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TechSoup Webinar: Creating Effective Reports with Crystal Reports 2011

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Do you need a clear and engaging report to share with your board, funders, or community? Join our webinar Creating Effective Reports on May 10 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to find out how SAP's Crystal Reports 2011 provides effective reporting solutions.

Crystal Reports reporting software allows you to create interactive reports via the web or embedded in enterprise applications.In this webinar, SAP's Jaclyn Churcher and Kenneth Li will walk you through the ins and outs of Crystal Reports 2011, including a discussion of mapping and visualization functions.

Do you have specific questions about Crystal Reports 2011 that you would like to see addressed in the webinar?


Just The Beginning. Fundacja TechSoup at the SHARE Conference in Belgrade

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On Sunday early in the morning the festival that I previously promoted on the Netsquared blog came to an end. SHARE brought together activists, new media artists and Internet/ tech organizations representatives. We shared knowledge, experience and fun. We shared them by day (in the Dom Omladine aulas), and by night (in Belgrade night clubs). According to the organizers there is a theory that an event becomes a festival when its agenda is too rich to handle. That definitely is the SHARE case. When there is so much to do and see, everyone’s path through the program ends up being a little bit different. Hence, My SHARE was probably not what it was for anyone else. For me, it was a great introduction to the Balkans exciting tech scene.

As one of the biggest and most popular regional conferences SHARE was a great opportunity to meet and talk to tech activists and NGOs in the region. This is what Anka and I wanted, and for a good reason. This upcoming fall, TechSoup Europe (Fundacja TechSoup), together with the US State Department, is going to organize a TechCamp for 6 Balkan countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Macedonia.The camp will focus on transparency and accountability in public life, and how technology can drive and promote them. We are currently looking for regional NGO partners, potential speakers, and trying to identify key topics that should be investigated during this regional meetup.

TechSoup Webinar: Toolkit Essentials. Finding Funders For Your Cause

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The most frequently asked question at the Foundation Center is, “How do I find funders that are interested in my cause.” The answer may seem deceptively simple, but in truth, it is easy to get lost along the way. Save time, avoid the road to nowhere, and let us show you a clear path to results.


Join our free webinar on Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, Toolkit Essentials: Finding Funders For Your Cause?, to hear presenters Bobbe A. Luce and David Holmes discuss their strategies in finding appropriate funders. Attendees will walk away knowing how to connect with the latest news and funding opportunities in their fields of interest, how to use cool tools for finding funders and program partners, and where to access expert virtual and in-person help for building knowledge and skills.

NetSquared’s Blogger Manifesto To Drive Social Change

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My name is Alicja and I became a blogger for NetSquared around a year ago. One of the reasons for that was that I want(ed) to change the world. The other one was my belief in words. As we are about to publish NetSquared content guidelines, I’d like to tell you why I think that blogging plays important role when it comes to social change.

NetSquared is an online space for people passionate about tech and social change; in other words, a community blog.  We use it to share stories, inspire, and talk to each other – for the benefit of all possible readers. While certain amount of blog posts is written by staff, as a general rule we are all about the user generated content. Netsquared Local organizers and readers: this is your blog.

From Toronto? Enter The Youth Agents of Change Contest!

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The Youth Agents of Change Program is an initiative of the Centre for Social Innovation and ING Direct to provide space and support to young people aged 19-29 with a promising social venture. Applications are due by May 4, 2012. A team of CSI and ING Direct staff will work alongside former Agents of Change to select the winners.

Young people aged 19-29 who reside in the Greater Toronto Area are eligible to apply. You must have a social venture of some kind, at any stage of development from conception to delivery.

TechSoup Webinar: QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries

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Need an easy way to handle your organization’s accounting transactions? Join our free webinar, QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries! on Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to learn more about how you can streamline your day-to-day business with the new 2012 updates to Intuit's QuickBooks.

During this webinar, we will be hearing from QuickBooks Made Easy instructor Gregg Bossen about how this tool can aid your nonprofit or library, giving you an in-depth look at the new updates to the QuickBooks software.

This webinar is appropriate for technology decision makers in nonprofits and libraries.

12 Nonprofit Technology Conference -- An Outsider's Perspective

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I didn’t attend as many 12th Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) sessions as I wanted to this year, and my NTC experience stayed in shadow of the Net2 Global Leadership Council meetings. I feel like I spent most of the time in a lobby or walking through the Hilton’s hotel maze. Meanwhile I kept bumping into people, and had many random, but great conversations. To me this is what this conference is about -- meeting people and networking.

A Social Event

So it seems that there is a lot (over 80 sessions, almost twice as many speakers, numerous online conversations accompanying offline meetups) of content to the NTEN conference. And it is true. However, the amount and the diversity of it, is too overwhelming and confusing for it to be a real learning experience. I don’t have a feeling that this is what NTC is trying to be about though. It's not about straightforward education. What NTC is to me, is an inspiring social event where you get a chance to meet many like-minded people. This is why you end up sending more in a lobby drinking coffee that at the actual sessions. At least this is how I, and a few people I was drinking the coffee with, see it.


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