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5/11/2011: Crowdsourcing vs Community-Sourcing

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

5/11/2011: Crowdsourcing vs Community-Sourcing

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Have you heard about "crowdsourcing" or maybe even tried it at your organization? Well, there's a big difference between working with the crowd and working with your community! This webinar will explore the differences and identify opportunities for your organization to start building engagement and participation. Bring your ideas and your questions!


  • Understanding the difference between working with the crowd and your community
  • Identify opportunities for targeting each in your work
  • Knowledge of community engagement strategies and best practices
  • Examples of crowd and community sourcing projects in action Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development. Offering strategy, planning, organizational development, branding, marketing, executive search, finance, fundraising, operations, and more.

Meet the Presenter: 

Amy Sample Ward

Amy Sample Ward is a blogger, facilitator and trainer focused on leveraging social technologies for social change.  In 2009, she co-authored Social by Social, a handbook in using social technologies for social impact, and has contributed to various other publications about social media. She is a conversation-starter and thought-leader, writing about strategic uses of new technologies for communities and organizations on her blog ( and the Stanford Social Innovation Review ( Amy is the Membership Director at NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network, the membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes.


NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations skillfully and confidently use technology to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. We are the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Our members share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively.

We believe that technology allows nonprofits to work with greater social impact. We enable our members to strategically use technology to make the world a better, just, and equitable place.

NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within our community. We connect our members to each other, provide professional development opportunities, educate our constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearhead groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting our entire community.

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