Your intern won’t stop telling you that your organization needs to get online. “Make a MySpace page! Create a Flickr account!” Or maybe you have started social networking, but can’t help thinking “Why am I here? What do I do now? Is this helping my organization?” Welcome to the new communications landscape and the realities of building participation – from donors to clients to advocates – in the connected age. This session will explore social networking tools (including MySpace, Facebook, blogs and YouTube) that both enhance traditional forms of connection and information exchange, and create relationship-building opportunities that feel entirely new. Attendees can expect to leave this session armed with practical strategies and tactics about how to start using social networking tools to engage in a personal relationship with users by providing something of value.