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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tagging Missions of Organizations

I started researching organizations to help me with my job search and I have been looking at the missions of these various organizations. Even though I am looking for a technology related position, I decided I would first focus on organizations whose missions interest me. I am interested in organizations related to education, environment, and health.

Through my research and the recent posts about the use of Flickr for nonprofits, I have realized the nptech tag can be used in other ways. Learning about tagging is not just a skill for techies, it is a skill for anyone.

More uses of nptech

  • bookmark blogs of non-profit organizations
  • bookmark blogs or blog entires about an issue
  • take pictures at non-profit related events and tag them on Flickr
  • write a blog entry about an issue and tag it using tags on Technorati

How can non-profit organizations use tags?

  • Tag images, bookmarks, and blog entries to share with others who might be interested in the mission of your organization.
  • Look at the users of the tags and see who else is interested in the mission of your organization
  • Find images on Flickr related to the mission of your organization. Images found on the Creative Commons section can be used for websites, newsletters, or blog entries.
  • Find bookmarks on Del.icio.us to help with researching about the mission of your organization.
  • Find blog entries on Technorati related to the mission of your organization.

Tags (missions, events, organizations)

  • conservation
  • ecology
  • pollution
  • raceforthecure
  • recycling
  • redcross
  • wildlife

I will be adding to this list as I find more tags.

I decided to write an entry about this topic after reading the following blog entries:

Wonder what flickr has to do with nonprofits?

Digital Images for Nonprofits, Courtesy of Flickr and Creative Commons

Flickr and Nonprofits

5 comments:

Beth said...

Emily,

Nice article!

Chris Dover said...

I agree with Beth, great post

Marshall Kirkpatrick said...

Marshall Kirkpatrick said...
You and your readers might find useful an RSS feed I spliced together of nptech tagged items in a number of different platforms (all from tagcentral.net) , del.icio.us being one of them. The feed URL is: http://feedjumbler.com/d3788af3/rss.xml

I blogged about this and tag-based attention streams in general at http://marshallk.blogspot.com/2005/08/using-tags-to-create-attention-stream.html

I found you via your contribution to the TechSoup tagging discussion and I'll be excited to read your site in the future. Best wishes.

TEACHER SOL said...

cool blog, emily! will visit ur page more often! keep writing!

JLP said...

Emily,

I started a blog a while back called Man on a Mission, which is a blog all about mission statements. Most of the mission statements I have collected are for businesses, but I am looking for good non-profit statements to post. If you run across any you think are worth sharing please let me know.

JLP

AllThingsFinancial - My main blog.