[permaculture] Fwd: Facebook + Ning for Social Change

Nicholas Roberts nicholas at themediasociety.org
Thu Feb 5 18:24:48 EST 2009


for any permies interested in online social networking
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From: Peter Deitz <peter at socialactions.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 5:06 AM
Subject: Facebook + Ning for Social Change
To: nicholas at themediasociety.org


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Facebook + Ning for Social Change

Social Actions e-Newsletter
February 5, 2009
In this issue...
Facebook + Ning for Social Change
Top 5 Ways You Can Use Facebook and Ning for Social Change
Our Valentine to You: 30-Minute Consultation on Using Facebook and Ning
Next Issue: Finding Pro-Bono Developers and Designers for Social Change
Facebook + Ning for Social Change

In this article, we lay out three scenarios for how your social change
initiative can combine the critical mass of Facebook with the
community-building tools of Ning.

For anyone following the evolution of social media for social change,
the emergence of Facebook and Ning as complementary tools for engaging
people in making a difference is quite exciting.

Facebook has the lure of a big city. It's packed with people and
things to do. On Facebook, it never hurts to try new things. Ning, on
the other hand, offers all of the benefits of a private getaway with
your closest friends. On Ning, a self-selecting group of your
supporters can find the space to focus on the specific opportunities
you're creating for them to get involved in your cause.

Continue reading Facebook + Ning for Social Change to find out how you
can leverage both platforms.

Top 5 Ways You Can Use Facebook and Ning for Social Change

In this article, we highlight five ways to use Facebook and Ning, and
then feature a few social media success stories that leverage one or
both platforms.

Facebook

Create a group or 'fan' page for your cause
Recruit attendees for an event
Share video and images from an event
Raise money using Causes, ChipIn, or Firstgiving
Post links to blog entries and calls to action

At Social Actions, we use Facebook primarily to post links to blog
entries and calls to action. We also maintain a 'fan' page.

Become a fan of Social Actions >>

Ning

Help your supporters meet each other and collaborate
Broadcast messages to your most active supporters
Get feedback on a new initiative or program
Attract new supporters to your cause
Feature supporters who are making the most impact

Social Actions maintains a Ning-powered branded social network called
My Social Actions. Our social network helps our biggest supporters
connect with one another and provide feedback on our work.

Join My Social Actions >>

Continue reading Top 5 Ways You Can Use Facebook and Ning for Social
Change to learn about several success stories and share your own.

Our Valentine to You: 30-Minute Consultation on Using Facebook and Ning

As a Valentine to you, Social Actions is offering half-hour 1-on-1
consultations on how you can use Facebook and/or Ning to make a
difference for a discounted rate of $50.

If you're trying to figure out how your nonprofit, foundation, social
enterprise, or social change project can best leverage Facebook and/or
Ning, sign up by February 14th for this special offer.

We have a limited number of slots, so don't let this offer pass you by.

Sign-up now for your 30-minute consultation >>

Next Issue: Finding Pro-Bono Developers and Designers for Social Change
You may have noticed that we have a new format for our e-newsletter.
Each issue will feature a different theme on how to use social media
to make a difference. The next issue will focus on how to find
pro-bono developers and designers for social change. If you have any
tips or links that you'd like us to include in our next  e-newsletter,
please send them to peter at socialactions.com.

All the best,
Peter

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Peter Deitz
Social Actions
Founder / Executive Director

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