DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

If creating such a resource seems out of your league, you might want to consider building a wiki. What Is a Wiki? A wiki is a website maintained collaboratively by a community of contributors focusing on a particular subject or project. Software for creating wikis is easy to use and is available in both open-source and proprietary forms. Typical wiki communities are work groups within a company, educators and students, and hobbyists. Building a Wiki.

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Launching the Global Scale wiki: Learn and share about scaling up!

Amy Sample Ward

Introducing the Global Scale wiki! Today, we’re hoping that by sharing this invitation via the blogosphere (and the corresponding tweets and emails) that you’ll share your ideas and enthusiasm with us – and join us on the wiki.

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Wiki wiki whoo! (redux)

SocialFish

The Association Social Media Wiki is up and buzzing again! It's a wiki - so add yourself, if you work for an association and you guys undertake any kind of activity in the social space - social networks, wikis, podcasts, blogs, videos, photosharing, anything! Super kudos to Lindy Dreyer , who revamped the whole site AND created a super fresh video on the main page to help walk you through how to add yourself to the wiki. The wiki is fully searchable.

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Wiki Syntax madness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Wiki Syntax madness November 26, 2007 As most people deeply imbedded in Web 2.0, I am an avid Wiki user. I have two other wikis ( a public and private wiki) that are in Mediawiki, on my web host. And I contribute to varied other wikis, which are on varied other wiki platforms.

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Wiki wiki whoo!

SocialFish

Facilitated by members of the Membership Section Council, it was all about getting a bunch of us membership people in a room to start writing the basis for membership-related entries in the ASAE's Associapedia , which as you can probably figure out, is the ASAE's wiki for all association-related knowledge. There's been a lot of talk in association circles about wikis; the best way to implement them, what programs to use, from freebies to fully integrated systems, etc etc.

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Learning In Public On Wikis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wikis can be terrific platforms for supporting professional learning in real time, but it requires a comfort level with “ learning in public.&# Learning in private is what most of us did in school. Three Different Designs for Public Learning On Wiki. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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Welcoming the Wiki

AFP Blog

Welcoming the Wiki: "A more interesting question is the impact Wikipedia might have on other technology companies. Will the example of Wikipedia help our tech employees to become more friendly? Tech types aren't exactly known for their, ahem, sparkling interactions with other people, but Wikipedia depends on its ability to charm and cultivate others. Will its example of nonprofit education

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Evaluating Wikis

Idealware

I'm following up on my post suggesting that Wikis should be grabbing a portion of the market from word processors. Wikis are convenient collaborative editing platforms that remove a lot of the legacy awkwardness that traditional editing software brings to writing for the web. There are a lot of use cases for Wikis: We can all thank Wikipedia for bringing the excellent crowd-sourced knowledgebase functionality to broad attention. Are you already using a Wiki?

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Association Social Media Wiki = Awesomesauce.

SocialFish

Heard of the Association Social Media Wiki ? Tags: associations social media wikis Say, Why yes, Maddie, I have! even if you haven't.haha). haha). This is THE one-stop shop for where to find what associations are doing with social media.

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Main Page - Form 990 Wiki

AFP Blog

NCCS Wiki page on 990,Main Page - Form 990 Wiki: "Form 990 Review: Let's Reason Together to Create the Best Possible FormThe revisions to the Form 990 this year represent a 'once in lifetime' opportunity help shape the development of the nonprofit sector.

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Main Page - Form 990 Wiki

AFP Blog

Main Page - Form 990 Wiki: "Form 990 Review: Let's Reason Together to Create the Best Possible FormThe revisions to the Form 990 this year represent a 'once in lifetime' opportunity help shape the development of the nonprofit sector. Here are a few of the ways that it could help the nonprofit sector: * The 990 (or electronic reports derived from it) becomes a truly 'public-friendly' document

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Please Help: Volunteers Needed To Help With Hurricane Wiki To Prep for Hurricane Ida

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most importantly, we need to update the wiki: [link]. We need volunteers to review the wiki section by section and make sure that there are resources collected for Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. If you plan to work on a section of the wiki, please let us know which one.

ASM Wiki March Case Study of the Month: NAA

SocialFish

The National Apartment Association has the stupendous honor of being our Association Social Media Wiki Case Study of the Month ! Tags: associations social media wikis Whoo hoo!

