My colleague, Jeff Patrick, is presenting a free webinar hosted by Kintera on a topic near and dear to all of our hearts: Web 2.0 & social networking for nonprofit fundraising.This two-part series, Next Level Online Communities, offers a 101 version next week, and a more advanced 201 version in April.
Next Level Online Communities 101:Foundations for Community
Wednesday, February 13 at 1:00 pm PT/ 4:00 pm ET
(and the same thing offered again)
Thursday, February 14 at 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET Register here
The 101 version will be a great, up-to-date basics refresher.Or it might be a great way to get your not- so-cutting-edge colleagues a little more current.If you're interested in the 201 series in April, ping me and I'll send the link to you when it's announced.
Here's the (admittedly preaching-to-the-choir) webinar series description: The barriers to creating web content are shrinking every day, creating changes in how we think about tools for fundraising. We'll look at recent examples of campaigns integrating these emergent technologies and share some emerging best practices from Web 2.0 campaigns with IFAW. Participants will leave with an understanding of the changing environment of the Internet, new tools in their fundraising toolkit, and evaluation criteria that will be useful for the shiny new tools of today (and tomorrow).
The 101 version, Foundations for Community, will provide executives with a basic understanding of the emerging (and recently established) Web 2.0 tools including social existing social networks (MySpace, Facebook, etc...) and blogging. How do online social networks and other user generated content function? Who is using it successfully?
Who is this Jeff guy, you ask? Well dearest members of the vanguard, Jeff Patrick is the President of Common Knowledge. Working with large national and regional organizations, Jeff pioneered tools and software for online fundraising, email communication, advocacy, and outreach. Jeff focuses on assisting clients with strategic planning, website development and online campaigns.I met him in the early two thousands while sitting through zillions of hours of YNPN web committee meetings.Nothing like web strategy over beer! Jeff's Timbuk2 bag has night sky blue, Caribbean blue, and pale moss stripes, which I interpret as a reference to his fondness for the great outdoors.
To register for the Next Level Online Communities 101:Foundations for Community webinar go here and reveal your innermost secrets.And we'll see you on the interweb!