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Social Web Sampler

Tuesday, October 1, 2013: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

How can you possibly keep up with the constantly changing environment of the social web?  How do you figure out what online services, tactics and approaches make sense for your nonprofit or social cause?  What’s a great way to build upon your enthusiasm for a great social tool or topic?

Join us for Philly NetSquared’s next Social Web Sampler to share tastes of the different options out there. We plan to have 12-15 small group discussions — four or five simultaneous discussions x three 20-minute time slots.  We’ll be meeting at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Doors open at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

The small group discussion topics that have been submitted (with original titles in alphabetical order) are:

  • 5 Tips for Working with Web Vendors (Nathan Gasser)
  • 7 Tips to Improve Your Writing for the Web, Mobile, and Social (Marc Gravez)
  • Creating a social media strategy that works for your program (Briana Morgan)
  • Cyber Security and Risk Management (Austin Morris Jr.)
  • Fitting Social Media into Your Already Busy Day (Gloria Bell)
  • How the social web is changing knowledge and meaning (Seth Horwitz)
  • Google Hangouts On Air (Fitzgerald Putnam)
  • Info Security and Privacy (Joe Raimondo)
  • Librarians for the Community (Stan Pokras)
  • Our Work in Context: Cultural Succession (Matt Bennett)
  • Social Media Management Tools: The Pros & Cons (Annaliese Henwood)
  • Social Media Use For Organizations (Sara Zia Ebrahimi)
  • Tell your story with video and animation (Sharon Torello)
  • Telling stories with audio and video (Steve Lubetkin)
  • Timebanking (Jim Wurster)

We may have room for one or two more, but act TODAY if you’re interested by filling in the form at www.tinyurl.com/phlnet2-sampler.

Like our previous Social Web Samplers, this will be a highly interactive gathering with lots of shared knowledge, networking and excitement. Refreshments will be available.  (Due to the small group nature of this event, we will NOT be livestreaming or recording it.  You have to be here to play!)

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsoring this evening.


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Crowdsourcing Change: Applying the Social Web to Important Philly Nonprofits

Tuesday, August 6, 2013: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

On August 6, Philly Net Tuesday will feature our signature “Crowdsourcing Change” format.  Here’s how it works: Two or three local nonprofits share how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the crowd (that’s you!) participates in a facilitated discussion about how each organization might use the social web to even greater effect. 

 

We’re pleased to announce that the two local organizations eager to receive the wisdom of the crowd will be:

 

  • The Support Center for Child Advocates (http://advokid.org, Twitter: @PhillyAdvoKid), which advocates for victims of child abuse and neglect in Philadelphia with the goal of securing a permanent, nurturing environment for every child. Presenters will be Moira Mulroney (Director of Development & Communications) and Tracy Buchholz (Communications Associate).
  • The National Constitution Center (http://constitutioncenter.org, Twitter: @ConstitutionCtr), America’s first and only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution, its ideals and its legacy of active citizenship.  Presenters will be Lauren Saul (Director of Public Relations) and Sarah Fergus (Public Relations Manager).
  • (NOTE:  Unfortunately, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative had to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict.  We hope to have them participate in a future Crowdsourcing Change event.)

 

The event will be held at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Doors open at 6:00 PM on the evening of Tuesday, August 6.  Light fare will be available, and RSVP’s are appreciated for planning, but not required. Not in Philly? Or can’t make it downtown? Watch the live Internet stream at http://phillynetsquared.org/live, and contribute your questions and comments via our Twitter backchannel (hashtag: #phlnet2).

 

Whether you’re a social media expert or an interested citizen your perspectives and opinions are welcome and valuable.  So, come and join the crowd with your questions, insights and reactions, and help these local organizations more effectively use social tools to achieve their important objectives.  This is a great learning and sharing opportunity – not only for the presenting organizations, but for all participants!

 

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsorship.


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Crowdsourcing Change: Applying the Social Web to Some Important Local Nonprofits

Tuesday, May 7, 2013: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

Tuesday, May 7 will be Philly NetSquared’s 5th Anniversary!  Since May of 2008, we’ve been gathering each month for Net Tuesdays, to discuss, learn and share something relevant to using the social web for social change.

We’ll be marking this anniversary milestone with our signature “Crowdsourcing Change” format.  Here’s how it works: Three local nonprofits share how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the crowd (that’s you!) participates in a facilitated discussion about how each organization might use the social web to even greater effect. 

The nonprofits eager to receive the wisdom of our crowd on May 7 will be:

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Presenters:

Jennifer Francis, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Justin Rubich, Administrative Assistant, Department of Marketing and Communications

The world-renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art (Twitter: @philamuseum), is one of the largest museums in the country. Presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings, its facilities include the landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park. The Museum offers various activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, lectures, concerts and films.

