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It’s National Volunteer Week!

I had no idea it was National Volunteer week until Bethany at NTEN wrote this little blog post thanking all the chapter coordinators for their help in running NTEN events over the years.  While I guess I do technically volunteer as the DC NTEN Chapter coordinator, I rarely think of it as volunteering. Rather, I think of it as community building of accidental techies who are trying to do good in this mad, crazy world. And since I love meeting new people and organizing events, my NTEN happy hours aren’t something I begrudge, but instead something to which I look forward.

That being said, I hope you can join me for our next DC NTEN Happy Hour to be held on Wednesday, April 23 at Local 16. Let’s hope for nice weather as we’ll be upstairs on their outdoor patio. For more info and to RSVP, be sure to visit the event page. Hope to see you there!

 

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Join the PICnet holiday party tomorrow at 6 pm!

As the holiday season is upon us, we want to take this time to celebrate with our wonderful clients and friends.

That’s why we’re having a little holiday happy hour on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 beginning at 6:00 pm. We hope you can join us at our PICnet DC offices at 1605 Connecticut Ave., NW 3rd Floor, for some holiday cheer, snacks, and drinks. We’re looking forward to seeing you there, but please make sure you RSVP so we have enough for everyone. If you can’t make it, PICnet wishes you a great holiday season and Happy New Year!

 

Our Clients Rock: City Parks Alliance

At PICnet, we love what we do. Deeply. And the prime numero uno reason for this is that we work with great clients who are rocking the world for social good.

We’re happy to share the next in our occasional series of personal little love notes from a PICnetter to one of our clients. Julie Dennis sends this out to the good folks at City Parks Alliance.

Who is City Parks Alliance?

City Parks Alliance logoCity Parks Alliance (CPA) is the only nationwide membership organization dedicated to urban parks. By uniting hundreds of civic and community leaders, government agencies, and recreation authorities, CPA is able to hold steadfast to its mission of engaging, educating, and nurturing the creation, revitalization, and sustainability of parks and green spaces in cities.

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Our Clients Rock: Global Fund for Women

At PICnet, we love what we do. Deeply. And the prime numero uno reason for this is that we work with great clients who are rocking the world for social good.

We’re happy to share the next in our occasional series of personal little love notes from a PICnetter to one of our clients. Julie Dennis sends this out to the good folks at the Global Fund for Women.

Who is Global Fund for Women?

Global Fund for WomenGlobal Fund for Women funds women-led organizations at the local, regional and national level. Through its support grants, the Global Fund for Women advances women’s rights by increasing resources for and investing in these organizations. Their main vision is to create a sustainable world where women and girls realize their human rights and have a voice to create change. Read more »

 

Memories of 2012 inaugural Soapbox User Summit

Can you believe it? It’s been one year since we had our inaugural Soapbox User Summit, but I still remember April 19, 2012 like it was yesterday. We had all the PICnetters together from near and far. We had Gunner from Aspiration Tech facilitate and clients attend from DC, Maryland, Connecticut, and New York.  

We voted on our own session ideas, broke out into small groups, mingled with the Support Department at PICnet, had a gorgeous location and beautiful weather, and got to learn from accidental techies about their successes and struggles with technology for their own organizations.

Soapbox User Summit session ideas

It was certainly a productive, worthwhile way to spend a day in Washington, DC. Read more »

 

Spring is in the Air! So we’re celebrating with an outdoor NTEN Happy Hour!

I can not think of a better way to celebrate spring’s arrival in DC than with a happy hour with my favorite non-profit techies.

Please join members of NTEN and NetSquared DC on Thursday, April 25 from 6 – 8 pm at Local 16. We’ll be recapping NTC 2013 and will have plenty of time for networking.

Be sure to save your spot!

 

Our Clients Rock: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

At PICnet, we love what we do. Deeply. And the prime numero uno reason for this is that we work with great clients who are rocking the world for social good.

We’re happy to share the second in our occasional series of personal little love notes from a PICnetter to one of our clients. Julie Dennis sends this out to the good folks at the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.

Who is the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition?

The logo-asocAntarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) was founded in 1978 initially to expose negotiations on minerals, gas, and oil that could pose potential dangers to the Antarctic and Southern Oceans.

Now ASOC also addresses issues related to tourism, climate change, and shipping and is the main NGO voice for Antarctic environmental protection.

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Mobile Apps and Your Nonprofit: NTEN Happy Hour, Thursday, 2/28

Mobile apps are all the rage, and since I consider myself a fashionable person, I wanted to make sure one of my NTEN Happy Hours focused on this technology. Luckily, that was very easy with the help of Compuware. Compuware, a tech company focusing on software and best practices services, is sponsoring the February 2013 NTEN happy hour.  Eric Fishman, Senior Director of Information Services & Strategies at the American Psychiatric Association and a client of Compuware’s, will be our speaker. More details below:

What: NTEN February 2013 Happy Hour When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Where: Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th Street, NW) – we’ll be in the Patio Room Time: 6:00 pm Topic: Eric Fishman will be discussing mobile app development for the American Psychiatric Association

Be sure to RSVP so I can make sure there are enough snacks for all. I hope you can join us!

 

Our Clients Rock: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council – Valentine’s Day edition

At PICnet, we love what we do. Deeply. And the prime numero uno reason for this is that we work with great clients who are rocking the world for social good.

Here is the first in an occasional series of personal little love notes from a PICnetter to one of our clients. Consider this inaugural post a celebration of Valentine’s Day on our blog with our own Julie Dennis sending this the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s way.

Who is the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council?

GPAC logoGreater Pittsburgh Arts Council, or GPAC, is a membership-based organization that represents more than 2,500 individuals in the Pittsburgh area.  Using a three-pronged approach of obtaining political, financial, and professional support, they provide a space for artists to post jobs, attend classes, seek legal and business advice, and network.

Why Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council rocks

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State of the B Corp highlights: A banner 2012 and big plans for 2013

As a B Corp, PICnet knows the importance of putting people and environment before profits. So we always get excited when more companies join the ranks.  

Each quarter, B Lab, the nonprofit organization that supports and fosters businesses to solve social and environmental problems, holds a State of the B Corp address where they update all the B Corps on what success they’ve had in the last quarter. And from last week’s call, I can tell you that B Corps had a banner 2012!

Here are some highlights: Read more »