September 28, 2009

Social media for social action

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And a day of workshops devoted to blogging best practices

JD LasicaI‘ll be among the trainers on hand on Oct. 23 for Social Media for Social Action, a day of training and workshops geared especially for Oakland nonprofits and community organizations.

Interested in blogging, Twitter, Facebook & other social media tools for your organization, but not sure how to measure results, plan a campaign, or whether you have the time? Start here: Join us for a day of high-quality, low-cost workshops tailored to your needs.

Look for a full day of workshops led by a team of social media and multimedia experts from Public Media Collaborative,, Oakland Local,, The Center for IndyMedia and

When: Oct. 23 (a Friday), all day

Where: Tech Liminal, 268 14th St., Oakland (510) 832-3401

Cost: $10; no one turned away for lack of funds

Register: On Eventbrite or purchase your ticket on the Techliminal site


East Bay blogging workshop

The following day, it’s the Return of East Bay Bloggers.

Get together with other East Bay bloggers for a day of workshops, meetups and talk. Learn hands-on skills with multimedia, talk about growing your community, and ponder making money. Join us in knitting our communities together and celebrating individual voices in the East Bay!

A similar group of volunteer trainers will be on hand. This day-long meet-up for new and experienced bloggers will feature time to mingle and hang out, but also offer practical, hands-on workshops including:

  • Investigative reporting basics
  • Using a Flip cam and adding more video to your site
  • Making more money from your blog (case studies/strategies that work)
  • Getting started with blogging
  • Adding photography to your site through other social media outlets (e.g. Flickr)
  • Local blogger directory and discovery (share what your neighbors are doing)
  • Drupal vs. WordPress technology discussion

Meet the friends you made at July’s Beast Camp, or make some new connections!

When: Oct. 24 (a Saturday)

Cost: $10; no one turned away for lack of funds

Register: On Eventbrite or purchase your ticket on the Techliminal siteJD Lasica, founder and former editor of Socialbrite, is co-founder of Cruiseable. Contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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  • @tiffanyvonemmel

    JD, This looks like it is going to be a terrific workshop, and what a gift to the community. I will see you there!