- June 20: Nonprofits & Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin and More
June 20: Nonprofits & Cryptocurrency- Bitcoin and More Location: BlockShop DC: 1712 N St NW, Washington DC 20036 Date: June 20th, 6:30 - 8:00pm Special thanks to the The Giving Block for hosting and sponsoring the event! https://www.thegivingblock.com/ ____________________ Is your nonprofit positioned to capture the next wave of cryptocurrency donations like Bitcoin? We've seen $100's of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency donated over the last 2 years. As this market grows, so will donations thanks to the tax incentives. Because the IRS has classified cryptocurrency as property, this means they are treated the same as stock donations. For the donor, this means no capital gains tax and a tax write-off. Join us for food and drinks while learning the basics about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and more. We'll cover: - Cryptocurrency 101 (Bitcoin and more) - Why nonprofits are accepting cryptocurrency donations - Keys to successful cryptocurrency fundraising - Which nonprofits are already fundraising cryptocurrency - Success stories
- April 23: Best of NTC & SXSW
Join us for our annual event where we get to hear about the latest nonprofit tech trends from people who attended the Nonprofit Tech Conference (NTC) in Portland and/or SXSW in Austin. If you attended either or both conferences, let us know if you are interested in presenting. Date: Tues., April 23 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: WeWork The Apollo 810 7th Street NE Washington DC 20002 Cost: Free (Space is limited, and RSVP is required) Special thanks to WeWork Apollo for hosting the event!
- Feb. 12: 2019 Tech4Good Trends
Join us for a great panel discussion about 2019 Tech4Good Trends to watch. The panelists will share some opening remarks about digital strategy, website design, IT issues and more. Afterwards, we will open it up for general discussion and questions. Panelists: Colin Delany https://www.linkedin.com/in/colindelany/ Jonah Goodman https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonahgoodman/ Johan Hammerstrom https://www.linkedin.com/in/johan-hammerstrom-7161875/ Mia Logan https://www.linkedin.com/in/mia-logan-09b66821/ Date: Tuesday, February 12 Time: 6:30-8 pm Location: WeWork The Apollo 810 7th Street NE Washington, DC[masked]https://www.wework.com/buildings/the-apollo--washington-DC Look forward to seeing you there! ** Bring a photo ID and scan it at the guest registration tablets at the front desk when you arrive at WeWork The Apollo. ____________________________________________________ Topics: - Future of Social Media - New Models of Digital Organizing - User Data & Privacy - Mobile Responsive, Apps & Beyond - Desktop vs Online Software Questions: - How do we rethink websites in the age of mobile and social media? - Drupal, WordPress or another CMS, best tools for managing websites? - Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office, who will win the software wars? - Luminate, Salesforce, Salsa, EveryAction and Engaging Networks, how will things shake out in a crowded CRM field? - Where are people going if they are abandoning Facebook? We will also talk about focusing on social good and social impact across sectors. Recent examples of Jose Andres and &Pizza stepping in to help feed government workers are great examples of companies focusing on social good, not just nonprofits. The focus on social good and social impact comes from all sectors, so how can sectors collaborate & have the greatest impact? ____________________________________________________ Focus on Social Good & Social Impact Across Sectors https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshanikothari/ I have been inspired by the #HowIBuiltThis podcast with Guy Raz and taking the lessons learned from the experiences of start up entrepreneurs, and applying them to the social impact organizations. Check out the interviews with founders of DoorDash, Kickstarter and AirBnb. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this How can we apply the same entrepreneurial, innovative, agile spirit as we think about the work of social impact organizations in 2019? More collaboration, more social listening, more engagement, more innovation...What problem are you trying to solve? What niche are you trying to fill? DoorDash started as a restaurant delivery service filling a need, but their vision is much broader as a logistics company. It's fascinating to learn about it's evolution and think about how the lessons can be applied to the social impact sector...Thinking ahead, it may be best if we retire the use of the word "nonprofit" and use "social impact organizations" or something else? Recent examples of Jose Andres and &Pizza stepping in to help feed government workers is a great example of blurring of how companies are doing social good, not just nonprofits. The focus on social good and social impact comes from all sectors, so what's next? How can we apply the lessons learned from Canva to the Tech4Good sector? https://www.npr.org/2019/01/24/688299882/canva-melanie-perkins
- Oct. 23: Digital Content Strategies
Halloween is almost here! It's time to breathe new life into your digital content! You’ve only updated your organization’s blog or social media account twice in the last year, and they’re ghost towns. You’re out of content ideas. Your numbers are near zero. What to do? In our Halloween-themed session, we’ll help you evaluate your failing accounts and decide if they’re worth saving, and if so, how. Speakers: Emily Patterson, Founder, Bee Measure Kate Fink, Associate Director, Vanguard Communications
- July 17: Tech4Good Happy Hour
Join us for the upcoming summer happy hour at Local 16 in the heart of U St. Come network and share your Tech4Good tips, successes, and challenges. Look forward to seeing everyone there! _________________ Get Involved - Want to present or sponsor? - Have brilliant topic ideas for future events? - Want to host a Net2DC event at your space in DC? Email [masked]. _________________ NetSquared DC is a vibrant local community thriving at the intersection of social change and technology. We’re part of a global NetSquared movement that focuses on the exponential impact we can have when we combine our hunger for change with powerful new technologies. We’re proud to be one of the largest and longest-running NetSquared groups around, and thank our amazing members who come out in force each month to share what they’ve learned and get to know each other better. A full archive of our past events (http://www.meetup.com/net2dc) is available on our Meetup page.
