Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 129

Day 12: Let’s Help Send Some Cambodian Kids To College – #12days of giving


I’ve been participating in the #12DaysofGiving , a 12-day bonanza of giving, sharing, and promoting social good from 12/13 to 12/24.  Each day a different blogger champions a cause.  Today is the last day and it is finally my turn!    I’m fundraising for the Sharing Foundation, that supports children and young people in Cambodia.… Read More

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World


Photo By h.koppdelaney

Earlier this week,  I wrote a guest post over at  FrogLoop blog about Five Social Media Books, although not everyone liked the post.   I admit that I mostly read non-fiction, but if I only read social media or geeky books that would be too narrow.  … Read More

Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization’s Brand? A good idea or not?


Last week,  Facebook rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users.   While the timeline has the potential to embarrass some users who might have inappropriate photos buried along their timeline,  the cover image might be an opportunity for nonprofits to engage their champions to help spread the word about the organization.… Read More

Project for Awesome Pays It Forward


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

Flickr Photo by Colin Faulkingham

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