Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 20

Attention #NPdataNerds: Report back from the first-ever Do Good Data Conference

Data, Guest Post

Note from Beth: Over the summer, I got wind of the “Data Analysts for Social Good” conference in Chicago and organized by Andrew Means when colleague Heidi Ketroser Massey tagged me in the above Facebook status asking about capture tools for conferences.    

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Using Social Media Internationally: How Not To Get Lost in Translation

Guest Post, Tips

Note from Beth: Social networks allow to connect with people from outside of our community and it is easy to have your conversation get lost in translation.  Here’s some good tips when your network is global.

How to Approach Social Media Internationally Guest Post By Christian Arno

Hands up who’s got a Twitter follower from Japan?… Read More

Can Memes for Good Work for your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy? Not on Facebook!

Content, Visual

This “Keep Calm and Shine On” t-shirt is a riff on the popular “Keep Calm and Carry On” meme used by Autism Speaks to help promote the annual World Autism Awareness Day.

The California Coverage and Health Initiative used this variation to promote enrolling in health care coverage as of October 1st.… Read More

Please Vote for SXSW 2014 Panel: What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You

Conferences

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You

That’s the title of my proposed panel for SXSW 2014. Please take a minute a vote for it!

Here’s the description:

Social media analytics can help you understand the active members of your social media audience, but what about the people who aren’t posting?… Read More

Selfies for Good? Or just tapping into a narcissistic trend?

Photography, Visual

No doubt you’ve taken a “selfie,”  a self-portrait taken with your mobile phone camera and shared on Facebook or other social media channels.   Although selfies have been around for years, they have gained popularity recently. In December 2012, Time magazine noted that selfie was among its the “top 10 buzzwords” of 2012 and in August 2013, the term selfie also made its debut in Oxford Dictionaries Online’s quarterly update where it is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

While selfies are easy to do, they can also go horribly wrong.  … Read More