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March 19- Organizing Low-Wage Workers and Low-Income Communities: Digital Tools & Tactics that Work

March 19- Organizing Low-Wage Workers and Low-Income Communities: Digital Tools & Tactics that Work | Civic Tech | Scoop.it

This webinar will provide:
-specifics on how to identify the online tools those you are organizing use so you can reach them
-text messaging strategies to reach workers and residents in low-income communities
-Facebook strategies that go beyond posting to your page or promoting your posts
-examples of online strategies that can reach similar goals as offline but with far fewer resources
-suggestions for how to ID workers and residents online

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Just $15. Looks like a good opportunity to learn from the Walmart and fast food campaigns in the U.S.

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Nil Sendil's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:11 AM

Thanks Jenn!  This session promises to be insightful in terms of integrating online and offline efforts.

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The Future of Political Campaigns

The Future of Political Campaigns | Civic Tech | Scoop.it

Imagine t-shirts and other campaign gear worn by field workers that could automatically tally how many doors are knocked on and transmit this data back to a campaign’s central hub.

 
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How digital, data, and even Google Glass are changing politics. Comments from digital and data leads on the Romney and Obama campaigns, plus my former Super PAC App advisor Nicco Mele.

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China: What To Do When Unions Are Illegal

China: What To Do When Unions Are Illegal | Civic Tech | Scoop.it
A new report by the China Labour Bulletin says that since China does not allow the formation of independent trade unions, social media and affordable smartphones have served as crucial organizing tool
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Great article on how factory workers are using social media to organize protests and strikes, particularly microblog Weibo, instant messenger WeChat, and affordable no-name smart phones.

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Upworthy: 10 Ways To Win The Internets

You are dumb at the internet. You don't know what will go viral. We don't either. But we are slighter less dumber. So here's a bunch of stuff we learned that...
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Helpful tips from the folks at Upworthy on how to get people to click, like, share progressive content.

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Hacking the government is a good thing.

There is a nascent community of civic hackers who are building apps and tools that benefit their communities and changing the face of democracy using open go...
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This snappy video captures and explains civic hackers and hackathons, and the new opportunities for engagement.

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FREE COURSE: Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

FREE COURSE: Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools | Civic Tech | Scoop.it

This free five-module online introductory course gives you the essential concepts, techniques, and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories under tight deadlines.

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Incredible free course, nice overview on data driven journalism.

Modules:
1. Data journalism in the newsroom, with instructor Simon Rogers
2. Finding data to support stories, with instructor Paul Bradshaw
3. Finding story ideas with data analysis, with instructor Steve Doig
4. Dealing with messy data, with instructor Nicolas Kayser-Bril
5. Telling stories with visualization, with instructor Alberto Cairo

 

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Report: Using Online Tools to Engage The Public

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From the IBM Center for The Business of Government, a handy report which serves as a practical guide to the various tools available to engage the public online.

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Storytelling and Social Impact

Storytelling and Social Impact | Civic Tech | Scoop.it

Many people are familiar with the powerful talk Jim Gilliam gave at the Personal Democracy Forum in 2011 called “The Internet Is My Religion" ... But very few know the woman who worked with him to tell this story, and has since been doing the same with every person employed by NationBuilder, the company Gilliam founded in 2009.

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We are our stories. Think about how to uncover your own unique narratives and connect those stories to why you do what you do.

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“We know you can’t build a community unless you share your story ..."
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Knight Foundation Report - The Emergence of Civic Tech: Investments in a Growing Field

Knight Foundation Report - The Emergence of Civic Tech: Investments in a Growing Field | Civic Tech | Scoop.it

Knight embarked on an analysis to examine clusters of innovation and investment within the field of civic tech. We partnered with Quid, a firm that specializes in data analytics and network analysis, to map the field of civic tech through semantic analysis and private and philanthropic investment data.

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A recent report from Knight Foundation, looking at trends, activity, and investments in civic tech.

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