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Social media classes this summer

Here is a great opportunity to engage in social media and develop campaigns for nonprofit clients in Central Virginia. The Robertson School is offering its Social Media Institute again this summer, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate majors. … Continue reading

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@VCUsocialmedia and #vcuglobalhealth featured in VCU President’s annual report

  Our annual IYLEP Social Media Institute and this fall’s open online course on Global Health and Social Media were featured as exemplary global partnerships in the annual report of VCU President Michael Rao this week. The annual report is available … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Times covers IYLEP Social Media Institute

Our fourth IYLEP Social Media Institute wrapped up earlier this month and the Commonwealth Times published an article about it this week in its first edition of the fall semester. The VCU and Iraqi students produced 10 social media campaigns … Continue reading

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IYLEP Institute wins VCU Community Engagement Award

The 2012 IYLEP Social Media Institute has been recognized with this year’s VCU Community Engagement Award for Teaching. Our IYLEP team received the award at an event of the VCU Division of Community Engagement on Thursday. Our program was one of … Continue reading

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Social media summer program open for enrollment

Update (March 29): If you encounter a problem registering, please send me an e-mail and I’ll issue an override for you. Here is a great opportunity to engage in social media and develop campaigns for nonprofit clients in Central Virginia. … Continue reading

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Third social media summer with IYLEP

Our third VCU Social Media Institute has come to an end with the student project teams presenting their social media projects to their nonprofit clients. All clients received social media manuals to help them to maintain their campaigns on Facebook, … Continue reading

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Iraqi students study social media at VCU

This summer, Vivian Medina-Messner and I are teaching 24 Iraqi college students in our VCU Social Media Institute. They are in the U.S. through the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and … Continue reading

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VCU Social Media Institute to design nonprofit campaigns

The VCU Social Media Institute will shortly begin its third year. College students from Iraq and Virginia Commonwealth University will work in project teams for four weeks to design and implement social media campaigns for 10 nonprofit organizations in the … Continue reading

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Social media and nonprofits

Social media can make a great difference for nonprofit organizations. A well-developed social media campaign can help build online communities around nonprofits’ causes, create collaborative environments and at the same time increase  fundraising. Now, the Social Media Club of Richmond, … Continue reading

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Another exciting social media summer

My VCU colleague Jeff South and I had the opportunity again this summer to teach a social media class with VCU and Iraqi students. Together with VCU’s Global Education Office we received a $200,000 grant by the Academy for Educational Development … Continue reading

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