Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 32

The Best Times To Post To Social Media: Introducing the Burrito Principle

Conferences

Note From Beth: Next month I’m lucky enough to be doing the keynote at Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in San Francisco to share some ideas from my book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” winner of the 2013 Terry McAdam Nonprofit book award.  

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5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

Video

Note From Beth: The cartoon above is from my book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” and was alluding to what I call the “Cute Animal Theory” that content performs better when you have a cute animal, a dog, a cat, or even a squirrel.

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Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples

Content

According to a recent survey by OTX, 43% of respondents say they have shared content on social media sites because it is funny.   And the reasons are not a mystery — people remember how you make them feel and making them chuckle, giggle, and laugh reduces stress and makes people feel good.  … Read More

It’s Giving Days Season! No It’s A Giving Days Movement!

Fundraising, Philanthropy

#GivingTuesday is a day of giving where of thousands of organizations and individuals (including me) come together to give and call attention to giving, volunteering, and infecting others.   In its first year, #GivingTuesday,  a national effort initiated by the 92ndY and the U.N.Read More

Hosting a Day of Giving? The Knight Foundation Playbook Answers Your Questions

Fundraising

As a Master Trainer, one of my favorite models of training adults is the Peer Learning Exchange where a group of participants who are working on a similar project or domain of practices interact regularly to learn how to do it better.  … Read More