Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 130

The Internet Domain .NGO Should Serve Best Interests of Nonprofits Worldwide: Sign An Online Letter of Support

Guest Post

Note from Beth: Within a year new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will be launched worldwide, joining the likes of .ORG, .COM, and .NET. Among the proposed new gTLDs is .NGO. .NGO will be the exclusive domain for local and global non-governmental organizations looking to advance their missions or to inspire their communities.  

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Happy 10th Birthday Network for Good!


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Network for Good turns 10 this Saturday! It sent me back to my archives because I remember writing an online article called “Cyberfundraising” that discussed the options for this promising new form of fundraising. They included: charity malls (a primitive form of embedded philanthropy as Lucy Bernholz might say), charity portals (what Network for Good was called); and roll your own e-commerce site.  … Read More

What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?


Rob Stuart, who passed away recently and who was instrumental in the creation of the nonprofit technology movement always had a favorite question, “What tools are in your tool box?”   It was always a terrific conversation starter with nonprofit techies because knowing  the right tool for the job is important.    … Read More

Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Training Design

As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a social media capacity building project with Liane Wong, Program Officer,  grantees of in the “Insuring America’s Children: Getting to the Finish Line” and Ed Walz, and all the good folks at SpitFire Strategies.    … Read More

When Is One Million Fans on Facebook Worth More Than A Million Bucks?

Measurement, Tips

HSUS Director of Emerging Media Carie Lewis Celebrates

Answer:  When they are engaged and ready to take action for you!

Earlier this month. the Humane Society of United States reached 1 million fans on its Facebook Page.   Says Carie Lewis, director of Emerging for the HSUS, “Although we prefer not to focus on numbers as a measurement of social media success, one million fans is a huge landmark that we are celebrated with our online community.”   We know that animal welfare nonprofit rule on Facebook, but how did HSUS do this?  … Read More