Philly Net Tuesday on February 4, 2014 featured their signature "Crowdsourcing Change" format.
Here's how it works: Two local nonprofits share how they're using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the crowd (that's you!) participates in a facilitated discussion about how each organization might use the social web to even greater effect.
The event was held at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street. Doors open at 6:00 PM on the evening of Tuesday, February 4, and the program began in earnest by 6:30.
The two local groups anxious to receive the wisdom of the crowd are:
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
A longstanding advocate for civil rights, the Public Interest Law Center works for equality and justice by driving meaningful change and fighting laws, policies and practices that perpetuate discrimination, inequality and poverty. Representing some of the regions most vulnerable populations, its clients include people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, low-income individuals and ex-convicts.
West Philly Local
West Philly Local is a community-owned news website serving the people of West Philadelphia. Covering an area that runs roughly from the Schuylkill River to 52nd Street and Market Street to Woodland Avenue, its goal is to provide timely news and information and to connect residents to local businesses.
Whether you're a social media expert or an interested citizen your perspectives and opinions are welcome and valuable. So, come and join the crowd with your questions, insights and reactions, and help these local organizations more effectively use social tools to achieve their important objectives. This is a great learning and sharing opportunity -- not only for the presenting organizations, but for all participants!
Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for sponsorship.