Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 132

Book: Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Books

There’s been a nice crop of social media books published this spring!   So Mondays have become book review days as part of the discipline to keep up with reading.    My Zoetica colleague, Geoff Livingston, shared a preview copy of his forthcoming book Welcome to the Fifth Estate and it is a great read!… Read More

Social Media, Foundations, and Grantees: What Works, What Doesn’t?

Transparency

This week I attended Center for Effective Philanthropy’s  conference “Better Philanthropy: From Data to Impact” where I participated on a panel about social media, foundations, and grantees.   Vincent Stehle moderated and other panelists included Paula Goldman, Omidyar Network,  Jacob Harold, Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Travis Manzione, Director of Assessment Tools for CEP.… Read More

Cancer Council SA Ambassador Project

Guest Post

Wading into the social media pond … one step at a time guest post by Matt Sarre

When Cancer Council SA (that’s South Australia, not South Africa) started the Ambassador Project as an experiment in revitalizing volunteerism and community fundraising , jumping in to the social media  pond was not even on the agenda.… Read More

What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

Networks, Reflection, Transparency

I’ve been writing about wikis (and other social technologies) can be terrific platforms for supporting professional learning in real time, but it requires a comfort level with  “learning in public.”   You can learn in public in different ways – self-directed individual learning, with a peer group or in an organization, or as a network or entire field practice.… Read More

Book: A Great How-To On Creating Social Content

Books, Content

I picked up a copy of  Content Rules by Ann Handley and CC Chapman and could not put it down.    The books shares the secrets to creating good content on social channels that engages your audiences.   They offer principles, how-to steps and tips, and case studies.… Read More