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Lobbying Training

When: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle St. • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

A number of significant issues are before Congress, and our Representatives and Senators have key roles in these decisions. Come learn how to be more effective in the various forms of lobbying from an experienced member of the staff of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, David Culp, Legislative Representative on Nuclear Disarmament.

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Disobedience School: Class of 2011

When: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: SEIU 888 • 52 Roland St. • Somerville

Time to DISOBEY the corporate agenda!

Join us for a day of workshops on the skills you need to organize your friends, your classmates, and your community.

Each "student" will participate in three workshops:

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Connected and Consequential: A Conference for Artists, Activists, Academics and Civic Leaders

When: Friday, June 10, 2011, 6:00 am to Sunday, June 12, 2011, 6:00 pm
Where: Northeastern University • Boston

This is a 3-day Conference to assemble artists and other creative thinkers and practitioners who want to explore the intersection of art and other fields, including Health, Nature, Consumption and Justice.

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Social Movements/ Digital Revolutions Conference

When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 3:00 pm to Sunday, October 23, 2011, 10:00 am
Where: Lesley University • Cambridge

Social Movements - Digital Revolutions

Digital Media Conference/Grassroots Use of Technology Conference

The Friday event will be the opening plenary, Saturday will be the main day and, depending on workshop proposals, we may have sessions on Sunday.

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Leadership Training

When: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: UU Urban Ministry • 10 Putnam St.. • Roxbury Crossing T • Roxbury

The Lucy Stone Cooperative Presents:
A leadership development training on popular education as an interactive and dynamic way to draw out the resources and gifts of our membership in order to address the challenges of our wider communities.

Cost: $25/person with plenty of scholarships and the third person from your organization or group comes for free!

The day will be facilitated by trainers from the Highlander Center, a popular education center that served to train core leaders of the union movement of the 30's and the civil rights movement of the 60's.

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Getting Beyond the Peace Vigil: Movement-building for Allies

When: Friday, May 13, 2011, 3:00 pm to Sunday, May 15, 2011, 10:00 am
Where: Voluntown Peace Trust • Voluntown, CT

Are you a white activist interested in doing movement building work that unites people across races, genders, classes, and movement sectors? Are you an antiwar activist who is trying to break out of the peace movement silo and build meaningful partnerships with organizations and communities directly impacted by war (i.e. people of color, poor and working class people, immigrants, people from occupied countries, Native peoples)?

When: Friday, May 13 (starting at dinner) to Sunday, May 15th (ending after lunch)

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Wanted: Administrative Writer

Wanted: Administrative Writing and Communications Lefty Extraordinaire!

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Boston NetSquared: Nonprofit Tech March Makeover

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Corporate Accountability International • 294 Washington St., Suite 610 • State St T • Boston
Contact #: (855) GO-SOCIAL [467-6242]

Spring is in the air! Or at least that's what Punxsutawney Phil told us last month.

Either way, at our next Meetup we'll give one lucky nonprofit the chance for a little Spring makeover, Net2 style! Be sure to check out NetSquared Boston in March for our Spring Meetup, “Nonprofit Tech March Makeover".

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Digital Media and Popular Uprisings

When: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Lesley University • 1815 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor • University Hall Amphitheater - Porter Sq. T • Cambridge

The importance of digital media in building the recent wave of popular uprisings in the Middle East has been widely heralded in the global press. But how are social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, and digital communication devices like texters, cell phones and PDAs really being used on the ground to help organize millions of people towards a common goal - democracy. And is it true that these movements for democracy in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and beyond are completely spontaneous and being organized on the fly with the help of modern technology? Or is there more to the story?

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Skillshare: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

When: Monday, March 7, 2011, 1:00 pm
Where: The NonProfit Center • 89 South St. • Boston

Do you want to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about?

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Speed Geeking: A Nonprofit Tech Meeting of the Hearts

When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: MassChallenge • One Marina Park Drive • 14th Floor • Boston

February. That month where you absolutely love love or hate love, with little in between.

So this February 22, use it as a time to either continue rejoicing your celebration of love, or to laugh it all off with a little geeky fun:

Join NetSquared Boston for SPEED GEEKING: A NONPROFIT TECH MEETING OF THE HEARTS on Tuesday, February 22 from 6:30-8:30pm)!

This month's Meetup is modeled on speed dating -- set up to match altruistic techies in Boston with the nonprofits who need their cutting-edge skills.

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Spanish for Social Change classes

When: Friday, January 14, 2011, 4:00 am to Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 4:18 pm
Where: Centro Presente • 17 Inner Belt Rd • Somerville

Centro Presente is offering a new cycle of Spanish classes that will run
January 14-March 12 2011

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Skillshare: Time Management

When: Monday, December 6, 2010, 1:00 pm
Where: GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) • 30 Winter Street • Boston

Has the approaching Holiday season got you juggling too many things and running out of time? Then come join Socializing for Justice ( for a Time Management Skillshare on December 6th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at GLAD*.

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