September 2011

John McDonald
John McDonald

Make Money Online! Experts Only Need Apply. (That’s You)

Do a quick search on Google for “make money online”, and it’s easy to come to the conclusion that the only people making money on the Internet are selling dubious pyramid schemes, questionable stock tips, and pharmaceutical-grade, Canadian Viagra. Where are all the small businesspeople — the folks with a great idea, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the drive to succeed? How are they going about it? We’re happy to report that some of these people are succeeding quite well on Ning — by simply shaping a business model around their expertise.

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Jason Rosenthal
Jason Rosenthal

The Future of Social Is Here…

Today is a big day for the Ning team. We’ve just announced that we’ve signed an agreement to be acquired by Glam Media. I couldn’t be more excited about the future for Ning and the massive achievements our combined teams can reach together.

Glam is the leader in vertical media, bringing the world’s brands online through their premium advertising and publishing platforms. By combining Glam’s vision for brands with Ning’s leading position in creating custom social experiences, the two companies will change the way brands intersect with social. Glam + Ning will bring the context and relevancy that brands are looking for in the way they interact with audiences online.

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

PARK(ing) Day: Transforming metered parking spots into parks

Today is PARK(ing) Day, an annual event inviting people around the world to transform metered parking spots into temporary mini parks for the public good.

Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, started the endeavor in 2005 when they converted a single parking space into a 1-day public park in downtown San Francisco.

Since then, PARK(ing) Day has yielded 850 parks in 183 cities, 30 countries and 6 continents! To help inspire more people to set up shop with a park(ing) spot in their local community, the organization uses its Ning community as the repository and go-to place for DIYers looking to make an impact.

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Christina Lee
Christina Lee

Social Media Nonprofit Best Practices: Grassroots Strategy

9 Killer Ways To Mobilize Action Without Burning A Hole In Your Wallet

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Your tech company job offer – Ning wants you!

This week, Ning employees are heading to colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to recruit for the company. We’re looking for students and fresh graduates to make an impact at Ning HQ in Palo Alto and remotely.

This Wednesday, September 14, we’ll be at the following schools:

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Jason Rand
Jason Rand

Digital empathy: 9/11 communities bringing us closer together

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001. We wanted to highlight 2 amazing Ning communities that have sprouted as a result of that fateful day.

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