Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 256

What’s the ROI of Online Voting and Fundraising Contests?

Fundraising, Strategy

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For the third and final Conversational Case Study on America’s Giving Challenge from Allison Fine and I, we  pose a question rather than answer one: Is there a “special sauce” for successful participation in online fundraising contests?  … Read More “What’s the ROI of Online Voting and Fundraising Contests?”

Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right

Philanthropy

The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works.  It combines expert judging with popular vote, online strategy with good old fashion off line organizing, links objectives to a theory of change, and incorporates a fun and engaging way for people to learn about and take action on a timely community problem.  … Read More “Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right”

9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Conferences

I was honored to be the keynote speaker for the Bay Area Microsoft/TechSoup Global  Connection Day on Monday.   This post summarizes the content I shared in my presentation and offers some reflection on the conversational keynote.… Read More “9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media”

Are you going to Personal Democracy Forum?

Conferences

For six years, I’ve wanted to attend the highly regarded Personal Democracy Forum, but had scheduling conflicts. But pinch me, I’m attending this year – in New York on June 3rd and 4th to take part in the conversations that are driving real changes in technology, governance, and the non-profit world.… Read More “Are you going to Personal Democracy Forum?”

Conversational Case Study: How Does Your Organization Vet Online Contest Opportunities?

Housekeeping

Allison Fine and I have been working on an evaluation of the second America’s Giving Challenge. As part of the process, we are facilitating “Conversational Case Studies” that explore some of the themes that have surfaced from surveys.

This case study explores how a small nonprofit, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), a contest winner in the first and second America’s Giving Challenges, is using social media effectively.… Read More “Conversational Case Study: How Does Your Organization Vet Online Contest Opportunities?”