Online tools for content promotion actions

Third part of MOBILIZE Seminar

Special thanks for this great experience to: László Földi, Ivett Karvalits, Monika Kurdi and Zsolt Marton.

Online tools were presented in 3 times, 2 workshops of 60 minutes each, so each participant could take part in 3 of them. In each workshop the tool(s) were introduced and participants had the chance to work with the tool by creating some relevant content together.

Online tools that participants experienced:

Workshop on using www.prezi.com

How to make your presentation remarkable: https://prezi.com/yc4bdlouazk0/make-your-speech-remarkable/

Workshop on making infograpics with www.venngage.com

Workshop on how to make short photo and video cuts by www.animoto.com

Also included the use of IPhone application: Nutshell

Workshop on how to build a good and free website by www.wordpress.com AccesPress Parallax

Workshop on how to make a crowd speaking action with www.thunderclap.it

Workshop on how to make campaign posters in a typographic design approach with Microsoft Office Word.

Further suggested websites for more complex activities:

  • SignOn (signon.org) Recently developed by MoveOn.org, SignOn is still in beta testing stage, but provides a simple, free petition tool that lets you download the list of names as a .PDF, which is useful for delivering the petition but not useful for a pledge.
  • Org (www.change.org) This popular, simple petition tool allows you to create a petition for free, but charges a fee for exporting or downloading the final list. It does have a sizeable, active community, which makes it an attractive option for more reach.
  • The Petition Site (thepetitionsite.com) One of the oldest online petition tools, this site run by Care2 offers free basic features, similar to Change.org, but charges fees to promote the petition or download the names.
  • Causes (com) Mostly known as a fundraising tool, this site provides some basic petition and pledging abilities that let people stand up and be counted. Because it integrates with Facebook, Causes is easy for Facebook users to pass on—a useful feature for those with active audiences on the social networking site.
  • Crowdrise (https://www.crowdrise.com/) offers online tools for personal fundraising, event fundraising, special occasion fundraising, team fundraising and sponsored volunteerism. Star power from co-founder Edward Norton and social media-powered, high-profile fundraisers have helped set this crowdfunding tool apart from others.
  • Salsa by DemocracyInAction (democracyinaction.org) Salsa offers list management, petitions, website content management features and survey capabilities. Email blasting and online donations are also available, for additional fees. The package is quite flexible, and can be seamlessly integrated into a website, but you’ll need substantial HTML expertise to set it up.
  • NationBuilder (nationbuilder.com) Essentially a social CRM for activist groups, NationBuilder can be a low-cost solution for eAdvocacy applications like petitions and pledges. This tool also has the ability to pull in signatures from social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, which can provide more signatures and additional exposure.

Participants and the team also collected some useful links that may help in designing actions.

 

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