Some Reflections About Civil Society 2.0 and Why I’m Not On A Plane To Tunisia Right Now

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The post I had originally planned to publish before leaving on a plane for Tunis, Tunisia was going to be all The Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) , funded through the U.S.

Great reads from around the web on February 15th

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Constant Contact Survey Reveals Social Media is a Critical Marketing Tool for Event Planners; Usage Expected to Increase | Business Wire – "A new survey from Constant Contact® finds that social media marketing has become a critical marketing tool for small businesses and nonprofits planning events, with 77% of event planners currently using social media to market their events, and another 14% planning to do so in the next year.

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E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

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The project is training 300 NGOs in Jordan , Lebanon , Tunisia , Morocco , and other Arab countries to become networked ngos and use social media for civil society goals. A true public/private partnership, the funding partners include Microsoft and craiglist Charitable Fund.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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I taught social media integration and “ Train the Trainers ” workshops for trainers who would be delivering the curriculum throughout Tunisia. I also designed and facilitated a nonprofit leadership institute at Pepperdine University.

If You Do Nothing Else, Use An Editorial Calendar and Measurement for Your Content Strategy

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Note from Beth: By the time you read this post, I will be in the USA from doing a training in Tunisia for NGOs and trainers who will deliver training to women entrepreneurs as part of the WES program and also improve their NGO’s use of social media.

What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?

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The first day of training is this Sunday and we’ll be covering networked approaches for NGOs and social media trainers. The participants include in-country teams from six different countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan

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” The conference marked the end of an 18-month capacity building program that trained more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia on how to use social media effectively to advance civil society. Beth presents HRH Princess Rym Ali from Jordan the Networked Nonprofit.

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Getting Started Again (After A Break)

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He’s one of many four-legged and fine feathered fans of ” Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.” The book continues to be in the top nonprofit books at Amazon. But by holiday season, I needed a break and took one.

E-Mediat: Day 2 – The Networked NGO in the Arab World

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The workshop was based on the concepts in The Networked Nonprofit , including listening, transparency, simplicity, social culture, and working with free agents. The specific learning objectives: To understand the principles of “being” a Networked Nonprofit.

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Women Who Tech Around the World

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” Using a webinar and conference call platform, we were able to bring in participants from San Francisco, Rwanda, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. I work as a trainer and capacity builder for nonprofits and technology and more lately social media and networked approaches.

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Great reads from around the web on September 19th

Amy Sample Ward

The Revolutions Were Tweeted: Visualizing Prominent Information Flows during the Tunisia and Egypt Revolutions – This is a very cool visualization from danah boyd pulling together twitter accounts and displaying tweets, reactions, and much more. " Five Ways for Human Service Nonprofits to Reset their Funding Models – "…most nonprofits have in effect two customers— the beneficiaries they are supporting, and the funders who are paying for the work.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Social Media is all.

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As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert from our academic faculty to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. Social media, particularly, have proven to be powerful and exceedingly important, especially as we watch the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. How is your nonprofit organization adjusting to anticipate these important trends?

My Themes for 2013

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I’m writing this post from Tunisia. I’m very interested in seeing how this thinking can be applied more broadly to the social good and nonprofit sector. Stay tuned.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to facilitate a full-day innovation lab for an amazing group of network thinkers using human design methods to inform the design of a leadership network. It has been exactly a year since I have committed to practicing the methods from Luma Institute as part of improving my facilitation practice.

Weekly Member Round Up: Technology and World Change


He was inspired when the citizens of Egypt and Tunisia used satellite connections to contact Internet service providers in other countries, when their governments shut down access to the World Wide Web. On June 29th, the seven-city Social Media for Nonprofits conference series kicks off in San Francisco. Bring your voice to the collection of more than 3,000 nonprofits and learn all about using social media for fundraising, marketing, and your mission.

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

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Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Art of Good Openings and Closings

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Stephen Blyth, a nonprofit capacity builder who I met when I keynoted Connecting Up in 2008, hosted my trip to NZ and arranged for this workshop to take place on Makaurau Marae which is the land of Maori. This is an exercise I used in Tunisia.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

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E-Mediat is working with more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen. He founded Shabakat Al Ordon , the first networked nonprofit that I discovered in the Middle East and that provides youth ICT training 300 communities in Jordan. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.

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E-Mediat Day 1: A Networked Mindset To Capacity Building

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In the morning, we did a team building exercise to better understand the network core, the in-country teams from Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan. This module started with an overview of the concepts in Chapter 2 of the Networked Nonprofit , Understanding Networks.

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