American Express "Members Project" - 2008 Experiences - Interview with Belinda Lang

Forum One

I had the chance to interview Belinda Lang, American Express Vice President, Consumer Marketing Strategy, and who was involved with their very inspiring 2008 Members Project. I interviewed her Nov 5, 2008 at our Marketing and Online Communities Conference. It's a great example of cause marketing, of online collaboration, of social entrepreneurship, and online innovation. Project description: American Express is looking for projects that will make a difference.

Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

Rezoomo

Alan McQuaid, chief economist with Merrion, pointed out that the jobless rate in October was the lowest since February 2008. The post Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 appeared first on Rezoomo Blog. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell marginally to 5.3% in October. It stood at 5.4% in September. It compares to an unemployment rate of 6.6% in October of last year.

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Three Lessons Learned From 2008: A Recession Guide For Talent Acquisition Leaders

Forbes Human Resources Council

How do we switch our strategies for a recession and a potential upturn? Leadership /leadership Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Fundraising and outreach in a changing economy

Forum One

Earlier this week I (Michaela Hackner) was in Austin, TX attending the Convio 2008 Summit , a national conference focused on the use of the Convio's constituent relations management tool. Attendees primarily consisted of nonprofit organizations seeking to grow their donor base while also continuing to engage their existing audience. In normal economic times, this is not an easy task. In a floundering global economy, it is even more challenging.

Webinar October 9th: A Beginner's Guide to Blogging for Your Organization

Forum One

The details: Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008. These days everyone is blogging, from high school kids and mommies, to large corporations and industry leaders. Nonprofit organizations are no exception, and delivering news and stories through a blogging platform is an interactive and efficient way of connecting with your audience.

Want your own Google Map interface? Try Google Maps' My Maps

Forum One

I love maps - love reading them, analyzing them, staring at them - anything. I can spend tons of time doing this. When Google Earth came out I played with it for hours - [ahem] not on company time, of course - and when Google Maps interfaces started coming out, I wanted one. Alas, I had not the technical skill to create a mash-up with the Google Maps API. What was a cartographically-inclined-but-technically-challenged guy like me to do?

….what to expect from your recruiter

Tony Beshara

most people don’t know what to expect from a recruiter…they will act like they do because the don’t want to appear ignorant…. there are at least 9 or 10 different types of recruiters and they often function very differently…retained search folks, contingency recruiters, “placers,” internal corporate recruiters…all work quite differently.

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Online Strategies for Open-Government / Ideas from the Obama Team

Forum One

The incoming Obama administration is pledging to use some innovative internet strategies to expand citizen access to government information and processes. This gets us at Forum One pretty jazzed - we've been evangelizing a long while about using online services to expand public access to information, enable new forms of collaboration, and build online communities.).

Ten Years of Learning -- ?Audience, Audience, Audience?

Forum One

I was recently struck again by a decade-old lesson in Forum One's web strategy work: Organizations eagerly developing new web tools often skip the critical step of figuring out what their target audiences are actually interested in. This step is usually essential and often overlooked. This time I was reminded in a general discussion amongst over 50 NGO managers and policy makers at a learning forum convened by the Global Water Challenge.

Green Enterpise Unconference: Timely Gathering, Dec 3rd, Mountain View CA

Forum One

The “ Green Enterprise Unconference ” we’re hosting on December 3rd is looking extremely timely and interesting. It’s timely because integrating environmental factors into decision-making is likely to become a key issue in 2009 for businesses and governments.

…”well, my severance is about to run out”

Tony Beshara

…hello! …wake up! what employer is going to want to hire a candidate that says that the reason he started looking for a job is that his severance is about to run out… on top of that, the candidate put off looking for a job for four months, and in the next two months his severance will end, and so he has decided to look for a job… THINK THIS: “How does what I say appear to a perspective employer?

Clouds of international development information

Forum One

I got a vivid image of new possibilities for mashing up data a few weeks ago at Forum One's Online Community Summit in Sonoma. For me the highlight of the event (though there were many highlights) was a talk given by Owen Barder of AidInfo. He spoke of his vision for a "cloud of aid information". Owen is based in Ethiopia; his wife works for an NGO that builds clinics.