- May 22: All About General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
GDPR goes into effect on May 25! How is your organization preparing? Join us for a discussion about how nonprofits will be affected. Come prepared to share what your organization is doing, and share questions you have. https://www.techsoup.org/support/articles-and-how-tos/gdpr-takes-effect-in-may-2018-is-your-nonprofit-ready Date: Tues., May 22 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Vanguard Communications Cost: Free (Space is limited, and RSVP is required) Special thanks to Vanguard Communications for hosting and sponsoring the event. https://www.vancomm.com
- April 26: Best of NTC & SXSW
Join us for our annual event where we get to hear about the latest nonprofit tech trends from people who attended the Nonprofit Tech Conference in New Orleans and/or SXSW in Austin. If you attended either or both conferences, let us know if you are interested in presenting. Date: Thurs., April 26 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Engaging Networks 2001 S St. NW, Suite 200 Cost: Free (Space is limited, and RSVP is required) Special thanks to Engaging Networks for hosting and sponsoring the event. Engaging Networks Engaging Networks is the digital platform used by hundreds of leading nonprofits worldwide to raise money, win advocacy campaigns and engage with supporters in smart, highly targeted ways. Their tools enable you to build highly customized pages and forms that look and behave exactly as you want -- and to personalize your messages and landing pages using sophisticated email and marketing automation tools. They roll out major new modules and innovations every two months, and data syncs are available between Engaging Networks and top donor databases such as Salesforce, Raiser's Edge NXT and ROI Solutions. Clients love their highly personal and responsive tech support, too. Find out more at www.engagingnetworks.net.
- March 29: Data Viz, Tips & Tricks
Join us for an exciting discussion about how nonprofits can leverage data visualization and interactive maps in their work. Date: Thurs., March 29 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Alley DC, 2055 L St. NW, 4th floor (near Farragut North Metro) * Please note: Google map is pulling in the wrong address, so please ignore.) Adil Yalcin, the founder, CEO and developer of Keshif, will do an interactive demo, and share how you can create effective visualizations and interactive dashboards to explore common data sets using the platform. https://keshif.me/ Jeff Osborn, Creative Director at Graphicacy, will provide an overview of their work. Will Merrow, Data Analyst & Visualization Specialist, and Eduardo Velez, Senior Front End Developer, will share data visualization tips, best practices and case studies. http://graphicacy.com/ Special thanks to Alley for hosting the event, and Graphicacy and Keshif for sponsoring the event! ALLEY Alley powered by Verizon locations are developed by Verizon, the world’s leading telecommunications company, in collaboration with Alley, a membership-only community workspace for creators. Each location is a curated community powered by the emerging technologies and thought-leadership of Verizon. With Alley, Verizon is bridging the gap between start-up and corporation by helping the community workspace build next-level ecosystems for entrepreneurs. Visit us at www.youralley.com to learn more. GRAPHICACY We guide mission-driven organizations in making information visual, persuasive and shareable. Starting with an in-depth discovery process, we build websites and interactive applications, and produce data visualization and information graphics, motion graphic videos and data analysis. Our team specializes in open source solutions including Drupal, WordPress, and Angular. http://graphicacy.com/ Twitter: @graphicacy_info KESHIF Data visualization and analytics is no longer limited to highly skilled or trained people in your organizations. Anyone can understand data in depth, without the complexity of too many options. Analytics is no longer static and lifeless. Every action can lead a new insight within a responsive environment. That's all possible with Keshif. https://keshif.me/ Twitter: @keshifme
- Feb. 27: Power of Video for Nonprofits
