that have been submitted (with original titles in alphabetical order) are:

  • 5 Tips for Working with Web Vendors (Nathan Gasser)
  • 7 Tips to Improve Your Writing for the Web, Mobile, and Social (Marc Gravez)
  • Creating a social media strategy that works for your program (Briana Morgan)
  • Cyber Security and Risk Management (Austin Morris Jr.)
  • Fitting Social Media into Your Already Busy Day (Gloria Bell)
  • How the social web is changing knowledge and meaning (Seth Horwitz)
  • Google Hangouts On Air (Fitzgerald Putnam)
  • Info Security and Privacy (Joe Raimondo)
  • Librarians for the Community (Stan Pokras)
  • Our Work in Context: Cultural Succession (Matt Bennett)
  • Social Media Management Tools: The Pros & Cons (Annaliese Henwood)
  • Social Media Use For Organizations (Sara Zia Ebrahimi)
  • Tell your story with video and animation (Sharon Torello)
  • Telling stories with audio and video (Steve Lubetkin)
  • Timebanking (Jim Wurster)

We may have room for one or two more, but act TODAY if you’re interested by filling in the form at www.tinyurl.com/phlnet2-sampler.

Like our previous Social Web Samplers, this will be a highly interactive gathering with lots of shared knowledge, networking and excitement. Refreshments will be available.  (Due to the small group nature of this event, we will NOT be livestreaming or recording it.  You have to be here to play!)

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsoring this evening.