Questions the Philadelphia Museum of Art would like our crowd to address include:

  • How far in advance should we post information about upcoming events to stimulate attendance? Is one post enough or should we do reminders?
  • How can we determine at what point virtual participation becomes physical participation, i.e. attendance?

SEPTA

Presenters:

Rohan Hepkins, Director of Customer Service

George Spellman, Minstrel of Customer Service & WOW

Michael Zaleski, Director of Emerging & Specialty Technologies

Barbara Siegel, Manager of Capital Communications

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority/SEPTA (Twitter: @septa and others) is the nation’s six largest public transit system. With a network that includes bus, trolley, high speed and regional rail routes, SEPTA provides transit services throughout the greater Philadelphia region, and it is also one of the area’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 9,000 employees.

Questions SEPTA would like our crowd to address include:

  • To what extent can social relationships influence customer perceptions about our organization as they interact with us through social channels?
  • Does social “gaming” offer a viable mechanism for us to build business or increase loyalty?

Friends Council on Education

Presenter: Deborra Sines Pancoe, Associate Director

The Friends Council on Education, a national organization, assists Friends schools and their teachers, students, and families by providing publications and programs to support the implementation of Friends values in the classroom and in the life of the school community. The council’s services include consulting, professional development seminars, literature to support Quaker testimonies in school life, and peer network meetings. It also engages with members through the Friend’s Council Online Forum.

Questions Friends Council on Education would like our crowd to address include:

  • We do not have a Facebook page or use Twitter. If we were to add these social media platforms, what kind of posts would be most effective?
  • We feel challenged to increase participation on our online .net forum. How do we get more people there to cultivate conversation and dialogue and increase the receipt of our messages? 

Doors open at 6 PM on May 7 at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Light fare is available, and RSVP’s are appreciated for planning, but not required. Not in Philly? Or can’t make it downtown? Watch the live Internet stream at http://phillynetsquared.org/live, and contribute your questions and comments via our Twitter backchannel (hashtag: #phlnet2).

Whether you’re a social media expert, or an interested citizen (museum visitor? bus passenger?), your perspectives and opinions are welcome and valuable.  So, come and join the crowd with your questions, insights and reactions, and help these local organizations more effectively use social tools to achieve their important objectives.  This is a great learning and sharing opportunity – not only for the presenting organizations, but for all participants!

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsorship.



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Crowdsourcing Change: Applying the Social Web to Some Great Philly Projects

Tuesday, February 5, 2013: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

 

Get ready for another edition of our popular “Crowdsourcing Change” program on Net Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  Crowdsourcing Change is a fun format for learning, sharing and potentially making a significant contribution to worthy local projects. In case you’ve never been to one of these lively events, here’s how it works: Each presenting organization shares how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the crowd (that’s you!) participates in a facilitated discussion about how each organization may use the social web to even greater effect. 

We’ve lined up three diverse and interesting local nonprofits, eager to receive the wisdom of the crowd:

 

Career Wardrobe

Caitlin Day, Education and Outreach Manager
Heather Bennett, Operations and Marketing Manager

Career Wardrobe (Twitter: @CareerWardrobe) provides a range of support services, including clothing, skill development and confidence building programs to help low-income women throughout the Philadelphia region successfully navigate the challenging transition into the workforce. Since 1995, the organization has assisted nearly 75,000 women, and it also owns and operates The Wardrobe Boutique, which sells recycled clothing to benefit Career Wardrobe programs and services.

 

Southeast Asian American Digital Archive

Samip Mallick, Executive Director & President

The South Asian American Digital Archive (Twitter: @SAADAonline)
(SAADA) is the only independent non-profit organization working to document, preserve and provide access to the rich history of South Asians in the United States. Through its digital archive, outreach and educational programming SAADA examine the importance of the past in shaping the future and ensures that important stories from its community are preserved for future generations.

 

1812 Productions

Tyler Melchior, Marketing and Public Relations Director
R. Eric Thomas, Marketing and Public Relations Assistant

1812 Productions (Twitter: @1812Productions) is the only professional theater company in the country dedicated to comedy. Since 2000 they have helped keep Philadelphia laughing by creating and presenting shows that explore and celebrate our sense of community, our history and our humanity. Staging comedy in it’s many forms, 1812 features original work as well as presentations by established and emerging playwrights.

 

Doors open at 6 PM on February 5 at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Light fare is available, and RSVP’s are appreciated for planning. Not in Philly? Or can’t make it downtown? Watch the live Internet stream at http://phillynetsquared.org/live, and contribute your questions and comments via our Twitter backchannel (hashtag: #phlnet2).

