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Addressing Accessibility in Social Media


In an ever-changing world of social media and web collaboration, tools for user interaction and engagement are becoming increasingly prevalent. When developing social sites, personal user accounts and profiles form the backbone of such destinations. Social Conversations. accessibility Community Social Media Web Sites IT Staff

The Social Website: Integrating Social Media into Website Design and Function


If you're considering revamping your website to include social elements like the Facebook Like button, streaming from YouTube, or adding information from a social site through its API, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. There are many ways to “get social,” and so many reasons for doing so. Create on-site engagement.

Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

Amy Sample Ward

Using Social Media. The PMDMC conference had a 4-part social media track. Building Your Social Media Strategy. Social by Social.

Global Scale: Launching the discussion list & much more!

Amy Sample Ward

As I announced in August , Bonnie Koenig and I are cultivating a learning space at [link]. I am excited to say that we have created a bit more content, a new discussion group, and are planning a roundtable discussion for December! Global Scale Discussion Group. Global Scale Wiki. Why Global Scale. How to Contribute.

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The above visual is a social network.  Social network analysis gives you a 10,000 view of your ecosystem.   Source: Monitor Institute.

Is “Ambient Data” from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, check out Lucy’s  Digital Civil Society wiki for examples of open data used for the social good. Alliance Magazine, September 2012. A

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

Tech Soup Blog

Tagging, a feature found across many social media channels, is used to help surface content during searches. 40 Hashtags for Social Good.

Wikis: What, When, Why

Museum 2.0

What's a wiki? Wikis are websites that are extremely easy for anyone (even you!) to edit. On March 22, they released the wiki.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've come up with synthesis - a worksheet, how-to points, and resources that would guide an organization to think strategically about social media.

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Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For many reasons, social media is not at the core for many of these NGOS – and it was important to discuss. Fish Bowl Exericse.

TechSoup Community Team Wiki Launch

Tech Soup Blog

Our online community and social media team helps to do that by sharing what we learn as we develop our own projects, making education a central goal of our activities. We're excited to announce a brand new window into what we do and what we're discovering with the launch of our Community Team Wiki.

Got Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's the social media policy I created for Beth's Blog.  The social media policy tool helps you with part of the of step 1.  .

My NTC Session Planning Wikis.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've created a wikitation site (presentation as wiki) to house the presentation materials and for some basic primers/factsheets I hope to write.

CommBuild Tweet Chat April 23: Storytelling and Social Sharing

Tech Soup Blog

Pacific time for a special Digital Storytelling Challenge edition of the weekly CommBuild discussion on Twitter. How to Participate.

This Week On Beth’s Blog: Growing Social Impact in A Networked World – A Grantmaker’s Gathering on Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can follow the conversation and join the discussion by also using the hashtag #netfunders. Image by EEKIM. Want to take a deeper dive?

My NTEN Chat 8/12/08


We had a great discussion about wikis and how to try and get people to participate more in them - perhaps give artificial deadlines, or specifically purposeful tasks. My favorite takeaway advice was that we should all "leave a trail of wikis" - in other words, if you use them all the time, others will get it and use them too.

The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits


The new edition covers nearly 70 types of software, from association management to wikis and everything in between. PublishDate: April 2012.

Social Media Infused Discussion Triggers and Ice Breakers and Connected Futures Workshop Opening Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's a screenshot of my desktop. I had to do it for Connected Futures: New Social Strategies and Tools for Communities of Practice workshop.

Social Media Tips from the TechSoup Global Network

Tech Soup Blog

By now, you've probably heard all the benefits of building a social media presence on Facebook or Twitter. So you mastered social media?

Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Grantees get  better at  communication, proactive planning, partner engagement, message discipline and social media integration and measurement.

Congrats to Mazarine Treyz - The First Wiki Contributor to WeAreMedia Module 5

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mazarine shared this tip: In your next staff meeting, when discussing marketing, a. Show them social media = ROI, with who, when, and why.

Presentation: Social Media & Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Social Media & Philanthropy. Social by Social : a handbook for using new technologies for social impact that I co-authored last year.

Social Media and the Performing Arts: Engagement First, Ticket Sales Second

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Arts and Social Media View more presentations from kanter. How do we track and monitor our social media strategy?

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The discussion thread reminded me of an AdMarketing conversation we had a long time ago. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some are tool specific The Twitter Ladder or the Facebook Ladder or it may describes different levels of engagement  across channels.

Online Community Meetup Recap: Meet the TechSoup Online Community and Social Media Team

Tech Soup Blog

The Online Community MeetUp ended 2011 by shifting the focus to the meetup organizers – the TechSoup Online Community and Social Media Team. Graves manages communications via TechSoup's many social media channels. Each member of the team spoke about their role and some of the issues they deal with in their work.

Beth Kanter’s Social Media Listening for Nonprofits

NCE Social Media

Without a doubt, one of my favorite social media and nonprofit writers is Beth Kanter. I’ve written about her work before. This slideshare presentation is from her social media wiki and discusses the importance of knowing what people are saying about your agency on social media sites. Enjoy!

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The participants work together in small groups, ask questions and discuss problems, and work together to find solutions and initiate joint projects.

Connect with TechSoup at NCVS!

Tech Soup Blog

In this "speed geeking" format, participants will rotate through presenters' tables to discuss different topics. Elliot will be talking with participants about technology planning for nonprofits, and Evonne and Susan will be talking about interactive online events and social media tools. We think Watchitoo.

Announcing ImpactRising.Org: Organizational Capacity Building Resource for Nonprofits and Consultants

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Fund – wanted to strengthen the social sector consulting industry and to support nonprofits to be better consumers of consultants.

Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

love designing and delivering trainings on social media and the added challenge of working outside of the US.  I'm still recovering. Evaluation.

Power and Light: Transparency and Effectiveness in the Nonprofit and Philanthropy World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What is the link between transparency and effectiveness and can these two qualities ever be at cross purposes? Where do you draw the line?

E-Mediat Day 4: What does it mean to be a social media trainer?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The two discussion questions were: What are your expectations for the project as a social media trainer? Fluency in social media skills.

NTC: Data Visualization Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Data and information visualizations for advocacy, evaluation, social media, network analysis, operations, and more! What are the go-to tools?

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Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year, the rise of big data was the subject of discussions across many disciplines, including the nonprofit sector.

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Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The visual above is a social network.  How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology?  .

Facebook Custom Landing Tabs + Measurement = Best Practice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a wiki on custom landing tabs and more advice here. Conversation about FB Custom Tabs. Why:  Custom Landing Tabs. Principles.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The course is about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact. The flexible classroom is a large open space.

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The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked NGOs and Social Media Integrated Into Organizational Communications. Social media can be filled with  metrics to track results.

8 Great Tools for Private Social Networks and Online Communities: The 2011 Edition


It offers a very nice blend of social networking and web content management functionality, and is very customizable. The BuddyPress plug-in takes it further and provides many of the common social networking features. Drupal Commons. Open Atrium. It has more of a task / project management focus compared to Drupal Commons. Posterous.