Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 24

Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships

Fundraising

Note From Beth: Last month, I did a webinar for the SalesForce Foundation on measuring social media.   The Foundation is offering webinars and publishing white papers for nonprofits.  Two recent papers that caught my eye were:  ”How to Use Social Media for Social Good” and “Building Meaningful Engagement.”   Recently,  I had an opportunity to meet Tal Frankurt, CEO of Cloud for Good, where he shared some thoughts about how a well-designed SalesForce database could be an excellent tool for managing, measuring, and tracking relationships with donors.  

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Facilitating with Sticky Notes

Networks, Training Design

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a convening of  ”network practitioners”  (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gigi Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLeod.    … Read More

2014 SXSW Interactive Scholarship Program: Deadline 7/26

Conferences

What creative ways are people using tech for good? The folks at SXSW Interactive want to know! They are seeking the latest and greatest ideas in the social good / nonprofit space, and will reward you for telling them all about it.… Read More

An Easy Recipe for Making Text Overlay Images

Content, Visual

As part of your organization’s digital strategy, you need to create engaging content for your web site, email newsletter, or blog.    This content can be easily optimized for social channels like Facebook or Twitter – with a focus on making it visual.    … Read More

7 Things I learned About Social Media Powered Online Fundraising and A Big Heartfelt Thank You for #OceanLoveEarl

Fundraising

If you have been following me on Twitter, Facebook, this blog or other social media channels, you know that my father passed away several weeks ago.  I decided to metabolize my grief by doing an online fundraiser in his memory to raise money for Surf Rider Foundation for ocean conservation as well as do a virtual online memorial event where I asked people to tweet with the hashtag #OceanLoveEarl on July 3rd and share their favorite ocean stories.    … Read More