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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”  - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

"One of the most amazing aspects of ... the Web is that there are simply no boundaries. There are no limits for who can participate." - Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook director of marketing, in the preface to The Networked Nonprofit.

[Beyond metrics], take one to two hours a month to wrestle with the larger questions of how social media fits into [your] overall efforts. - The Networked Nonprofit

Nearly two-thirds of Congressional staff think Facebook is an important way to understand constituents’ views. - Congressional Management Foundation, Communicating with Congress 2010.

Nearly three-quarters of Congressional staff say they use Facebook to communicate their Member’s views. - Congressional Management Foundation, Communicating with Congress 2010

When you meet with legislators, have someone take a picture and send it to your local newspaper. - More tips like this.

“I think the photos that we took definitely made a change. The pictures made what we were saying more complex and deeper than it already was." - Edward, DC Upward Bound participant

Three-quarters of Americans ages 18-29 use social media, and one-third go online to connect with government officials, according to a survey by The Pew Internet and American Life Project.