Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 130

A Free Agent for Hunger: Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project

Free Agent

Many nonprofits, particularly smaller organizations, say their biggest challenge to using social media effectively is that they don’t have the time or staff.   Those that have opened themselves up to using these tools and connecting with passionate people in their networks find abundance.    … Read More

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Measurement

A few days ago, I moderated two panels at Grantmakers in the Arts  pre-conference on arts and technology.  The panel featured some previews from a recent research study “How Strong Is Your Social Net?” given by Rory MacPherson, principal, Trudel | MacPherson and Jai Sen,digital media strategist, Sen Associates.  … Read More

Will the Virtual Summit Replace Face-to-Face Guest Post By Kari Dunn Saratovsky

Experimentation

Note from Beth: Last June, I live blogged the virtual Millennial Donor Summit and it was an interesting experience. So I was very interested to hear about the lessons learned report  about the virtual summit and Kari agreed to write a guest post.    

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Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Guest Post, Networks, Online Community

Note from Beth: While many of us focus our attention on FB pages, Facebook groups can be a good platform for nonprofits to use for informal peer learning groups,  getting feedback from your post passionate fans, or to cultivate and support a brand ambassadors group.  

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Is the New Facebook “People Talking About” Metric Meaningless?

Measurement

Facebook announced its new brand page metric on Sunday night, “People Talking About,” with Mashable breaking the news and analysis from Clickz.    The new  ”people talking about”  metric is designed to measure FB engagement and a raw number of  user-initiated activity related to a Page, including posting to a Page’s Wall, “liking,” commenting, sharing a Page post or content on the Page, answering a Question posed to fans, mentioning a Page, “liking” or sharing a deal or checking in at your Place.    … Read More