Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 93

Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization’s Brand? A good idea or not?

Tips

Last week,  Facebook rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users.   While the timeline has the potential to embarrass some users who might have inappropriate photos buried along their timeline,  the cover image might be an opportunity for nonprofits to engage their champions to help spread the word about the organization.… Read More

Project for Awesome Pays It Forward

Fundraising

Project Awesome is pretty, well, awesome.

The best video makers on YouTube rally and create videos for their favorite charities.    Then they ask their networks to vote the best.  The voting is over, so now we wait.

The video above was created by Karen Kavett to promote charity:water and how awesome they are, including their new fundraiser, Waterforward, that is a brilliant networked approach to fundraising and incorporate game mechanics.  … Read More

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Tips, Tools and Tactics, Visual

If you want extract value from your social media strategy, you need to use measurement.    That means setting measurable goals,  collecting the right data, making sense of it, and transforming it into actionable decisions.   Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others.… Read More

Putting Your Twitter Followers on the Map, Literally

Tools and Tactics, Visual

TweepsMap is an interesting Twitter app that will put your followers on a map of the world, literally.   It analyzes the percentage of total followers from countries, states, and cities. (here’s more about how it works)    While you can check out the profiles of your followers and find out where they’re from (if they filled out the location information), you can’t really get a snapshot.  … Read More

Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note from Beth: The 3rd annual Minnesota Give to Max Day took place last month.  The campaign has been profiled on this blog since it started.  And every year, the good folks in Minnesota share their results and lessons learned.  It’s become an annual holiday tradition for Beth’s Blog.

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