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New on SSIR: Give Permission to Peer Influence

Amy Sample Ward

As organizations or community builders active online, working to practice and create quality engagement, we are often trying to guide, collect or herd conversations and interactions into spaces that we have created or monitor closely. When I say “give permission,&# in this post, I’m really saying that you should balance the herding and collecting of the community with the encouragement and empowerment for the community to go wherever it wants with your message or information.

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that’s really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment. My latest post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up and I hope you’ll dive into the conversation with me!

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that’s really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment. My latest post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up and I hope you’ll dive into the conversation with me!

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Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

Have Fun - Do Good

They broadcast and unite women's voices from around the world into a powerful force for change. If your angle is using this training as an outlet for local empowerment and development, then you very much want to bring in mentorship. We brought professional empowerment mentors and coaches, and also professional editors. "I would wake up in the middle of the night and still hear their voices.

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Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

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Constituent Empowerment. Came up with sassy email newsletter and went against broadcasting best practices. Changed from brochure to interactive website, multi-facteed file building strategy and acquired over 1000 new names per month and have converted about 1% to donors in 6 weeks. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns.

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Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Constituent Empowerment Honorable Mention: Sierra Club and American Cancer Society Winner: Children International Used TeamRaiser to recruit new sponsors and recuited 5,000 sponsors since 2005 and sponsored over 560 children. Email Communications Honorable Mention: NRDC - National Resource Defense Council Winner: KQED Came up with sassy email newsletter and went against broadcasting best practices.

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