Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 70

Vote for these SXSW Nonprofit Panels

Conferences

For many years, the SXSW Festival has used an open application and voting process to select panels for the premiere event for digital and online professionals that takes place every year in Austin, TX.      With the launch of “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” co-authored with KD Paine, we thought we do a reprise of our popular panel in 2009, “Social Media, Nonprofit, ROI Poetry Slam.”   That panel marked the beginning of my friendship and collaboration with KD Paine which lead to our book, which is going to be entertaining and practical look at how to measure all things networked nonprofit.    … Read More

Deepening Engagement, One Drawing at a Time

Engagement, Guest Post

Note from Beth: Just as I was leaving for Cambodia,  there was a great discussion within a comment thread over on my blog brand page on Facebook in reaction to post about the HSUS Facebook post that went viral.   Darren accepted my offer to share a post to deepen the discussion about engagement.

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How Arts Organizations Win Gold Medals in Social Media

Tips

Note from Beth: I missed out on the Olympics in London this year while I was traveling in Cambodia.     While the world acclaimed sports event was taking place in London,  the Gay Chorus Olympics was taking place in Denver.  Not only do choral groups from all of the country gather and perform, they also hold sessions to share best practices about managing the nonprofit organizations that support these community choruses.    

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Is Instagram Useful for Nonprofit Marketing?

Measurement, Storytelling, Visual

Instagram, the mobile photography app purchased by Facebook, has been getting a lot of attention lately.   From critics saying it is killing photography to hype and hoopla from marketing pundits saying it is a must-have as part of your “visual marketing tool box.” In Steve Rubel’s Ad Age post,  ”The Revolution Won’t Be Televised; It Will Be Instagrammed” points out some underlying trends that might make some of the hype less hype:

  • Smartphone use has become pervasive, siting recent research reports from Pew  Internet for America Life research
  • Visual marketing is becoming an important part of the online marketer’s tool box – especially because images are global, easy to digest, and distributable.
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Nonprofits: Leave A Comment to Win A Free Dell Color Laser Printer

Promotions

UPDATE: This giveaway is now finished.  The winner, The EllieFund, has been selected  Many thanks to everyone who participated!

A couple of weeks,   a PR agency working for Dell approached me with an offer that I was going to refuse:

We will give a  Dell 1355cnw Multifunction Color Printer.  

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