Edit: this is the Fast-pitch event I just mentioned in class: http://www.svppittsburgh.org/events/fast-pitch/
(1) Be in a group of at least 3-4. Ideally, these won’t just be the people you always work with. Move around. Each group will compose one response to this blog post before leaving class (create a new post, not just a comment; include links and, if apt, images).
(2) Select a Pittsburgh area non-profit (or similar) organization with a web presence to profile on our class blog. Your writing-oriented profile should address the following:
[a] What is this organization all about? How long did it take you to get a sense of their message/purpose/goals? What kinds of language do they use? Are there ke
phrases that show up again and again across their materials?
[b] Make a list of all the types of writing/media compositions that they’ve authored that you can find. What values/tactics do you see in these different forms?
[b.i] Do they have a social media presence? Which platforms do they use? Are they using these platforms well? Do they post different kinds of things in different places? Use different language on different platforms? Use different kinds of language on social media sites than they do in their other direct messaging?
[b.ii] Are there forms of writing that you imagine this organization uses in-house that are important to their operations? What kinds of documents might they spend a lot of time producing that you can’t see here? Why might they not want and/or not need for you (as a member of a public) to see this stuff?
[c] Be ready to pitch your organization to the class. Give a brief overview and share one coolest thing they do.