Social Capital Inc. Overview with Sample Web Portal Slides

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Overview of the nonprofit organization, Social Capital Inc., with a focus on how its online engagement tool fosters healthy communities.

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Social Capital Inc. Overview with Sample Web Portal Slides

  1. 1. SCI Overview 2014SCI Overview 2014 With Sample screenshotsWith Sample screenshots http://socialcapitalinc.orghttp://socialcapitalinc.org Twitter @socialcapTwitter @socialcap Facebook.com/socialcapitalFacebook.com/socialcapital
  2. 2. SCI’s Mission • SCI’s nonprofit mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. 
  3. 3. SCI’s Vision We envision a nation where individuals are strongly connected to their neighbors and play an active role in shaping the destiny of their communities.  This increase in ‘social capital’ will result in communities that are safer, healthier and more vital.
  4. 4. What SCI does We provide communities with skills and tools to engage citizens to make a difference. Current serving 12 Eastern Mass. communities.
  5. 5. SCI priority areas Connecting citizens to  Promote youth success.  Foster health & wellness.  Support economic development.
  6. 6. Social Capital Action Plans
  7. 7. Youth Leadership Curriculum  Working with 9 youth councils.  Led by AmeriCorps & other adult advisors  Provide “train the trainers” and direct youth training.  213 youth demonstrated leadership skills last yr.
  8. 8. Adult Community Leadership
  9. 9. Partnering with local community groups  SCI partners with local community groups who have an interest in connecting people to address local issues.  SCI has 20 full-time AmeriCorps members placed across the region, but we are currently focusing our growth on providing training and tools for partners’ staff and volunteers.  Typically start with a project covered by local budgets; joint planning and fundraising for larger initiatives.
  10. 10. Online Community Engagement 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 1975 1978 1981 1984 1987 1990 1993 1996 1999 2002 2005 Attend a meeting (DDB) Read the newspaper every day (GSS) Work on a community project (DDB) Link between people getting community info & participation
  11. 11. Online Engagement  Web portals along with outreach strategy.  Blending online & offline relationships.  Regular civic “eblasts” and active social media presence helps drive portal traffic.
  12. 12. Online engagement results  Over 15,000 unique monthly visitors to SCI portals in 6 communities.  60+ Dorchester orgs have reported increased participation.  75% of users say they are more civically active and ½ have met someone new in the community  Leveraging tech to address pressing needs: Haiti relief, job seekers, connecting neighbors, info re public meetings, starting emergency fuel assistance program.
  13. 13. Weekly civic eblastWeekly civic eblast
  14. 14. HomepageHomepage
  15. 15. ““About us” pageAbout us” page
  16. 16. CalendarCalendar
  17. 17. Positive community storiesPositive community stories
  18. 18. Select service needed from guideSelect service needed from guide
  19. 19. Resource result as a list…Resource result as a list…
  20. 20. Or a mapOr a map
  21. 21. SCI helps people connect to resources for getting healthy
  22. 22. Fall River Fitness Challenge teams track progress on SCI site

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