Tag Archives: Social media

Tweeting Into Trouble (Part 1): How social media can land NGO staff in legal trouble

Social media is increasingly being treated as though it were a traditional publishing platform, particularly by NGOs. However, most organisations have not seriously considered how their staff are using social media and what the consequences are of blogging and tweeting. Rowen Emslie breaks it down from a legal perspective, arguing...
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Catapult: The exciting new crowdfunding platform for NGOs

Catapult, which went live in beta form on October 11, is dedicated to promoting equality for women and girls by giving women and girl-focused organizations a place to campaign online. Tanya Cothran caught up with Maz Kessler, founder and creative director of Catapult, about the new crowd-funding platform and how...
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Back to the Future

Bonnie Koenig has over 20 years of experience working with non-governmental organisations on strategic thinking and international programs. In this post, she talks about the major changes in the international environment that she has noticed since the 1980s....
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Don’t write off the slacktivist.

Slacktivism, the act of performing easy, feel-good measures in support of a social cause, has been much aligned in the development industry. But new research shows that maybe slactivists aren't that slack after all. If so, how can NGO's best harness the energy of such people? In this post, Weh...
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The Australian Government goes viral on refugees

The Australian Immigration Department announced that it will film the first group of asylum seekers processed under the new deal with Malaysia and post the video on YouTube. This decision by the Australian Federal Government to use YouTube to communicate immigration policy is disturbing. Not only are their serious ethical...
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