Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 101

Project for Awesome Pays It Forward

Fundraising

Project Awesome is pretty, well, awesome.

The best video makers on YouTube rally and create videos for their favorite charities.    Then they ask their networks to vote the best.  The voting is over, so now we wait.

The video above was created by Karen Kavett to promote charity:water and how awesome they are, including their new fundraiser, Waterforward, that is a brilliant networked approach to fundraising and incorporate game mechanics.  … Read More

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Tips, Tools and Tactics, Visual

If you want extract value from your social media strategy, you need to use measurement.    That means setting measurable goals,  collecting the right data, making sense of it, and transforming it into actionable decisions.   Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others.… Read More

Putting Your Twitter Followers on the Map, Literally

Tools and Tactics, Visual

TweepsMap is an interesting Twitter app that will put your followers on a map of the world, literally.   It analyzes the percentage of total followers from countries, states, and cities. (here’s more about how it works)    While you can check out the profiles of your followers and find out where they’re from (if they filled out the location information), you can’t really get a snapshot.  … Read More

Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note from Beth: The 3rd annual Minnesota Give to Max Day took place last month.  The campaign has been profiled on this blog since it started.  And every year, the good folks in Minnesota share their results and lessons learned.  It’s become an annual holiday tradition for Beth’s Blog.

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A Networked Fundraiser: charity:water Waterforward

Fundraising

How WaterForward works. from charity: water on Vimeo.

charity:water continues to break new ground and be an innovator in the online fundraising space.    Its newest online fundraiser,  Waterforward, is based on a simple question:  What if the billion social media users in the world collectively chipped in a few dollars and helped solve the “wicked” problem for the billion people around the world who don’t have clean water?… Read More