May 19 2009

Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks

some digital identitiesMy friend and colleague, Shirley Williams, pointed me to a great resource on digital identity (DI) that she and her colleagues created for their students at Reading University in the UK.  It is called “This Is Me.”

As I saw that lovely Creative Commons license on it, I thought I’d whip up a version for folks interested in social media and the digital identity implications in the non profit and NGO sectors. I thought it would be handy in an upcoming workshop I’m facilitating for the CGIAR starting next week.

Pat Parslow and Shirley uploaded a version to a Google doc. We edited, I did some rewrites and trims, and here is the first draft. I’d love feedback!


(updated to latest version on Thursday, May 21)
(Edited September 7 – there is now a version in Arabic here via the Social Media Exchange)

(Edited August 21, 2012 – file link has been repaired and there is a new Student version coming out in September!)

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks”

  1. Pat Parslowon 20 May 2009 at 1:11 am

    Hi Nancy,

    Thank you for this marvellous version of the This Is Me workbook. I particularly like the example stories you have used to tie the material in with the target audience, and the pictures bring it alive.
    I think I would make slightly more use of white space in it – but that also depends on other concerns such as printing costs. I’ve also sent you a version with a couple of minor corrections (just minor typos).

    Let us know what sort of feedback you get – I hope your NGOs will find it useful!

  2. Nancy Whiteon 20 May 2009 at 5:22 am

    Pat, THANKS!! Good suggestions on the white space – I’ll be sharing it electronically, so people can use it electronically or print. I appreciate the finding of typos as well. I am my own worst editor!

    It was hard to cut out some of the great stuff you had in the edu version, but I worried my audience would have less time/attention. (I still worry about that.) I hope to try out the game when I do any F2F workshops. It looked good! Thanks again for you and your team’s leadership in creating “This Is Me.”

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