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Communities and Collaboration

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“Knowledge can only be volunteered, it can’t be conscripted”. A quote from the redoubtable Dave Snowden. But is the same true for collaboration? If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge? Why do some people find it difficult to share and collaborate? Would incentives and rewards make a difference?




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Welcome to toolbox


The Community & Capacity Building toolbox gives you access to the latest information from around the web relating to approaches, tools and best practices for Community & Capacity Building - subscribe to receive the latest content updates via e-mail.


Toolbox is a project of content that moves.


At content that moves we create projects that focus on building connections - connecting organizations to audiences and turning viewers into engaged participants.


As part of that initiative, we collect & curate resources on subjects that relate to our core focus areas and make it available to clients and partners through a collection of online "digital magazines" we call toolbox.


To see the list of available toolboxes, and to find out more, visit our page on Facebook


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PONA BANA - Coming Soon

PONA BANA - Coming Soon | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it

Pona Bana - Together!
In celebration of the Day of the African Child on June 16 we are excited to announce the countdown to our new blog, scheduled to be launched on September 17th this year.

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World We Want 2015

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The Same Heart

The Same Heart | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
THE SAME HEART follows a growing number of global economists, joining their voices with moral leaders of the world. They agree that an extremely small financial transaction tax, “The Robin Hood Tax,” could for the first time, place the needs of children at the heart of the global financial system.


Suggesting a sustainable approach, THE SAME HEART also follows a dynamic Kenyan community organizer who devotes his life to making programs work from the bottom up. He is our man in the trenches. In Geoffrey’s words …


It’s an approach for lasting change if we all come at it, from First World to Third with the same heart.

toolbox's insight:

Here is the website of a documentary in progress called the Same Heart.

What makes it interesting is the intent and agenda of using the film as a starting point to build a community of interest and action around the subjects covered -  looking at tangible, practical ways of ending poverty.


Disclosure - we at Content That Moves are involved in the development and production of this project.

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The ethics of participatory digital mapping with communities

The ethics of participatory digital mapping with communities | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
The February 5 Technology Salon in New York City asked "What are the ethics in participatory digital mapping?" Judging by the packed Salon and long waiting list, many of us are struggling with thes...
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Is digital mapping really about communities, or are we really just using communities as a backdrop to showcase our own innovation and coolness or that of our donors?


Mapping & mapping projects are one of my personal areas of interest - I'm hooked on the power of mapping as a way to visualize information. But this article raises valid, interesting points regarding the context this process can happen in. 

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Webinar Series: Building Community through Twitter Chats

Webinar Series: Building Community through Twitter Chats | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it

With all the social media channels out there today, it can be overwhelming to determine which is the best one to help you build and engage your community.


Join this three part webinar series to learn what Twitter chats (and building community) can accomplish for your organization, for the participants, and for the community you wish to impact.

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IFAD communications toolkit

IFAD communications toolkit | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. 


IFAD's mission is to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty.

Working with poorrural people, governments, donors, non-governmental organizations and many other partners, IFAD focuses on country-specific solutions, which can involve increasing poor rural peoples' access to financial services, markets, technology, land and other natural resources.

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IFAD communications toolkit is a resource for development workers to communicate and share core messages on reducing rural poverty.

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Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good

Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it

Are these stories important to tell? Yes. If done right, storytelling is public education that has the power to change societies.


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Maybe sometimes we should be story facilitators and help others tell their own stories instead of doing it for them. Enter participatory storytelling, whereby participants learn about narrative and use technology to produce their own media. By giving them control, we get a genuine storyteller’s perspective, plus they’re empowered through participation, not representation—which is the only solution to marginalization anyway.



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Karen Dietz's comment, February 18, 2013 12:06 PM
Excellent points Daniel!
Gregg Morris's comment, February 18, 2013 1:38 PM
As Karen said, they certainly are.
soulemane elias's comment, March 19, 2013 5:24 PM
yes ! I think also
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WordPress Multisite Network Management

WordPress Multisite Network Management | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
Basic requirements and recommendations for deploying and maintaining a successful online community built using WordPress multisite network functionality.
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Wordpress and in particular WP multisite, is a powerful tool when it comes to setting up a networked community. This Learnist series contains a lot of helpful articles and steps.

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Optimizing Facebook Newsfeed Posts

Presentation on leading practices for optimizing Facebook newsfeed posts.
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Bottom line is you may have created a fantastic Facebook Brand Page, but numbers show that 90% of "fans" never revisit the page - they see what you post in their newsfeed. It follows that knowing how to optimise that content is crucial for maintaining engagement. This Slideshare presentation does a good job of highlighting an approach.

