Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 64

Social Media Is About Engagement With A Purpose and How To Measure It

Measurement

A few days ago, my colleague Suzanne Walsh, shared a tweet with me that pointed to a blog post titled, “Social Media Is Not About Engagement?” from Bundlepost (a social media productivity tool).   I recently heard this same idea from colleague Carie Lewis during our Measurement Workshop at SXSW.  … Read More

RIP Google Reader: Don’t Scream Who Moved My Cheese, Pivot Your Reading

Reflection

This past week, Google announced that it would close Google Reader on July 1st.    Nonprofit technology colleague Nancy Schwartz shared that link and it prompted a lot of angst for many who had grown dependent on this free software.   More than 125,000 people signed this online petition at Change.Org and lists of alternatives to Google Reader started popping up like this one from Lifehacker and list.ly.  … Read More

SXSW 2013: Measurement and Making Sense of Your Data

Measurement

This is the last post in a series of post about my experience at SXSW.   This post summarizes the sessions I facilitated or participated in related to “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” which included a book signing, panel discussion in the Beacon Lounge, and a workshop with co-author KD Paine.… Read More

SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

Organizational Culture

This year SXSW is offered something new: workshops on a wide range of topics from some of the top people in their industry.   I was honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits.  … Read More

SXSW 2013 – Social by Global: Failure Is Not An F-Word!

Failure

This week I was in Austin, TX for SXSW Interactive Festival where I presented or facilitated at several social good sessions or events.   I started presenting at SXSW in 2008 and have gone annually (except last year I took a year off).    … Read More