Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Basic Online Organizing
Starts: Friday, Jul. 12 9:00 AM
Ends: Friday, Jul. 12 10:00 AM
Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook—the number of social media networks that activists are using to organize on is vast, and it’s tempting to try to use them all. But you don’t need to use all the platforms; you need to know which ones will help you win. Join us to learn the questions you need to ask yourself as you make your platform choices. We’ll share in-depth use case scenarios that can help you use social media to win while also respecting your organization’s capacity in terms of time, personnel and finances.
This is a beginner-level training.
Beth brings 20+ years of communication and marketing background to politics where she has consulted for numerous House campaigns, non profits and unions. Beth travels the country doing 2 and 3 day digital organizing trainings and working with clients on implementing a digital strategy that respects their organizational goals. As a contributing blogger at epolitics.com and avid activist, Beth shares her knowledge to help the progressive movement use digital with offline to win. In her downtime she can be found at the nearest shoe store, a Nats game or country concert.
Elana has worked at the intersection of popular culture and online organizing for over a decade, connecting nonprofits with pop culture creators and fans and applying the lessons of storytelling to the fight for social and economic justice. She co-organized the Black Panther #FanActivistCon and hosts Graphic Policy Radio podcasts (“Where comics and politics meet”).
Elana is Program Director at New Media Mentors, the official trainings partner of Netroots Nation. Through NMM progressives can access individual training in social media skills any time online.
She joins Netroots Nation’s staff after serving as digital director for labor unions and community based organizations and has lead trainings for over 3,000 progressives as co-founder of Organizing 2.0. Elana tweets about the labor movement, online organizing and superhero comics at @Elana_Brooklyn.
Other sessions: More than Words: Using the Language of Imagery to Mobilize