August, 2011 | Beth's Blog - Part 4

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Grazing on Curated Lists Is Like Sipping A Fine Wine

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Earlier this week, I wrote a post called “Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging” about the art and science of curating information.   It is process o f organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked with your network.     … Read More

Taking Baby Steps with Social Media Measurement: Defining a Small Pilot

Part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is facilitating several peer learning groups on social media measurement. The intent is to help grantees improve their social media practice through measurement and learning.   It is also serving as a  focus group, producing deep  insights and stories for my next book on social media measurement, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, that I’m co-authoring with goddess of measurement,  KD Paine.… Read More

Social Media Dashboard DesignTips from the Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Note from Beth: After a brief conversation about new ways to access web-based “visitors” in the comments section of  a recent blog post on dashboards,  Dan generously offer to write a post about developing an in-house dashboard as part of his work at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.  

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Google + for Social Change Activists: Dive in Early or Wait?

Last week, I helped launch a peer exchange Webinar for  Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Insurance grantees with Spitfire Communications (creators of the SMART chart).  The focus is how to effectively integrate social media channels and measure and learn.   Two grantees that work on Children’s Healthcare  at the national level and have experience using social media as part of an integrated campaign were co-presenters.  … Read More

Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging

Content curation is  the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked with your network.    But finding and organizing the information is only half of the task.   … Read More