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Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Note From Beth: A few weeks ago,  I was lucky enough to participate in a meeting with other capacity builders who work with networks.    I wrote a quick reflection on some of the techniques used to facilitate the meeting.   This convening of ”network practitioners”  (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) took place at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gigi Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLeod.    

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

 

Note from Beth: Mitch Arnowitz and I recently participated in an online discussion atVenture Philanthropy Partners/Leap of Reason about creating a community of practice for continuous improvement and high performance in the nonprofit sector.  We were part of an email thread with a small group of individuals offered input on community management systems and facilitator recruiting resources.  

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Can Social Media Give the Gift of Life?

Note from Beth: Two years ago on this blog,  Porter Gale published a guest post asking “Can Social Media Save Lives?” and described how Amit Gupta was leveraging his network and social media to find a bone marrow match.  

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Into Focus: Benchmarks and Best Practices for Nonprofits and Video

See3, YouTube and Edelman have released a new report and guide for nonprofits about using video.  The report, “Into Focus:  Benchmarks for Video and A Guide for Creators,”  is based on a survey of 500 nonprofits and interviews with experts (including me).  … Read More

Are Your Social Media and Other Accounts Secure?

A few days ago, I noticed that my long-time nonprofit technology colleague, Ruby Sinreich, had her digital life hacked and stolen from her.   The hacker accessed many of her accounts and locked her out, and took over her Twitter, deleting her followers and changing the profile.    … Read More