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TWO great NetSquared events this month

From: user 3.
Sent on: Monday, March 9, 2009 4:07 PM
We're hosting TWO exciting events this month, but there's already high demand for both.


The first event this month actually filled up before we could even send an email out. We're holding a brainstorm session with NetSquared member Jacob Colker, co-founder of The Extraordinaries. If you've already RSVPed, please double check that you can make it. It's on Tuesday 3/24, because we daren't compete with SXSWi or St. Patrick on the 17th.

If you can't attend, please update your RSVP so someone else can come! The event is posted on Meetup and Facebook. We'll have an automatic waitlist on Meetup, and we'll also be live-streaming the event at And everyone is also invited to join a live online chat with Jacob and Ben tomorrow at 8am EST. It's part of the Web of Change series of chats hosted by former NetSquared speaker Social Actions.

Who are The Extraordinaries? Think micro-donations, but micro-volunteering. Simple-as-pie service via your cellphone the next time you have a 20 minute wait for the next Metro train. Learn more at and read about their big win at the WeMedia conference recently.

Big ups as always to GeniusRocket for providing drink and snack goodness to fuel our ideation. Check out the videos their community created for official SXSW promotions next week:


We're also holding a free Videoblog for Social Change workshop on Saturday, March 21st from 11am to 5pm at[masked]th Street NW. Jay Dedman and Ryanne Hodson of have been teaching video production for community groups for the last 6 years, and will teach you everything from how to tell your story through film to uploading and distributing your content online.

Please fill out this quick form to apply to attend the free workshop:

And a huge thanks to Shana Glickfield and Amplify Public Affairs for hosting all of us!

[masked]th Street NW 10th Floor? (18th St. between Eye/K, right across from the Farragut West Metro stop)

Who should apply:
This is a free hands-on videoblogging workshop for techies who work at advocacy groups. Think of this as a "teach the teachers" day. Instead of spending time explaining RSS, browsers, or why web video is cool...we will work with you to troubleshoot your video workflow from shooting to editing to compressing to posting online. Apply here:

A few prerequisites:
  • Comfortable using the web and web services (facebook, youtube, flickr, blogs).
  • Must bring your own laptop so you can edit video.
  • Must bring your own already-shot video that you can get onto your computer AND/OR bring your own camera so you can shoot video for editing.
  • Must have a mandate from your organization to start posting video.
  • Please bring problems so we can help you solve them.
And lastly, if you're interested in using video for advocacy, you should definitely check out Alan Rosenblatt's upcoming Internet Advocacy Roundtable event, Video Strategy for Advocacy on 3/19.

Happy spring!
Gabriela Schneider (
Matt Stempeck (

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