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Build a private social network that employees will actually use

Build a private social network that employees will actually use | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
More and more companies are creating private social networks that help their employees learn from each other and drive the business forward. Here are tips from four companies that are finding success with internal social networks.
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Startling UNICEF Pinterest Campaign Turns Platform on its Head

Startling UNICEF Pinterest Campaign Turns Platform on its Head | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
A clever new Pinterest campaign from UNICEF adds some never before explored perspective to the aspiration-filled social network.
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An interesting look at the way some non-profits are using Pinterest to create campaigns.

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A Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
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This graphic contains all the things you need to know as a teacher to set up your blog and the educational pluses you get from it.


The visual attractiveness of this infographic and also the compactness of  information makes it worth printing off and sharing with students

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Panos London archive

Panos London archive | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
In this archive website, discover the legacy of international development NGO Panos London. Read, share and download its journalism and publications. Panos London is now closed.
toolbox's insight:

Sadly, closed in 2012, the online archive of the Panos London site is still a great resource for tracking the evolution of community & capacity building projects instigated over the previous 26 years.


In the words of James Deane, Head of Policy BBC Media Action and a founder:


"Panos London led the way in highlighting the rapid spread of HIV in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world when few were paying attention. It advocated for the importance of developing-country-led thinking and analysis and in doing so, it played an essential part in changing the way that development is practised."

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2013 Change and Communication ROI Study

2013 Change and Communication ROI Study | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
A series of short surveys explore change management and commmunication best practices and strategies
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The Perfect Facebook Contest App [Infographic] — socialmouths

The Perfect Facebook Contest App [Infographic] — socialmouths | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
A simple guide that outlines all the elements you need to plan, design and promote your next Facebook Contest app
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GiveDirectly: introducing a radical new way to give! | GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly: introducing a radical new way to give! | GiveDirectly | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
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This is an organization and an idea to watch - they have just received a substantial grant from Google which should allow them to greatly extend their operation.

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Create a social media policy for your nonprofit

Create a social media policy for your nonprofit | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
Socialbrite
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As nonprofits have increasingly turned to social media, policies to govern their use have become the new frontier. It can be difficult for organizations to find examples that fit their needs. A good social media policy will provide clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn’t do when posting and interacting with the community on a day-to-day basis, freeing them up to think more strategically. But what’s involved in creating one?


As usual, the folks at socialbrite provide a really good in-depth look at how to go about things - always great articles.

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Sparked - Social Business Solutions

Sparked - Social Business Solutions | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
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Thriving Social Businesses strengthen the communities in which they operate. Sparked Community provides a turn-key solution for companies to leverage employee expertise to benefit strategic communities, such as nonprofits, educational institutions, and government. From their desks, employees can collaborate to provide quick expert solutions to the organizations they're passionate about.

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Mapping a Green & Fair World

Mapping a Green & Fair World | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
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The power of maps - a great example here of using mapping and user contributed material to bring together stories from around the globe.

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Seven steps to creating vibrant online collaborative communities

Seven steps to creating vibrant online collaborative communities | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
There is a natural pairing between online communities and the role of the business communicator.
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Videoconferencing Tools Compared: Seven Low-Cost Solutions

Videoconferencing Tools Compared: Seven Low-Cost Solutions | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it




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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:08 AM

When it comes to tools, Robin Good is one of the best sources of information.

LLatipi's curator insight, December 21, 2012 4:55 AM

Great tools for real-time online communication.

Kathie Nelson's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:34 AM

The world of online meetings is changing. Get the latest review of the top 7 tools here. Thanks, @Barbara Saunders

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Is Content Curation The New Community Builder?

Is Content Curation The New Community Builder? | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
Eric Brown asks if content curation is the new media model for building community.
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10 Strategies for Non-Profits on Pinterest

10 Strategies for Non-Profits on Pinterest | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it

Non-profits are utilizing Pinterest as an extension of their organizations, using photography, infographics and other visuals to show supporters more about their missions.


Pinterest's goal is to connect "people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests." Non-profits, then, can use the social site to connect people based on their social passions, and since non-profits work with and for the community, Pinterest can certainly come in handy.

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The Quick 'n Easy Guide to Online Advocacy | Tactical Technology Collective

The Quick 'n Easy Guide to Online Advocacy | Tactical Technology Collective | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it
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The internet has opened up many possibilities for rights advocates. In order to make the best use of the online world for campaigning, advocates need to know what services are available, how they can benefit them, who owns them and the hidden dangers associated with them.


The Quick 'n' Easy Guide to Online Advocacy developed by Tactical Tech, aims to expose advocates to online services that are quick to use and easy to understand. The guide provides descriptions of online services including social networking sites, image and video hosting services, and services that enhance an organisations web presence.

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Community Toolbox - Bringing Solutions to Light

Community Toolbox - Bringing Solutions to Light | The Community & Capacity Building ToolBox | Scoop.it

The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement.

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The Community Toolbox is an excellent resource of guides & case studies covering a wide range of Community Building scenarios -worth referring to...

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