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    June 9, 2009

    Sites and Resources Redux

    I know I have not been updating this blog as often as I should but hectic travel and work schedule has gotten in my way and now I am leaving for vacation for Peru for 1 week.

    Over the past few weeks, I have been gathering interesting articles and new sites to share, so while I am away, here are some interesting reads and to do's:

    1. My new "MUST READ EVERY DAY" is Mobile Marketer's daily email with articles about what people are doing with mobile. A great resource to get ideas and keep up on what's going on in the mobile space. I get a lot of e-newsletters every day, but I actually read this one. You can sign up right on their site.

    2. Another GREAT resource is a post on the Wild Apricot Blog by Rebecca Leaman with links to 26 slide presentations every nonprofit professional should read.

    3. For those of you who have not yet checked out Tube Mogul, do check it out! You upload your video and it gets distributed to multiple video sites across the web.

    4. Follow NPR's series on Generation Next as they struggle to adjust in the new economy.

    5. If you are on Facebook become a fan of the Wildlife Friends of Thaliand. This organization is doing a great job managing its Facebook community and using Facebook to promote its message, provide information about what it's doing, and motivate giving thru the great articles and photos they share. A great way to learn how to manage your own organization on Facebook.

    6. Listen to an interesting story on NPR's Morning Edition about how charities are coping with the economic downturn and who is actually thriving despite the slowdown.

    7. Finally if you are still wondering about whether some application of social media and reaching out to younger donors is right for you, consider this:
    • For the upcoming Iranian presidential election, all the candidates have launched extensive social media campaigns, including YouTube videos, forming groups on Social Media sites, and sending text messages to their supporters
    • The formerly unmotivated Iranian youth is turning out in droves to support their chosen candidate, and more generally, becoming involved in the political process.

    As the saying goes, if the Iranian presidential candidates are doing it...

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