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Social changemakers and technological forerunners come together at NetSquared events to mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships, and reinforce the online NetSquared ( http://www.netsquared.org ) community.

NetSquared groups are sponsored by TechSoup.org, which arranges for steeply discounted premier software licensing (e.g., 80% of retail) for 501c3 nonprofit organizations and their equivalents overseas.

We both host as well as cross-list public talks and events related to the use of technology in nonprofit organizations.




Upcoming events (3)

Social Media Campaign Case Studies | SMB MSP's event--register at EventBrite

Another in the series of Social Media Campaign Case Studies from the team at Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis-St Paul. Join many of your creative tech colleagues from the North Loop and beyond for a morning of the wisdom of experience from people doing big things with social media. Time will be set aside for questions. Live-tweeting welcomed, of course. Tickets $15 at EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-case-studies-tickets-55367601988

MCN Communications & Technology Conf

Saint Paul River Centre

From the MCN website: Nonprofits have innovation in our DNA. We’re always looking for a creative way to communicate an idea, to launch a new product, to reach a new audience, or to boost productivity and efficiency. Our communications and technology systems need to be agile, cutting-edge, and innovative – while at the same time being smart with our resources. Nonprofits are always finding new ways to balance the legacy of our communities with the vision of tomorrow’s technologies. MCN Member Rates Early bird (register by Feb. 7, 2019) $169 Regular (register by Feb. 28, 2019) $199 Late (Mar. 1, 2019 and later/onsite) $229 MCN Nonmember Rates Regular (register by Feb. 28, 2019) $239 Late (Mar. 1, 2019 and later/onsite) $279 The 2019 Nonprofit Communications & Technology Conference is the place to focus your lasers on the latest and greatest in all things nonprofit communications and tech. Join the conference to engage in conversations about digital design, cybersecurity, content strategy, social media, online fundraising, and so much more! Get ready to propel your nonprofit further and faster in 2019. Suraj Vadgama, project lead, CAST (the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology) Providing services that people find valuable and that can sustain themselves is hard. Add to this an ambition to have a positive social impact and things get harder still. Yet, with demands on services and digital expectations always changing it's critical that every nonprofit embed the practices that will help them continually test and learn the best way to deliver user, social and financial value. With limited resources for delivery let alone 'innovation' it can be difficult to find the time or know where to start. Sharing his work at CAST (the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology) in the UK, Suraj will explore the mindset, examples, tools and tactics from digital service design that nonprofits of all sizes can use to solve the real world problems their service users and organization face. By the end of the talk you will have reflected on the relevance of digital and the digital behaviors necessary for your role. Explored examples from other nonprofits, as well as practical tools and a framework for developing digital services. After enjoying a buffet lunch, attendees will have a chance to hear about this year's Dot.Org Award winners. Presented by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the Dot.Org Awards recognize nonprofits who are using technology and communications in inspiring, effective and creative ways. Planning Committee: Jay Colond, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Office of Community Relations Sarah Crumrine, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Paul Ernst, Cultural Technology Solutions Eddie Glenn, Software Engineer Karen Graham, IdealWare Roger Hagedorn, City of Minneapolis Graham Hartley, MIGIZI Communications Paul Masiarchin, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Shannon McCarville, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Chris Oien, Minnesota Council on Foundations Luciano Patiño, Propel Nonprofits Jen Riemenschneider, American Heart Association Jason Samuels, American Craft Council Ashley Schweitzer, Hennepin Justice Integration Program

Storytelling to Create Change | MCN lunchtime communications roundtable

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Storytelling to Create Change--trends, applications, case studies. Following the presentation, attendees are encouraged to ask questions, contribute examples and insights related to the topic of the session. In addition to the featured topic discussion, each session will include time to network and ask questions. This network is free and no RSVP is necessary. You're invited to bring your lunch (Hampden Park Co-op a few blocks away has great to-go soups), your business cards and your ideas! If you have any questions about the Communications Roundtable Network, please contact Sarah Crumrine, MCN's communications coordinator, at[masked] or scrumrine [at] minnesotanonprofits [dot] org. The Fundraising Networking Lunches are co-sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Minnesota Chapter. Upcoming topics in 2019: June 14 - Digital Advertising on a Dime: From Facebook Ads to Google AdWords August 9 - Are Equity and Inclusion Built into Your Communications? October 11 - Navigating Google Analytics, UTMs and the Numbers that Matter! December 13 - Website Trends for 2020

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