See us at Convio Summit

Forum One

Forum One is at the in Austin this week, an annual meeting of organizations and partners that use Convio's suite of tools for content management, advocacy, email messaging, and more. Michaela Hackner and I (Andrew Cohen) will will be manning a booth in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. If you're attending, come stop by and say hi. We're also giving away a free year of ProjectSpaces , Forum One's easy-to-use extranet service.

How Access to Information Increases Aid Effectiveness

Forum One

Elizabeth Corley and members of the Aid Effectiveness team of Development Gateway presented at the November meeting of the SID Development Information Workgroup. They are working on some very cool projects to improve access to aid information and help reduce poverty by bolstering country ownership, increasing coordination among donors, and linking aid to results.

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Innocentive Online Collaboration Successful in Identifying Potentially Money-Saving Methods for TB Drug Production

Forum One

I've been a fan of an online community called Innocentive and a new announcement about how their program has successfully matched researchers with funders is a testament to the power of their online collaboration program. In short, the Rocekfeller Foundation funded a recent challenge on behalf of the TB Alliance to researchers in the Innocentive community to find simpler and safer ways to produce the TB drug candidate PA-824.

Crowdsourcing Crisis Information: Tracking the Eastern Congo Conflict / Democratic Republic of Congo

Forum One

Via GlobalVoices , information about the ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 1 million people have fled the province of North Kivu. Newsfeed here.). An interesting, and hopefully valuable, effort to mitigate the situation is the "Ushahidi" web site for reporting of incidents of violence and abuse. This site uses " crowdsourcing " , to try to collect reports via email and SMS.

Messaging meets "the Cloud"

Forum One

There is a lot of excitement these days about "The Cloud" and how we can mash up web content in new and innovative ways. At the same time, many groups that we work with are overwhelmed by too many emails, workspaces, group sites, social networks, and other sources of messages, discussions, and knowledge. Wouldn't it be great if all the knowledge and human interactions that we each need to access and respond to each day were organized in ways we need it rather than by what tools or sites we use?

Marketing & Online Communities Conference - Tribeca / NYC - Live Twittering

Forum One

Some great discussions going on today at our event " Marketing & Online Communities " Conference here in New York. Tag MOC2008) More insights later but here is live feed of Twitter posts via Twemes (and see full set of comments on Twemes/MOC2008

The Charismatic Organization: Video Interview with Shirley Sagawa and Deb Jospkin

Forum One

Shirley Sagawa and Deb Jospin spoke Thursday about their new book, "The Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit that Builds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employees" ( web site ). We co-hosted the morning meeting along with The Aspen Institute at their wonderful office, with an audience of about 40 people.

Online Video Seminar Tomorrow

Forum One

I'm really looking forward to moderating our Web Executive Seminar tomorrow morning October 29 at the National Press Club in Washington. It's called Online Video for Policy Impact. A smart group from diverse organizations is coming. We'll see folks from World Resources Institute, Heritage Foundation, ENOUGH Project, The World Bank, Kaiser Family Foundation, eweek.org, the U.N. Foundation, and many others. Seats are still available for registration.

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Scott Berkun on why designers fail

Forum One

Scott Berkun at The Berkun Blog recently posted the results of an informal study he did on why designers fail. While he doesn't say it anywhere that I could find, he seems to mean "designers" in the narrow sense of "graphic designers." I think the conclusions probably map reasonably well to any sort of designer, i.e., technical architects, information architects, etc.

Raising Hope for Congo

Forum One

The conflict in the Democratic Republic Congo has received scant attention from policymakers and the news media even as over 5.4 million people have died in the past 10 years. It is the deadliest conflict since World War II. Fortunately, new organizations are now leading the charge to bring attention to the horrors being perpetrated in the ongoing crisis in eastern Congo. This effort has been led by the ENOUGH Project, a new group with whom we have been privileged to work.

