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  • 1. Melissa Tully Twitter: @tullyme www.melissatully.net
  • 2.
    • Introduction & Expectations
    • Social Media Tools
    • Free Software & Web applications (Webware)
      • Freeware
      • Open source
    • Discussion and Setting up Accounts
  • 3.
    • Why use social networking/media?
      • Lots of potential individual donors are on these sites, particularly young people
      • Tips for getting started with social media
        • Have an “expert” help you
        • Extend your reach
        • Make a good first impression & post your best content
        • Communicate regularly
        • Dedicate time to it
      • Beth’s Blog
    • Online Fundraising
      • Global Giving & Other sites
  • 4.
    • Why should you use multiple online social networking sites?
      • Improve networking; build a network
      • Audience segmentation and targeting
      • Ease of cross-posting and syncing
      • Self promotion
      • Improve your search results in Google
  • 5.
    • Most popular social networking site
      • Very popular in Kenya among Internet users
    • Can be used to promote your organisation/cause & to link with potential supporters
      • Example: Global Giving connecting with donors
    • Profiles, Pages and Groups
    • Linking with other social media: Twitter, Blogs, YouTube, Blib.tv
    • Having a strategy for your Facebook use
  • 6.
    • What is Twitter ?
      • Social Networking and Micro-blogging Site
      • Tweets- messages posted on Twitter
      • Followers: people you follow
      • Hashtags: #nairobi #kenyansontwitter
    • Tweet Deck
      • Platform for managing Twitter and Other Social Networking sites
  • 7.
    • YouTube
      • Most popular
      • Limits on video length (10 minutes per clips)
    • Vimeo
      • No limits on video length
      • Limit on number MB you can upload in a month
    • Blip.tv
      • No limits on length but geared towards online TV
      • Can sync with social networking sites, blogs, and other video channels and iTunes podcasts
    • Animoto & Dotsub
  • 8.
    • Blogger
      • Simple but not so customizable
    • Wordpress
      • Wordpress hosted blogs on wordpress.com
      • Self-hosted downloaded from wordpress.org
    • Maneno
      • Geared toward Sub-Saharan African bloggers
      • Supports multiple languages
    • Kabissa
      • African content
  • 9.
    • Gmail
    • Calendar
    • Picasa (photos)
    • Docs
    • Sites
    • Maps
    • YouTube (videos)
    • Groups
    • Analytics (website traffic)
  • 10.
    • If you want to know about the differences between Free, Freeware and Foss
      • Open Source Initiative
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source#Technology
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software#Open_source_software_vs._free_software
  • 11.
    • Open Office
      • Free and open source productivity suite
      • http://www.openoffice.org/
      • Similar to Microsoft Office
    • Firefox
      • Open-source web browser
      • http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
    • Del.icio.us
      • Social bookmarking tool
      • http://delicious.com/
  • 12.
    • Flickr
      • Photo sharing
      • http://flickr.com/
    • Slideshare
      • Sharing presentations and documents
      • http://www.slideshare.net/
    • Event Wax
      • Creating and organising events (it’s what I used for this event!)
      • http://www.eventwax.com/
  • 13.
    • Download.com
      • Find software for different operating systems
      • Reviews on products
      • http://download.cnet.com/webware-apps/
    • When in doubt, Google it.
  • 14.  
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  • 16.
    • Questions
    • Comments
    • Setting up accounts