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The Global Engagement Summit Makes a Splash at Northwestern University

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The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers from around the world.

TechSoup Webinar: Winning Campaigns with Powerful Collateral

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Ever wonder what it takes to develop an advocacy, public awareness, or marketing campaign that “wins” for your organization or library? Want to create effective print and online materials that truly resonate with the communities you serve or get political leaders to take notice?

Mobile Technology in Developing Countries: Three Award-winning Projects

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Wireless Innovation Project LogoThe Vodafone Americas Foundation and the mHealth Alliance recently announced the winners of the second annual Wireless Innovation Project™ and the first mHealth Alliance Award. The winning projects were selected for their ability to leverage wireless technology to help meet challenges faced in developing countries, including access to clean air, medical care, and financial services for the rural poor.

TechSoup Webinar: Social Media Listening Dashboard

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As social media tools like Twitter and Facebook become core components of nonprofit communication strategies, there is a corresponding need to assess how well programmatic messaging and organizational identity are propagating in those channels: “We Tweet; is anybody listening?”

In addition, nonprofits have an increasing need to know on what blogs, websites and other online venues they and their issues are being mentioned and discussed, both favorably and less favorably.

TechSoup Webinar: Finding the Perfect Donor Database in an Imperfect World

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There are nearly two hundred donor databases on the market. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, fans and foes. The challenge is to find a system with strengths that meet your needs, weaknesses that won’t get in your way, at a price you can afford.

This workshop will cover the basic concepts you will need to make a decision.

Topics will include:

  • What to expect from a fundraising database.
  • When to consider a change.
  • How to make the decision. 
  • Why not build your own database?

This webinar is appropriate for Executive Directors, fundraisers, donor database managers, and anyone else who needs to help their organization choose a new fundraising database.

Net2 Think Tank: Apps for Good

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Innovation in the world of mobile applications has been moving at lightning speed and based on the popularity of the iPhone and Android, and increasingly the iPad, it seems that applications are the way forward on mobile computing. In the early days of mobile applications, much of the appeal was in mobile gaming and social media, but as the market becomes increasingly crowded, the Apps become increasingly sophisticated.

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