September, 2010 | Beth's Blog - Part 3

Archive for September, 2010

New Study: Social Media Use By Foundation Leaders

The Foundation Center released a report that documents the usage of social media tools by foundation executives based on survey responses from 73 members of the Center’s Grantmaker Leadership Panel.   The report outlines which social media services are used regularly or occasionally by foundation leaders, which blogs are read by CEOs and how often, the perceived usefulness of Web 2.0 in philanthropic work, and highlights the social media activity of two “power users” in the field.… Read More

Social Media: Who Will Do The Work?

Three Models

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?

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8 Principles of Social Media ROI

I am honored to be a part today’s WomenWhoTech online summit.   I’m doing a panel titled “Social Media ROI” with Lauren Vargas from Radian 6 and moderated by Roz Lemieux from Fission Strategy.  … Read More

Celebrating Free Agents: Mark Horvath Launches WeAreVisible

I first 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, mobilize, raise money, and engage with others.  … Read More

Dilbert’s Social Media Policy and Reflections from Palo Alto Community Fund Workshop

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.   … Read More