Government Videos Wiki List Experiment

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last year I created a simple Google Spreadsheet (essentially a wiki list) for Canadian public servants to input their organization’s mobile website and/or app so that others could see who was doing what. Or perhaps my idea of creating this “video wiki list” is of little use to anyone in the first place? Government List Videos Canada canadian google spreadsheet online video content videos web-friendly wiki

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Cause Marketing Wiki

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Alden Keene and Associates Cause Marketing Wiki

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take note of these clear and quick explanations on how to use rss and wikis

Studio 501c

Thanks to Dissident , a delightful blog discovery, I've also discovered the Common Craft Show and two video presentations -- the best I've ever seen for newbies on using RSS and Wikis. Click To Play Wikis in Plain English by Common Craft. COMMUNICATIONS COOL TOOLS EMAIL PRODUCTIVITY RSS STUDIO 501C SMART PICKS WEB Bloglines Common_Craft Dissident Google_Reader My_Yahoo net2 Netsquared Newsgator nonprofit nptech PBwiki RSS social_media Wetpaint wikis wikispaces

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take note of these clear and quick explanations on how to use rss and wikis

Studio 501c

Thanks to Dissident , a delightful blog discovery, I've also discovered the Common Craft Show and two video presentations -- the best I've ever seen for newbies on using RSS and Wikis. Click To Play Wikis in Plain English by Common Craft. Tags: COMMUNICATIONS COOL TOOLS EMAIL PRODUCTIVITY RSS STUDIO 501C SMART PICKS WEB Bloglines Common_Craft Dissident Google_Reader My_Yahoo net2 Netsquared Newsgator nonprofit nptech PBwiki RSS social_media Wetpaint wikis wikispaces

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Blogs and Wikis and Widgets, Oh My!

Marketing for Nonprofits

I'm pleased to announce that my organization (NPower Greater DC Region) is launching the 2008 Technology Innovation Award tomorrow - May 1! If you work for a nonprofit that is using technology to fundraise, communicate, advocate, operate, in short – change the world - then we want to hear from you! Four finalists will get to present their innovations to and hobnob with our judges. Two winners will each receive $1,000 in cash and a software and consulting package valued at $35,000!

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Free tool of the week: CommonCraft tutorials on social media tools


The videos include: RSS, social media, social networking, social bookmarking, online photo sharing, blogs, podcasting, twitter, and wikis. Here’s the one on wikis to give you a taste. Tags: Uncategorized freetools podcasts video wiki flickr/dorineruter. Need to introduce your staff or anyone else to social media tools?

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My thoughts on Digital Marketing in 2010

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

wikis Over the holidays I took some time off to re-charge and prepare for what looks like a very promising year for the field of marketing in the digital space, especially for all of you in the public sector. I thought I’d quickly summarize a few of my predictions, comments and hopes that I have for 2010. Death [.].

Why aren’t you using Google Docs yet?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Google Docs is the ultimate tool for when you need wiki functionality, but don’t necessarily want to open it up to the public and/or you just have a short term initiative in mind. Tags: Insight Rant Videos collaboration forms google docs government socialmedia wiki I’m always blown away whenever I step outside of the social media fishbowl/community and step into reality. Which reality am I referring to?

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Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


60) Search « Webinar: Using Email to Engage Activists, Cultivate Donors | Main | Three Tips: How to Harness the Power of Video for Nonprofits » Wednesday Jul 16 2008 Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 10:00AM | by Hatef Yamini Got ideas? Why not contribute to the Social Actions Labs Idea Wiki? To help accomplish this, they launched a wiki this week.

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How to Write a Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve also launched a new free annual reports wiki to share examples of “new and improved&# annual report formats. If you have an example you’d like to share, please add it to the wiki. If you have trouble with the wiki, you can also leave links to the annual reports in the comments on this post. I’ve just re-released my popular e-book on how to write a nonprofit annual report.

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Stories from Smaller Nonprofits: National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel

Diva Marketing Blog

I also manages a vast amount of information through a newly created wiki and bibliography. I established the wiki and stored the documents an organized system, then used web-conferencing software to train coalition participants on how to access and navigate the wiki. In addition to ensuring that Coalition participants could remain aware of all of the Coalition's resources, the wiki has solved other problems as well.

