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Using Community Engagement and Service Learning to Enhance NonProfit Effectiveness

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venture X – Office Space in Naples
9128 Strada Place, Naples, FL (map)

Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Program
  • Q & A & Networking

Food and soft drinks for every one.

Service Learning is an Education/Training model which places students in real-life community service situations.  Come learn how you can impact your organization through a partnership with FGCU students.

You can further the mission of your organization while helping to mentor a student.
Jessica Rhea

Our special guest speaker will be Jessica Rhea, Director of Community Engagement – Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

Check out FGCU students on YouTube – 2013 Community Engagement Day.

 

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

Hosted by : Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good & co-organizer James McDonald

 

 

 

 

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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#14NTC Report on Technology Topics for Nonprofits #nptech – April 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venture X – Office Space in Naples
9128 Strada Place, Naples, FL (map)

Meeting Agenda

  • Introductionsntc nonprofit conference
  • #14NTC technology topics, might cover, Community Building, Donor Management, Crowdsourcing for Advocacy and fundraising, Google Apps for Nonprofits etc.
    Follow @bph on twitter March 13 – March 15, 2014 for tweets from the conference.
  • Q & A & Networking

Food and soft drinks for every one.

We invite all local nonprofit organizations to network, learn, test and explore new technologies, exchange ideas, and best practices. 

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

Hosted by : James McDonald, NFN Education & Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Beef up your Search Engine Visibility through Google+ 501 TechClub SWFL 3/4/2014

REL-GooglePlusGoogle+, the giant search engine’s social platform, is second only behind Facebook in terms of monthly visitors. Facebook has increasingly been in the news for Facebook Fake Likes and Fake friends. What does all this mean?

What makes Google+ really stand out is its connectionn to the largest search engine which indexes Google+ Posts, augments listings with brand pages and connects your website with your Google+ Pages and Profiles

Our next 501TechClub meeting is all about the Google-ization of your online communication.

The list of topics, James McDonald and Birgit Pauli-Haack will guide you through include:

  • Google Local – How to claim your business?
  • What kind of Page should you get?
  • Page Managers, 3rd Party access to Google Page
  • What is Google Authorship? And how to connect the website w/ Google Authorship
  • Way’s to post to Google – Anatomy of a Google Post (Formating, tagging, linking, location)
  • Circle policies: target posts to specific audiences (donors, beneficiaries, members, public, sponsors)
  • Listen via ‘saved searches’, and hashtags.
  • As a Bonus: How to Auto-post from WordPress to Google+

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venture X – Office Space in Naples
9128 Strada Place, Naples, FL (map)

Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Program
  • Catered by Nico’s Kitchen and soft drinks for every one.

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested  (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

Hosted by : James McDonald, NFN Education & Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Free #nptech Webinars & More via @TechSoup and @NTENorg

February2014 #nptechTechSoup: Keeping Your Data Secure Yet Accessible

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/915181697
February 13, 2014 – 11 a.m. Pacific time 

Want to ensure that your data can be accessed, collaborated on and shared from wherever you are and from any device? Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern) to learn about the latest donated product from Citrix — ShareFile — in this free, hour-long webinar. We’ll hear from nonprofit ShareFile users from Project Hope about their experience using this new-to-TechSoup tool.

NTEN: 2013 Tech Staffing Survey

In partnership with The NonProfit Times, NTEN is conducting the 8th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey in order to provide both benchmarks and qualitative data about technology decisions and practices among the NTEN Community and The NonProfitTimes subscribers.

Everyone who takes the survey before February 24th will be invited to enter a drawing for a $500 Amazon Gift Card.
http://www.nten.org/blog/2014/02/01/participate-in-the-2013-tech-staffing-survey

2014 DoGooder Awards

It’s that time of year again – the DoGooder Awards are back! If you made a video in 2013 that had an impact in your community or around the world, we want to see it. Prizes include being featured on YouTube’s Nonprofit channel, a free pass to the 2015 NTC in Austin and more.

Deadline for videos: Feb 15, 2014
http://www.nten.org/blog/2014/01/31/the-2014-dogooder-video-awards-open-for-nominations

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Social Media Surgery – 501 TechClub SWFL Netsquared February 4, 2014

Cutting Out the Bad and Fixing What Ails Your Social Media Programs 

The Doctor Is InSocial Media Doctors are in and ready to get to work. Your appointment is confirmed for a complete check-up. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google + or any of the other Social Media outlets that are causing you pain, come and have the Doctors help you find a cure.

Part of your therapy is to participate in a group with others who have some of the same symptoms and conditions. Confirm your appointment, put us on the calendar and bring your ailments to us. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venture X – Office Space in Naples
9128 Strada Place, Naples, FL (map)

Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Program
  • Pizza and soft drinks for every one.

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

Hosted by : James McDonald, NFN Education & Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

Working w/Designers & #NPTechTrends 2014 – January 7, 2014

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Hosted by : James McDonald, NFN Education & Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good

We invite all local nonprofit organizations to network, learn, test and explore new technologies, exchange ideas and best practices. #nptech #nfn4g #501swfl #net2

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venture X Office Space in Naples
9128 Strada Place, Naples, FL (map)

Meeting Agenda

  • Homer Gaines – DesignDonation
  • Nonprofit Technology Trends 2014
  • Q & A & Networking
  • Pizza and soft drinks for every one.

