Raising The Barn Tracy Viselli, Community Manager [email_address] @ACTionAlexVA | http://facebook.com/ACTionAlexandria
It used to be simple
Barnraising formula
Communities are more complex
But we’re still here
Why ACTion Alexandria? <ul><li>Alexandria was faces with increasing community needs and fewer resources. </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Yes </li></ul>
Technology-aided barnraising <ul><li>ACTion Alexandria is an online community that will connect neighbors and organization...
Our partners You!
We’re all in this together
ACTion Alexandria Goals <ul><li>Create an online community that inspires offline action. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage resident...
ACTion Alexandria Goals (cont) <ul><li>For Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as an information clearinghouse of nonprofit...
Working together
Clearinghouse for community action opportunities
Increase citizen engagement
Deepen citizen engagement
Find new recruits
Amplify your efforts <ul><li>Your calls for volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Your requests for donations </li></ul><ul><li>You...
When & how does this happen? <ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>Phase I: blog launch in September </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II: ...
Organization Pages
Sign up at  ACTionAlexandria.org
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Raising The Barn: ACTion Alexandria Nonprofit Excellence Forum Presentation 10-13-10

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ACTion Alexandria is a new online civic engagement project launching in Alexandria, VA. This presentation focuses on how ACTion Alexandria can partner with local nonprofits to engage citizens.

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Raising The Barn: ACTion Alexandria Nonprofit Excellence Forum Presentation 10-13-10

  1. 1. Raising The Barn Tracy Viselli, Community Manager [email_address] @ACTionAlexVA | http://facebook.com/ACTionAlexandria
  2. 2. It used to be simple
  3. 3. Barnraising formula
  4. 4. Communities are more complex
  5. 5. But we’re still here
  6. 6. Why ACTion Alexandria? <ul><li>Alexandria was faces with increasing community needs and fewer resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Community members, nonprofit leaders, and city agencies embarked upon year-long assessment of possible solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Could technology help fill the needs-resources gaps? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Yes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology-aided barnraising <ul><li>ACTion Alexandria is an online community that will connect neighbors and organizations to solve local problems related to health, homelessness, hunger, education, and literacy. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our partners You!
  10. 10. We’re all in this together
  11. 11. ACTion Alexandria Goals <ul><li>Create an online community that inspires offline action. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage residents and organizations in problem solving to strengthen community ties and increase everyone’s stake in creating positive outcomes for specific community problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable residents through a platform that provides everyone with an opportunity to identify problems and offer solutions. </li></ul>
  12. 12. ACTion Alexandria Goals (cont) <ul><li>For Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as an information clearinghouse of nonprofit organizations and action opportunities so that citizens can easily find your organization and how they can help. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the level of citizen engagement in Alexandria (volunteers, citizen philanthropists, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Amplify the efforts of Alexandria nonprofits working in the community. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Working together
  14. 14. Clearinghouse for community action opportunities
  15. 15. Increase citizen engagement
  16. 16. Deepen citizen engagement
  17. 17. Find new recruits
  18. 18. Amplify your efforts <ul><li>Your calls for volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Your requests for donations </li></ul><ul><li>Your events </li></ul>
  19. 19. When & how does this happen? <ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>Phase I: blog launch in September </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II: online community platform launch in December </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><li>Partner outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Community outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Information gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Organization pages </li></ul>
  20. 20. Organization Pages
  21. 21. Sign up at ACTionAlexandria.org

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