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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.  The course is  about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact.  While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations,  I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”).… Read More

Social Media and the Arts: How Strong Is Your Social Net?

Note From Beth: Back in 2011, I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson  and Jai Sen from Sen Associates where I learned about research study they were conducting about social media use in the arts.  

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The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

With Dave Evans - Futurist At Cisco

I just spent two amazing days at the Social Innovation Summit 2013, a cross disciplinary crowd of people who work on social good in the areas of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.  … Read More

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends.    Here’s a roundup.

1. Foundation Center’s Glasspockets Site ReLaunches with A Wealth of Data About Foundation Transparency

The Glasspockets Site has just been relaunched.  … Read More

What I Learned From Adam Grant About Givers

Yesterday, at the Points of Light annual Conference on Volunteering and Service I attended a session called “It’s About Science! Unpacking the Relationship Between Volunteering, the Brain and the Body” featuring author Adam Grant, “Give and Take.”     The session was focused on the connection between volunteering and business benefits.… Read More