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Free Stuff for Nonprofits and Good Causes!

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.

• Additional topics TBA (Have an idea?).

Do you use or know of a product or service discounted for nonprofits? We’d love to include your ideas. Just submit your ideas on this form by August 22nd and we will reach out to you.

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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  • David M.

    Spotfire Free for Non-Profits:
    Try out some of my Spotfire interactive dashboards at

    4 · September 2, 2014

    • David M.

      Good questions, and I'm not sure about the answers. My guess is 1) No and 2) Yes. I asked my contact at TIBCO, but he's away this week. I'll post here if I get an answer.

      September 4, 2014

    • David M.

      I just got a response from TIBCO that confirms my guessed answers above: Free license can't directly connect to, and free license can be renewed annually.

      September 7, 2014

  • Nicole N.

    I ca always count on Netsquared to teach me something new

    2 · September 5, 2014

  • Kristen G.

    Excellent event! Thanks so much for coordinating it! Could you please tell me where I can find that document that we worked on at the end? With all of the upcoming events?

    1 · September 4, 2014

    • Thomas T.

      It'll get sent out, and posted here, Monday or Tuesday. Andrew shared it out to the presenters to add any relevant links before sending.

      September 5, 2014

  • Mitchell C.

    "RAW" is a free data visualization tool that runs in your browser. It is open source and looks quite interesting. TIBCO Spotfire that David demonstrated is more sophisticated and can handle larger data sets. The main goal of RAW is to create visualization easily editable using vector graphic tools (e.g. Adobe Illustrator).

    1 · September 3, 2014

  • Christopher B.

    It was my First time attending, informative was an understatement! Thanks to all who presented and attended!

    1 · September 3, 2014

  • Mitchell C.

    Email marketing service Vertical Response was mentioned tonight as offering free accounts to nonprofits for up to 10,000 msgs/mo:

    3 · September 2, 2014

    • Nicole N.

      Thank you! I posted this on Facebook also.

      1 · September 3, 2014

  • Steve L.

    Although the format did not lend itself to video livestreaming, we will be producing a short video news "wrapper" report and posting a link here in a few days.

    1 · September 3, 2014

  • Cheryl A. M.

    I had death in my family - was not able to attend. Is it possible to get notes, handouts, etc. emailed to me? Please share direct emails/contact info so I can discuss this. Also, please note that my profile info has changed - need to make adjustment.

    September 3, 2014

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