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Can Collective Community Action Lead to Fundraising Success?
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

What happens when you pair a connected citizenry with social fundraising? ACTion Alexandria's online civic engagement initiative raised $104,156 in donations and matching grants for 47 participating nonprofits. The effort, held May 5-7 encouraged Alexandria citizens to donate using a variety of Razoo’s social fundraising tools from Facebook and Twitter outreach to emails and website widgets.

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Beth KanterJun 08, 2011 05:02 am GMT3821 views
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Network Learning Systems: Scaffolding for Learing in Public
Distributed Knowledge

Conversations lead to co-creation. Maybe it takes the form of consultants using the findings to examine their own practice and improve it. Maybe it takes the form of collaboratively interupting the results of the evaluation. Maybe it leads to other collaborative creation.

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Beth KanterMay 12, 2011 04:34 am GMT3649 views
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Brainstorming with OpenIDEO to Save Lives
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

 If you were given the opportunity to save a life, would you? Can social media be used to save lives? A group at Stanford University hopes the answer to both questions is yes.  Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service has partnered with OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform dedicated to the generation of solutions to social issues (and an initiative of the world-renowned design company IDEO) to save thousands of lives.  And we need your help.

 

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Beth KanterMar 24, 2011 05:00 pm GMT3267 views
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Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

I have identified four different models of crowdsourcing activities: wisdom, creation, voting, and funding. There’s isn’t one best way to do it – and many organizations use a combination of these models to meet their objectives. Social media tools  for engaging and capturing the work of crowds include: wikis, custom platforms or web sites that facilitate voting, rating, giving feedback, adding content, or funding. And, you can use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, to support engaging crowds to participate in the activity.

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Beth KanterMar 10, 2011 01:38 am GMT7973 views
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Two Ways To Use Crowdsourcing for Face-to-Face Conferences

Crowdsourcing is the process of organizing many people to participate in a joint project, often in small ways.   The results are greater than an individual or organization could accomplish alone.  There are many examples of crowdsourcing techniques used by nonprofits and foundations and The Networked Nonprofit devoted an entire chapter to the topic.

Does crowdsourcing enhance or bring value to face-to-face conferences? Where is it most useful?  Planning for the overall conference agenda,  design of specific sessions, or other ways? Here’s a couple of examples I’ve seen lately: Crowdsourcing a keynote discussion / Q&A  - Crowdsourcing the Conference Agenda

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Beth KanterFeb 24, 2011 11:28 pm GMT3715 views
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