Public Interest Registry launched their .ORG Learning Center this week, an educational portal that provides a wide range of content and forums to help mission-driven organisations establish their internet presence and thrive online as they work to make their communities a better place.
As the initial step of the effort, PIR, the team behind the .org top-level domain, published an eight-part series called the “Bootcamp for Mission-Driven Organisations.” These articles are educational essentials to help .ORGs establish and grow their online presence. Topics include: building your brand, communicating your mission and messaging, developing a website, promoting your organisation online, effective blogging, measuring your website for success, leveraging social media, and telling your organization’s story during the pandemic.
“The .ORG Learning Center will serve as a trusted resource for the .ORG Community— a place where people can find articles, videos, webinars and other content about how to make their organisation successful online,” said Paul Diaz, Vice President, Policy and Director of PIR’s education and outreach efforts. “As an exemplary registry, PIR is launching this initiative because we believe there needs to be a centralized place for mission-driven organizations to turn to for help. The .ORG Learning Center will provide the educational resources that every mission-driven organization needs when moving from inspiration to action.”
The .ORG Learning Center is part of PIR’s longstanding commitment to making educational resources available to the .ORG Community. This work brings together educational efforts that have been going on for years and puts them under one roof. Down the road, PIR will add instructional content including webinars, forums, discussion boards and other educational resources to the site.
“We want the .ORG Learning Center to serve as a public square where our community can come together to learn, share, teach and grow,” Diaz added. “We hope that people will find the content informative and useful as they take the next steps on their journey to improving our world.”
Looking forward, PIR will build on this initiative and expand their education efforts over the coming weeks, months and years with webinars and community forums, videos, podcasts, and other types of content that will provide tips and resources focused on the needs of the mission-driven community.