I am a bit of a techno-nerd despite my graying beard and there is much about technology that has changed so many lives for the better, but this post is not about those technologies. I am getting leery of being a digital archetype whose privacy is non-existent. My identity, choices, experiences, rants, goofy pictures, cynicism, humour, not to mention my infinite wisdom are “out there”. I am millions of data bits analyzed and aggregated with one purpose in mind: control me. It feels like paranoia, but it can’t be. I take… Read more A Techno-Nerd Rant →
The challenges we face with respect to building more affordable housing are complex to state the obvious, and resolving them calls for an integrated set of strategies that go far… Read more Affordable Housing is an Economic Problem →
We live in a world – especially in the western world – where it is just given that economic growth is a sacrosanct necessity in order to ensure continued prosperity.… Read more Rethinking Economic Growth →
Last November I published a blog on the Edmonton CDC website and more recently repeated that posting here on Anticipate. Reading it first is, I suggest, of value to fully… Read more Livable Income IN a Livable Economy (Part Two: the Impacts of AI) →
Collective Impact is a long-play on community change. Large scale community change takes time and over the life of a Collective Impact initiative, there will be many documents and lists… Read more Wiki Sites are Great Engagement Tools →
In an article written for Fast Company, Kaihan Krisppendorff, identifies four steps to building an effective social movement, which I have adapted below: 1. A community forms around a common… Read more Movement Building and Collective Impact →
For you social media nerds (like me). From Charity Digital News.
Most non-profits are active on the web and understand the importance of ensuring there are ample opportunities for cross sharing between websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms like Pinterest. My sense is that only a minority of non-profits – truly understand and then embrace social media as being vital to communication with stakeholders, increasing brand awareness, promoting a cause, and generating philanthropic interest and action in their organizations. I understand it is difficult for many non-profits to allocate a staff person or more importantly overall staff time to social… Read more Social Media – What Now? →
Our work in social media strategy development and social media implementation has helped us come across a wide set of resources. This is just a small list of learning resources developed by Mark Holmgren and Brent MacKinnon that can help you understand certain applications as well as facilitate some strategic thinking within your organization. I hope it is helpful. The Facebook Guide Book http://mashable.com/guidebook/facebook/ This guide book provides training and resource in the following areas: Facebook 101, Managing your Facebook Wall, Facebook for Businesses (or organizations), using Facebook applications, and… Read more Social Media Resources →
Wow, this really moved me. We need more of this kind of energy in our community. Thanks to Ken Chapman for posting this on his blog or I might not have seen it.
This presentation was given today via video conference to Hanna Learning Centre and Return to Rural. While a slideshow can’t tell the whole story, this was a three hour session that addressed social media strategy, an overview of marketing and social media (their differences and potential synergies, target audiences, and a tour of various applications. For more information contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org This presentation was a collaboration between Mark Holmgren Consulting and Social Media Tools (Brent MacKinnon)