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Building Online Communications at Your Nonprofit

Event Date(s): 
August 23, 2011

Join us in Sacramento, CA on August 23 from 12:30 to 4:30pm with a no-cost training on building effective online communications for nonprofits and social justice organizations. Based on feedback from Central Valley participants, this training will include two interactive sessions to help you build out your online strategy efforts. View materials from the training.

Register for August 23 in Sac

How To Get Started On Twitter (Plus Insider Tips)

At the San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center, we had an awesome lesson based conversation with Lena from Twitter about the basic and behind the scenes look at Twitter.

Lena From Twitter at the SFNTC

What are your recommendations for someone just starting out on Twitter?

“The Twitter adoption curve is very steep”
- Lena

Aspiration Online Identity Services

As the internet becomes ever more central to the way we conduct both our professional and personal affairs, the issue of how individuals and organizations are identified and located online becomes more of a concern.

Email Newsletter Testing in Modesto

On July 26, we went to Modesto to support a small grassroots nonprofit, Congregations Building Community, start an email newsletter for their organization. They are doing amazing work in the community and want a place to share it with their supporters. You can join their email newsletter list on their blog here: http://cbcstan.org/blog/.

New Add-Ons for Your Publishing Matrix

A Publishing Matrix is a tool we use to help nonprofits create an organizational process for their online communications. Basically, it is a grid that lays out the content an organization publishes online as well as the channels where the content is published. Think of it as the skeleton of your communication’s plan. Here’s a quick view of a sample Publishing Matrix:

Are Email Discussion Lists Over?

Email discussion lists are vibrant and useful for techies in the nonprofit technology space. But, are they still relevant to introduce as a communication tool for people who do not currently use them, especially with the boom of social networks?

What is an Email Discussion List?

Starting Your Nonprofit on Social Media June 30 Sacramento Materials

The following are the materials used during the Starting Your Nonprofit on Social Media training at the Nonprofit Innovation Center in Sacramento, CA on June 30-July 1, 2011. The event was made possible by the generous support of the California Consumer Protection Foundation.

These materials are distributed under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage re-use, modification, and re-distribution in any situation where they may be useful.

Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Nonprofits July 2011 - Materials

The following are the materials used during the Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Nonprofit training at the California Endowment on July 7-8, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. The event was made possible by the generous support of the California Consumer Protection Foundation.

These materials are distributed under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage re-use, modification, and re-distribution in any situation where they may be useful.

June 30: Starting Your Nonprofit on Social Media - Sacramento

Event Date(s): 
June 30, 2011

Join us for a collaborative training designed to help nonprofits coordinate their online communications and make sense of using different online tools like Facebook, Twitter, and emails.

Register for June 30 in Sac

The training will be conversational and feature opportunities to get your questions answered about online communications. It is ideal for anyone trying to juggle all the different online tools for their organization and those interested in new tools.

Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Organizations July 2011

Event Date(s): 
July 7, 2011 to July 8, 2011

Aspiration is pleased to announce another eAdvocacy Training event, “Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Organizations”, taking place on July 7 and 8, 2011 in Los Angeles.

These trainings are generously sponsored by the California Consumer Protection Foundation (CCPF), and provided free of charge to the CCPF network. Lunch and all-day coffee will be provided at the trainings.

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Build Your Online Communications Training Material

Thanks to everyone who attended the June 23 Fresno training, Building Online Communications for Your Nonprofit, as part of the Central Valley eAdvocacy Program.

We hope you found the training useful and now have a better understanding of using different online tools for your organization.

Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Organizations July 2011 - Agenda

The follow is the planned agenda for Aspiration's July 2011 Effective Online Advocacy for Grassroots Organizations .

The agenda will be updated based on feedback and requests from registered participants.

June 30: Starting Your Nonprofit on Social Media - Sacramento

Join us for a collaborative training designed to help nonprofits coordinate their online communications and make sense of using different online tools like Facebook, Twitter, and emails.

Register for June 30 in Sac

The training will be conversational and feature opportunities to get your questions answered about online communications. It is ideal for anyone trying to juggle all the different online tools for their organization and those interested in new tools.

Starting Your Nonprofit on Social Media

Event Date(s): 
June 30, 2011

Join us for a collaborative training designed to help nonprofits coordinate their online communications and make sense of using different online tools like Facebook, Twitter, and emails.

Register for June 30 in Sac

The training will be conversational and feature opportunities to get your questions answered about online communications. It is ideal for anyone trying to juggle all the different online tools for their organization and those interested in new tools.

The agenda will be driven by the participants but will likely include sessions on "Intro to Twitter and Facebook for Organizing" and "Building a Publishing Matrix to Coordinate Your Online Channels."

Come with your stories, doubts, and questions! The training is small and suitable for all skill levels so reserve your spot today because space is limited.

    When?
    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    12:30 - 4:30 pm

The Central Valley eAdvocacy Program is generously funded by the California Consumer Protection Foundation. Big thanks to CMC in Sacramento for their great support and the Nonprofit Innovation Centerfor providing the event space.


Starting Your Nonprofit on Social Media

Event Date(s): 
July 1, 2011

Join us for a collaborative training designed to help nonprofits coordinate their online communications and make sense of using different online tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.

The training will be conversational and feature opportunities to get your questions answered about online communications. It is ideal for anyone trying to juggle all the different online tools for their organization and those interested in new tools.

Register for July 1 in Sacramento

The agenda will be driven by the participants but will likely include sessions on "Intro to Blogging", "Social Networks for Organizing" or "Building a Publishing Matrix to Coordinate Your Online Channels."

Come with your stories, doubts, and questions! The training is small and suitable for all skill levels so reserve your spot today because space is limited.

    When?
    Friday, July 1, 2011
    12:30 - 4:30 pm

The Central Valley eAdvocacy Program is generously funded by the California Consumer Protection Foundation. Big thanks to CMC in Sacramento for their great support and the Nonprofit Innovation Center for providing the event space.


July 1: Starting Your Nonprofit on Social Media - Sacramento

Hi Everyone,

We have a wait list for our June 30 Sacramento training so we're offering another time slot for the intro training in Sacramento on July 1, 2011. Register today!

Join us for a collaborative training designed to help nonprofits coordinate their online communications and make sense of using different online tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.

ArtSpark Online Media Skills in Albuquerque June 11th

Working with ArtSpark and Creative Albuquerque, Matt facilitated a training around Online Media Skills. Sunny, warm and full of artistic inspiration, the training looked at how artists and arts organizations could put processes around their outreach online.

The following are the materials he used during the ArtSpark Training in Albuquerque.

Activist Tech Teach In Training Materials

The following are the materials we used during the Activist Tech Teach-In in Oakland at the Center for Third World Organizing.

These materials are distributed under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage re-use, modification, and re-distribution in any situation where they may be useful.

IAMAW eAdvocacy Training - Toronto, Canada, 14 June 2011

We are looking forward to an interactive training session in Toronto with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Below are materials used in the training, as well as templates to be used in the hands-on parts of the event.

Materials

Note that not all materials were used during the live training, but the full set is included for the learning benefit of the participants.

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