[author]No matter where I’m speaking or teaching workshops, the same questions come up: • How much time does it take to do social media effectively? • Who in our organization is going to do the work? • How are ever going to find the time to do social media? Social media does take time even if you are efficient. While the specific hour count can vary depending on what … [Read more...] about Social media: Who will do the work in your org?
[author]Ifirst met Mark Horvath on Twitter and later face-to-face last December during a trip down the California coast during the holidays. Mark is a free agent championing the cause of homelessness. A free agent is a person -- many times a GenY, but not always -- who is a passionate about a social cause but is working outside of a nonprofit organization to organize, … [Read more...] about WeAreVisible: A new social media literacy site
[author]As part of my work as Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I’ve had the pleasure to do a number of workshops in the area. Monday evening I had the pleasure of presenting a Networked Nonprofit mini-workshop for a group of about 50 local nonprofits and government agencies in Palo Alto hosted by the Palo Alto … [Read more...] about Does your nonprofit have a Dilbert social media policy?
How to keep data collection from being an onerous task [author]Lately I’ve been obsessed with the idea of SpreadSheet Aerobics, an actionable social media measurement strategy that is fit and trim and light on its feet. When I coach nonprofits on tactics and talk about measurement, their facial expressions change from happy to annoyed. Collecting data is often … [Read more...] about Actionable analytics for your social media efforts
Guest post by Beth Kanter bethkanter.org It's the sweltering dog days of summer and many nonprofits are deep into planning for year-end campaigns and perhaps looking for ways to raise money now. While I was sitting on the beach on vacation, Network for Good published a free ebook called How to Raise a Lot More Money Now – 50 Great Ideas from 11 Top Experts. You’ll find … [Read more...] about Ebook on how nonprofits can raise more money