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Action is at the heart of what our organizations do. But how do you convince that anonymous person behind a computer screen to make a commitment? You make them think, feel and care. And the best way to do that is to connect them your organization by telling them a story. Roger Burks, Senior Writer, Mercy Corps. will explore how to write compelling, memorable stories that get people to take action and keep them engaged.

Roger, originally, presented this material at the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference (http://nten.org/ntc) in April. We extend a special invite to other folks who attended the NTC to share their stories from the conference. We invite all to join us for this important discussion on a crucial part of nonprofits' online strategies.

Roger Burks is senior writer for Mercy Corps, a global relief and development agency. Over the course of a 15-year career - which includes stints with CARE USA and the U.S. Peace Corps - Burks has traveled to more than 25 countries to research vulnerable populations, conduct field interviews and write stories for a variety of audiences. He is committed to helping foster a new movement in journalism that focuses on human dignity and solutions to global challenges.

We will be following up this strategy meeting, with a hands-on meeting on online tools to use to get your story out. Date TBD.

Connect Online:

Portland 501 Tech Club Online at http://groups.nten.org/group.htm?mode=home&igid=5273 (Start at http://groups.nten.org/login.htm?mode=register if you're new to the NTEN online community).

Portland Net Tuesday at http://netsquared.meetup.com/13/

Please email Anna at [email protected] or Donna Arriaga at [email protected] with any questions.

Added by annaNTEN on May 15, 2009