Net Tuesday March 3: “Extreme Makeover: Web Strategy Edition”

Our next Net Tuesday gathering will be for an “Extreme Makeover: Web Strategy Edition”.  We’ll meet at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 3 at Buffalo Billiards at 118 Chestnut Street.

Learn how Web 2.0 strategies can be used for nonprofit and social change causes by participating in an interactive “extreme makeover” session.  This format provides a chance for our diverse group of activists and techies to focus our attention on a particular cause.  We will NOT be creating or directly affecting any website; we WILL be thinking and strategizing together about how Web 2.0 tools and principles can be used most effectively to help an actual client achieve their goals.

Who should attend?

  • Nonprofits and activists who have used the social web: Come share your insights about what has and hasn’t worked for you in the past, and learn about considerations for more effectively using these tools in the future.
  • Nonprofits and activists who have NOT used the social web:  Come share your perspectives, and learn how to think about applying these tools to your own situations.
  • Techies who work with the social web: Come share your technical experience, and learn more about the perspectives and expectations of nonprofit and social change activists who want to use these tools.

Our makeover client will be Carl Ewald, who runs TerraMar Adventures.  Carl wants to use social web tools to engage people in TerraMar’s increasing community service and environmental protection efforts.

RSVP via our Meetup page is appreciated, but not required.  Feel free to just show up, and bring your friends (and your thinking caps)!

So, come participate in a shared endeavor to strategize about the most effective ways to apply Web 2.0 tools in a real situation, and perhaps, ultimately, to help out our natural environment as well.

Hope to see you there!



July 1 Meeting — Extreme Makeover: Web Strategy Edition

In addition to the usual great networking opportunities, the main event of this Net Tuesday will be a new format we’re trying, tentatively entitled “Extreme Makeover: Web Strategy Edition

This process, which will probably take about 40 minutes, will focus on one person’s challenge with using the web (especially web 2.0) for their project. The process will involve the entire group, and hopefully, everyone will get something out of it. (This idea was inspired by Net Tuesday DC‘s successful experience using a similar format every other meeting. Attendees at our June 3 meeting wanted to try it out, so we’re experimenting with it this time.)

Our first Makeover will be for RuthAnn Purchase and her “Wiki-Theater” project. Come, find out about this project, and help to shape it. RuthAnn is anxious to gain a variety of perspectives.

Thanks to our sponsor: The sponsor for our July meeting is Rock River Star Internet Development and Consulting.

(Also, we will enjoy a generous donation of drinks from Live Energy Drink. a socially responsible company that donates 50% of its profits to charity. They’re providing drinks to our Net Tuesday meeting FOR FREE, so check ’em out.)

You can RSVP for this event on the Meetup page.  But don’t let that stop you.  Feel free to show up in any event.  It should be a fun and informative evening. Looking forward to seeing you there.