How nonprofits can use social media

Nonprofits have embraced social media as a way of engaging members and supporters, increasing issue awareness and raising money. These blog posts offer practical ways your organization can harness the power of social media to work more effectively and drive social change.

Social media for small organizations: Why size matters

This blog post was written as part of a series, but it’s a post that many organizations could usefully read on its own. If your organization has fewer than 100,000 members, you need to recognize the constraints that size imposes on your social media...
9 questions to ask before starting a nonprofit technology project

9 questions to ask before starting a nonprofit technology project

This is part two of a three-part post. Part 1 looks at the opportunity for academic collaboration with the nonprofit tech sector. Part 3 offers a starter pack of nonprofit technology resources. Many organizations with technology expertise, available volunteers or...
Change status: Facebooking and Twittering for a new world

Change status: Facebooking and Twittering for a new world

Would you be a more effective agent for social, economic or political change if you could see the progress we're all making as a movement? That's a theme that has popped up for me repeatedly in recent months, including at Web of Change. Whether you're...
6 best practices for non-profits using web 2.0

6 best practices for non-profits using web 2.0

Just how much should you fear the Social Signal vendetta of the week? Not that much, it turns out: no sooner had I written my tirade against LinkedIn Answers than I spent the evening answering them. The key to my change-of-heart? The discovery of a groundbreaking...
Choosing a platform for the telecentre.org network

Choosing a platform for the telecentre.org network

Read my blog post about this project and document. Download this document (“Choosing a platform for the telecentre.org network”) as a PDF. Telecentre.org has outlined plans for a distributed network of telecentre network sites around the world, which will...
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