Serve2for Community Partners Davidson


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This is a presentation about how community partners may want to integrate some Web 2.0 tools, in light of the Bonner Network's work with Serve 2.0. We address some of the main applications that can help promote and deepen service. This is geared at community partners at Davidson College (for a visit).

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Serve2for Community Partners Davidson

  1. 1. USING THE WEB FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE How Serve 2.0 Can Serve You!
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONS Davidson Housing Coalition Solomon House Ada Jenkins Center HealthReach Community Center Bonner Scholars Program & Foundation
  3. 3. A BRIEF SURVEY Website? Wiki? Facebook or MySpace? YouTube? Blog? Twitter? Social Bookmarking?
  4. 4. WHY WE’RE USING WEB 2.0 Students are online Sharing Inspiration & What Works So are other people Building a movement: around civic engagement (Facebook is now the 4th Readings community building diversity Policy international perspective spiritual exploration Reflection most used website social justice Health worldwide!) Non-profits Social Change Government Poverty Knowledge is online Higher Education Communities Environment Connecting Service Education to Solutions Vast potential to spread Students From Best Practice to Common ethic and practice of Practice Policy Makers community service Partners Staff & Faculty Elected Officials Deepening impact
  5. 5. A BIT OF CONTEXT Bonner Programs at 80+ colleges & universities Each one works with 10-100 students Each has 10-200 community partners We work across common issues to make a difference
  6. 6. TOOLS CAN HELP WITH... Outreach, recruitment, & matching Program management (and design) Connecting you to other resources on campus (and in our network) Storing & sharing your knowledge
  7. 7. FOUR KEY TOOLS WIKI: Partner Profile for Bonner Program or Campus-Wide Wiki Facebook: Profile, Group, Fan Page, & Ads PolicyOptions tool for research Videos: Bonner Video Project and Serve 2.0 grant
  8. 8. USING A WIKI: A PARTNER PROFILE Wiki: interactive web-page (you can edit) Agency Name & Contact Info Mission/Vision Program Descriptions Map/Location Volunteer Positions Videos & More
  9. 9. A simple profile introduces your site. Students create, access, & update.
  10. 10. This is Davidson’s Wiki...with a spot waiting for you!
  11. 11. A Campus-Wide Wiki can help with outreach, listing volunteer opportunities at your site.
  12. 12. The Wiki can introduce students to important information about the neighborhood. Here students did community asset mapping to create videos and then mapped partners.
  13. 13. The wiki can be a tool for students at your site to do planning & better work (setting goals, charting progress).
  14. 14. You can join the Bonner Network Wiki to learn more & connect to other uses.
  15. 15. SO WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO WIKI? Get your emails added Appoint a student to help you... Let’s brainstorm some next steps!
  16. 16. USING FACEBOOK: PRACTICAL OPTIONS Your agency as a ‘person’ Facebook Fan Page Facebook Group Calendar and Events Ads & Peer-to-Peer Recruitment It’s SOCIAL (limited programmatically)
  17. 17. Check out Davidson’s Bonner Scholars Group (93 members)
  18. 18. Link your social media options to your main webpage.
  19. 19. Create a profile with basic information. Students and other volunteers can be fans of your page. Post photos from events.
  20. 20. You or a student volunteer can create a group for your organization & recruit others. (Tony has 969 friends).
  21. 21. You can also create and pay for an ad on Facebook. Make sure to cap the amount you want to spend (even $10). Target specific individuals at the school (Davidson’s students, alumni or Bonners) or in the community. Pay per click to keep it affordable.
  22. 22. SO NOW WHAT WITH FACEBOOK? Your strategy should depend on what you’re comfortable with and how you want to spend your time... Get a student on this one. Let’s brainstorm some next steps!
  23. 23. POLICY OPTIONS: A RESEARCH TOOL Students and faculty are now working to research related program models & policy issues Your input helps define the topic Over time, we will build a new resource for communities
  24. 24. This starts with a campus profile for its work on the issue.
  25. 25. This is just starting...each campus will pilot one issue brief this semester.
  26. 26. As students & faculty do research, they can record it here.
  27. 27. There will also be ways to record & access information by locality.
  28. 28. Bonner Campuses are now starting to identify topics with partner input. Then, they’ll work through a detailed process to create issue briefs.
  29. 29. SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Think more broadly about your organization’s work. What might be some possible topics for policy-related research? Think in terms of legislation and also program models. Each organization brainstorm some ideas to discuss with students.
  30. 30. VIDEO PROJECT: SHARING OUR STORIES Bonners are now involved in creating videos Program Profile Partner Profile Issue Profile Training & Enrichment Activity
  31. 31. POTENTIAL PARTNER INVOLVEMENT Telling your story through a Partner Profile video Sharing your knowledge through an Issue video Expanding your resources for training Participation is OPTIONAL. Permission & Media Releases Required!
  32. 32. Videos may later be shared through the Bonner Network via our YouTube channel and other postings.
  33. 33. SO ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VIDEOS? Which of the videos interest you most (partner profile, issue profile, training activity)? Express your interest to Bonner staff & students
  34. 34. There are many more tools! Learn about other tools at our Serve 2.0 Resource wiki (http://
  35. 35. WHERE TO LEARN MORE Bonner Network Wiki (http:// Davidson Wiki (http:// FrontPage) Serve 2.0 Resource Wiki (http:// Bonner Foundation (