NetSquared Spotlights are a series of interviews focused on the work of our amazing NetSquared Local Organizers around the world. Our local organizers are volunteers dedicated to helping create local opportunities for learning, sharing and using technology to make a difference. Each spotlight we will ask questions that profile our Net2 organizers' approach to community organizing so that others can learn from their experience.
Our presenter, Paula Jones, was at a conference a few hours from our meeting, so we used a Google Hangout. We had 4 in the Hangout -- our meeting room at UNC-TV (in Research Triangle Park, NC), one participant in Michigan, our presenter (Paula) in Concord, NC, and me in Chapel Hill, NC (stuck at home due to last minute car problems). Paula had problems connecting with a failing computer and/or hotel Internet connection. And we occasionally lost UNC-TV, we think because the connection was wireless until switched to hardwired later in the evening. The rest of us were OK wireless.
As part of NetSquared’s Social Media September #SocMedSep NCTech4Good (www.nctech4good.org) is holding Social Media for Social Good on September 18. We’ll dive deep into Social Media and look at social media best practices, techniques to build community, and overall engagement strategies using Twitter, Facebook, and mobile apps. http://www.meetup.com/NCTech4Good/events/131077362.
Check out http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/ featuring interviews with Amy Sample Ward, keynote speaker for the NCTech4Good Conference (http://nctech4good.org/) June 7 and leader of the all-day pre-conference workshop June 6, both at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The articles are: "Tips for starting, fine-tuning your cross-platform communications" and "Nonprofits must use multiplatform conversations to engage with donors, constituents."