Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Why NGO’s Should use Blogging for their Orginization

Social Media for NGO's

Thursday we are having our first Social Media for Social Change work shop with NGO’s. The purpose of this workshop is to see how NGO’s can possibly use Social Media to strengthen or further their cause.

I will do the session on blogging and how NGO’s can use blogs in their Organization.

Anyone can be a blogger in just a few clicks and the stats can prove it there are 183,102 blogger 162,662 new posts and 309,806 comments and the numbers keep on growing continuously this stats is just on one platform and their are many others tools. All this bloggers ,comments and new posts is in a world of their own name blogosphere.If you want to be part of the blogosphere you got to know a few words blogging this is the process of adding a post and blogger this is a contributor to a blog.

Blogs is about publishing content (stories,information etc) and to get a audience. The web2.0 is about creating sharing and engaging, blogs give you the platform to add videos,pics,audio and mainly text this make up the 3 creating sharing and engaging.

The big Question What is Blogging?

A blog is merely a tool that enable you do anything from changing the world to sharing your shopping list. (quote of a blogger)

Blogs is a type of website, it can be whatever you want it be (quote by craig ross)

A Blog is short for Web logs, is basically a online diary/journal -this directly answers the question what is a blog.

Why NGO’s should blog this is a great opportunity to create relationship and facilitate conversations. Blogging gives you a personal inside view of whats happening in your Organization. It allow you to recruit volunteers and helps with accountability to donors.

here is a tip

Don’t focus on having a great blog, focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.

you can download my presentation Social Media for NGO’s