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Welcome to Best Practices in

Using Web 2.0 in Nonprofits

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By now, many nonprofits have heard about Web 2.0, but may not be sure what that term actually means or how it can benefit their organization. We want to change that.

 

 

  • Web 2.0 is ordinary people using on-line tools to create and share text, data, audio, video, and photos.

 

  • Using Web 2.0 tools can help you do a better job of marketing, fundraising, providing staff training, collaborating with partners, and evaluating your impact.

 

  • Your funders, your donors, your customers and even some of your employees are already using these tools and they expect that you will be using them, too.

 

  • Blogs, MySpace, YouTube, Podcasting and de.licio.us are examples of Web 2.0 tools. There are also low-cost tools to help you raise funds and manage your customer base.

 

  • You do not need special programming skills to use these tools.

 

  • Most of them are free or extremely low cost.

 

 


ARE YOU A VISITOR TO THIS SITE?

DROP ME A LINE AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE HERE!

According to my stats, I get a number of visitors to this site every day. I'd love it if you'd drop me an e-mail to let me know if you find the site helpful and what other information or features you'd like to see. You can reach me at michelemmartin@gmail.com.

 

Check out My Blog--I also write (almost) daily at The Bamboo Project Blog on organizational issues facing nonprofits and how to use technology to support services, staff training and other nonprofit activities.

 


We Need Your Help

Our goal is to create a central repository of information and concrete examples for nonprofits to use. We hope that this gives nonprofits a way to better understand the tools that are available, as well as ideas and strategies for using those tools. But we need your contributions to do this! Please help by:

 

  • Reviewing and editing existing pages
  • Adding your own pages
  • Uploading files, images, etc. that are related to the ideas we're discussing here
  • Making new pages and suggesting new topic areas

 

We're always looking for simple tutorials and tip sheets on using Web 2.0 tools, as well as case studies and samples of how nonprofits are actually using the tools.

 

 

If you want to contribute, you'll have to sign up to get a log in and then use the password "nptech" (without the quotes).

 

 

Or if you're feeling intimidated by the idea of digging in and getting your hands dirty with all of this, then e-mail your ideas, suggestions, links, etc. to michelemmartin@gmail.com. I'll the add the info for you.

 

Be sure to check out the Contributions and Resources page where we acknowledge contributors and sources of information for this wiki. If you make a contribution, be sure to add your name and blog or website here so we can publicly thank you.

 

To learn more about how to edit and use this wiki, go here.


Exploring This Wiki

 

This wiki explores:

 

 

 

  • And for more useful resources on Web 2.0, try here or visit the Do They Work? section of the site for links to reviews of some of the most popular Web 2.0 tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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