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Pro Tip – Check How Easy Your Text Is to Read in Word

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are interested in how exactly they do this, you can check out this Wiki entry , but all you really need to know is what the scores mean. Here’s a quick tip for you today on using Microsoft Word to check how easy it is for your supporters to read your communications. Word has the ability to let you know your Flesch Reading Ease score and your Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level. You just have to turn it on! Wait, what?

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BC Social Media Engagement Learning Centre

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Internal wiki’s (e.g. I was recently given permission to share a “work in progress&# extranet site from the Government of British Columbia. Please note that it is currently a mirror and has not yet been officially launched. So what is it exactly? A collection of guidelines and best-practices surrounding the use of social media for citizen engagement. How is it different? It’s actually a user-friendly resource.

A Nonprofit Annual Report on a Postcard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Please share your examples of interesting nonprofit annual reports, including postcards, on our Annual Reports Wiki or link to them in the comments on this post. During my recent webinar on new and improved nonprofit annual reports (recording available to All-Access Pass Holders ), I said that I would love to see a nonprofit do its annual report as an oversized postcard (think that big size popular with political candidates).

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The State of Mobile in the Canadian Government

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Ok, the title may be a stretch, but I have put together a quick visual presentation of current government mobile apps and websites based on the input I received on my mobile government wiki. Why did I do this? I figured it might help some of you govies strengthen your case for mobile by showing what others have already done. Government organizations often like to follow the leader rather than lead (doesn’t apply to all of course , the leaders know who they are).

Grantmakers Love Annual Report Postcards Too

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Remember, you can add examples you find or create yourself of “new and improved” annual reports like postcards to our free Nonprofit Annual Reports Wiki. I have yet another fabulous example of an annual report postcard to share with you. I’m so excited that people are giving this a try! This one comes from Claudia Herrold, vice president of communications and public policy at the Ohio Grantmakers Forum.

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Get on 2011 E-Clinic Early Bird Lists

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These are small group sessions (usually limited to 12-15 people) that include several webinars, a private wiki and discussion board where you can share and network with other participants, and personal coaching with me to improve your skills. I’ll be teaching several different e-clinics in 2011.

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Creating a Two-Page Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m collecting samples of “new and improved&# nonprofit annual reports on this wiki , and encourage you to add examples too! You’ll find the FMS Annual Report and more examples on the Nonprofit Annual Reports Wiki we are curating. You know I am a fan of the “new and improved&# nonprofit annual report — which I define as anything that is shorter, clearer, and easier for donors to understand than traditional annual reports.

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Another Postcard Annual Report Success Story!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Remember, you can add examples you find or create yourself of “new and improved” annual reports to our free Nonprofit Annual Reports Wiki! Last week, I received this note from Nicole Daspit Sarkar, the director of development and outreach for AGE (Austin Groups for the Elderly), about what happened when they decided to reduce their long annual report to a postcard, and she agreed to let me share it with you. I love how these examples are flowing in.

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How Do You Manage Your Content Creation?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you using a spreadsheet, or Google calendars and Google docs, or a wiki, or project management software like Basecamp to manage your editorial calendar and content creation process? I’m working on a new e-book for nonprofit communicators on managing content, as well as some new webinars in May and June, and would love to highlight your story and tips in them. How do you keep all those content buckets (website, email, Facebook, etc.) Here are a few questions to get you thinking.

Changing Your Nonprofit’s Annual Report Format

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can see some of the examples I use on our Nonprofit Annual Reports Wiki. Yesterday I taught a webinar with our training partner called “How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report People Will Actually Read.” ” At the beginning of the webinar I surveyed the participants (about 80 people) about the format of their last annual report. I teach this webinar several times a year and these are pretty typical results.

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Top bureaucrat gets it, the workers at the bottom get it, who’s left?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

wiki or the conversations going on under the #w2p, #goc, #gov20 and #g20 hashtags. Here’s the scoop: In the 17th annual report to the Prime Minister published a few weeks ago, Privy Council Clerk Wayne Wouters states “government departments have to embrace the Web 2.0 tools and technology that rest of the world uses that allow more collaboration among workers, levels of government and Canadians&#.

