Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 240

In Case of Emergency, Update Your Facebook Status

Conferences, Experimentation

In January, after the Haiti Earthquake struck, if you were participating on social networks, you couldn’t help but notice the many, many Tweets and Facebook status messages about the Haiti Earthquake.   The messages included pleas for support or retweeting the news, but beyond that the stream included pleas from people on the ground in Haiti asking for emergency assistance or letting loved ones and friends know they’re okay.… Read More

New E-Book: How To Raise More Money Now

Fundraising

Beach

It is the sweltering dog days of August, and our attention may turn to building sand castles by the edge of ocean.  But many nonprofits deep into planning for year end campaigns and perhaps looking for ways to raise money now. … Read More

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Guest Post, Mobile

Note from Beth: It’s vacation week for me, not publishing much this week or next accept for guest posts and a few book reviews or if I find inspiration.  This guest post was written by Rob Reed. He is the founder of MomentFeed, a location-based marketing, strategy, and technology firm.Read More

Visiting the Smithsonian On Vacation

Engagement

I’m on vacation this week and next!   We’re visiting family at the Jersey Shore, but stopping in DC to take the kids to the Smithsonian and other DC highlights.     You might see a few blog posts or tweets but don’t expect a fast reply via email.    … Read More

How To Make Social Media Experiments Fun!

Experimentation, Tools and Tactics, Training Design

This year my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation includes training, coaching, and facilitating peer learning sessions for grantees on using social media effectively, becoming a Networked Nonprofit.    It has been incredible laboratory to put the big ideas in the book in practice.… Read More