Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Media Panel Update

This morning the Steering Committee held a conference call to discuss the September 10th panel on Nonprofits & The Media. We are working to confirm representatives from local television, radio, and newspaper. As the group moves forward in the planning process, we will begin to put together questions and discussion topics. We will start with the questions and issues raised by the media survey that many of you responded to. If you have any suggestions for panel questions please leave a comment below or contact

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

We Are Media (!)

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has launched a new project, We Are Media: Social Media Starter Kit for Nonprofits. Beth Kanter, the project's consultant and "evangelist", is collaborating with individuals interested in the nonprofit community's use of social media to put together a valuable online resource. The We Are Media community is working to create the "go-to place for vetted resources about social media strategies and nonprofits for individuals who work for or with nonprofits and need practical advice about getting started or to quickly access best practices, examples, or experience from other practitioners working in nonprofits."

The Social Media Starter Kit will consist of three tracks: Strategical, Tactical, and Resources. Examples of Modules within these tracks are "Why Should Your Nonprofit Embrace Social Media? (Or Not?)" and "Sharing Your Organization's Story in Multi-Media." All of the modules are in the process of being created right now- and you can be a part of it! Check out the project's site or Beth's Blog for more information and for updates on the project.