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Wikis: What, When, Why

Museum 2.0

What's a wiki? Wikis are websites that are extremely easy for anyone (even you!) Its success can distort understanding of what makes a wiki work. Consider these two stories of museum-related wikis that struggled. On March 22, they released the wiki.

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A Wiki Convert

Idealware

Now, for the next tool of my affection: wikis. A couple of months ago Laura Quinn, our Executive Director, asked me look into using a wiki to help with version control when having people review our upcoming Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits: Fundraising, Outreach, and Communications. I did a little bit of research first, reading Peter Campbell's post on how wikis are becoming more relevant than (gasp!) I'm a wiki convert!

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Wiki Wiki Means Quickly in Hawaiin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Techsoup is hosting an online event about Nonprofits and Wikis on November 1-3. They have set up a wiki for the event on wikispaces, my favorite hosted wiki application. (I buzzwords and someone asked what the word wiki meant. " Maybe we should start a wiki?

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TechSoup Community Team Wiki Launch

Tech Soup Blog

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. It also hosts the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life , supports micro-volunteering efforts , and curates resources like the Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki. Tell us what you think of the new wiki in the comments! Social Networking social media online community techsoupDYB Second Life wiki

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Wiki Cookbook Exercise

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The online facilitation list recently had a thread about choosing wikis. The work of the editors is done on a wiki. So, I went poking around the wiki and I discovered this wonderful exercise she created to get people comfortable.

Nonprofits Share Their Wiki Success Stories

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Share Their Wiki Success Stories : "Nonprofits Share Their Wiki Success Stories How two orgs have built and maintained active, vibrant wikis By: Brian Satterfield December 8, 2006 As emerging Web 2.0 technologies continue to spread across the Internet, more people are becoming exposed to wikis, collaborative Web sites that allow users to create and edit online content without requiring extensive technical skills.

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Attention Nonprofit Wiki Users: Let's Desconstruct Your Wiki!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I put a question on Twitter, " What are your best Wiki adoption tips? But, I'd love to see a range of examples that de-construct the development of a wiki in a nonprofit setting. We're seeing more nonprofits using wikis and more nonprofits wondering about how to use wikis.

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Join the Changeblogger Wiki!

Have Fun - Do Good

wiki, Twitter, face-to-face meetups, online meetups, etc.). SocialButterfly has run with some your suggestions, and set up a Changebloggers wiki.

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The NonProfitTimes - eNewsletter-t's Wiki-World

AFP Blog

The NonProfitTimes - eNewsletter: "Taking advantage of the first revision of Form 990 in years, the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) and Guidestar have created a Wiki page to solicit comments and suggestions for the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form.Like Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia, users can log on with a username and password at [link].

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The Giving Wiki, Literally.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wikis have been used for knowledge sharing , learning , conference coordination , and repositories - and curriculum as community. Last week as part of ongoing reflection on working wikily, I titled as post " Establishing A Giving Culture on A Wiki " inspired by Dave Cormier's Connectivism Wiki or MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses).

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Wiki Wednesdays anyone?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A wiki meetup in Boston tommorrow

Walker Art Center Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Walker Art Center Wiki - example of nonprofit wiki

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Free Webinar: Collaborate with Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

With the global success of Wikipedia, many organizations are curious of the pros, cons, and technical details of how exactly wikis work. Pacific time will review the basics of wikis, including software options, best practices, advantages, as well as drawbacks. It will also include discussions with a nonprofit professional and librarian, both of whom are effectively using wikis.

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Wiki Adoption in Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There was a really useful discussion thread on the NTEN list for requests about wiki software and summarized on the blog. I contributed my two cents about wiki adoption off the top of my head and Rob did a great summary of my advice and also from others -- so I'm posting here for the next time I want to think about wiki adoption. Since wikis are so "free form," a "gardener" or someone dedicated to guiding users and cleaning up may be necessary.

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Wiki: Compare them All

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It lets you select any two or more wiki packages and then it dynamically creates a feature-by-feature comparison. I compared wikispaces with pbwiki - the two user-friendly hosted wiki apps that I like. Speaking of wikis, there's gonna be an online wiki and nonprofit event next week over here and hereThis is a cool site. Great model!

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The Muppet Wiki! One of the Ten Best Wiki Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Muppet Wiki. For the Making Media workshop I am doing next, I was in search of examples of how wikis might play a role in " Filmmaking 2.0 Interesting, Four-Eyed Monsters , the poster child for social media and filmmaking, does not appear to have a wiki.