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Foundations and Social Media: Fad or Future?

A. Fine Blog

The few well-known examples of foundations acting like Networked Nonprofits have become so oft-repeated that they’re almost cliches – the David and Lucile Packard Foundation using a wiki to generate new ideas for their nitrogen program, the Case Foundation’s use of their blogs to weave conversations, the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge to invest in next [.].

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Wikipedia’s savvy fundraising

Fundraising Coach

All I had to do to donate $10 was click on it, and type “Wiki&# in the message. I’m a big fan of making it ridiculously easy for donors to give. Apparently, Wikipedia is too. Last night, a web search from my phone led me to Wikipedia. They knew I needed the mobile website based on my browser, so they stuck a banner that gave directions how to text them a gift. Better still, the number to text was a link!

A Sample Government Blogging Policy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The current GCpedia (internal government wiki) has numerous pages outlining “best practices&# and sample guidelines that are ready for use. GOC employees are personally responsible for the content they publish on blogs, wikis or any other form of user-generated media.

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Kaplan University…the best recruitment ad I have seen to date.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

podcasts of lectures, social networks for students, wiki use for group projects, mandatory “social media&# professional development for professors, etc…). Lately I have been approached and in contact with numerous universities that are seeking help in their recruitment endeavours. They say that their ads, brochures and pamphlets aren’t working anymore, they want to start using “social media&# as part of their recruitment efforts. What do I say to this?

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Thanks to Technology, Talk is CHEAP!

Marketing for Nonprofits

Thanks to the Internet, there are SO many affordable ways to COMMUNICATE via the Internet, including: blogs e-mail Facebook podcasts e-newsletters forums wikis electronic press releases YouTube Twitter Digg Flikr etc. thing is, you still need to have something to SAY and more than that you need to back up your words with ACTION. Cheers! Jocelyn.

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#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

For example, the federal and provincial governments here all have their own internal wikis, which are blocked to people who aren’t public servants. And I know for a fact that my blog posts are often shared and discussed behind the firewall on these internal wikis. Mike Kujawski is Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Digital Engagement at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing ( CEPSM ).

New season, new tools, new updates…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Basically it’s a sidebar wiki, which allows users to make comments on any web page. I’m back from a perfect honeymoon in Maui and ready to roll as usual, with the only difference being that I am now writing officially as a married man. Feels nice. One thing I noticed upon my return was the amount of changes to my everyday social media tools of choice. Leaving the online space for two weeks feels like a year when you’re used to everyday engagement.

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Long overdue Podcamp Toronto 2009 debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

to measure wiki metrics (Sean or anybody, I need a link here! The Bank of Canada has a wiki, a fake blog, a Flickr account (for press to get pics from) and a Twitter account. Making Traditional Media a Little More Social - Using Twitter, wikis and live-blogging at the Globe and Mail - Mathew Ingram. instead of wiki say “editable, shareable document&# ).

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Podcamp Toronto - An event you don’t want to miss!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Just type in the invite key “canuck&# to get into the website/wiki. Those of you new to the concept of “ un-conferences &# may want to stop by the Rogers Communication Centre (Ryerson U) this weekend in Toronto. What’s going on? Podcamp Toronto 2009 is! This is my 4th Podcamp (second one in Toronto), and certainly won’t be my last.

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Seven Simple Steps Cause Marketers Should Take Before the End of the Year

Cause Related Marketing

Your swipe file could be something electronic like Dropbox or a wiki. The end of the year is fast approaching and with it your final opportunity to improve yourself as a cause marketer. Here are seven simple-steps you could do in the next 30 minutes to improve your cause marketing career before year end. Make an Appointment for Early 2012 with Your Opposite Number at the Charity or Sponsor.

