Effective community engagement forges new connections, strengthens existing relationships, and empowers people to directly affect the issues and causes championed by your organization.
That’s a tall order! In the era of digital detoxes and “unplug” manifestos, can technology really help? Absolutely, but some thoughtful framing and strategic implementation is required.
This course will explore how you can use technology along various stages of a community engagement continuum, from showing that we understand and care about our community to enabling direct participation and collaboration. Course materials will showcase examples of online community engagement tactics used by various nonprofits, including common pitfalls and integration with offline activities.
You will be able to…
- Define the meaning and purpose of community engagement.
- Identify community engagement needs and opportunities that advance your organization’s mission.
- Understand various ways technology can support your community engagement initiatives and goals.
Professional Credential Units
In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits.
NTEN Professional Certificate 1 | CFRE 3 | CAE 1.5