Philadelphia NetSquared Presentations

Nonprofit technology, social change and social web presentations from Philadelphia NetSquared events.

By Michael Tedeschi, Founder and Creative Director, Interactive Mechanics

One of the biggest issues with growing web technology is keeping your organization’s website up-to-date and streamlined for better user experiences. Join this discussion to learn about some best practices about user interface design, information architecture, and web design to present your information clearly and easily to your target audiences.

What is User Experience Design?

The process of optimizing “all aspects of the user’s interaction with a product: how it is perceived, learned, and used.”

Areas to Consider

Develop a Strategy

User experience is not a step. It needs to be integrated into the entire process, from start to finish. Begin with an analysis of your website, your competitors websites, and...

Making Social Media Part of Your Regular Day

HAVE A PLANSTRATEGY

  • Do not think of it as a stand alone activity — Make it part of your regular marketing/ advertising plan
  • Implement your plan in realistic “chunks” that are manageable to your and/or your team
  • Listen
    Use tools that allow you to track conversations across the web about your organization, key members, your industry, your competitors, etc…
    • Google Alerts
    • Trackur / Sprout Social / Lithium / Radian 6
    • Searches on Twitter, G+, Facebook

If you find it interesting/educational/intriguing, your audience probably will also - Watch for opportunities to share articles / blog posts you are reading.

Have a process/plan already in place to...

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Video for Social Media” with Michael Schweisheimer and Deborah Arnold Brown of Primitive World Video. Due to technical difficulties, the recording begins with the program already in progress.

Net Tuesday Facebook Clinic Notes

Notes from the second half of the “Using Facebook for Social Change” event, in which the panelists and audience...

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PhilaPlace.org for Non-Profits: Promoting Your Mission and History Online,” by Matthew Fisher President, Night Kitchen Interactive.

Introduction from Seth Horwitz:

We had a terrific meeting on Tuesday with a record 50(!) people who turned out in the rain.

The 5 panelists (described in the previous blog post) spanned a range of perspectives and Sam Cohen moderated an active and engaging discussion.

And Reed Gustow was kind enough to share his (very rough) notes from the panel discussion, which are appended at the bottom of this post.

After the panel discussion, we broke into two breakout groups for about 15 minutes:

  1. Nate Gasser, in his calm, competent way, demonstrated for about 15 folks how to set up a new blog in about 15 minutes.  Asking for a volunteer from the group, Whitney Blunden raised his hand, and Nate walked through setting up a blog for Operation Restoration Enterprises.  I think it’s safe to say that Whitney was thrilled with the results...
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We had a really fun and informative meeting on September 2, anchored by Rod Murray talking about podcasting and David Kessler talking about videoblogging.

Thanks to Anthony Farrior, who ustreamed the event!

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We had a really fun and informative meeting on September 2, anchored by Rod Murray talking about podcasting and David Kessler talking about videoblogging.

Thanks to Anthony Farrior, who ustreamed the event!

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Presentation by Ivan Boothe on using Facebook and Myspace for engaging members.

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Presentation by Mark Graham and Aaron Crosman from the American Friends Service Committee on the AFSC’s Friends for Peace campaign.