Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 228

Give 30 Minutes to Help Pakistan!

Mobile, Networks

I’ve been a board member of Ushahidi for 6 months.  Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories.   It  was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008 and has been used for many other projects, including tracking disaster relief efforts in Haiti. … Read More

Twitter’s Claire Williams Shares Why Literacy Is Her Cause

Housekeeping

Note from Beth: As a supporter of the work that the Sharing Foundation does for children in Cambodia, I’ve seen first hand the value of literacy programs in developing countries.   The Sharing Foundation started this Khmer Literacy program for young children of farm workers in Cambodia – that helped these children learn to read and write in their native language and enter school.     

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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Engagement, Experimentation, Listening, Measurement, Networked Nonprofit

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Introduction

One of the very first bloggers I started reading and having conversations with about social media was Alan Levine (aka CogDog Blog).     Over the years, we have supported each other’s professional work and personal fundraisers before ever meeting in person.  … Read More

How To Get a Wikipedia Page for Your Nonprofit

Guest Post

Note from Beth: Here’s another terrific guest post from Manny Hernandez.   What has been your experience getting a Wikipedia Page for your nonprofit?

Guest Post by Manny Hernandez

Because it was such a painfully long process and because I couldn’t find too many complete articles when I googled “Wikipedia nonprofits“, I decided to share the lessons we learned so that you may not make the same mistakes we made.… Read More

The Blue Sweater 500

Housekeeping

A year ago Jacqueline Novogratz was featured in a  guest post from Think Social about the themes in her book, The Blue Sweater.  My first introduction to her book was from Lucy Bernholz and shortly after that James Wu from the Acumen Fund gave me a copy of  and this profile in the Economist.  … Read More