Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 132

Orchestras, Musicians, The Concert Experience, and Social Media

Organizational Culture, Social Media Policy

I’ve been at the League of American Orchestras Conference.  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of co-facilitating a half-day “Digital Strategies” seminar with Vince Ford, Director of Digital Media from the New York Philharmonic and leading a peer session for major orchestra marketing staff and youth orchestra executive directors with Makala Johnson who does Social Media for the Mayo Clinic.… Read More

Can Collective Community Action Lead To Fundraising Success?

Fundraising

In April,  the Knight Foundation and Monitor Institute published a new report called “Connected Citizens” that looks at the impact of networks on communities, and asks, what do these emerging networks mean for community change?

The report was filled with examples, but more and more are coming to life everyday.  … Read More

Book: We First: How Brands & Consumers Use Social Media To Build A Better World

Books, CSR

Simon Mainwaring’s new book,  We First, launches this week.    It is a book about how connectedness through social networks can help satisfy the needs of business bottom line and a healthy, sustainable planet.     The book offers a new marketplace model that is not drive by “me first” corporate greed, but how corporations can leverage social media to build a better world and earn consumer goodwill and loyalty.… Read More

How to convert your Facebook Profile into a Facebook Page

Tips

How to Back Up Your Facebook Profile Data from Emily Garman on Vimeo.

A couple years of ago,  I noticed that many of my nonprofit technology colleagues who were early adopters of social media were also dog owners.    I created a mini workshop called “The Cute Dog Theory,” inspired by Ethan Zuckerman’s “Cute Cat Theory of Digital Activism” which was the title of one of his talks.

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What the Research Says About Increasing Facebook Engagement

Engagement, Research Studies

This post summarizes some findings from a  recent research report about increasing engagement on Facebook and a couple of conversations about applying the research over on my blog Facebook page.   I also tested some of the tips suggested by the research.   … Read More