April info shower…dominated by Twitter as usual

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Best Practices Wiki that I haven’t even had a chance to look at. With March Madness finally winding down (always trickles into April), I figured I’d quickly blog about a few things that caught my eye over the last few weeks: The top Google searches in Canada over the 12 months are “facebook&# & “youtube&#. Proves that: a.) People don’t use URL’s b.) The internet is primarily a social platform.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Sweat The Details, But Focus On The Big Picture

Non Profit Marketing 360

Critics, who write reviews, regularly comment on blogs, and participate on various Wikis (37%). In cyberspace, no one need hear you scream. Ever feel like your nonprofit or small business is doing some pretty interesting stuff online to share the really interesting stuff you are doing in the real world ? but no one seems to be hearing you? You are not alone in having those feelings, especially on a Monday ?

For Twitter Success, Just Add Meaning.


So, you create a blog, a wiki, a thingy-maggig, people aren’t going to use it unless it adds meaning to their lives. Twitter Wiki. With Dr. Mark Drapeau’s ReadWriteWeb Goverati article yesterday, it seems that the beast is awakening and out of this slumber is arising more Twitter accounts, and thus more friends to meet and conversations to maintain.

Canada Revenue Agency announces YouTube contest

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Best Practices Wiki , I immediately proceed to do a little investigative research to find out if it’s legit. Whenever I see a new addition on the Government 2.0 The other day I stumbled upon this press release (via the CRA RSS feed ) announcing the launch of The Canada Revenue Agency’s new “Underground Economy - Not your Problem?&# YouTube video contest.

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Why Your Nonprofit Should Build Its Own Media Empire

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For those of you who are really ready to dive into the social media components of this in particular, check out NTEN’s We Are Media wiki. Last week I gave a short talk at a statewide conference for the United Way. If I had to pick one slide that summed up my talk, it would be this one: As Claire Meyerhoff, who was also on the panel, put it, you can spend a whole day writing a press release and trying to get a reporter to use it, and get nothing.

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What's in Your Social Media Toolbox?

Marketing for Nonprofits

To date, over 60 folks (from across the globe) have contributed to building a Social Media Curriculum for Nonprofits via this Wiki. An official "wiki-raid" to flesh out the Social Media Toolbox for Nonprofits will kickoff in September but feel free to get a head start! We ARE Media - a project of NTEN being curated by Beth Kanter - is off to a great start!

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Government 2.0 Expo Debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Openstreetmap Haiti – A collaborative wiki effort to map streets in Haiti after the earthquake. I started to write this post in a cab as I was heading back from the Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington D.C. last week. I remember my head was engulfed in new insights and ideas. I’ve been playing catch-up ever since but it was well worth the 3-day excursion. As mentioned in my previous post , my goal for this event was to absorb and connect. This was the first social media/web 2.0

“Us Now” : A documentary you should watch…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Case in point, have a look at the new additions to the Government 20 Best Practices Wiki , when you’re done doing that, learn about the ChangeCamp initiative, which is essentially: “an event format, an open community and a set of tools and ideas designed to give citizens and governments the ability to work collaboratively in new ways to make change and to better address real-world challenges in our communities.&#.

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The Public Health Establishment Explores Social Media

Social Marketing and Social Change

Wikis. The American Public Health Association seems to be in catch-up mode, and is now trying to quickly compile information about the use of social media by public health agencies and programs. The announcement is below. Let them know what they have been missing! Blogs. Twitter. Facebook. RSS feeds. SMS texts. These are just a few of the social media applications that are changing our world and redefining how we communicate information.

7 Steps To Improve Your Cause Marketing Career in the Next 30 minutes

Cause Related Marketing

Your swipe file could be something electronic like Dropbox or a wiki. With just a few more than 90 days before the end of the year, here are seven easy steps you could take in the next 30 minutes to improve your cause marketing career before year end. Make an Appointment before Thanksgiving with Your Opposite Number at Your Partner Charity or Sponsor. Finish reading this list then call your partner at the cause or sponsor you work with and plan a casual meeting.

Let’s Talk About Cause Marketing at Quora

Selfish Giving

It’s like a wiki where you can share your opinions (something that actually drives me nuts about Wikipedia ). We have a new toy. Let’s play. It’s the new question and answer site called Quora. Like Twitter , you ask a question, you get an answer, but you don’t have to filter out the other noise. You can follow people, but you can also follow topics (e. cause marketing) or questions (e. Where is cause marketing headed in 2011?).