At Fuse, we believe that we can make an impact not only by directly engaging activists and the public, but also by improving the expertise and capacity of community organizations and activists.
Making an impact means not only directly engaging activists and the public, but also working to constantly improve the skills and and capacity of community organizations and activists.
Most organizations understand that social media and online communications must be a part of their outreach strategy and organizing. However, through surveys and discussions with some of our partners, we found that many organizations face significant barriers to entry in the world of online communications, including a lack of experience and lack of staff resources.
How We Can Help
Starting in late 2010, the Fuse Innovation Fund began organizing a series of communications and social media trainings for community leaders and activists. We give organizations a crash course — based on their level of need and interest — on how to use social media to advance their strategic goals in the most efficient and effective ways possible.
After our initial trainings about how to use Facebook and Twitter to engage activists, word spread and we began to receive more requests from additional organizations for trainings. As a result of this increased demand, we have designed “introductory” and “advanced” level trainings to meet the needs of community organizations and activists.
If you are interested in attending a training by the Fuse Innovation Fund, click below to sign up and indicate your areas of interest.