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NPC 2/22/13 Feautured Presentation: Aliza Sherman, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly QR Code

Below is an edited transcript of the 2/22/13 NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, featuring Aliza Sherman (Cybergrrl Oh) who discussed innovative and compelling ways to use QR codes as an effective marketing tool when used thoughtfully and integrated carefully into a campaign. 
 
Today we have as our featured presenter web pioneer Aliza Sherman (Cybergrrl Oh) who will take us on an interactive exploration of QR codes.
 
Aliza Sherman is a Web pioneer with a mission to empower people through technology. She is a digital marketing strategist who has been online since 1987 and consulting clients about the Internet since 1992. She speaks around the world and writes about online, social media, and mobile marketing, as well as tech and business issues specific to women.
 
In 1995, Newsweek named her one of the "Top 50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet” after she founded the first woman-owned, full-service Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc. and the first global Internet networking organization for women, Webgrrls International. 
 
In 2009, Fast Company named her one of the "Most Powerful Women in Technology." 
 
Aliza is the author of nine books including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crowdsourcing, and Mom, Incorporated. Her next book will be Social Media Engagement for Dummies.
 
When not speaking in other parts of the world, she lives and works out of Tok, Alaska.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly QR Code for the February 22nd NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 22nd, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature web pioneer Aliza Sherman (Cybergrrl Oh) who will take us on an interactive exploration of QR code marketing. QR Codes can be a compelling and effective marketing tool when used thoughtfully and integrated carefully into a campaign. Nonprofits can benefit from incorporating QR codes appropriately into marketing collateral and communications flow, especially to bridge offline with online actions. Learn some of the best tools for generating and managing your QR code efforts and see some examples of QR codes, both effective and ineffective ones. 

NPC 2/15/13 Featured Presentation: Community Partnership Development Through Hackathons

Below is an edited transcript of the 2/15/13 NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, featuring Lyre Calliope on Community Partnership Development through Hackathons. To view the full transcript, go HERE.

Today we have as our featured presenter Lyre Calliope who will be discussing how hackathons can be used to develop community partnerships and for social good.
 
Bio: Lyre Calliope's mission is to assist in the emergence of a globally collaborative society. His first work experiences came as a volunteer for futures oriented non-profit organizations where he was exposed to cutting edge thought leadership, technology, and had his first experiences as a community organizer. Lyre began applying these experiences in 2006 through work as a social media consultant in an Atlanta-based agency called ConceptHub where he learned how business ecosystems operate and just how challenging they can be when faced with change. In 2010 he cofounded C4 Atlanta, a non-profit organization dedicated to stewarding Atlanta's creative economy by helping arts entrepreneurs build successful careers. Now in Boston, he's turned his efforts toward growing an ecosystem of open innovation practitioners that learn and build in the Commons.
Let's welcome up Lyre, please take a seat and start whenever you are ready.

Community Partnership Development through Hackathons for the February 15th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 15th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Lyre Calliope who will be discussing how hackathons can be used to develop community partnerships and for social good. Hackathons are a staple of open source development culture and have gained in popularity as marketing channels for businesses offering API (Application Programming Interface) products to software developers.

Transcript of the February 8th NPC Meeting featuring Robert L. Todd

[08:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Welcome everyone to this week's Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting!

[08:33] Oronoque Westland: @ Rhiannon, many thanks

[08:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is sponsored by TechSoup Global and is a program of the TechSoup Global Community & Social Media team

 

BreakThru: Virtual Mentoring for STEM Education for the February 8th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 8th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Robert L. Todd, who will be discussing the Georgia STEM Accessibility Alliance (GSAA) project, also known as BreakThru, which is an innovative learning community that connects students with disabilities and peer mentors in a unique way to promote universal learning and accessibility to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based degrees.

About BreakThru:

The influence of digital media has changed the way students learn, play and socialize. As a result, researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia (UGA) have partnered to develop a virtual learning environment that combines creative avatars and social networking tools to help high school and college students with disabilities to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. The universities work alongside Georgia Perimeter College and the school systems of Georgia’s Greene, Clarke and Gwinnett counties to serve targeted students.

Transcript of the February 1st NPC Meeting featuring Carl Icann and Kevin Feenan

Cyber Security Essentials Workshop and VWBPE Update for the February 1st NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 1st, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature a mini-course on "Cyber Security Essentials for Nonprofits", presented by Carl Icann (Carl Solutionary) as well an update from Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal) who will be giving us an update on this year's upcoming VWBPE

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Transcript of January 25th NPC meeting featuring Ines Puspita (Ines Ogura)

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is sponsored by TechSoup Global and is a program of the TechSoup Global Community & Social Media team

 

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“Virtual Bookshop: From Consuming Knowledge to Producing Knowledge” for the January 25th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 25th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Ines Sogura (Ines Puspita), who will be discussing her educational "Virtual Bookshop" project,

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