January’s Net Tuesday will be about Blogging for Nonprofits.
Whether you’re thinking about starting a blog or want to make your existing blog more effective, we’re planning a program that will :
- feature nonprofits that are using blogs successfully to raise awareness, raise funds, find volunteers and achieve their mission — and how they are doing it
- share techniques, strategies, tools and resources for effective nonprofit blogging
- explore thorny issues , such as how to reconcile the need for a blog to have a personal voice, yet also represent the many voices of an organization
We’ll be using an “open panel” format, featuring some local non-profit bloggers, including:
- Andrew Schwalm and the First Person Arts blog and Malcolm X Park Blog
- Daniel Pantano and the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Blog
- Judah Ferst and the Buzzing 4 Change blog
- Larry Blumenthal and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton blog
- Maryann Devine and the smArts and Culture blog
In addition to an informative, interactive discussion about issues confronting new and veteran nonprofit bloggers, we’ll have lots of practical tools and opportunities.
Nate Gasser, of Rock River Star, will demonstrate creating a new blog during the evening with one of the attendees (maybe you?).
We will also introduce an idea to provide ongoing support and encouragement for new and current nonprofit bloggers.
You are encouraged (though by no means required) to RSVP via the Meetup page for this event.
This promises to be another intersting, fun and useful Net Tuesday.
Hope to see you there.