Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 129

Pulitzer and the Pedestal – Or Why Crowdfunding Needs Influencer Marketing

Crowdsourcing, Guest Post

Flickr Photo by PeterJBellis

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

Flickr Photo by kayaker1204

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

A Wiki Tribute to Stephanie McAuliffe

Philanthropy, Reflection

Whitney dressed up as an OE grant and Stephanie in her "Catbert" costume

If you do any work in the field organizational effectiveness or nonprofit capacity building, whether you are a consultant or funder for such programs, then you know Stephanie McAuliffe, the Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.    … Read More

Three Tips To Improve Social Media Results

Guest Post, Tips

Infographic by RAD Campaign - click to see full graphic

 

Note from Beth: In this post, Craig offers a few tips on using social media for nonprofits.   I’m happy to see the first recommendation to encourage social media in the board room a topic I first wrote about almost two years ago and devoted a whole chapter to it in my book, “The Networked Nonprofit”    On Friday,  Craig Newmark is one of the speakers at  The San Francisco Social Media for Nonprofits takes place on November 4 at the Marine’s Memorial Theatre.  

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