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Social Media Surgery

PDXTech4Good will be one of many groups across the NetSquared global network holding a social media-themed event during Social Media September. Our event will feature a crowdsourcing change format. Here’s how it works: Two or three local nonprofits (or, patients) will share how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the surgeons (that’s you!) participate in a facilitated discussion about how each organization might use the social web to even greater effect.

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

  • Morrison Child & Family Services (Facebook, Twitter) which delivers specialized services to children, from birth through age 18, and families coping with adversity and trauma. Presenters will be Blythe Pavlik, Communications Coordinator, and Rachel Stone, Development & Volunteer Coordinator.
  • PlayWrite (Facebook, Twitter) uses the power of performance in art to transform the lives of youth at the edge. Social Media Coordinator Emily Andrysick will present.

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!

Stop by for discussion, networking with the nonprofit tech crowd, and refreshments!






Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:15pm

Presentation 6:15pm-7:45pm

Additional Q&A and networking 7:45pm-8pm



Mobility Access: This venue has a wheelchair ramp and elevator.

Hearing Access: We will not have access to a PA system at this venue.

Sight Access: We will use a projector in this session.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.



Parking in this area is free. It is limited to two hours, but only until 7pm. We expect there will be ample parking by 6pm.


What you'll get out of PDXTech4Good events

  • Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.
  • Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.
  • Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

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  • Wil K.

    Was awesome meeting you all and exchanging ideas. If I didn't get to talk to you about Squawkathon and you're interested, the details are at It's a big experiment for the Packard Foundation and will be a lot of fun. Hope to see some of you there (and at future meetups)!

    September 6, 2013

  • Sally

    I really enjoyed this event. I am so thrilled about the intersection of technology and social good! It was great to see so many folks from the tech and non-profit sectors come together.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Bethany L.

    We have Social Media Policy workbooks to give out tonight courtesy of the fantastic Idealware ( But don't fret if you can't attend, you can download this great book for free:

    2 · September 4, 2013

  • David H.

    any suggestions about affordable graphics software? i will be making brochures, flyers, and maybe more, for enviro issues, and don't want to shell out $$ for adobe, tho if its the best, i will. i've always had an eye for design, but lack the skills. would love to have a graphics coach....

    September 2, 2013

    • Barbara M.

      Another swell Mac photo editor, still actively developed, is Pixelmator... http://www.pixelmator...­ ... just $14.99 in the App Store.

      1 · September 3, 2013

    • Barbara M.

      One big thing that Adobe does that free and inexpensive software don't is color management for print, which pros use to achieve predictable results from printers.

      2 · September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How to give this event twitter love:


    and Jade Ramza Jurdy


    #SocMedSep (Social Media September)

    Please add any other twitter handles and hashtags for this event that I've missed!

    August 21, 2013

  • Diana W.

    Check out upcoming hackathon - PDX Fit Hack:

    We'll have fun projects, food, beer and running (optional) :-)!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I know that kid!

    July 23, 2013

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  • NTEN

    The Nonprofit Technology Network's 501 Tech Club is a financial sponsor.

  • NetSquared

    TechSoup's NetSquared is a financial sponsor and champion.

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    Meetup sponsor and donated technology for nonprofits.

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