Shifting From Serving Attendees To Involving Participants

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If you haven’t made the shift from ‘serving attendees’ to ‘involving participants,’ consider this your wake-up call — and your roadmap. The Participatory Class Sociologists identify today's networked individuals as the participatory class. As part of a participatory culture, we expect to create, collaborate, connect, share, and learn interactively. We feel that our contributions matter. We share a social or emotional connection with one another that helps solve problems and develop new … [Read more...]

Open Community, Conferences And Learning

Image By mallix. We're taking part in the virtual book tour Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer are doing to explore concepts from Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. In this post, Maddie and Lindy answer a few questions for anyone interested in conferences and learning. Why did you write Open Community? Maddie: Lindy and I have talked to thousands of association executives who have voiced their frustrations about the social web--from the … [Read more...]

My #FollowFriday 6/19/09 Video

Here are my ten Twitter #FollowFriday recommendations for June 19, 2009. Watch and enjoy. Beth Kanter @kanter - Great nonprofit and fundraising resource for associations, organizations and charities alike. She provides a wealth of content and information on how to integrate social media strategies through her blog and Twitter. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media John Haydon @johnhaydon - Another must-follow blogger and social media specialist that provides a wealth of resources … [Read more...]