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How Google can help you improve (almost) anything you publish online

By adopting some free Google tools, you will automatically be more strategic and effective in your online publishing – these are big boasts. Below are three quick reasons why I think this claim holds up.

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Social Tech Training in Toronto, June 10-12

I am presenting at Social Tech Training 2009, the second year of this great event in Toronto. It’s an intensive training session for profit organizations who want to build a solid online program. I love the approach. It’s not about

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Greenpeace Canada is looking for web people: social media specialist and webmaster

Greenpeace Canada is in the process of hiring for two positions: a social media specialist and a webmaster. Both positions are located in Toronto. Both jobs require a mix of communication and technical skills, with a healthy dose of passion.

Posted in People Doing Good Work, Stuff I Like

Lessons learned from Rootscamp in DC

Rootscamp happened last weekend, and it was a really great experience. I visited New York before the conference, and drove down to Washington with a few friends. The event was full of energy, as the mainly Democratic crowd was pretty

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Excited about Rootscamp in Washington, DC

There’s a post-election debrief in Washington DC this weekend called Rootscamp, put on by the New Organizing Institute.  It brings together people who worked on the last election to discuss what worked, what didn’t and how to do better next

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How to create a grassroots movement using social networking sites

Who knew it was this easy? But seriously, this is a good introduction. From “Political tasks”

Posted in Online advocacy, Stuff I Like, Web

The YouTube Dork Aesthetic at work:

A friend sent along this campaign, run by some Stanford students. It is a simple site built around an amateur video. The video has shaky camera work, wooden acting and is a shade too long. I love it for a

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E-Campaigning forum in Oxford: the basics

I went to the E-Campaigning Forum in Oxford, UK and, inspired by Jason Lefkowitz’s view of the basics of online advocacy, signed up to facilitate a session to tease out just what constitutes a good website and a good email

Posted in Online advocacy, Stuff I Like, Twenty Minute Webbie, Workshops

Google Maps, Drupal and activism

Have been working to put together a Google Map of Make Poverty History local groups on the website. Here’s the result. What has been wonderful so far is how simple the whole process has been. Using the fantastic Gmap module,

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