2010 September | Beth’s Blog

Archive for September, 2010

I’m betting $10 Social Media Wins …

My colleague, Clay Lord, Theatre Bay Area told me about a bet that the communications manager is having with the director of development.   Here’s the bet:

THE BET:

I must use the It’s Not the Size of the Gift platform to raise $1,937 by 5pm EST Friday, October 1st, and I can only promote it over social media networks.

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The Networked Nonprofit Update

Allison Fine and I have been thrilled with the reception that our book, The Networked Nonprofit, has received.   I’m very grateful for support and more so for the conversations and thoughtful blog posts you have shared.  I wanted to share a few recent posts that I’ve enjoyed and a couple of upcoming book events.… Read More

Social Media for Good and Evil, Strong and Weak Ties, Online/Offline,and Orgs and Networks

Malcolm Gladwell’s article “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted,” brings the slacktivism social media for social good or evilstrong and weak ties, and organizations vs networks debates to a mainstream audience.  He tries to make the point:  “Social change has been happening before the creation of Twitter four years ago”  but disappoints. … Read More

The Dragonfly Effect: Win A Copy, Leave A Comment, Swab Your Cheek

On Sunday,  I attended the book launch for the Dragonfly Effect, a book about quick, powerful ways to use social media for social change by Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith.     This book party was different, not because it had kids activities or the fun photo booth (see above), but because it also had a table  from Be The Match to encourage people to sign up for the bone marrow registry.  … Read More

In Search of Bachelors and Philanthropy in Rural Alaska and Video Story Capture Tips

The Story

Last week,  my adventure in Alaska started with a meeting with representatives from community foundations around the state of Alaska hosted by the Alaska Community Foundation.   That’s where I met Joe Page from the Jessica Stevens Foundation who told me the amazing story about the Talkeetna Bachelor Society.… Read More