For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you to share your tools, tactics, and best practices for promoting your volunteer opportunities online. There are many tools and resources available - so finding the ones that work best for your audience, and finding the ways that you can use them effectively can be a task. Below is a list of networks, tools, and best practices that will help steer you in the right direction.
For the past few weeks, we've been inviting you to submit your Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues to our newest NetSquared Challenge. The FACT Social Justice Challenge is designed to help surface innovative ideas and provide funding, promotion, and advice to help those ideas be turned into action. With just two weeks left before the submission deadline, I thought I'd share with you a bit more about the Challenge process and what prizes are in store for the Featured Projects and Winners!
FrontlineSMS:Medic was recently been given another big boost when it's founders, Isaac Holeman and Josh Nesbit, became Echoing Green Fellows. FrontlineSMS:Medic was the Winning Project in our N2Y4 Mobile Challenge - and it gives us great pride to see the tool grow and continue to create real impact for it's users.
You've heard that social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful? For what? What tangible results are people seeing from it? If you or others at your organization are asking these questions, this webinar is for you.
I recently became aware of a great opportunity for nonprofits, NGOs, and other organizations to connect with aspiring web analytics pros—you can recieve free analytics of your organization's online performance. The Analysis Exchange program is the brainchild of the Web Analytics Demystified team, and more information can be found here, or below:
The NetSquared Camp in Chicago, IL, USA is this Sunday! This event is aimed at nonprofit professionals and volunteers who are interested in learning more about web technology, and at technology professionals who are interested in sharing their skills with nonprofit organizations. Tickets are still available but space is limited, so register today! And, whether you can make it to the event or not, we hope you'll participate virtually to share all your great insights around the globe.
Let's face it: finding good volunteers is tough. A good volunteer can be a priceless addition to the team, but the process of matching the expertise and timing needs of the project to the skills and availabilities of potential volunteers can take time and resources away from your organization. This month's Net2 Think Tank is exploring ways that organizations can use the internet to make finding volunteers more efficient and effective. Share your tools, tactics, and best practices with the NetSquared Community!
Nonprofit Vote has recently created a toolkit help you improve your organization's voter engagement activities. It's designed to help you get started in planning and carrying out simple, effective, and nonpartisan voter engagement - and all of the content is free and available online.
I recently had the opportunity to connect with Peter van der Linde, the co-founder and director of Akvo. Akvo is a platform dedicated to realizing drinking water and sanitation projects in developing countries across the globe.