Online Facilitation: November 2009 Susan Tenby, Online Community Director: TechSoup Featuring Guests: Kami Griffiths, Director, Community Technology Network, TechSoup Webinar Manager John Lorance, Tech Consultant, Programmer, cool guy
Where is TechSoup Global Today? Currently operating in 21 Countries on 6 Continents Australia Belgium Botswana Canada Chile France Germany Hong Kong Hungary India Ireland Luxembourg Mexico New Zealand Poland Russia (Pilot) South Africa Spain Taiwan United Kingdom United States
TechSoup is a popular, comprehensive online content and community destination for nonprofits that provides unbiased information and technical know-how to ensure that nonprofits make the best possible use of technology.
Through this community, we provide free office space to qualifying groups, hold meetings, create a cooperative supportive learning environment and foster outreach, education, fundraising, all in a virtual space.
Our goal is to create a learning community of practice for nonprofits to explore and learn about the virtual world, and to investigate the many ways in which nonprofits can utilize this unique environment.
Leadership and assistance through virtual community organizing strategies
NPSL tag –multiple cross-platform entry points
Management steering committee group –creating arsenal of support
Directory of Nonprofits in Second Life –making them easily findable
Branding as NPO experts and advisors- Rewarding the Rockstars