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Nonprofits Learn How to Tell Untold Stories at Data Day 2013

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Data can be integrated seamlessly into stories that benefit communities, presenters told nonprofits and journalists at a conference on June 21. The event demonstrated how one can tap into information sources about communities whose voices are often unheard.

Data Day 2013, held at Northeastern University in Boston, showcased how successful data-based stories engage people on an emotional level. Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, and The Boston Foundation co-hosted the conference.

Boston: Upcoming Events in April

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Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your nameAre you interested in sharing your knowledge at RootsCamp MA this week? How about participating in next weekend's Cleanweb Hackathon? Or would you like to join the 501 Tech Club for a happy hour? Check out our list of upcoming meetups in Boston.

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NetSquared Boston Members Host Marketing and Social Media Workshops

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By Paula Cohen and Kat Friedrich

How can one use online tools to attract clients and sell products? Over 100 small business and nonprofit staff gathered at the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, Mass. on March 23 for a day of workshops on social media and online marketing.

NetSquared Boston members promoted, hosted and attended the event. One of our meetup’s assistant organizers, Julia Campbell, delivered a presentation about the social media site Pinterest.

The NetSquared Boston community survey

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Because of my experience in marketing, I've always targeted NetSquared Boston's activities to fill unmet needs in the local nonprofit tech community. This winter, I invited our members to fill out the following survey. Here are the question and the responses:

If NetSquared offered these resources, would that be useful to the Boston nonprofit tech community?

Skill sharing (one-on-one) 
4 votes (27%) 

Skill sharing (small group) 
12 votes (80%) 

Mentoring 
6 votes (40%) 

Job fair info 
0 votes (0%) 

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