Online Community

Using Cohorts to Build Educator Communities of Practice

As I said in Forum One’s year-starting post 12 Big Trends in Nonprofit Technology for 2012, "2012 will be the time that educators will master community management and exploit readily available community platforms."

Using Cohorts to Build Educator Communities of Practice

As I said in Forum One’s year-starting post 12 Big Trends in Nonprofit Technology for 2012, "2012 will be the time that educators will master community management and exploit readily available community platforms."

Eight Great Tools for Private Social Networks and Online Communities - 2011 Edition

Our clients are planning, designing, and launching online professional networks of all shapes and sizes to reach, engage, and inform external stakeholders.

Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption

So, you have decided you need a tool for collaboration or content management. Great. And you are ready to invest the money in selecting and developing the greatest system ever. Even better.

But what good is your investment if noone takes advantage of it?

GSA Shows Some Creativity with Challenge.gov

Challenge.gov

There’s been an exciting development in online collaboration this month with GSA’s launch of Challenge.gov – a platform for Federal agencies to conduct challenges and contests.

Best Practices for Listening and Engaging in Social Media

Part 1: Discover
Synopsis: The conversations on social media can really tell a rich story about your brand, topic, cause, target audiences, or other area of interest. It is important to develop effective listening techniques in order to make decisions and justify activities based on these stories. As the first in my series on best practices for listening and engagement, this posts discusses tactics for discovery, the processes of defining content and sources for your listening activities.
If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Well, according to science, the answer is “no.” It will always produce a vibration, but without ears to receive it, there is no sound.

Webinar Recap: Foundations and Online Collaboration

Forum One hosted a webinar on June 23 on online collaboration for philanthropic organizations. You can follow the one-hour archived session (or the slides on Slideshare) to get a nice slice of perspective from Amy Gipson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Melissa Schoen of the California Healthcare Foundation.

Prizes to Promote Open Government

We've written previously about the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive. Among other things, the Directive has led to a proliferation of innovative "ideas sites" across the federal agencies.

Recap: Social Media for Social Impact

This month, Forum One and Autodesk hosted a panel titled, "Social Media for Social Impact" during Social Media Week in San Francisco. We had the privilege of having four panelists who each told a story demonstrating how the social web had empowered communities around social causes.

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