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Seminar: Online Video for Policy Impact on Oct. 29

Forum One

Our next Web Executive Seminar is coming up fast. It's titled "Online Video for Policy Impact." We've assembled an impressive panel of presenters. Su Patel of WITNESS, will tell you more about the WITNESS Hub a new advocacy platform for sharing and watching videos about human rights. Jeremy Ames who works in the Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Environments Division, will speak about their Radon Video Contest -- the first video contest run by the federal government.

Slides: DC's Innovative Data Catalog

Forum One

Our Web Executive Seminar last month featured a terrific case study by District of Columbia CTO Vivek Kundra on the DC Data Catalog -- an archive of over 200 data feeds. Under Kundra's leadership, the District is using simple technologies to become, arguably, one of the most transparent metropolitan governments in the nation. We've blogged about Kundra's presentation previously, but now his slides are available for the first time (with audio). I've embedded them below. Enjoy!

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KaBOOM! "Playspace Finder" - Great New Service and Widget

Forum One

Our friends at KaBOOM! have launched a new version of their " Playspace Finder " service -- a very cool map-based database to catalogue playspaces for kids. The KaBOOM! Playspace Finder, currently in beta, allows you to enter, search, and rate playspaces in your community. It is a free, searchable directory that helps parents, community members and kids locate playgrounds, skate parks, sports fields, and even ice rinks across America.

Earn $2 per vote! (Fundraising)

Forum One

In this case, paying for votes is not against the law -- simply click on your favorite charity from a long list of organizations, and the campaign sponsor donates $2 to your choice. This type of campaign has been experimented with for many years, and it is interesting to see the model still alive and in this case being promoted by Seth Godin, the popular blogger, author and thought leader in the realm of opt-in or " permission marketing."

Jump-Start the Global Development Commons Content Ecosystem

Forum One

We've posted a proposed pilot project approach to "Jump-Start the Global Development Commons Content Ecosystem" to our global development Commons wiki.

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common sense

Tony Beshara

one of our candidates “rewrote” her resume…left off a three month short gig at a company 2 years ago…she has had too many jobs and figured it would be better to do that. well, she forgot to “update” her resume on linkedin…so, one of our clients got it…went to linkedin to see what he could find out about her…found the “old” resume and decided not to pursue her.

Job Opportunity: Web Writer at Institute of Medicine

Forum One

Our friends at the Institute of Medicine have a great job opening. IOM is looking to do some new and interesting things with its web site so this position will have some opportunities! The Web Content Assistant will be responsible for updating and maintaining web content, including drafting, reviewing and editing copy and managing web features. He or she will generate ideas and write columns and articles for online media, both internal and external.

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DC Does Public Information Right

Forum One

Yesterday, my colleague Chris von Spiegelfeld shared some impressions of our recent event Web Sites Without Walls.

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Increasing User Value / Moving to Influence

Forum One

A lot of the organizations we work with and others we see in the policy-issue, advocacy, "intellectual-commerce" realm, are interested in their work being more influential. Don't we all !). Here are some thoughts on how to use the web to go beyond just providing information, to being more influential. These are drawn from some work we did in an evaluation ( see the report ) of the ReliefWeb web site of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Mr. Manager, Tear down this wall!

Forum One

The model for disseminating web content is evolving. Traditional barriers between consumers and real-time information are falling. People curious to learn more about these trends packed a room at the National Press Club in Washington on September 16 to discuss the challenges and successes of content syndication. Our latest Web Executive Seminar, “ Web Sites without Walls ,” featured four speakers who are helping change the landscape for content sharing.

Job Opportunities - Bio Ventures for Global Health

Forum One

BIO Ventures for Global Health ( BVGH ) is a very interesting and innovative group focusing on key global health issues, and they have some important job openings. BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), a non-profit organization, is harnessing the biotechnology skills and resources that have transformed medicine in the industrialized world to create new medicines for infectious diseases of the developing world.

take any interview you can

Tony Beshara

i referred one of my candidates to a company…he knew the V.P. of sales, the guy he was suppose to interview with…they had worked together before. my candidate didn’t like the guy and told me he really didn’t want to go on the interview…after down right cajoling him, i got him to go…”you never know what might happen,” i said. well, he got to the interview and the V.P.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Forum One

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.