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Using Google forms to survey community members

Google Forms – free for those with Google accounts – can perform many of the same functions as an online tool like Surveymonkey.  Since Surveymonkey charges a monthly fee for surveys over 10 questions long, it’s worth exploring Google Forms to find out if you can send out effective surveys… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer for our Get Online! event

On Thursday, November 18, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, many computer learning centers in Central and South Seattle will be hosting events to help community members Get Online! There will be activities and demonstrations on many topics, including: social networking, posting/viewing photos online, paying bills online, using email, accessing… [ Keep reading ]

Ytech project trained 257 youth in digital media

The YMCA of Greater Seattle has wrapped up a  2009 Tech Matching Fund grant.  With $19K in city funds and over $28k in matching contributions, the Y trained 257 youth in middle and high school using a moblie lab.   The youth gained skills in online safety, Internet research, digital photography, video production, media literacy, effective… [ Keep reading ]

Learn more about net neutrality

While scouring the internet looking for new online tools to help neighborhood groups build community, I’ve come across the term “Net Neutrality” fairly often.  It took me a bit of research to figure out why Net Neutrality is so important.  Have you ever wondered what the term “Net Neutrality” really… [ Keep reading ]

Public Computing BTOP grant awarded

The Communities Connect Network (CCN)/EdLab Group has been awarded a $4.1 million public computing center grant from the Department of Commerce NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP), as part of the federal stimulus funding. Residents in Seattle and across Washington State will benefit from today’s joint announcement by the Department… [ Keep reading ]

Using wikis for online community building

Netsquared, an initiative of Techsoup Global, hosted a session earlier this year called “How Nonprofits Can Use Wikis + Online Community Building.”  You can view a video of the session’s three wiki-experts here and learn about this simple collaborative tool. One quote from the Adam Frey, the co-creator of Wikispaces,… [ Keep reading ]

New WordPress “Tweet Button” Available!

WordPress has added an “Official Tweet Button” for all WordPress.com blogs!  It’s a really exciting feature that allows your readers to easily tweet a link to your blog post. To add the button to your blog, go to Appearance > Extras menu and select the Show a Twitter Tweet Button… [ Keep reading ]

Idealware’s Social Media decision guide

Idealware, a nonprofit dedicated to helping nonprofits make smarter decisions, has created a guide to help nonprofits learn how to use social networking tools.  From their website: Social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful?  For what?  What tangible results are people seeing from it?  Created in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor/Council announce $300k in community tech awards

Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council jointly announced today that 24 Seattle community organizations will receive a total of $300,000 in Technology Matching Fund grants to promote access, job skills, education, and civic engagement.  See the press release about these great community projects with links to a map and… [ Keep reading ]

2010 Tech Matching Fund Awards Moved through Council

2010 and 2009 Technology Matching Fund grantees filled City Council Chambers in a show of support of CB 116919, which authorizes $300,000 to support technology programs, staffing and equipment in Seattle. For the video clip of the Seattle City Council briefing on July 21, where representatives from over 20 organizations… [ Keep reading ]