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The second Tuesday of each month, social changemakers and web innovators get together to network, socialize and share ideas at Net Tuesday, an event produced by NetSquared, http://www.netsquared.org, a project of TechSoup, http://www.techsoup.org.

This month our two presenters will be Dave Sanford of LinkedIn and Oz Basarir of WiserEarth.

LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com) is a social networking site built upon trusted connections and relationships, and a powerful business network with over nine million professional members. Dave, the Assistant to the CEO of LinkedIn, will be talking about how nonprofits can use LinkedIn for their work.

WiserEarth (http://www.flossusability.org/wiki.pl?WiserEarth)
is a wiki-like project to create a map of organizations devoted to sustainability. The project was initiated by Paul Hawken's Natural Capital Institute (http://www.naturalcapital.org/Projects.html). Oz, WiserEarth’s Technical Director, will talk about how WiserEarth will provide tools to help the hundreds of thousands of organizations that address social justice, poverty, and the environment find each other, collaborate, share resources and build alliances

Presenter bios:

Dave Sanford is the Assistant to the CEO at LinkedIn, where his cross-functional work includes analyzing new technologies, markets, and product features, as well as driving the company's philanthropic efforts. Dave graduated with honors from Stanford University in 2006 with a degree in Markets and Entrepreneurial Management, focusing on expertise and innovation. When he's not cooking up new ideas at LinkedIn, Dave spends most of his time cooking (and eating) gourmet food. For more, please see Dave's LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bigsanford

Oz Basarir is an independent web consultant. He is currently leading the WiserEarth technology. Over the last 14 years of his IT career, he has been in a number of development, architecture, and coaching roles. His passion is to apply his knowledge and experience in software for positive social change. He lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco Bay Area.

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