I had the opportunity to do two workshops here. Lately, I have been working with the fundraising, communications, and marketing side of nonprofits on adopting Web2.0 strategies and tools. This audience was different. It was mostly people who provide direct social or medical services, program directors, and executive directors and mostly baby boomers like me. I got some great questions as you would expect. This group was also less fluent with computers (not everyone), so I my goal to make this a very simple primer and find easy projects to get started and not overwhelm.
I have been collecting these "first steps" at the end of each session - asking people what idea will they implement and what will be the first step. At some point, will do a mega synthesis from all workshops. Right now, I'm little fried.
A major aha moment for me was reading Wendy Harmon's excellent advice on how you reflect on your social media experiments and begin to measure the results. Thank you Wendy for your brilliant thinking on this.
The workshops were only 2.5 hours - and there is a lot we didn't get to - I think it is a good start. I'd lover to be able to also include talking about some of the more recent tools to a group like this, but that would have to be shaped as more of - get to know this, not how to use it type workshop. I'll be joining John Kenyon for an upcoming Webinar on this topic over at NTEN real soon.