Email discussion group Email newsletter Online dashboard
Replace cc emails with a system that Provide regular updates through online Create a personal or community
automatically enables many-to-many emails newsletters delivered by email. information hub by pulling in content
through a central mailbox. feeds from blogs and other sites of
interest. Updates automatically.
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Online voting Google tools Project blog
Members discuss and vote on issues, Sign up for free Google tools that offer e- The project or organization sets up a
prioritize ideas and make decisions mail, calendars, collaborative word blog to keep people informed, and start
collectively. processing, and other productivity tools. conversations. Only project staff can
create content, others comment.
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Online community Online maps Twitter
Create your own online space for the whole Publish online maps and other ways of Encourage use of the free short-
community with a system like showing localised information to help message Twitter service to build
www.ning.com improve access to services and connections, start conversations, share
resources. news and ideas.
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Wiki Campaigning website Collaborative research
Create a site for local news, information, Encourage use of free online system to
Use a free service that provides easily-
comment, with a strong emphasis on research and share Web bookmarks.
edited web pages where many authors can
campaigning: recruit a core group of E.g. http://delicious.com/
contribute and amend: like a mini wikipedia
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Mobile messaging Photos
Video and audio
Create text messaging system so people Encourage people to upload and tag
Buy or loan audio and video equipment so can request information or services via photos for public sharing.
people can create and share media SMS or sign up to receive alerts to their E.g. http://flickr.com
content mobile phone.
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Project management online Social networking sites Online Chats
Manage messages, files and tasks for your Create spaces on Myspace, Facebook Online chats let people connect and
project by using a specialist collaboration and other social networking sites where converse via text or voice online with
systems for your team. people gather. tools like IRC, skype or Meebo, & more.
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Cause Campaign Slides & Presentations Online Competitions
Facebook’s Causes or other online cause- Use slideshare or other online Online competitions sponsored by
based campaigning tools can connect presentation hosting services to share funders or corporate sponsors may be a
organizations and free agent campaigners instructions, guides, information, or other way to find people interested in
to fundraise or share calls to action. presentations; and embed on your site. supporting your work, raise awareness,
or receive funding.
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Hyper Local Networks Event Listings Online Video
Foursquare, Gowalla, and other hyper Meetup, Eventbrite, and other tools allow Youtube, Vimeo and other online video
local networking tools allow users to check for online event listing, RSVP, registration, hosting/sharing platforms enable video
in to locations throughout the community and attendee messaging. uploads, embedding, and community
and share locations and tips with friends. building through comments, etc.
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Your idea Your idea Your idea
What other tools match the community and What other tools match the community What other tools match the community
goals? Be sure to share your idea with the and goals? Be sure to share your idea and goals? Be sure to share your idea
group in case it works for someone else! with the group in case it works for with the group in case it works for
someone else! someone else!
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