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Measuring the Networked Nonprofit
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Emerging Nonprofit Leaders - Leadership Development
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Networked International Organizations
Knight Foundation -
Giving Days Peer Learning Cohort
Networked Leadership Workshops
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Social Media, Networks, and Philanthropy
Measurement and Social Media
Friending the Finish Line
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's
Local Initiative Funding Partners
October 10-12, 2007
Web 2.0 Definition: Using the Internet to instantly collaborate, share information, and have a conversation with people about ideas we care about.
The Machine is Us/ing Us
by Michael Wesch
A music video that explains Web2.0 in less than 5 minutes and quickly became one of the
most popular videos
in the blogosphere with more than 70,000 views on YouTube. He leads the
digital ethnography group
at Kansas State University.
What is Web2.0?
by Tim O'Reilly
The first and most influential concept paper on Web2.0. September, 2005
Weblogged-Ed - The Read/Write Classroom
by Will Richardson
Covers the use of Web2.0 in education.
Complete Collection of Web2.0 for Nonprofits
Project 1: Find People and Listen
How To Use Technorati
Technorati lets you find other bloggers and conversations about topics that you are interested in.
How To Search Technorati
-Use search box
-Find blog posts, blogs, video, and photos w/keywords
How To Search Technorati
23 Things: Not So Technical With Technorati
Technorati Watchlist (screencast) This is an easy way to have Technorati search blogs for people who are talking about your post or link to your blog.
Google Alert (screencast)
Google Alert lets you track anything on the Web that shows up in Google's search. Simply enter keywords or phrases you want to track on the site (after going through the simple, free Google Alert registration process).
How To Steps
Project 2: Have A Conversation
How to have a conversation
Read someone's blog post and start a conversation:
Before you leave a comment, ask yourself:
What did they say well?
What did they miss?
What are other people saying
How does it apply to you
Ask what if?
How To Add Blogging Conversations
by Darren Rowse
Resource: Pro Blogger:
How to Comment Like King or Queen
by Coolcat Teacher Blog
Strategic Blog Commenting A Screencast
by Amy Gahran
Strategic Blog Commenting
: Blog Post by Amy Gahran
by Alan Levine
Project 3: Your Blog
The C's of Blogging
by Beth's Blog
Advice To Would Be Bloggers
Tips from a New Blogger
by Anne's Spot
Novice Blogger Excitement
by Larry Lippke
Weblogs As Disruptive Technology for Extension
by Deborah Coates
Encouraging Educators to Blog
by Martin Weller
Blogging for Beginners
from Pro Blogger
, free blogging software!
How To Set Up A Blogger Blog
To from Google
Getting Started With Blogging Software
Nine Essential Types of Posts for Every Blogger
Ten Ways to A Killer Blog
Project 4: Read a Few Blogs
RSS Reader - Bloglines
Step-by-Step Instructions for Bloglines
to Using Bloglines
YouTube Video Showing how to Add Feeds
What is it?
RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and is a file format for delivering regularly updated information over the web.
Just think about the websites and news information sources you visit. It takes time to visit those sites and find the text you want to read. RSS is a way for you to visit all those sites in one place and instantly find the new information. You need to use a free piece of web software called a RSS reader. Bloglines is one reader I'm going to show you how to use.
A few RSS Readers:
Project 5: Use Tagging to Share Information
Tags used to describe the above photo
is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public web site and describing them with tags. You register with a social bookmarking site, typically a free service, which lets you store bookmarks, add tags of your choice, and designate your individual bookmarks as public or private. You can search for resources by keyword, person, or popularity and see the public bookmarks, tags, and classification schemes that users have created and saved. They typically give you a little tool called a “bookmarklet” that is on your browser toolbar. When you get to a web site you like, you click on the tool, and it saves the bookmark into the web service
Using a social bookmarking tool like del.icio.us, anyone see your bookmarks and you can republish them on your blog using a badge. You can also use a "community tag" so everyone can share. We have "NPTECH" tag that people who work in nonprofit technology use to share information.
How To: Del.icio.us from Practical Participation, by Tim Davies
What is Tagging and Social Bookmarking
How to Register for Del.icio.us
(it is free)
How to Use the Network and Links For You to follow and share bookmarks
How to navigate your bookmarks
How to discover other resources - the social aspect
How to subscribe to a tag stream with RSS
How to publish your bookmark list on your blog
NpTech Tag: An Example of A Community Tag
Project 6: Organizational Blogs
Project 7: Flickr
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"