Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 127

Google + Nonprofit Brand Pages

Housekeeping

Why does Google +  launch new stuff when I’m on a book deadline!!   The long awaited brand pages on Google + are here.    I put a post out on Google + asking what nonprofits had set up pages and was able to identify 88 from all the responses and placed them in a open circle here.… Read More

Nonprofit Social Media Mavens Are Curators of Metrics

Measurement

I’ve been reading Social Media Metrics Secrets by John Lovett who is a senior partner at Web Analytics Demystified where Eric T. Peterson is the founder and senior partner.  The book is wonderful and before I share some of what I learned I have to tell you a story.… Read More

Pulitzer and the Pedestal – Or Why Crowdfunding Needs Influencer Marketing

Crowdsourcing, Guest Post

Guest post by Jesse Noyes

The outlook for the Statue of Liberty was bleak in 1885.

Construction of the statue had been completed the year before in France, but efforts to construct a pedestal in New York ground to a halt.… Read More

A Billion + Change = Shared Value for Corporations and Nonprofits

Guest Post

Guest post by Cindy Hallberlin

If one thing became clear this morning, it’s that the passion from the corporate sector to create meaningful and positive impact in our society is growing, and rapidly at that. I had the privilege of attending an event for A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars in skills-based and pro bono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs.… Read More

Good News for Giving 2.0: Round Up of Research

Fundraising

Last week, I attended Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen‘s Giving 2.0 book launch at Stanford University with my children, Harry and Sara.  The book’s message is simple.   Anyone and everyone who gives anything — time, money, experience, skills, networks — in any amount to create a better world can be philanthropist.    … Read More