As the blog phenom gains momentum, non-profit organizations and their philanthropic funders are asking how they can use blogs to improve their ability to get their message out. Some groups are also starting to use password-protected blogs for better communication within their organization or between funders and grantees.
Tomorrow night I'll be giving a talk to some people from the philanthropic community. It's titled: "Blogs and the Public Interest: Does Participatory Media Strengthen Democracy?" I'll talk about why I left a major media organization to explore participatory media, why I think it's important, and how non-profits can use it.
I'll also be running a brainstorming session on nonprofit blogging at the N-Ten Boston conference next week. I've prepared this introductory blogging handout as a basic resource guide. It's free for anybody to use. It can probably be vastly improved, and I welcome suggestions.
I'm also thinking it would be interesting to build a public aggregator of blogs by non-profit and activist groups. Please list any you know in the comments section and I'll start putting it together as soon as I gain critical mass.