It’s been an eventful week in New York. First, we were shaken by a rare East Coast earthquake. Then, we were faced with a Hurricane Irene which forced many of us to relocate to higher ground. While not as severe as anticipated, this weekend’s storm has caused massive damage and electrical outages for many. I was extremely lucky; my thoughts are with those who are facing major clean-up efforts.
Is your nonprofit prepared for a disaster? Care2 offers a webinar this week on Surviving and Thriving When a Crisis Hits. And while this week’s events were a major inconvenience, find a way to Put Your Cause in the Eye of the Storm to tell stories about how your organization helps its target audience. Here are some Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online from Amy Sample Ward.
For yet another reason to use social media, read why Nonprofits Are Expected to Use Social Media During Disasters. For many great ideas on how to implement a social media strategy at your organization, learn from Jereme Bivins in his Social Media Case Study on how the Foundation Center uses Thrive and other tools. Per Pew Internet, 65% of Online Adults Now Use Social Networking Sites.
Most of us make presentations, but it’s always challenging to keep listeners engaged, especially when you’re on a webinar. I participated in last week’s Nonprofits Live: Great Presentations, offered by Tech Soup. You can watch and listen to the event here or search the #nplive hashtag on Twitter which include many of my comments.
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