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Profile: Spencer Wells
Volunteer Community Manager
Manage weekly updates of news and information about fair and affordable
housing to each of the RHINO communities
the rhinoUP! newsletter weekly (with a lot of help from the RHINO
with new real time and on line media (Google +, video, meetUPs). Community Manager
will try to avoid Facebook and Twitter but encourages other members to
feel free to learn and share
Provide free on line technical assistance to RHINO members
around rental housing problems. (On site consultation available, but
new RHINO members (Community Manager is planning new experiments with Google Adwords)
and other non traditional channels for reaching the "new renter"
members to participate in their community discussions on line.
Moderate discussions when necessary to preserve focus and civility.
Education & Experience
Masters of Social Administration, Case Western Reserve University. 45 years of experience in rental housing rights advocacywith
the Garden Valley Neighborhood House, the Cleveland Tenants
Organization and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio. Retired from COHHIO 4/1/13
Family, firewood, gardening, reading, rental housing rights, riding the tractor, all things digital. More here.
In addition to managing the RHINO network Spencer also writes articles for Nonprofit Quarterly and works with community activists in Ohio's Eastern Counties (the Gas Counties).
Become a RHINO contributor
Why should Spencer have all the fun? If you have time, for example:
not overburdened by family
not already busy with your own advocacy work or
bored and need a 'hobby project'
Tnx to Batesville-Leesville Elementary for the graphic
Becoming a community manager or contributor could fill a gap in your life and pad your resume!
What does community management require?
moderate one of the online communities to ensure the quality of the sharing and protect member privacy
"scan the horizon" (on line news, interviews with members) to find material for weekly updates
keep the on line discussion flowing with questions and suggestions
create content in the form of research, original articles, graphics like logos, clip art or photos.
help recruit new RHINO members
What does a contributor do?
Research and write about rental housing related issues that you find interesting. We have a list of issues that need more research just waiting for you.
Provide technical assistance to RHINO members who have specific rental rights issues that fit with your expertise
Be a RHINO evangelist by sharing information about rental rights in Ohio on blogs, social media sites, and (even) in the mainstream media. Especially if you have access or a knack for talking to renters who are not already engaged...we need your help!
Web design and curation: making our on line presence prettier and more accurate
Shape your own contribution! What would you like to do as a part of RHINO that strengthens our network?