We at Connecting for Good have successfully installed 70 Wi-Fi radios on almost 40 buildings at Juniper Gardens, a 390 unit low income housing project in Kansas City, Kansas. Located at 3rd and Quindaro, Juniper Gardens is a place where the average household income is half the average of the rest of the state and where the crime rate is four times the national…Continue
Added by Michael Liimatta on April 25, 2013 at 10:18pm — No Comments
The April 5th SMCKC breakfast brainstorm for the Community Capital Fund of Kansas City generated a wealth of interesting ideas for how social media could be used for community good.
After enjoying a breakfast buffet prepared by Chef Celina Tio at the Kansas City Cafe, 50+ SMCKC-ers engaged in rapid-fire discussions to come up with ways three local neighborhood groups could drive awareness and engagement…Continue
Added by Jason Harper on April 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Since the SMCKC computer drive last November when we collected over 40 used computers to be refurbished and donated, Connecting for Good has made a lot of progress towards their goal of helping close the digital divide in Kansas City.
Added by Alisha Templeton on March 31, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
DO YOU HAVE A CREATIVE PROJECT IN MIND BUT NO MONEY TO DO IT?
DON’T FEAR THE CROWD!
Learn the Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding Through Kickstarter & Indiegogo
J. Alexander Greenwood…Continue
Added by Alex Greenwood on March 20, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments
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Added by Melissa Saubers on March 6, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments
As Google Fiber installations have begun in earnest, Connecting for Good plans to conduct free digital literacy classes at public libraries on both sides of the state line.
Besides introducing people to basic Internet skills, the sessions will…Continue
Added by Michael Liimatta on February 16, 2013 at 8:25pm — No Comments
If you find yourself in a job interview or a meeting with your supervisor, and the dude on the other side of the table asks you to hand over your Facebook password so he can dredge through your private posts for embarrassing evidence of your unemployability, you may be able to refuse to let him on legal…Continue
Added by Jason Harper on January 31, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
You met the right person, at the right time and you’re ready to spend the rest of your life with him or her. The proposal is a big deal, and you want it to be unique. Well, good luck with that. You have to compete with the skydiving, Twitter, and rock concert proposal standards already set before you. And don’t even think that you can beat the Internet Meme Proposal. So, what unique proposal medium…Continue
Added by Sarah Wood on January 27, 2013 at 6:06pm — No Comments
Brian Solis joined SMCKC (via Google Hangout) at the January breakfast, held at the Google Fiber Space. Check out his presentation in the video below, if you couldn't make the event (or if you want to relive the magic)!
Thanks again to Brian, SocialIRL, H&R Block, and the Google Fiber Space.
Added by Tyler Hillsman on January 23, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments
“If you get it, share it.” A simple yet powerful phrase that has served as a key mission statement for Social Media Club since its launch in 2006.
With more than 350 chapters worldwide, Social Media Club has grown into an…Continue
Added by Katy Ryan Schamberger on January 7, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments
The excitement around the launch of Google Fiber and the pre-registration campaign has given us a unique opportunity to close the Digital Divide in the Kansas City area. We are about to begin a busy and even more exciting year.
Our organization is embarking on an effort to really make an impact by hiring…Continue
By now, we hope you've heard about this new SMCKC Pro Lunch thing. It's a series of high-level, value-packed discussions with people who are using social media to do amazing things in the world and in their careers.
At our inaugural November lunch (photo above),…Continue
Added by Jason Harper on November 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Together with Connecting for Good, last week's computer drive generated over 40 computers to be donated to Kansas City's neighborhoods. Connecting for Good's …Continue
Time and time again when we survey our membership, we are encouraged to add more in-depth professional content for our members that are past the social media 101 hurdle. By rolling out an improved focus on professional membership and development, we are answering these wishes.
To receive the full benefit of these initiatives, we are asking our professional members to register for annual professional memberships through The Social Media Club. You can sign up here:…Continue
Added by Kristopher Nielsen on October 31, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
Immediately following this week's breakfast, from 9-10am Friday, November 2, SMCKC and Connecting for Good are holding a computer drive to collect internet-enabled devices to be distributed to lower income Kansas City residents. Please bring used and unwanted laptops, desktop computers, tablets or mobile phones that you would like to donate. We will accept any desktop or laptop (Mac or PC)…Continue
Added by Alisha Templeton on October 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
At the Social Media Club of Kansas City, we’re continually invested in providing exciting events and content for our members.
And because we recognize that a portion of our membership is comprised of people who work with social media in a professional sense, we’ve created an all-new SMCKC Professional Membership package designed to provide greater levels of content and professional development to our members.
Our $100/year Professional Membership…Continue
Added by Jason Harper on October 26, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments
Added by Michael G on September 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Good morning everyone! I wanted to give you all a heads-up that Time Warner Cable is putting on a "Tweet and Go Seek" social media scavenger hunt at this week's Plaza Art Fair.
TWC will be giving away 100 prizes throughout the weekend and you simply need to follow @TWCable_KC on Twitter and follow their clues to claim the prizes, which will be hidden throughout the plaza.
You can read all of the details here -…Continue
Added by Dave Borchardt on September 20, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments
Thanks for joining us this Thursday at the Sprint headquarters in Overland Park! Here's some helpful info on how to get there and where to park:
Directions to the Sprint Executive Briefing Center
Enter the Sprint Campus at 117th St & Nall.
Follow signs to Parking Garage P. Enter through the Winter Garden to get to the Sprint Executive Briefing Center (Far West end of 6220 Sprint Parkway at the end of each roundabout).
Added by Jason Harper on September 19, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments
I read good article this morning on ReadWriteWeb titled Facebook Friends: How Many Is Too Many?
The point of the article is that Facebook is rapidly approaching 1 Billion (said with my pinky finger touching the corner of my mouth)…Continue
Added by Chris Jenista on September 14, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments