Build Your Free Nonprofit Website with Wetpaint Part Four: Adding Basic Content to Your Site

We're back this week with the final two posts on how to build a nonprofit website using Wetpaint. Last week, I showed you how to get started with your site. Today we're going to actually start adding content. A Few Key Points Before you take a look at today's screencast, (expect some jumpy audio like in the first screencast) a couple of points I wanted to make: In the screencast,... Read more →

Build Your Free Nonprofit Website with Wetpaint Part Three: Getting Started with Wetpaint

This week I'm showing you how you can use Wetpaint to set up a free nonprofit website. Monday we looked at why it makes sense to use a Wetpaint wiki to set up a site. Tuesday we looked at a couple of examples of organizations that are using Wetpaint as a website. Now I'm going to start showing you how to set up your own Wetpaint site. In today's 6... Read more →

Building Your Free Nonprofit Site with Wetpaint Two: What Other Organizations Are Doing

Continuing this week's series on how you can build a free website for your nonprofit using Wetpaint, today's post is going to give you a guided tour of some sites that other organizations have created. I'm hoping that by showing you how it's already being done, you'll start to see the possibilities for your own site. Before we get started, though, in case you need convincing that your website is... Read more →

Building Your Free Nonprofit Site with Wetpaint Part One: Why a Wiki Makes Sense

This week I'm helping Sallie Owen and her intrepid group of small nonprofits look at how to use Wetpaint to build a free website. Today I'm going to start by exploring why I think a wiki can work as an organizational website and why I think Wetpaint is a good option for nonprofits that want to go this route. Let me first say, though, that there are other options that... Read more →

Getting Your Nonprofit Online for Free With Wetpaint

A few weeks ago, Sallie Owen, Communications Director for the A+ Education Foundation, e-mailed me: Saturday I was a presenter for the Alabama Organizing Project, a year-long leadership training program for grassroots organizers. I mentioned wikis as a sidenote about Web 2.0 and the idea of free or very cheap websites that were easy to update, which turned out to spark a lot of questions. Sallie went on to tell... Read more →

Tools and Resources for Blogging and Buzz Monitoring

A few tools and resources hanging out in my feed reader: 26 Free Tools for Buzz Monitoring Most companies already know that they should be monitoring the Web to see what's being said about them. Others may not realize this is becoming a necessity. Whether you're a nonprofit looking to see what bloggers think of your cause or an individual wondering what people might find about you online, these tools... Read more →

How I Organize Myself to Write a Blog Post

This week I'm doing a series of posts responding to reader questions. Today, I'm going to a question from Nancy Riffer who wants to know how I organize myself when I'm writing a blog post. I have a confession to make, Nancy. I don't. OK, not entirely true, but pretty close. There is some method to my madness, so I'm going to try to share. (Note--back in February I also... Read more →

Cut Inbox Clutter with Social Bookmarking

A lot of email in my inbox is of the "Check out this link!" variety. This morning, Harold Jarche reminds us, in a post entitled "Free Your Bookmarks," how social bookmarking through sites like can cut email clutter. Instead of emailing links to everyone you know (we're begging you to stop!), set up tags in or any other social bookmarking site. You can create categories for friends, family,... Read more →

Supporting Personal Learning Environments--A Definition of a PLE

As part of answering Reader Questions this week, I'm going back to something that Glenn Ross asked me awhile ago: If I'm responsible for L&D in my organization, how can I help my employees identify their PLEs (personal learning environments) and what resources do I need to provide for them? Apparently Glenn likes to ask the tough questions. But I'm feeling brave, so I'm going to try for an answer... Read more →

An Introduction to Netvibes: Alex Miller's Screencast

If you've been around the Bamboo Project for long, you know that I'm a BIG fan of Netvibes. It's the backbone of my personal learning environment and I also see a lot of other uses for it, both personally and professionally. It's easy to use, has a great interface, and is much more than simply an RSS feed reader. But reading about it is never as good as seeing it.... Read more →