TechTalk public television show host Susan McKinnell interviewed Steven Clift about e-democracy including Issues Forums. TechTalk is produced by the University of Minnesota and appears on a number of public television stations.
RSS in Plain English and Uses For Nonprofits
Michele Martin has an excellent post about how to make the most of Netvibes, an RSS reader, for nonprofit applications such as advocacy, marketing, and customer service. She includes "learning," despict that face that some feel learning makes us less productive.
What's next? Mashing and burning feeds?
Netsquared featured project WiserEarth In Ode Magazine
Social Media Resources
Fallibility adds credibility was the notable quote from David Weinberger at the WOMMA conference in New Orleans.
The Age of Conversation is a new book being put together by 100 authors.
BrandToBeDetermined thinks the friending is the new advertising-denial.
Learfieldinteraction blog has an interesting post "What USA Today's social media success Means for your small organization." Tell stories, stop sending crappy press releases.
In Technology Support as Teaching, Michelle Murrain raises the question "Is providing technology support simply just an end in itself, or is it also a means to empower clients in appropriate technology use to further mission?"
Jon Stahl of OneNorthWest newsletter article "How To Gather Email Addresses From Your Members, and What To Do With Them" is worth a read.
Worlds Touch blog writes about a charity ball for geeks!
Foundations and Blogging
Back in September, Nancy Schwartz was hard pressed to find blogs written by foundation ceos. That's probably changing now according to Tactical Philthanthropy coverage of foundation bloggging (here and here)
Finding Inspiration in Their Work and Stories
Network-Centric Advocacy blog writes about an amazing week spent in Pittsburgh with gurus in the room from farm worker organizers, to immigrant service providers, to breast cancer fighters to chemists and doctors.
DIA blogs about an amazing organizing victory story!
Ali Levine has an amazing post about how to tell your story with maps on the NTEN blog and some pointers to story resources here. Speaking of stories, the TechSoup RSS feed has two how-to articles on the topic here, here, and here.
Global Action Network reports on a session about how to create a global conversation about issues like water and aids.
New (to me) Blogs
Patrick Shaw, of NPower Seattle has a blog!
Global Action Network blog