MyCharityConnects is CanadaHelps' online resource centre for charities – a website dedicated to connecting charities to the technologies they need to succeed. For fundraisers, marketing and communications people, volunteer coordinators, website gurus, or a combination of any of the above, the site aims to be a one-stop-shop for learning all you need to about Philanthropy 2.0. Slides from the MyCharityConnects conference and recordings of some of the workshops are available at http://mycharityconnects.org/. Canada Helps website is at http://www.canadahelps.org.
MyCharityConnects was part of Net Change Week at MaRS. Net Change was Canada’s first week-long, city wide event designed to dissolve the divide between digital professionals and social change-makers. Highlights from all the events are at http://www.netchangeweek.ca.
Mashable is the world's largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news. With more than 7 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the most prolific blog reviewing new Web sites and services, publishing breaking news on what's new on the web and offering social media resources and guides. Mashable's audience includes early adopters, social media enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, influencers, brands and corporations, marketing, PR and advertising agencies, Web 2.0 aficionados and technology journalists. Mashable is also popular with bloggers, Twitter and Facebook users — an increasingly influential demographic: http://Mashable.com.
Agoodmanonline.com is the website of a public interest communications firm that includes resources on ads and presentations and a free monthly journal, free range thinking: http://www.agoodmanonline.com/purple.html.
MoveOn.org is a website dedicated to political action: http://moveon.org/.
DigiActive is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping grassroots activists around the world use the Internet and mobile phones to increase their impact. Its goal is a world of activists made more powerful and more effective through the use of digital technology: http://www.digiactive.org/.
TechSoup provides a range of technology services for nonprofits, including articles, a blog, discussion forums, Webinars, and discounted and donated technology products. Join at http://www.techsoup.org.
Check out Beth Kanter’s blog at http://www.beth.typepad.com/. Beth’s blog is the go-to place to capture and share ideas, experiment with and exchange links and resources about the adoption challenges, strategy, and return on investment of nonprofits and social media.
Here is a selection of DIY social media resources:
- Create your own blog at http://wwww.blogger.com or http://wordpress.org.
- Twitter is a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. Be prepared to say it in 140 characters or less: http://twitter.com.
- Turn a long link into a short one using Tiny Url at http://www.tiny.cc or at http://bit.ly/.
- Delicious is a social book marking site to share website bookmarks at http://delicious.com.