Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 258

Bridging Offline/Online: Tweetups

Tools and Tactics

Networked Nonprofits know how to close the loop between social media and offline actions.  They understand that it is a scaffolded process.   Whatever channel they use, they’re building a bridge from online to onland.   They’re masters at meeting their audience where they’re at and bringing them further along the ladder of engagement.… Read More

Twitter Tip for Networked Nonprofits: Follow the Few To Get To the Many

Networked Nonprofit, Tools and Tactics

For the past few years whenever I doing a training or speak about nonprofits and social media and more recently when we’ve presented about the book, The Networked Nonprofit, someone always raises this concern:   “Social media is a time suck.”… Read More

The Networked Nonprofit in Holland!

Networked Nonprofit

For me, one of the joys of  the publication of  Networked Nonprofit co-authored with Allison Fine is seeing people in my network reading it and discussing.    I’ve never met Joitske Hulsebosch face-to-face, but we have collaborated and learned together through the wonders of the social web from US to Holland.… Read More

Social Media Listening: You Don’t Have To Be Joey Chestnut on the 4th of July!

Listening, Mindfulness, Organizational Culture

Wendy Harman from the Red Cross wished me a Happy Fourth of July with a Joey Chestnut reference which reminded of a post I wrote almost a year ago.  Let me explain.

Joey Chestnut won the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest in 2008.  … Read More

Are the Claims About the Death of Email Greatly Exaggerated?

Research Studies

I asked the above question on Twitter after reading what Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg said at the Nielsen’s Con­sumer 360 con­fer­ence.   If you read only that, then you might think email is on life support.  (A change from a few years ago when people were saying “Email is for old people.”… Read More