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Volunteer Editor Introduction


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Role of Editor/Blogger

Vision: you (and possibly others) are like an online newspaper editor on your specific topic
Goal: to promote awareness of your issue within the Christian community in order to bring social change

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Volunteer Editor Introduction

  1. 1. TechMission Volunteer Channel Editor/Blogger Introduction
  2. 2. Role of Editor/Blogger <ul><li>Vision: you (and possibly others) are like an online newspaper editor on your specific topic </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: to promote awareness of your issue within the Christian community in order to bring social change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Potential Channel Areas <ul><li>By Issue: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AIDS, Poverty, Homelessness, Slavery and Human Trafficking, Global Hunger, Christians for Peace, Environmental Justice, People with Disabilities, Darfur/Sudan, Gender Equality, Racial Reconciliation, Christian Hip Hop, Theology and Social Justice, Urban Youth Ministry, Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By Expertise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising, Volunteering, Short Term Missions, Nonprofit Management </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Potential Channel Areas <ul><li>By Audience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Black Christians, Latino Christians, Asian/Asian American Christians, Christian Women, Christians in Technology/Medicine/Law, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By Regions/Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Africa, Asia, Latin America, specific countries, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish, Chinese, French, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Components of Each Channel <ul><li>Blog: main focus of the site </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image Gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links (organizations, blogs, events) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signup, E-mail Group Signup or Forums as Needed </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Responsibilities of Channel Editors <ul><li>Blog on topics of interest and in particular find articles and links of interest and write an intro to them </li></ul><ul><li>Find content on YouTube of interest & post videos on site </li></ul><ul><li>Find books on and post on site </li></ul><ul><li>Find organizations and events of interest and post them </li></ul><ul><li>Find Google News Searches with relevant content and post as RSS Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Find Volunteer Opportunities on and get other organizations that have opportunities to post them on the site </li></ul>
  7. 7. Responsibilities of Channel Editors <ul><li>Find Creative Commons licensed content and post (from Google and Flickr) </li></ul><ul><li>Create pages of content on topics and post as Wiki page </li></ul><ul><li>Create outline for topics to be filled in later in your Channel wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Find authors/speakers to donate their content to the site (papers, talks, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create groups on Facebook and other social networks to gather Christians with a passion around this issue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Channel Promotion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek out blogs, users and other websites to link to your Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get other bloggers to comment on your topics </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits and Expectations <ul><li>You Provide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of Goals for your Channel for the year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time: at least 1-10 hours a month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork to work productively with other volunteer editors and staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Provides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to over 100,000 monthly visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training and staff technical support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools to import content from Amazon, YouTube, Flickr, Audio and RSS Newsfeeds </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Ideal Outcomes Example: Environmental Justice Channel <ul><li>In one year, with three editors, the environmental justice Channel will have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posted 50 blog entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrote 10 Wiki pages and created an outline for 50 more pages that volunteers started to contribute to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified 100 books and links related to environmental justice and posted them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified 100 creative commons articles and photos on environmental justice and added them to the site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get 10 Christian speakers to donate their talks on environmental justice to be used on the site and added to a Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Added 50 videos from YouTube related to environmental justice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a Facebook group for Christians and the Environment that includes over 1,000 members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have 200 people from over 50 churches volunteer or take some type of concrete step toward social action </li></ul></ul>