Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Non-Profits Networking and Using Web 2.0 Tools

Share Your Success Stories!

I've spent a lot of time during at my day job thinking about the best ways for non-profit organizations to utilize social networking and web 2.0 tools. I've had great success with Facebook, mass e-communications clients, pitching to bloggers, and other tools. And I always enjoy the opportunity to share tips with other folks working hard for their non-profit and its mission. In fact, I'm working on a guest column over at Girl With Pen on the topic of making new media technology - specifically blogs - work for individuals, organizations, and their causes.

But that doesn't mean I know it all - or that I don't want to learn new tricks! The world wide web gets a bit wider every day and keeping up with all of the latest trends can be quite a marathon. So, I'd really love to hear some "case studies" about successes you've had making online activism work for your non-profit's cause. I know there are a lot of experts on this topic out there.

Did you twitter and get your constituents to sign a petition about an important piece of legislation? Did you raise a big chunk of change using a Facebook cause? Has your website won an award? Did your blogging radically raise your organization's profile?

Share those success stories down in the comments...


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