September 19, 2012

6 simple steps to create a Facebook page that just works

by Guest

We know that Facebook is crushing it, and that  nonprofits and schools have an incredible opportunity to use the platform to deepen relationships with supporters, families, students and alumni. But is your nonprofit or school getting the most out of the platform? Are you using Facebook to its full potential?
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September 4, 2012

Top 15 tools & apps for college students

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With college students now back on campus, we thought this would be a good time to update our past articles on top tools and mobile apps for fall 2012. Thanks to Emily Sawtell and Angela Santiago of McGraw-Hill and Jessica Haswell of the Socialbrite team for their contributions to this roundup. Continue reading

August 15, 2012

7 smart techniques for content curation

by Guest

Heard of content curation? It’s the process of sifting through information on the Web — from articles to images to videos to tweets — to organize, filter and make sense of content and then to share the very best material with your network. Continue reading

June 14, 2012

PlayTell: Video chat and storytelling that connects loved ones

by JD Lasica

At the first Launch Education and Kids held this week at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley outpost in Mountain View, VC/entrepreneur Jason Calacanis launched a new conference series that showcased 30 inventive startups — some of which will likely change the face of education or learning games for kids. Or both. Continue reading

May 14, 2012

How to use social media for students & schools

by JD Lasica

We had a great give an take about how social media can be used, by Parent Teacher Associations and other organizations, to advance schools’ and school districts’ business goals. I present at a lot of workshops and it was great to see the amount of interaction throughout the session — not just questions to me but PTA reps pitching in to help their colleagues. Continue reading

April 30, 2012

Sort out your team’s social media roles

by Debra Askanase

Free Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook helps you define a policy, roles & messaging Target audience: Nonprofits, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, cause organizations, brands, businesses, educators. Last month I sat on a panel at SXSW Interactive with three fellow nonprofit community managers to discuss boundaries in online community management. Organizations and community managers are grappling with this, and the active … Continue reading