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Social Media Integrated Campaign Case Study Slam: SSIR Social Media on Purpose Conference

Last week, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating the ultimate social media practitioner panel at the Social Media on Purpose Conference hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review.   The panelists included:

  • Cindy Johanson , Executive Director, Edutopia
  • Matt Fitzgerald , Attention Lab Director, Upwell
  • Humberto Kam , Director, Online Engagement & Marketing, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Abdi Soltani , Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
  • James Nickerson , Social Media Strategist, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Trenton DuVal , Development & Communications Manager, International Development Exchange (IDEX)

The design and format of the panel was  inspired by “poetry slams” where poets share their poems and there is audience participation.   … Read More

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

Earlier this month, I facilitated a workshop for leaders of community foundations in New Jersey for the Knight Digital Media Center on the topic of practical network leadership skills. The workshop covers several topics including:

  • Understanding the networked mindset
  • Visualizing professional and organizational networks and understanding how to leverage for organizational goals
  • Applying these techniques to social platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn for thought leadership, influence, and professional learning.
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Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

After I attended Catalyzing the Sharing Economy conference (the sharing economy is defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services), I shared a post with some notes and ideas about why I think it is the next generation of networked social change.  … Read More

The Next Generation of Networked Social Change: Embracing the Sharing Economy

Earlier this week, a mixed crowd of entrepreneurs, investors, start ups, nonprofits, social activists, and others came together for the inaugural conference on Catalyzing the Sharing Economy defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services.    … Read More

Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

 

 

I don’t have to tell anyone who reads Beth’s blog about the value of storytelling.

Few would deny that storytelling is a powerful tool for inspiring action and influencing thought leaders, donors, and decision makers. However, few of us working in the social impact space could admit to utilizing storytelling to its fullest potential.… Read More