Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 50

Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Content

Some of you may remember that I shared a depressing screen capture of my Facebook Insights visual right after taking a two-week break during the holidays. The comments in the thread were terrific and generated a blog post: http://www.bethkanter.org/getting-started.   But more importantly, I wanted to close the loop and show you that after getting back to a consistent editorial calendar, the engagement and reach came back from vacation.… Read More

A Nonprofit’s Legal Counsel Is The Social Media Manager’s Best Friend!

Social Media Policy

That headline isn’t a lawyer joke.  And let me say upfront,  I respect lawyers and legal issues that nonprofits and foundations have to navigate around social media.

However, I realize that in some nonprofits the relationship between in-house legal counsel or the organization’s lawyers is based on fear and control.  … Read More

Is 2013 the Year of Video for Nonprofits?

Video

If you follow social media guru Mari Smith, you have no doubt noticed the headline  ”The Year of Video” and promotion for a free webinar on the ins and outs of video creation, video production, video marketing for small businesses on Jan.… Read More

Using Data and Social Media for Social Justice Outcomes: TIG 2013 Keynote

Conferences

I’m in Jacksonville, Florida today to open the plenary session of the Legal Services Corporation Technology Innovation Grant Annual gathering. The last time I keynoted was five years ago!

This session is my first interactive keynote based on the content of my book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” co-authored with KD Paine.… Read More

The Failure Bow: How To Stop the Blame and Shame Game and Start Learning

Experimentation, Failure

When you read this post,  I’ll be on a plane to the facilitate the opening plenary at the Legal Services TIG Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 16th.  One of my key themes for the year is to look at failure and learning – and will also have a chance to dive into a conversation at the upcoming COF Conference with colleague Peter Sims, Author of Little Bets and founder of BLKSHP.    … Read More