Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 98

Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Training Design

As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a social media capacity building project with Liane Wong, Program Officer,  grantees of in the “Insuring America’s Children: Getting to the Finish Line” and Ed Walz, and all the good folks at SpitFire Strategies.    … Read More

When Is One Million Fans on Facebook Worth More Than A Million Bucks?

Measurement, Tips

Answer:  When they are engaged and ready to take action for you!

Earlier this month. the Humane Society of United States reached 1 million fans on its Facebook Page.   Says Carie Lewis, director of Emerging for the HSUS, “Although we prefer not to focus on numbers as a measurement of social media success, one million fans is a huge landmark that we are celebrated with our online community.”   We know that animal welfare nonprofit rule on Facebook, but how did HSUS do this?  … Read More

24 hours, millions of dollars, thousands of nonprofits—What gives in Minnesota?

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note from Beth: Last week, Washington, DC held its first ever Give to the Max Day where 1300 nonprofits were fundraising and experimenting with social media tools and raised over $2 million in 24 hours. The campaign was modeled after the grand daddy of match days that happens throughout the entire state of Minnesota.

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How To Recognize Great Content Curation: Curating Curators

Content

(Thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for finding this deck)

Dilbert characters are talking about content curation..    Scoop.It one of the premiere content creation tools is now out beta.   In my own curation of content, I’m discovering many more content curators out there.  … Read More

Google + Nonprofit Brand Pages

Google

Why does Google +  launch new stuff when I’m on a book deadline!!   The long awaited brand pages on Google + are here.    I put a post out on Google + asking what nonprofits had set up pages and was able to identify 88 from all the responses and placed them in a open circle here.… Read More