Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 231

Social Media for Good and Evil, Strong and Weak Ties, Online/Offline,and Orgs and Networks

Books, Networked Nonprofit

Malcolm Gladwell’s article “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted,” brings the slacktivism social media for social good or evilstrong and weak ties, and organizations vs networks debates to a mainstream audience.  He tries to make the point:  “Social change has been happening before the creation of Twitter four years ago”  but disappoints. … Read More

The Dragonfly Effect: Win A Copy, Leave A Comment, Swab Your Cheek

Books, Engagement

On Sunday,  I attended the book launch for the Dragonfly Effect, a book about quick, powerful ways to use social media for social change by Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith.     This book party was different, not because it had kids activities or the fun photo booth (see above), but because it also had a table  from Be The Match to encourage people to sign up for the bone marrow registry.  … Read More

In Search of Bachelors and Philanthropy in Rural Alaska and Video Story Capture Tips

Digital Strategy, Philanthropy, Tools and Tactics

The Story

Last week,  my adventure in Alaska started with a meeting with representatives from community foundations around the state of Alaska hosted by the Alaska Community Foundation.   That’s where I met Joe Page from the Jessica Stevens Foundation who told me the amazing story about the Talkeetna Bachelor Society.… Read More

Vote for Your Favorite Nonprofit Technology Conference Panels


The 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference will take place on March 17-19, 2011 in Washington, DC.   Part of what makes the NTC unique is how they involve the community in every aspect of conference planning. Community voting on the 400+ session proposals has begun and will run through September 30th.… Read More

The Ladder of Love: Growing Facebook Fans


Ladder of Love on Facebook

I was lucky enough to spend my last afternoon in Alaska  driving to Talkeetna with Aliza Sherman who lives in Alaska who I’ve known since 1995 and with Cassandra Stalzer my host!    I love the framework she created for identifying and cultivating Super Fans on Facebook.  … Read More