What’s the 411 on Building Online Communities?

by Sean Arayasirikul, Guest Blogger for the Network for LGBT Health Equity at Netroots Nation 2011 Online communities have revolutionized the ability for individuals to engage in community-making over the Internet. From Friendster to Myspace to Facebook and LinkedIn, successful online communities have a distinct identity and fulfill a particular niche and purpose. Especially significantContinue reading “What’s the 411 on Building Online Communities?”

Social Media for the Social Good

by Sean Arayasirikul, Guest Blogger for the Network for LGBT Health Equity at Netroots Nation 2011 The opportunity for your organization to bring about meaningful impact and positive change in your communities is real – and social media can help get you there. I attended a session entitled, “FTW (For The Win): Social Networks, DownContinue reading “Social Media for the Social Good”

No Such Thing as a Stupid Question: Making the Case for Analytics and Optimization

by Sean Arayasirikul, Guest Blogger for the Network for LGBT Health Equity at Netroots Nation 2011 E-mail and websites are powerful tools to organizing action online. They make information available quickly and massively to an endless universe of users. But, what does it take to make your e-mails more effective? Does layout matter? Do picturesContinue reading “No Such Thing as a Stupid Question: Making the Case for Analytics and Optimization”

Online Organizing: Small investments, BIG Gains and Quick Tips

by Sean Arayasirikul, Guest Blogger for the Network for LGBT Health Equity at Netroots Nation 2011 Social media has revolutionized how community based organizations (CBOs) do work in the public sphere, including how we organize a support base and raise awareness around issues. Social media tools can quickly inform, mobilize and organize stakeholders to bringContinue reading “Online Organizing: Small investments, BIG Gains and Quick Tips”