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All Blog Posts Tagged 'communication' (8)

The Wasan Effect

Last year at Wasan, we often talked of "the Wasan Effect." There's something about being here on this beautiful little green island in Canada, together, in a shared physical space, that's nurturing. Whenever we're here, fD leaps forward, evolving and growing in ways we never quite imagined.

Yesterday in a session on what… Continue

Added by Ari Moore on June 27, 2009 at 4:11pm — No Comments

NEW: Ask a question, get an answer

I was just helping to facilitate a skillshare on grant writing here at fD's Wasan Retreat 2009, and folks had some real knowledge to share. I thought, we need to have a Q&A section on the website, so people can continue to have this dialogue online after the retreat!

So, I started a new category, Questions and Answers. If you have a question for the fD community, post it in… Continue

Added by Ari Moore on June 26, 2009 at 7:01pm — No Comments

freeDimensional Wasan Retreat 2009 - follow us online in real time

Right now, 24 people from around the world are at Wasan Island at freeDimensional's 2009 retreat, which this year is focusing on supporting emerging art spaces. We're sharing knowledge and skills around fundraising, activism, collaboration and communication, and the many other challenges (and delights) of starting a community art space.

Want to follow the action?…


Added by Ari Moore on June 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Top 5 Lessons from our friends at

Check out the top 5 lessons from, useful to anyone working in web 2.0:

Among their takeaways from running their own network - and useful pointers for us in fD as well:

ask youself: What is it that I really require? What exactly do I want to share? Then reach out to your peers... If you concentrate on results you will get even more results. Whatever you pay attention to will…

Added by Ari Moore on June 22, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Using Twitter for Social Change

freeDimensional used Twitter at the World Social Forum, and we're still getting to know the Twitter community and are figuring out where we fit in - and how Twitter fits with our organization's needs and goals. Along the way we've read some great articles about engaging with Twitter for social change, and wanted to share!

Beth's Blog on… Continue

Added by Ari Moore on May 6, 2009 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Photography and online activism

Social photosharing sites like Flickr are full of activist-photographers - they can be a great place to get critical ideas out to new audiences, and to find folks of like mind. Here are a couple of blog posts I wrote a while back on using Flickr for social change:


Added by Ari Moore on March 16, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Personal Profiles vs. Groups - What to do if you're representing an organization

Many of the people on fD Network are representing NGOs, galleries, or other groups. Should you sign up as yourself, or fill in your bio as though you're an organization? How do you promote both your own projects, and the group you're representing? Here are some tips to help you get the most out of this site.

When you sign up, sign up as yourself. Your personal profile is just that - a profile showing others who you are. This is the place to write your personal bio, share your… Continue

Added by Ari Moore on February 12, 2009 at 1:43pm — No Comments

fD Twitters all the way to World Social Forum

Members of our 5-organization team going to World Social Forum - freeDimensional, Conectas, CEDECA, Inklusion and Casa das Caldeiras - are getting to Belém by bus, bike and plane. A representative of Inklusion will be documenting the trip on Follow us!

Added by ARJ Admin on December 17, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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