I'm working on a brief presentation for next week at Graphing Social Patterns called "Giving Good Poke: Using Social Apps and Social Media for Social Causes." So, I have been immersed in boiling down 50 days of socially-networked fundraising strategies and stories into a succinct and engaging presentation about the America's Giving Challenge. I thought it might be easy peasy, but it is hard work.
Lately, I've been asking myself a question, "Why don't I just do the same old presentation ... and use the same slides?" If you look at my slideshare collection, I have like 50 different slide shows ... It can be torture to be creative all the time, but I get bored with myself if I tell the same stories all time. The real reason is that I keep implementing new campaigns, trying new techniques and tools, and new projects. Presenting (and putting the stream of learning into a powerpoint) is an opportunity for some reflection and storytelling and learning after the fact.
I didn't come up with the title, but considering I gave a talk at BlogHer last summer called "Getting It On(line) for a Cause: Raising Money" and I'm on a panel at SXSW called "Pimp My Nonprofit: How Nonprofits Are Using Web Tools To Kick Ass Online" it sort of fits.
If you are one of my Facebook friends, can you help me about by poking me and taking a screen capture of the "Poke Beth?" screen? And if you could upload that in Flickr. I'm trying to make a title slide and you can't poke yourself. And, if you are a Facebook friend and your name is Beth - just ignore the pokes.
Bora poked me and sent me this screencapture for the presentation. Thanks so much!
Thanks Amy! Been trying to figure out a good title visual for the presentation and realized that I could not poke myself and screen capture.