Meeting Archive:
Finding and Cultivating Local Tech Expertise and Support for Nonprofits and Libraries

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  • Eli van der Giessen
  • Roshani Kothari

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Meeting Description:
In this free webinar with TechSoup, learn about providers of technology support for nonprofits and public libraries, volunteer organizers of NetSquared and Tech4Good communities, and get resources to cultivate and tap into tech expertise in your area! 
You will need to provide the following conference ID code, if you dial in by phone: 42525194

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This webinar will be recorded and archived on the TechSoup website. Please register for this webinar to receive an email notification when the archive is available.
Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Becky Wiegand
 Presenter Information
Elijah van der Giessen
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Eli is the NetSquared community manager. He strives to be a connector - the interstitial tissue that holds the muscle of a community together. He's been a volunteer manager, an event organizer, and a digital campaigner. Basically he'll take any gig that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to create things they love.

Roshani Kothari
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Roshani Kothari is a nonprofit technology consultant and has presented at Nonprofit Technology Conferences (NTCs) and at NetSquared DC events. She co-organizes NetSquared DC events, which focus on the intersection of technology and social good.

She has more than 10 years of experience working with nonprofits. Previously she worked at Community IT Innovators, International Women's Media Foundation, OneWorld U.S., Pact, and Catholic Relief Services.

She is originally from India, and has traveled to over 30 countries and lived in Thailand, Bolivia, El Salvador and Zimbabwe. She currently resides in Washington DC, and in her free time she enjoys organizing NetSquared DC meetings, traveling, photography, vegetable gardening and biking. Roshani is fluent in Gujarati, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Becky Wiegand
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Becky is the webinar program manager at TechSoup, where she hosts webinars, creates interactive media and content, and writes on a variety of technology topics for nonprofits and public libraries.
Prior to joining TechSoup in 2008, Becky spent a decade on staff at three small nonprofit organizations based in Washington, DC and Oakland, CA, where she was frequently the "accidental techie" trying to make technology decisions for her small-yet-mighty organizations