Tag: online networking

HERE COMES EVERYBODY & Non-Profit Organizing Online

Many non-profit organizations use web-based tools  like Meetup and Eventbrite in organizing their events, but are often lost when it comes to understanding basic online organizing principles. In fact, many organizations still think of these platforms (much like social media) as having “followers” rather than “event planning tools”. But thankfully, Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody written very... Read more »

The Non-Profit's Insider Guide to Engaging Bloggers

The Non-Profit's Insider Guide to Engaging Bloggers
As a blogger, I often receive requests for reviews (whether they be comics and/or DVDs on my personal blog, or professional books for this blog), and I’m always more than willing to comply. However, like many of my fellow bloggers, I frequently receive requests that don’t fit my blog…and requests to advise non-profits on how... Read more »

Google's Black Friday Gift

Today is best known as “Black Friday” due to heavy amounts of retail occurring. But today, I’m going to encourage everyone to become advocates in a way that will make today a little less Black. Google is starting efforts to help make the Internet “free and legal” – efforts are underway to more heavily regulate... Read more »
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A Gallery of Links

A Gallery of Links
Every once in awhile, I like to assemble a small gallery of links to articles about a variety of issues. Granted, it may seem like lazy blogging, but there is quite a bit happening around tech and the social good – so much so that trying to select a single topic can be a bit... Read more »

Jennifer Livingston and CyberBullying

Jennifer Livingston and CyberBullying
Recently, much has been made about Jennifer Livingston, the Wisconsin anchor who received a critical message from a viewer about her weight. There’s been great discussion about bullying in general….and cyberbullying in particular. First, there’s a distinct age difference – when it happens with youth, it’s cyberbullying, and with adults, it’s cyberharrassment. Either way, it’s... Read more »

Blogs: The "Hidden" Social Network

Blogs: The "Hidden" Social Network
They are the “hidden” social network. This channel is one of the greatest tools an organization can use to promote the social good….and which is sorely underutilized. I’m talking, of course, about blogs. You’re reading one, of course. (And I’m not the only socially conscious blogger on Chicago Now…or even in Chicago). Why are blogs... Read more »
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Linking Bacon Numbers and Board Members

Linking Bacon Numbers and Board Members
Two important news items relating to online networking were announced this past week – the first is that Google now allows you search for degrees of separation between any actor and Kevin Bacon. (For the record, my Bacon number is 2 – I was an extra in Midnight Run with Robert DeNiro, who starred in... Read more »