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What's new on SWEB?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

  • Organization: Pro Bono Net

Welcome to the March 2007 SWEB site update!

We've added a new folder to the SWEB library called Emerging Web Technologies. This folder will be a clearinghouse for online resources related to RSS, wikis, online communities and other tools that can be used in support of your organization's goals and your statewide website.

Note: To utilize the links in this post, you must be logged in to the SWEB site. If you are not already a member of SWEB, you can join here.

Our first Emerging Web Technology resource is from Kevin Wenzel, the Web Content Coordinator for the Virginia Poverty Law Center. Kevin created a map of Virginia's legal aid program offices using MapBuilder and then integrated it into the Virginia Poverty Law Center's website.
http://www.probono.net/link.cfm?7945

Other new library resources include:

Using Participatory Media Tools in Nonprofit Campaigns
An article by Beth Kanter on how nonprofits can use participatory media tools such as tagging, video, and social media in their marketing campaigns.

RSS Nuts and Bolts
A presentation given in November 2006 as part of Pro Bono Net's Tuesday Training Series. Topics covered included an overview of the RSS feeds available for the news and calendar tools on the probono.net template, how to integrate these feeds into various applications such as feed aggregators and web browsers, and how to integrate a RSS feed into your website.

RSS Explained
A mini-site on how RSS feeds work and the many ways they can be used to support the missions of non-profit organizations. It also includes many other useful external links on effective utilization of RSS feeds.

Sources of Poverty Law-Related RSS Content
A list of RSS feeds for poverty law news and updates. Links include court and legislative updates on the state and federal levels as well as general organization news from a variety of sources.

We also want to see what your organization is doing with new web technology! Submit your own projects or resources by clicking here:
http://www.probono.net/link.cfm?7896

Upcoming Events:
2007 Equal Justice Conference
03/22/2007 to 03/24/2007
Denver, CO
Pro Bono Net will be attending this week's EJC conference in Denver and we'd love to see you! Click the link below for details on these workshops and activities.
http://www.probono.net/link.cfm?7930

2007 Nonprofit Technology Conference
04/04/2007 to 04/06/2007
Washington, DC
Planning to attend the 2007 NTC? Be sure to let us know! Both Matthew and Kate will be participating in a session entitled "Using Technology to Increase the Quality and Accessibility of Services for Low and Moderate Income Clients" on April 6th from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

Lastly, don't forget that you can get SWEB news in your favorite news reader!
Click the orange RSS icon on the News page or copy this link and paste it into your news program to subscribe to the SWEB News RSS feed: http://www.probono.net/statewebsites/news/rss

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