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Pinterest: A Tool To Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience

My Pinboards on Pinterest

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images and videos you discover on the web.  Think of it as social network of visuals – where you can find images from other people with the same interest or use it to curate your own visual “interest space.”

The clean interface and simplicity of  its features make it easy to use and gives you a calm feeling which perhaps accounts for its popularity.  … Read More

A New Year: A New Learning Journey Begins

Last Sunset of 2011

I spent a very quiet holiday with family at Half Moon Bay and taking a New Year’s hike on Ano Nuevo to see the elephant seals.     Nature hikes and down time with family are nourishing and replenishing.… Read More

Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization’s Brand? A good idea or not?

Last week,  Facebook rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users.   While the timeline has the potential to embarrass some users who might have inappropriate photos buried along their timeline,  the cover image might be an opportunity for nonprofits to engage their champions to help spread the word about the organization.… Read More

E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

Flickr Photo by SMEX Beirut

That’s one of my favorite photos from Beirut, taken in March, 2011 during E-Mediat Train-the-Trainers intensive workshop that kicked off the 18-month capacity building project for NGOs in the Arab World about using social media to realize civil society goals.    … Read More

Content Curation: Are You A Fire Hose or A Focusing Lens?

Flickr Photo by Salendron

Does your nonprofit do content curation as part of its content strategy?  Content curation is the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked and shared with your network.  … Read More