Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 135

Social Media and Grantmaking Session at Council on Foundation’s Conference

Measurement, ROI

Council on Foundations ROI Panel

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I participated on a panel called Face, Tweet, Link – Socia Media, Grantmaking & A True Social ROI.   Laura Elfurd, Vice President and Chief Community Investment Officer at ZeroDivide moderated a panel that included Stephen Downs, Assistant VP, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Alexandra Mitchell and Jeff Pryor from Pathfinder Solutions, and Kathy Reich, Program Officer, Organizational Effectiveness & Philanthropy, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation.… Read More

Sneak Peak of New Facebook Nonprofit Use Research from Idealware

Research Studies

Note from Beth: For those of you who have been following my blog for a long time,  you know of my obsession with research reports, particularly social media research snippets.   The good folks at Idealware offered me a sneak peak of their new Facebook research – how could I resist?  

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Connected Citizens Report: The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks


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? And, how can funders leverage them for good?  … Read More

Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

Guest Post

Note from Beth: I love when I discovered folks who are community organizers and successfully transfer what they know about community organizing offline to the online world.   Robin shared some of her thoughts in the comments of a recent blog post, and I invited to share her community organizing rules for Twitter. 

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Social Media Policy Best Practices: Trust Is Cheaper Than Control

Organizational Culture

In my book, the Networked Nonprofit, we devoted an entire chapter to creating a social culture, including the development of a social media policy.   On my Facebook page,  I asked folks what the best practices were for creating a policy.  … Read More