Houston Net2 meetup tomorrow with Linda Etuck of PhillipCares

July 7, 2008

We are looking forward to chatting with another great Houston NetSquared nonprofit speaker – Linda Etuck, founder of the PhillipCares Foundation.  Some words from LInda:

As Founder/CEO and mother of the young man this foundation was setup to honor, my ultimate goal in the whole scheme of things is to provide scholarships to those young people wanting to further their education and to build a state-of-the-art sustainable academy to not just teach your typical curriculum, but educate this generation of students about their responsibility to family, environment, community, financial,social, and academics.

To most students school is all they have to help them formulate how to proceed towards their future. Through fund raising, donations, and grants we will provide scholarships to the graduates of our academy.

Please feel free to visit our website (www.phillipcaresfoundation.org ) for more information.

Have you signed up to attend yet??!!??  We’re looking at a pretty packed house, so be sure to RSVP online!


Houston Netsquared in the Houston Chronicle!

July 7, 2008

Thanks to Houston Chronicle reporter Shannon Buggs for a great article entitled ‘Nonprofits should make use of Social Media’ this weekend.  In the article she discussed the importance of nonprofit advocates utilizing online networks to add a personal touch to their organization.

Ed Schipul, co-founder of the Houston NetSquared  group, was quoted saying that with this personal touch comes hard work:

“I can’t actually do it for you,” said Ed Schipul, founder and CEO of Schipul, a Web marketing firm that has a lot of nonprofits on its client list. “I can consult with you and help you recruit people within your organization, but I can’t actually produce social media for you. I can only be your coach.”

And then a great bit on Houston NetSquared!

Then, Schipul says, you’re ready to start attending meetings of NetSquared, an organization with chapters throughout North America that help nonprofits enter and navigate the social Web.

Self-proclaimed tech geeks attend the free meetings to advise and encourage nonprofit leaders. The next one in Houston is Tuesday from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. at the Stag’s Head in the Oak Room. Go to http://netsquared.meetup.com/3/ to reserve a spot.

It’s at those meetings where you will learn where the holes are in your social media strategy, how to start a blog with a sense of humility and the protocols for Facebook and MySpace.

Thanks to Shannon for a great article and to Monica Danna, a longtime pal of Houston NetSquared, for her thoughts on early adoption for nonprofits.  Here are some nonprofits in Houston that we think are rocking out the Social Media!

Like what you read?  You should Digg Shannon’s article!