So, come and join us with your questions, insights and perspectives, and help these local organizations more effectively use social tools to achieve their very worth objectives.  This is a great learning and sharing opportunity – not only for the presenting organizations, but for all participants!

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committeefor sponsorship.


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A Social Web Sampler for social change

Tuesday, November 13, 2012: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

How can you possibly keep up with the constantly changing environment of the social web?  How do you figure out what online services, tactics and approaches make sense for your nonprofit or social cause?  What’s a great way to build upon your enthusiasm for a great social tool or topic?

Join us for Philly NetSquared’s next Social Web Sampler to share tastes of the different options out there. We plan to have 12-15 small group discussions — four or five simultaneous discussions x three 20-minute time slots.  We’ll be meeting at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Doors open at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13 (note this is the second Tuesday this month because of the election on our usually scheduled first Tuesday).

What are the topics?  As of November 8, the topics that people have volunteered to lead small group discussions on                                                  

  • Legal issues in social media
  • DIY Online Marketing Training for Nonprofits
  • Beyond the flash mob: social gaming
  • Content curation for your blog
  • United Nations Earth Dashboard
  • Organizing your organization’s photos
  • Using Wordpress to build a website
  • Learning Google Analytics
  • Tools to manage the social web flood
  • Open source currency
  • Build it and they will come
  • Google Custom Search
  • Unconventional videoconferencing
  • Make your Drupal site more social

Like our previous Social Web Samplers, this will be a highly interactive gathering with lots of shared knowledge, networking and excitement. Refreshments will be available.

NOTE: Because of the small-group format, we will NOT be streaming or recording this event.

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsoring this evening.

 

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Sponsored By: 
  • The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.


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Fitting It All In – Making Social Media Part of Your Regular Day

Tuesday, August 7, 2012: 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Fitting it all in

Location: 
Friends Center

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA
19102

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Twitter and Facebook and blogs, Oh My!  How do you handle the fire hose of information coming in, and still find time to send information out and interact with your friends/fans/followers? The beauty and benefit of social media and social networking is that they give us instant access to large amounts of information and the ability to interact; but how do you handle processing the information and, more importantly, engaging in the conversations?  How do you avoid missing important incoming communication, while maintaining a steady (or, at least, satisfying) flow of outgoing messaging?  Come explore tips, tricks and tools that can help you sort through all the incoming, not miss what is important and regularly interact with your online communities.

As usual, we’ll meet at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, on Tuesday, August 7, gathering at 6:00 PMLite fare will be served.  Can’t make it to downtown Philly?  Watch the live Internet stream at http://phillynetsquared.org/live, and share your comments and questions via Twitter with the hashtag #phlnet2.

This session will focus on practical tactics and strategies.  In addition to Gloria’s own expertise, the ideas, experience, comments, questions and difficulties of all who attend will be an integral part of the content of the evening.  (It is about social media, after all!)  So, come share your own successes and challenges in trying to integrate the social web into your busy life.  Who should attend?

  • Nonprofit staff and activists who need to use social web media and social networking more effectively to help their causes.
  • Techies who want to learn more about the tools and tactics that can help their customers.
  • Busy folks who know that social media and social networking are important, but find it challenging to fit it all in.

RSVP’s are appreciated for planning purposes, but not required.  We’d love to have you join us.


With over 25 years of successful business operations, communications and entrepreneurial experience, Gloria Bell is currently the Operations Manager and Lead Social Media Strategist for O3 World, LLC, Co-Chair of the SocialMediaPlus conference and an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University. Between her corporate career and joining O3 World, Gloria founded Red Stapler Consulting where she worked with businesses and technology startups providing them with business process and operations consulting and social media strategy and implementation. Gloria is well known as a passionate social media practitioner, entrepreneur and volunteer in the Philadelphia region.  She is President of Social Media Club Philadelphia, co-organizer of PodCamp Philly, PodCamp East, Twestival Philadelphia, MarketingCamp Philly, the Philadelphia Women In Tech Summit and the #140Conference Philly Meetup. Demonstrating her commitment to the Philadelphia entrepreneurial community, Gloria serves on the Philly StartUp Leaders Leadership Team as the Events Director. She also serves on the board of the charitable organization, ShareUrMeal, as an advisor to TechGirlz and as a mentor for Lean Startup Machine Philly and Startup Weekend Philly. Truly believing in the business benefits of both on- and off-line communities, Gloria regularly speaks on networking and the use of social media in business.

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsorship.

Sponsored By: 
  • The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.