Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 21

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

Unleash Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Guest Post

 

Note From Beth: Many of us don’t value taking the time for intentional learning within our organizations.  We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process.  

Read More

How to make convenings count: a new hands-on guidebook

Guest Post

Note from Beth: This resource has lots of useful framework and design tips for designing and implementing convenings which can also be applied to designing workshops, meetings, and other gatherings.

 

How to make convenings count: a new hands-on guidebook
By Noah Rimland Flower

The Networked Nonprofit wasn’t only about making smart use of social media and metrics.… Read More