January’s Net Tuesday will be about Blogging for Nonprofits. This is an important, growing topic (which generated a lot of interest at December’s Social Web Carnival).
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
- work on concrete ways we can help one another to achieve our own nonprofit blogging goals
We’re still building the program. If any of you know of any local nonprofits that are blogging – especially (but not necessarily) whose blog we might feature or who we might approach to present — can you please help out by emailing their blog URL (and contact person if you know it) to Seth Horwitz at ReachSeth@gmail.com. (If you’re not sure if what they are doing is technically a “blog” send it on anyway; we want to gather the information.)
RSVP’s are requested (but by no means required) via the Meetup page.