So, I bolt awake up very early this morning worrying about my to-do list or rather my not done yet list. So, of course I go to the computer because I can always count on my colleagues from Europe, Africa, Asia, or Southeast Asia to be up and around and distract me from my insomnia.
My colleague, David Wilcox, let me know about a new event/community blog for a London meeting about social networking and nonprofits taking place tommorrow. The goal is to demonstrate some of the social networking tools available through a Drupal-based multi-user blogging system. (Here's a few other examples - here and here) He asks me to post. He alerts me to the event tag:
I decided to poke around the site and discovered a pointer to one of David's thoughtful posts on Social networking and nonprofits.
It used to be that you joined associations because it was a way of meeting like-minded people and getting help, facilities, information and other things difficult or costly to organise for yourself. These days it is much easier to find people and resources online, and to mix and match these assets into project teams, communities of practice, and informal networks.
That means social networking is going to impact on nonprofit membership. More at Designing for Civil Society: Why bother with "membership" in future?
In the comments I found a link to this report.