I’d like to use this post to share some of the responses to the Networked Nonprofit at different book events and online during the past month and let you know about upcoming events in November. The photo above shows WiserEarth‘s team from around the world in the Bay Area during break from a staff retreat reading the Networked Nonprofit.
Networked Nonprofit in Vegas
In October, I presented on two panels at BlogWorld and briefly walked the exhibit floor to notice the book at the Wiley Booth and also ran into Kris Krug, a photographer and free agent. Stay tuned for a video interview I did with him while in Vegas.
Independent Sector in Atlanta
Despite a broken toe, I facilitated a workshop on Social Media for CEOs of nonprofits and foundation. But even more fun was this video interview with the good folks at the Gifts In Kind International who I ran into in the lobby and they pulled out their copy of the book and shared a few thoughts about they’re applying the ideas.
The Portland Arts and Culture Social Media Convening Workshop
James Leventhal facilitated a workshop in Portland last month along with Adam Rozan of the Oakland Museum of California and Stephanie Weaver of Experienceology. The workshop was a discussion, tweet-festival, and social media community-building exercise. And, they all got copies of Networked Nonprofit (thank you James!) Meanwhile in down at action camp in San Antonio, Texas, I heard through Twitter that copies of the Networked Nonprofit were offered in a raffle.
Networked Nonprofit at PRSA in Washington, DC
Kami Huyse, my business partner at Zoetica, gave a presentation at PRSA Conference in Washington, DC about social media integrated into cause-related marketing and CSR (it is the research we’re working on as part of our fellowship with the Society for New Communications Research). She also gave copies of the book away as prizes.
The Networked Nonprofit in Japan
>”ichi” – Hiroyasu Ichikawa who is president of the SocialCompany in Japan was visiting the Bay Area to attend SoCap. I met “ichi” virtually when he let me know about a Netsquared Japan meet up featuring the Networked Nonprofit. He also kindly demonstrated on a video how to do social networking in Japan the old fashion way.
Thoughtful Posts and Reviews of the Networked Nonprofit
I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying reading about people are applying the ideas in the book and the reviews. Here’s a few.
Steve Heye is blogging the book. I really like his take on the mindshift that is needed to embrace a “try it and fix it approach. >
Steve Waddell writes about building change networks through social media.
Tony Goodrow blogs about some of the ideas in the Networked Nonprofit and how they relate to volunteer management.
Tobi Johnson who purchased the book as part of our launch party has written a terrific review on her blog.
Jane Wales offered a few counter arguments to the Gladwell article in the New Yorker riffing off some ideas in the Networked Nonprofit.
A Few Events in November
- Networked Nonprofit at World Learning on November 3 at 4:00 PM in Washington, DC
- Tech@State on November 4th at Noon in Washington, DC – Keynote presentation with Mark Horvath on Working With Free Agents
- National Summer Learning Association – Networked Nonprofit Workshop on November 9th
- Boardsource Leadership Conference, Governing the Networked Nonprofit in an Age of Social Media on November 11th
- The Networked Nonprofit Nairobi Kenya on November 18th
- The Networked Nonprofit in London – Follow @stevebridger for more details