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Archive for September, 2011

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Updates

One of my favorite lines of poetry comes from TS Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock:   “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” It comes in a spot in the poem where he talking about the passage of time and mundane events.  … Read More

That Was A Spectacular Failure!

On Monday,  I attended Compasspoint’s Nonprofit Day 2011.  The theme was “Inspired Resilience:  How we sustain People, Organizations, and Causes.”    I attended a fantastic workshop facilitated by Michelle Gislason, Senior Project Director, CompassPoint, called “How to Fail Spectacularly (and What You Can Learn from It)”   Here’s a few key takeaways and resources.… Read More

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Council on Foundations  
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Yesterday, I had the honor of facilitating a workshop on culture change and social media at the Council on Foundations Conference for Community Foundations in San Francisco.      John Kobara, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation, was the session designer and introduced the session with a famous quote from Peter Drucker,  “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”… Read More

Measuring Your Crowdsourcing Efforts by Aliza Sherman

Note from Beth: My colleague, Aliza Sherman, has written a book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crowdsourcing and you drop everything and buy it now.    We’ve been chatting about how to measure the impact of the crowd and she offered to write this guest post on the topic.

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What’s the Secret to Social Media Success? Cute Animal Theory

What will it take to get the climate some attention?  Cute Dog Photos! That’s Sam, grist.org’s office puppy.

We know that people would much rather look at pictures of cute dogs than think about downers like climate change. So, grist-.org  is using Sam to call attention to the environment and harness puppy power on behalf of the climate.  … Read More