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Voting is closed for the FACT Challenge

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Community Vote this week for the FACT Social Justice Challenge! Voting is now closed. Your participation has narrowed the field of 90 innovatiove Project ideas down to the top 15 you think should be Featured Projects. 

All Projects will be notified on Monday and we will post on the blog and the FACT Challenge pages with the list of 15 Featured Projects moving on to the final round with the panel of judges.

If you have any questions about the FACT Challenge of the process, please do not hestitate to let us know: net2@techsoup.org

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

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More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets. This means that sewage spills into rivers and streams, contaminating drinking water and causing disease. As hand-held mobile devises connected to the internet spread to cities, villages, remote communities around the world, we need to continue finding ways to use these tools to make a positive impact.

Here are a few ways you can use technology today to learn more and act for water conservation!

Vote for Your Favorite Social Justice Projects: FACT Challenge Voting This Week

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Voting is now open for the 2010 FACT Social Justice Challenge! This is your opportunity to help select the 15 Featured Projects that move on to a panel of judges for the final vote. All Featured Projects will receive fund development support plus recognition on the NetSquared site and across the web. Voting opens Monday, October 11th, at noon PST and closes on Friday, October 15th, at 5 pm PST - be sure to cast your ballot today!

Submissions Close Today for the FACT Social Justice Challenge!

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Whether you are a technologist or a changemaker, an entrepreneur or innovator - from any country around the world - we're looking for your ideas! Social justice covers all sorts of issues, like human rights, equality, and livability; and we see web and mobile-based collaborative technologies offering tremendous opportunity to support social justice work. Today is the last day to submit your Project to the Challenge - submissions close at 5 pm PST.

Use these links to get started now:

Make Real Social Impact with the FACT Challenge

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FACT Challenge logoAre you interested in making an impact, locally or globally? Participating in the FACT Social Justice Challenge will help you do just that! Project teams, local communities, and volunteer organizers have proven in the past that NetSquared Challenges help surface innovations and find ways to put new applications to use.  Learn more about you can get involved and make a difference below.

N2Y4 Project gets Local in Philadelphia

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The N2Y4 Mobile Challenge called for innovative mobile applications supporting social good. There were many excellent ideas and the top 15 Featured Projects were selected through a Community Vote. Those Featured Projects came together May 26-27, 2009 in San Jose, CA, at the N2Y4 Conference to pitch their ideas, find collaborators, and get valuable feedback. Many volunteer organizers from the NetSquared Local network convened at the N2Y4 Conference to build relationships and expand their knowledge and resources for local community building.

September 2010 Community Builder Chat: How to Participate

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The monthly Community Builder chat series is part of the #4Change community of regularly scheduled chats, bringing together people from around the world to talk about examples, practices, tips and more as we all explore the way technology can be used for social change.  This is the second in what will be a monthly series of chats specifically focused on Community Building.

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