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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 for small businesses

While large corporations have implemented coherent social media strategies, small businesses still struggle to devote resources and time to an effective social media plan. I was interviewed by Jacob Geiger, editor of the business portal Work it, Richmond, on what … 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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Social Media Institute at VCU

The VCU School of Mass Communications has been awarded a U.S. State Department grant for the second year to run a Social Media Institute for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. My colleague Jeff South and I will guide 25 … Continue reading

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Teaching and learning with social media

The Center for Teaching Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University interviewed my colleague Jeff South and me on developing and implementing social media classes and components. The CTE’s Co-Director Jeff Nugent led an in-depth conversation with us about our summer institute, … Continue reading

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A social media summer

It hardly gets more exciting than this: Teaching a social media class with American and Iraqi students, who together implement social media projects for non-profit organizations here in Richmond and also develop campaign ideas to be realized in the Middle … Continue reading

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