Questions To Ask Frequently (QAFs) When Working with Data and Marginalized Communities

From FabRiders

Questions To Ask Frequently (QAFs) When Working with Data and Marginalized Communities

This list of questions was derived during a session at the Responsible Data Forum in Oakland on March, 6th 2014. Our desire was to create a list of questions to ask yourself when working as an intermediary with marginalised communities. The answers you will come up with, might or might not require you to think in new ways or change what you are doing, but at least you might have a few more known unknowns that you can work on. …

Contributors to this list of QAF’s were Friedhelm Weinberg, Dirk Slater, Tin Gerber,  Aseem Mulji, Michael Bochenek, Martin Dooley, Kellie Brownell, Adrian Sawczyn and Myself.

Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

From Social Source Commons Blog


 

Text Messaging for Grassroots Community Organizing

Short Message Service (SMS) can be an effective method for communicating and interacting with a relatively large audience of supporters in a direct and engaging way. Despite their reputation for being exclusively the domain of large-scale fundraising – or even Stupid, Pointless, and Annoying Messages (SPAM) – mass text messaging services have great potential to be used in grassroots community organizing in a way that can greatly benefit your mission (and your community) in the long run. …