How to Influence the Conversation Around Your Next Campaign

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For example, United to End Genocide (UEG) used social listening to inform their decision on when to ramp up their campaign efforts in Yemen last year. Noticing an uptick in mentions of Yemen by supporters, they responded in an incredibly effective and practical way that resulted in thousands of mentions of the campaign. You’re not paranoid. People are talking about you. But it’s all good.

Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference

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This morning we saw live video of democracy protesters in Yemen who have been following the discussions via streaming video. Maria Al-Masani, founder of the Yemen Rights Monitor human rights group, told conference participants how her fellow activists have effectively used common applications to circumvent censorship. This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post. This week marked a first-ever gathering of human rights activists with Silicon Valley technology developers.

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How Nonprofits Have Reframed Their Messaging in the Wake of COVID-19

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Imagine living amidst conflict in Yemen, or avoiding your backyard in Colombia because there may be weapons leftover from war that are contaminating your land. Nonprofit work is essential in this country.

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New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening

Beth Kanter

United to End Genocide (UEG), a group with only four staff members, was paying attention to the conflict in Yemen last year. When more and more people began mentioning Yemen online, their trending terms chart in Attentive.ly They knew that was the time to strike and and responded by creating a page on their website ( [link] ) and Yemen-related blog posts.

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

Beth Kanter

That’s one of my favorite photos from Beirut, taken in March, 2011 during E-Mediat Train-the-Trainers intensive workshop that kicked off the 18-month capacity building project for NGOs in the Arab World about using social media to realize civil society goals. I’m sitting next to my colleague, Lena, a master trainer from Yemen – engaging in a some shoulder to shoulder learning. Flickr Photo by SMEX Beirut.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Morocco Team discussed how Youth Without Borders is a networked network and the Yemen Team pointed out how the Youth Leadership Development Foundation is one as well. Lina Aleryani , Team Leader from Yemen, offered this reflection on her workshop blog during “laptop time.&#. Beirut Diary: I’m in Beirut for the week as part of The E-Mediat project , a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach.

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What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. When we apply a network mindset to the way we work – whether as an individual or as part of a network strategy, we believe that value is created through our connections, interactions and building relationships.

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

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A July 2012 approved decree by the Central Statistical Organization of Yemen now allows full access to its data to the public and Morocco has started to provide various organizations access to data based on bilateral agreements. 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. It originally appeared on NetSquared.

What’s Your Calling?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At SXSW and facilitating a panel called A Global Discussion About Networked Nonprofits and Free Agents , I introduced myself with this photo of me and Lena, the master trainer from Yemen for the E-Mediat Project. Flickr Photo by SMEXbeirut. The photo shows us modeling “shoulder to shoulder&# learning. Told the room that nonprofit capacity building was my calling.

E-Mediat: Networked Capacity Building in the Middle East

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The goal is to train over 150-250 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Morocco, and other countries and help them put social media skills into practice. The E-Mediat Implementation Partners at SF Planning Meeting. Last week, I participated in three very intense days of project, curriculum, and online community planning for a new project, E-Mediat , a multi-stakeholder capacity building project for NGOS and Social Media in the Middle East.

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E-Mediat Day 3: Digital Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Yemen Team has some additional reflections on their workshop blog. Mary Joyce leads a session on digital activism using the Story of Electronics. Beirut Diary: I’m in Beirut for the week as part of The E-Mediat project , a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach. I’m the lead for Zoetica where my role is to deliver training, advise on the curriculum and coaching methods, model transparency, and serve as meta network weaver.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Photo by @sdarine. Beirut Diary: I’m in Beirut for the week as part of The E-Mediat project , a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach.

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E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan

Beth Kanter

I have created the design and delivered an intensive Train the Trainers session in Beirut almost a year ago for master trainers and their teams from Jordan, Yemen, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia. I also developed the curriculum for the 15 workshops that were localized and delivered by the in-country trainers to over 220 NGOs over 9-month period.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

” I first used this exercise in 2011 in Lebanon to kick off E-Mediat project that brought trainers and capacity builders from 5 countries in the Middle East to be trained on curriculum based on my book, the Networked Nonprofit , and interactive training techniques. In this case, I used the exercise to help the teams from Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan see a visualization of their collective expertise.

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

Beth Kanter

E-Mediat is working with more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab. Note from Beth: I’m in Jordan and Morocco this week for the culmination of the E-Mediat program, a dynamic technology training and capacity building program developed to help grassroots organizations around the world use digital technology to tell their stories, build membership and support, and connect to their community of peers around the world.