Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 131

24 hours, millions of dollars, thousands of nonprofits—What gives in Minnesota?

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note from Beth: Last week, Washington, DC held its first ever Give to the Max Day where 1300 nonprofits were fundraising and experimenting with social media tools and raised over $2 million in 24 hours. The campaign was modeled after the grand daddy of match days that happens throughout the entire state of Minnesota.

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How To Recognize Great Content Curation: Curating Curators


(Thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for finding this deck)

Dilbert characters are talking about content curation..    Scoop.It one of the premiere content creation tools is now out beta.   In my own curation of content, I’m discovering many more content curators out there.  … Read More

Google + Nonprofit Brand Pages


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


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

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