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Q & A Eric Henderson and MarketsForGood on #Commbuild

501_Tech_Club_logoThis week’s #Commbuild TwitterChat will experiment with a Q&A focusing on the work of one online community builder: Eric J. Henderson, tweeting for @MarketsforGood

Tune it via Tweetchat website and join the conversation December 10th at 1pm EST

Facilitator will be Julia Smith @juliacsmith,Community Development Manager at NTEN

Markets for Good

Markets For Good - logoMarkets for Good is an effort by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationthe William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the progressive financial firm Liquidnet to improve the system for generating, sharing, and acting upon data and information in the social sector. Our vision is of a social sector powered by information, where interventions are more effective and innovative, where capital flows efficiently to the organizations that are having the greatest impact, and where there is a dynamic culture of continuous learning and development.

Eric J Henderson, Markets For GoodEric J. Henderson is a veteran communications professional. He has held management roles in marketing and communications at GE, Citigroup, and Pepsi-Cola, among others. In the nonprofit sector, he served as a member of the start-up team for Management Leadership For Tomorrow and later as Director of Communications for Living Cities. Eric is also a blogger for The Huffington Post, a published writer, and a fine art photographer. He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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The NTEN Challenge is on! Help out if you can!

2013 NTEN Challenge Community ChampionsThe NTEN Community is now 50,000 people strong! To celebrate the strength of the growing community, we invite you to join our Board and Community Champions to take the 2013 NTEN Challenge!

Between now and December 31st, we’ve set a fundraising goal of $50,000 in honor of our 50,000 community members who put technology to use for their causes.

We need your help. Like community itself, this campaign is driven by members, and the funds raised directly support the resources and value the community receives. Check out the amazing group of community champions, and donate directly through my fundraising page or use the widget to your right.

$50,000 will help us:

  • Bring in new members that may not be able to cover the cost of NTEN Membership
  • Ensure that a diverse range of organizations can attend the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference through scholarships
  • Support our worldwide Tech Clubs with more materials to enhance their experience
  • Develop new programs and resources for NTEN’s growing community

As a Tech Club member said to us, “to change the world, you need a community.” We couldn’t agree more. A good community is hard to find, and that’s what makes NTEN truly special – the community’s commitment to helping each other do the best work they can to change the world.

Listen to Amy Sample Ward, NTEN’s Chief Executive Officer.

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida

25 Social Media Tools – Dec 3rd – 501 TechClub SWFL Netsquared

Hosted by : James McDonald, NFN Education & Birgit Pauli-Haack, NFN4Good
We invite all local nonprofit organizations to network, learn, test and explore new technologies, exchange ideas and best practices. #nptech #nfn4g #501swfl #net2
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venture X – Office Space in Naples
9128 Strada Place, Naples, FL (map)

Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Explore Social Media Tools for listening, crossposting and streamlining your online community and help your online advocates to connect and propagate your organization’s cause.
  • Q & A & Networking
  • Pizza and soft drinks for every one.

As always, the event is free of charge but RSVP is requested (as we need to know how much food and soft drinks we need to bring:-)

Sponsors:

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Notes on Pinterest, Vine and Instagram for nonprofits

Steve Hart, Relevanza, Inc, sent us his notes for his talk at this month’s 501TechClub SWFL meeting at VentureX.
501 TechClub SWFL / Netsquared

Pinterest

It has more than 70 million users and a growing international population. Plus, Pinterest users spend the most money of users on popular social networks — nearly double the amount of money spent from Facebook users and triple the amount from Twitter users.

To get the most out of your pins, get outside of Pinterest. Just like you would with any other content platform, you’ve got to promote your boards and pins to really make the most of them.

There’s lots of things you can try here — from sharing links to individual pins on other social networks to embedding your lead generation boards on your website or blog, the world is your oyster. So go on, get creative — the more eyeballs you can get on your pins, the more leads you can generate.

  1. Put Pinners first -Before you start pinning, consider what Pinners really care about. Check out your web analytics to see what they like best, or talk to them directly. Tailor your Pins for them.
  2. Curate your collection – Create a few boards to start your collection. The very best boards are inspiring, with beautiful images that draw people in. They’re also about a specific topic, like travel or recipes.
  3. Show what inspires you – Instead of just showing off your products, show what inspires them. Create boards for the ideas, places, people and moods behind your brand.
  4. Be authentic – Use your boards to show your values, personality and taste. It’s okay to get creative and be yourself. In fact, we recommend it!
  5. Share your Pins – Once you’ve started to grow your community, you can promote your Pinterest account and even showcase your Pins on your own site.

VINE…40 million users.

Define the Video’s Purpose

With only six seconds to get your message across, you have to really have your ducks in a row before you start filming. That means you have one point you’re trying to get across. Ask yourself before you start filming — what’s the point of this video? What should those who view the video walk away understanding? Just because it’s a short video doesn’t mean you’re exempt from hammering this out; in fact, it makes it even more critical to go through this exercise. It’s a lot easier to be verbose than succinct. We don’t want to pick on any brands too hard, so instead of embedding a bunch of Vine tweets that are guilty of this, we’ll just give you a couple safeguards to follow to prevent this issue:

  • Provide video context in the body copy of the tweet.
  • Use sound — yes, Vine lets you use sound — to explain what you’re doing in the video itself.
  • Force yourself to define, in one sentence, what you hope a viewer will take away from the video.
  • KISS, or Keep It Simple, Sweetie. Vine is not the best medium for communicating complex concepts.

Instagram videos

  • 150 million users.
  •  Launched October 2010
  • 7.3 million daily users.
  • 16 billion photos posted, 55 million each day.  

Ideas for brands and individuals

  • Going Behind the Scenes
  • Giving Demos and How To
  • Supporting Their Brand’s Identity
  • Launch a Campaign
  • Being Original and Entertaining
web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Owner Pauli Systems, Naples , FL , co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida