– Mar 26, 2012
The success and subsequent backlash that recently engulfed the Kony 2012 video campaign, highlighted both the potential and the dangers of digital communications in the era of the social web. Many of us in the non-profit space have been examining that case study and wondering how it will effect our approach to communications in the coming months. At the same time, others who were considering launching a social strategy will be wondering whether the risks don't out-weigh the advantages.
Over the last two years, War Child has been conducting a project focused on social media use by non-profits. The project was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). As part of the process, we spoke to and with small non-profit groups across the country. It became apparent that many organizations (ourselves included) would benefit from some expert advice on how best to take advantage of the social web and how to avoid the pitfalls. And so we asked some of the brightest minds in digital communications to contribute to a series of videos. We will be posting one a day for the next five days, followed by the full length version. If you work at a non-profit, are a communications student or have ever thought about going to a digital conference but balked at the cost, we hope you will find them useful. Please let us know what you think in the comments below and let your non-profit friends know that there is free advice available here!
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I was born in Sierra Leone and now live in Edmonton AB, Canada. I just want to say thank you so much for such an amazing story. This stroy brought tears to my eyes, knowing that MY people are still suffering but yet have a positive attitude towards life. Thank for this wonderful story :)
I am impressed. If all this is happening in real world and real life and time, in Uganda, then we are by all accounts, on our way to seriously addressing some of the most critical issues bedeviling sub-regions of Northern Uganda, which was devastated by more than a decade of war and civil strive, leaving many in human need and want.
Continued community education and essential skills training,supported by legal advocacy and action, is an important step forward, towards eradicating such evil in society, in hopes of empowering rural communities, for a more tolerant, cohesive, inclusive, democratic, peaceful, just and fair society.
Such is a surmountable task for one group to accomplice, on their own. Every effort War Child is making in that direction, should be supported by all those who care for the communities living in the sub-regions of Northern Uganda.They should pitch in. whatever support they can garner. So, what sort of sacrifices are you willing to make, to successfully accomplice this noble task? To improve conditions of living and change people's lives for the better! What action can you take now?
Wow, that really sucks. Poor Charles, it must be hard to here that your sister got raped. Luckely he had the training he needed.
Everyday we get closer to a solution!
This is a wonderful initiative, many thanks to those who have done the work to bring this day about!
Well music has always been a relaxing and enjoyable medium to relax in this phase of life. It is the only way by which people of different qualification come together to make something that targets the amusement of the public. So here is the example of something happening for everyone.
Sound Recording Studio
People who live luxuriously at rich counties do not care about the environment or generation of waste. Eventhough the awareness programs are conducted, they wouldn't follow the rules properly. But people in the undeveloped countries use less amount of energy and recycle as much as possible. Due to inadequate facilities, people follow the simple way of life and they save lot of natural resources. Small things can achieve big targets.
Perhaps the time has arrived for more peace talk and less war talk
When will the auction begin on August 8th? What is the link to it?