Is video marketing really worth it for nonprofits? It used to be just an option, but now video content is absolutely necessary for organizations to engage and influence their target audience. In this event, you will learn some tips and tricks from video professionals on how to produce a professionally polished video. Date: Tues., Feb. 27 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: ISL 641 S St. NW, Fl 1, Washington DC 20001 (https://maps.google.com/?q=641+S+St.+NW,+Fl+1,+Washington+DC+20001&entry=gmail&source=g) Cost: Free, but RSVP is required. Special thanks to Double R Productions (http://www.doublerproductions.com), iStrategyLabs (ISL) (https://isl.co/) and The Duke and The Duck (http://www.dukeduck.com/) for sponsoring and hosting the event! Presenters Eurah Lee Production Coordinator, Double R Productions www.doublerproductions.com At Double R Productions, Lee is the bridge between clients, videographers, editors and other vendors, paving the way to produce high-quality results. Her experience ranges from producing short documentaries to coordinating fashion shows for Men’s Fashion Week in Los Angeles and New York. At Double R, Lee is writing scripts, looking for music and footage, working with editors, and directing field crew when on-set. Jose Galvez Multimedia Designer & Editor, Double R Productions www.doublerproductions.com Born and raised in Culiacan, Mexico, Galvez grew up watching television and dreaming of one day being part of the magical world of video. During his college years, he interned at Double R and promised to come back to DC someday. Now a Double R production team member, he brings the experience he gained at Univision in San Diego, where he worked at a morning show as a writer, camera operator and floor manager, as well as his experience as a sports photographer for his local soccer club, Dorados de Sinaloa. Whether running camera for a shoot, taking stills or designing and editing, Galvez brings his best to Double R. Alex Herder Owner & Creative Director, The Duke and the Duck www.dukeduck.com Alex is an award-winning creative director, video producer, & strategy consultant who co-founded The Duke & the Duck in 2009. Together, The Duke & the Duck is a 7-person motion design and animation studio with non-profit and corporate clients like the ACLU, HPE, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Volkswagen. They believe that absolutely everyone and everything is worth celebrating, and their enthusiasm is infectious. Scott Ward Principal, Fifth Estate Communications http://www.fifth-estate.com/ Scott Ward has nearly 30 years of professional experience in all aspects of communications, including strategic planning; advocacy communications; stakeholder outreach; graphic design and desktop publishing; and writing and editing; new media; social marketing; communications training; risk and crisis communications; national, regional and local media relations; message development and testing; event planning and marketing; and media buying. Throughout his career, as PR executive, consultant and volunteer board member, Ward has helped a broad array of nonprofit organizations and associations advance public interest issues and causes.
- Jan. 25: Nonprofit Digital Strategies, Challenges & Opportunities
Join us for an exciting discussion about nonprofit digital strategies. We will start off with brief insightful lightning talks on diverse topics followed by small group discussions. Afterwards, we will reconvene as a large group to come up with a list of the top 10 nonprofit digital trends for 2018. Date: Thurs., Jan. 25 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: WeWork Apollo, 810 7th St. NE Cost: Free (RSVP is required. Space is limited.) Lightning Talks 1. Sandi Fox, Smart as a Fox Strategy >> Mobile Trends for Nonprofits 2. Jared Schwartz, Beaconfire RED >> 2018 Elections & Impact on Nonprofit Digital Strategy 3. Kate Fink, Vanguard Communications >> Facebook Newsfeed Change, Deprioritizing Publisher Content 4. Ashley Hansen, Frakture >> Challenge: Dispersed Data in a Multitude of Systems 5. Colleen Hutchings, CCAH >> Facebook Ads Targeting 6. William Merrow, Graphicacy >> Data Visualization 7. Scott Williams, Embrace Your Data >> Recent Changes to Google Grant & Adwords Special thanks to Sandi Fox of Smart as a Fox Strategy (https://www.smartasafox.org/) for hosting the event, and Beaconfire RED (http://www.beaconfire-red.com/) for sponsoring the food and drinks for the event! _________________ Get Involved - Want to present or sponsor? - Have brilliant topic ideas for future events? - Want to host a Net2DC event at your space in DC? Email [masked]. _________________ NetSquared DC is a vibrant local community thriving at the intersection of social change and technology. We’re part of a global NetSquared movement that focuses on the exponential impact we can have when we combine our hunger for change with powerful new technologies. We’re proud to be one of the largest and longest-running NetSquared groups around, and thank our amazing members who come out in force each month to share what they’ve learned and get to know each other better. A full archive of our past events (http://www.meetup.com/net2dc) is available on our Meetup page.