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Basics for Beginners: Getting Started with Social Media Tools

This online seminar was recorded and can be accessed by clicking on the link to the right, along with the PowerPoint presentation. Please post additional questions to the TechSoup Community forums for a special day-long online asynchronous (not live) event.

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Meeting Description:

So you’ve heard about Facebook, Twitter, and other online social networking sites. You know your organization should use social media, but you’re not sure where to start. If this sounds familiar, you won’t want to miss TechSoup’s free online event and webinar.

Join hosts, John Haydon, social media coach for nonprofits, and blogger and Internet marketing consultant, Chris Garrett, as they demonstrate how to get started with social media and the value this can bring your organization. They’ll explain the best first steps for getting started and help beginners understand how these emerging technologies can help libraries and nonprofits conduct outreach, raise funds, create community, and share ideas.

Following the webinar, TechSoup will host a free, day-long online event, where you can post additional questions to the expert event hosts in the TechSoup Community forums: The forums event is asynchronous (not live) and no registration is required, so just show up and post!

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2009
Time: 09:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kami Griffiths
 Presenter Information
John Haydon
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John Haydon is a social media strategy consultant in Boston and the publisher and founder of the Web site, which offers marketing advice to small nonprofit groups. Mr. Haydon is also the author of a recently released electronic book, Twitter Jump Start: The Complete Guide for Small Nonprofits.

Chris Garrett
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Chris Garrett is a professional blogger, Internet Marketing Consultant, new media industry commentator, writer, coach, speaker, trainer, and Web geek. He was also a founding member of Performancing. You might know him from his past writing for such sites as ASPToday, ASPAlliance, Threadwatch, or more recently, ProBlogger, The Blog Herald, FreelanceSwitch, Cogniview, and CopyBlogger.

Chris also writes for several company blogs on a freelance basis.

Kami Griffiths
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Originally from Minnesota, Kami has worked in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Boston, and New York. Her nonprofit background includes working for Global Exchange in San Francisco as a graphic designer, for the City of New York Parks & Recreation where she managed 27 public access computing centers, and more recently joined TechSoup where she holds local and international trainings, delivers online seminars, and conducts interviews for the MaintainIT Project.