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Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local. Getting Local.

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Save Your Libraries: They're Good for the Economy

Have Fun - Do Good

Collecting petitions Last week I stood outside of my local library collecting signatures to save libraries in Oakland. In South Carolina, the total direct and indirect return on investment for every $1 spent on the state's public libraries by South Carolina state and local governments is $4.48 - nearly 350 percent.

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Determined to Trend - Guest Post by James Leventhal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Local Oakland Tweeter @trafficologist Standing Beside Her Profile Pic in the Twitterstream. When the New de Young opened it did a 32-hour party and community celebration , starting a trend that was then picked up by the Contemporary Jewish Museum with Dawn in 2008 and now the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA).

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iPads for Emergencies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

CARD is a nonprofit agency, based in Oakland California. There are also hundreds of useful apps that CARD staff can use as first responders in emergencies. iPads will also help CARD be a more efficient and connected non-profit.

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Fighting for Civic Transparency with Technology in the Western Balkans

Tech Soup

The site will then publish responses from local officials and encourage further transparency. The site will publish the problem in hopes that it will pressure local government officials to solve them. EkoVizija is a mobile app that enables users to take pictures and report environmental problems in their community. From Serbia.

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TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

Tech Soup

While the challenges were focused mainly on local or statewide issues, they came up with solutions that could be adopted for national issues as well. ReWrite Oakland. Caravan Studios' Sarah Washburn attended ReWrite Oakland , which focused on rebuilding the Oakland City website to make it easier to use and more accessible.

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Accessibility on Social Media

M+R

There’s always room for improvement, and we’d encourage you to do your own research, engage with local disability advocates, and create an open discussion with your online communities to find out what’s working and what could be done better. . ———. Rachel is a Social Media Account Executive in M+R’s Oakland office.