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March Net2 Think Tank Round-up: Cloud Computing

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Earlier this month, we asked you to share ideas for using cloud computing to run nonprofits, libraries, and social enterprises around the world. Cloud computing is the term for the services and applications we use over the internet. We wanted to learn the ways that others are already using these web-based tools, services, and infrastructure to make their IT more efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendly. Below, we've compiled all of the community responses for this month's Net2 Think Tank!

3 Cloud Computing Opportunities in March

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This month, we're featuring several opportunities for NetSquared Community members to share ideas and best practices for using the cloud. We're featuring three expert cloud posts from Keisha Taylor, as well as a Linkedin discussion on key issue areas, and an opportunity to share your thoughts for this month's Net2 Think Tank. 

Here's an overview and how you can get involved:

Introducing Alicja Peszkowska: the Newest Member of the NetSquared Team!

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Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Alicja Peszkowska, the newest member of the NetSquared Team! Alicja has joined us part-time to contribute to (among other things) the NetSquared blog and the NetSquared Local program. Based out of Warsaw, Poland, she has a specialty in social innovations in central and eastern Europe that we’re excited to share with the community!

Alicja also organizes NetWtorek, the NetSquared Local group in Warsaw and works as the communication specialist at the Fundacja TechSoup, the local TechSoup office in Warsaw.

Share & Learn: Using the Cloud for Nonprofits, Libraries and other Digital Activists

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We’re interested in the cloud! Each day last week, we featured a question on Linkedin about how you’re using the cloud. We asked for community input on several key cloud-related questions to get a feeling for some of the key issues and solutions that being used today. Below we share the community answers, including some really enlightening findings!

March Net2 Think Tank: Cloud Computing

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We invite you to share the best ways to use the cloud to run nonprofits, libraries, and social enterprises. Cloud computing is the term for the services and applications we use over the internet. It's been a hot topic for some time, and today many of it's promises are coming true. For many organizations, cloud computing is a great way to save money and reduce on software and hardware needs, and it is usually much greener than traditional boxed software.

So, how is your organization using the cloud, and why? Share your best practices with the NetSquared Community as part of this month's Net2 Think Tank!

Attend the San Francisco Interactive Media Summit at the University of San Francisco

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Aspiration is partnering with the Department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco to deliver a day of social media and new technology trainings at the San Francisco Interactive Media Summit, 5 March at USF.

The Aspiration team will facilitate sessions that include “Facebook and Twitter 101”, “Intro to blogging”, Beginning and Intermediate WordPress”, “Listening Online with a Social Media Dashboard”, “Managing Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix”, and “How to Build a Good Nonprofit Web Site for Almost Nothing.”

Help Us Say Thanks To Amy Sample Ward!

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For the last two and a half years, Amy Sample Ward has been dedicated to growing and fostering the NetSquared Community. Sadly, the time has come for her to move on from her job with NetSquared and we want to thank her for her service to the community! In her time here, she's grown the Net2 Local program to 80 cities, run numerous Challenges, incubated Camps, and written countless blog posts... but above all she's been a great friend and teacher to many of us in the Community.  

February Net2 Think Tank Round-Up: Using Linkedin For Change

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Earlier this month, we asked you to share ways that we can use Linkedin to mobilize social change. We wanted to learn which tools, tactics, and functions of Linkedin you're using to create a community around your cause area. Below, we've compiled all of the community responses for this month's Net2 Think Tank including information about using Linkedin fucntionality like Groups, Q&A, and Companies, as well as the benefits of networking and more!

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