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Watch this Webinar About Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

hosted a webinar called "Collaborate with Wikis" which was recorded and can be accessed here. I interviewed David Beall from SFHomeless.net and Beth Duttlinger from Alliance Library System who shared information about their experience creating and using a wiki. We had Sarah Cove from Wikispaces explain what wikis are, how they work, and describe the benefits that organizations discover when they use them. On Wednesday, Techsoup Talks!

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Word or Wiki?

Idealware

He correctly points out that wikis save every edit, allowing for easy recovery and collaboration. There are times - particularly when I'm working on an article with an editor - that the granular Track Changes readout fits the bill better than a wiki's revision history, because I'm interested in seeing every small grammatical correction. But, for the bulk of writing that I do now, which is intended for sharing on the web, Wikis put Word to shame. Wikis are casual and easy.

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A Wiki for Your Facebook Profile?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just installed a wiki application on my Facebook profile called Wikimono. What I'd like to see is a Facebook app for wikispaces so I can integrate my workshop wikis. Anyway, I'm using the wiki to collect and organize research on social media metrics for a workshop next week.

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Wikis for Curriculum Development and Instructional Materials

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've mostly used wikis as a personal portfolio and have participated in community or collaborative wikis facilitated by others. I've been a participant in design discussions about wiki projects, but never the main architect. The materials would be used for face-to-face workshops where adult learners there would use the wiki as a resource - and perhaps add to it. Her audience is new to wikis, so this is an excellent example of a way to scaffold to comfort levels.

Berkman Center's Digital Native Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Someone else in the conference mentioned the Berkman's Digital Native wiki that is looking at the difference between people who grew up with the Internet and those who didn't - and what that all means. But I wanted to flag and watch this wiki

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Wikis: What, Why, and Wikimania

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

old style wiki Originally uploaded by teemow. That's a pretty good visual metaphor for a wiki. Why Wiki? Socialtext developer Chris Dent has a long and well considered post on social software and why he does wiki. Technorati Tags: nptech , net2 , wiki

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Twitter Fan Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just had to blog this, the Twitter Fan Wiki. There's some great stuff here. What I liked is the section that pulls together some phrases that describe twitter. Challenged with trying to describe Twitter to your friends? According to the official Twitter FAQ , "Twitter is a community of friends and strangers from around the world sending updates about moments in their lives. Friends near or far can use Twitter to remain somewhat close while far away. Curious people can make friends.

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Some wisdom about buildling wiki communities from the Muppet Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Danny Horn from the Muppet Wiki left a very valuable comment on my wiki post. He shares some tips about building wiki communities. Hi Beth: I'm one of the founders of Muppet Wiki, and I think I can answer. some of those questions about how wiki communities magically happen. People who work on wikis are doing the most. People who host wikis should never. Anyway, thanks for writing about Muppet Wiki.

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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. The planning wiki (very much a work in progress right now) is here. #3

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Wikis in Plain English

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click To Play. Go check this out from Lee Commoncraft ! The transcript is here

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NGO Learning Wiki

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Check out the NGO Learning Wiki. It was created by Greg Cohen to share resources he has identified while exploring tools for the members of the Association of Private Voluntary Organization Financial Managers. He writes: Nonprofits have approached collaboration or information sharing,particularly using internet tools as a resource, through several disciplines. There is substantial overlap. One is through the creation of LearningCommunities.

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Social Media and Web2.0 NPO Best Practices Wiki Carnival

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Wiki Carnival is coming next week! Two of my favorite bloggers, Michele Martin and David Wilcox are teaming up next to host a wiki carnival. What's a wiki carnival? It is a special event to get people to contribute content to a wiki. Photo from Obbino in Flickr.

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Changeblogger Ning Group, Meetup, Meme and Wiki

Have Fun - Do Good

Changeblogger wiki to list your changeblog, podcast or vlog (set up by SocialButterfly ).

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Those whacky wikis

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In our search for collaboration tools we've been looking at web sites that in one way or another make use of the wiki model - pages which are freely editable by a community of users. The term wiki, from the Hawaiian creole for "quick" , was first used by extreme programming maven Ward Cunningham to describe the technique when he used this approach for the Portland Pattern Repository. a month to create and maintain your own wiki site!

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