I encountered a great slide show on establishing a social media map for your nonprofit org compiled by nonprofit social media guru Beth Kanter. Easily applicable of course to any community group – even to you on a personal basis.
The slide show gives a basic breakdown on the power and modus operandi of social media tools and how social justice groups have used and should use these tools to forward issues and calls for action. Has interesting implications as well on rounding up new generations of previously uninvolved activists (i.e., the untapped – or uninterested? – young professional set).
If you make it through the slide show, you’ll find its author is a key contributor to the We are Media wiki. Another great resource on social media for nonprofits curated by NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network).
Have you seen anything interesting or truly progressive, in a forward-thinking sense, done by any nonprofits? What about small community or volunteer-based groups?
With the growth of online activism powered by MoveOn, Care2, Avaaz, etc., nonprofits are on Facebook, are blogging and more. But there are sure to be a plethora of special and targeted online or social media focused campaigns and projects garnering support and action right? Please share if you know of or are involved in some.