Using the social web to market your cause, communicate your services, and interact with your audience is an important part of the communication function for many socially-foucused organizations. One thing that many of these groups have found is that the internet allows us to not only tell our story, but also get an honest understanding of the perception of our organization. With that in mind, we asked you for your advice for monitoring online feedback as part of this month's Net2 Think Tank:
Every month, the NetSquared Community comes together offline at NetSquared Local events around the world to mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships, and collaborate to help the local community. Increasingly, these groups have been sharing their events around the globe via streaming of audio and/or video. After seeing how successful these events have been, we’ve created a Meetup page to make it easier for you to learn about and attend these virtual events.
One of the great things about the social web is that it allows us to listen-in on the conversations people are having on topics that interest us. For organizations or enterprises with audiences that use the web, this means that they can monitor and respond to conversations about their products, services, and wider industry with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Thinking of joining TechSoup? Watch this short and informative webinar to learn how TechSoup can help you and your organization receive donated software, hardware, services, and access a variety of helpful resources. You'll also see how quick and easy it is to join TechSoup.
Can you build a socially responsible app in just 24 hours?
That is what Hack for Change challenges participants to do. Hack for Change encourages developers to use their coding skills for social good encouraging the development of web and mobile apps for social change.
Not only is this an inspiring and unique event, but the top-rated app creators will win $10,000 to help continue the success of their vision. The event will take place Saturday, June 18, 2011 and Sunday, June 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Registration is free.
OpenGov NYC is an exciting unconference to be held in New York City. This one day event will provide an opportunity for a variety of civicly engaged participants to foster conversations regarding the relation between participation, transparency, and efficiency.
Every month, the NetSquared Community comes together offline at NetSquared Local events around the world to mix, swap stories and ideas, build new relationships, and collaborate to help the local community. Our local organizers are volunteers dedicated to helping create local opportunities for learning, sharing and using technology to make a difference. In this Organizer Spotlight series we bring you interviews with organizers from around the world.
This post outlines how Net2Camb hosted it's first livestreamed event, provides information about how view the slides and listen to the audio, and overviews our future plans for providing more live and recorded Netsquared Local event content in the future.
David J. Neff is a long-time innovator, blogger, and nonprofit founder. He recently co-authored the book, The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age, with Randal C. Moss. It is aimed at nonprofit employees at all levels who are interested in learning how innovation, internal entrepreneurship, fundraising and social media communications are going impact nonprofits in the next five years.
May 17th marked the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). To celebrate, we used this year's WTISD theme, "Better Life in Rural Communities with ICTs" to guide our Net2 Think Tank question for May. And wow did you respond! We had some of our best Net2 Think Tank responses to date!