I am still so thrilled at the high turnout and positive response we received from our three-part series on Communicating in the Age of New Media from 2007. While I hope that your year is off to a great start so far, I also hope that continuing your new media education is on your resolution list! There are two monthly gatherings starting this month to help you meet that resolution and stay connected to others in the area involved with using new technologies in nonprofits.
501 Tech Club – Brown Bag Series
I am working with NTEN to build a 501 Tech Club (http://nten.org/techclub) and make it the hottest new place to learn, connect, and CHANGE within the Portland community! To get started, you can join the Portland 501 Tech Club online to connect with all the other local folks who are talking about technology in nonprofits. The first event is coming soon: January 14th.
- Topic: Organizing your Information: RSS readers!
- Presenter: Marshall Kirkpatrick
- Location: Northwest Health Foundation, 221 NW 2nd Ave, Suite 300 (in Bamboo room) Portland, OR 97209
- Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
- Food: Bring your own lunch and we’ll bring some goodies!
Portland Net Tuesdays
A friend and I have teamed up to sprout a Net Tuesday monthly event here in Portland. The fourth Tuesday of each month, social changemakers and web innovators can get together to network, mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships and learn at these Net Tuesdays, produced by NetSquared, http://www.netsquared.org a project of TechSoup, http://www.techsoup.org. All those interested, involved, or employed in nonprofits and that recognize the importance and utility of technology in the sector are invited to join us for discussion and exchange. The first event is this month: January 22nd.
- Topic: Introductions, goals, topics, and open source
- Presenter: Everyone!
- Location: AboutUs.org, 107 SE Washington, 5th Floor (SUite #520), Portland, OR
- Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
- Food: We’ll see what we can do, feel free to bring something to share!
I hope that you will be able to attend both and I can’t wait for these engaging monthly events to start!
Let me know if you want more information on either event. I hope you are as excited as I am!