At the very core of everything we do is building community, and at the core of community is engagement. So when we talk about teams, we’re talking about something deeper than the technicians who flip the switches and crunch the numbers. Those technicians are vital to the digital operation of an organization, but if you want to build the community and shape a culture of engagement inside and outside of your organization you need to think a little differently. An engagement strategy is just another document if you aren’t going to back it up with real people.
Is there a secret of scale? Most organizations want to grow larger, become more powerful, and have a bigger impact on policy and social issues. Yet only some do. How have the most successful civic organizations grown to scale?
This post was co-authored by Michael Zamora, an intern with EchoDitto this summer through Harvard's Institute of Politics. For more info on Michael, you can head here.
When I began my internship at EchoDitto in May, I never would have thought a Hackathon could be a good thing. It sounded illicit and dangerous. I pictured a group of hackers getting together and breaking down firewalls to access data. Why would any group plan an event like this?
Recently, I had to re-create my Twitter account and decided to let all of my Facebook friends know about it. So, I went ahead and posted a status update to Facebook hoping that most of my friends and connections would hear the news to re-follow me.
This post is for people who want to make their group succeed and believe in the importance of measuring success. So lets start there.
Last week, my colleague Jesse Littlewood tweeted at me about a cool project the folks at Arc'teryxhad done.
Content strategy refers to the process of strategic planning used to get the biggest bang out of your website content.