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Networking, Informing And Learning Via The New Technologies

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Developed for Managers of Volunteers on how they can learn, network & inform the sector utilising technology.

Developed for Managers of Volunteers on how they can learn, network & inform the sector utilising technology.


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  • 1. Networking, Informing and Learning via the New Technologies
    Volunteer Managers Network Meeting
    12 October 2009
    Brisbane
  • 2. Networking
    Via New Technologies
  • 3. Start with people…
    Technology
    People
    Source: Cat Williams - OakTree Foundation
  • 4.
    • In 2005, 8% of online adults had a profile on an social network site. 35% had one in January 2009.
    • 5. Today, 44.2% do
    • 6. Various social network sites
    Networking…
  • 7. Twitter
    Median age is 31
    11% of adult social network users
    5-10 thousand new accounts opened daily (growing quickly)
    Facebook
    Median age is 26
    22% of adult social network users
    168% global audience growth in 2008
    MySpace
    Median age is 27
    50% of adult social network users
    3% global audience decline in 2008
    LinkedIn
    Median age is 40
    6% of adult social network users
    Pew Internet & American Life Project (January 2009)
    The Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/mar/09/socialnetworking-facebook
    State of the Twittersphere Q4 2008 report
  • 8. Social Media Revolution
    Is Social Media a Fad?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8&feature=player_embedded#
  • 9. Social Media Goals
    Engage in conversation clients, funders, colleagues
    Share information
    Educate others about your agency and/or issue
    Learn from others
    Increase transparency and responsiveness
    Build community
    Network
    Advocate
    Mobilise your base to action
    Source: www.volunteerhoward.org
  • 10. Social Media Challenges
    Giving up control of the conversation
    Achieving a comfort level using social media
    Balancing organisation’s identity with personal identity
    Time/personnel resources for maintaining social media presence
    Adjusting to ever-changing landscape of social media – being flexible
    Understanding technology and terminology
    Measuring ROI (return on investment)
    Source: www.volunteerhoward.org
  • 11. Facebook Tips
    Why you need to have a strategy before you make a facebook fan page
    http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2007/11/13/why-you-need-to-have-a-strategy-before-you-make-a-facebook-fan-page-now/
    Netwits Think Tank – 4 Facebook Tips for Nonprofit Success
    http://www.netwitsthinktank.com/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=ifINKZOzFmG&b=4487123&content_id={EA4438F2-2529-4379-8A32-16EBD5D5BF90}&notoc=1
  • 12. Facebook tips…
    How to Use Facebook for Nonprofit Organisations
    http://www.charityhowto.com/video_info.php?vid=18
    How to set up a nonprofit Facebook page
    http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/archive/2008/06/16/how-to-set-up-a-non-profit-facebook-page.aspx
  • 13. Informing
    Via New Technologies
  • 14. Informing…
    Blogs in Plain English
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI
  • 15. Nonprofit Blogs…
    Jayne Cravens -Coyote Communications
    • Volunteering Unplugged
    http://www.volunteer.com.au/unplugged/
  • 16. Nonprofit Blogs…
    Beth Kanter
    http://beth.typepad.com/
    http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2009/02/nten-and-techsoup-webinar-share-your-story-roi-and-social-media-slides-and-notes.html
  • 17. Learning
    Via New Technologies
  • 18. Learning…
    Google Apps
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJT3pagjd8s&feature=channel
    Wikis in Plain English
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY&feature=channel
  • 19. Wikis…
    Social Enterprise Wiki
    https://wiki.qut.edu.au/display/se/Home
    Philanthropy Wiki
    http://philanthropywiki.org.au/index.php/Main_Page
  • 20. Podcasts…
    • create an audio message from the executive director to thank supporters
    • 21. present an interview with a key member of staff
    • 22. present the voices of your volunteers
    • 23. present a recent speech by a member
    Podcasting in Plain English
    http://www.commoncraft.com/podcasting
  • 24. Webinars
    Online seminar – sometimes called ‘virtual seminar
    Uses video and audio aspects
    Is in real time
    Crosses geographical & physical boundaries
    Covers variety of topics (training, guest speakers)
  • 25. What makes a good webinar?
    Concepts or skills that can easily be taught in 30-45 minutes
    Very narrowly focused topics
    Topics that generate discussion
    Case studies and stories
    Ask your community!
    From: www.techsoup.org
  • 26. Producing Webinars
  • 27. Discussion
    about New Technologies
    To podcast or not???
    Face book?
  • 28. Resources – Social Media
    Resources – Social Media
    NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network):http://www.nten.org/
    Tech Soup:http://www.techsoup.org/
    We Are Media:http://www.wearemedia.org/Tool+Box
    Social Brite:http://www.socialbrite.org/tools/
    Change.org:http://nonprofits.change.org/
  • 29. Extra Resources and Links
    Non-profit Website Design – Examples and Best Practices:
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/14/non-profit-website-design-examples-and-best-practices/
    • Common Knowledge
    http://www.commonknow.com/html/resources.php
    • Volunteer Howard
    http://www.slideshare.net/VolunteerHoward/web-social-media-strategies-for-volunteer-engagement
  • 30. Thank You