This morning Allison Fine and I got up extra early for a Bagels and Books Event for The Networked Nonprofitat the National Conference on Volunteering and Service here in NYC. At book events, one of the most common themes we hear from nonprofits is about the fear that organizational leaders have about social media. Opening up organizations is uncomfortable because it strikes at the heart of what so many organizational leaders were taught as their jobs -- to protect the organization by … [Read more...] about Networked Nonprofits Deconstruct Social Media Fears
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I'm in NYC for the last leg of book launch tour for the Networked Nonprofit. I'm pleased about the positive reception of the big picture ideas and concepts in the book, I'm wildly enthusiastic about hearing from people as they put the ideas into practice! For example, one of the concepts in the book is understanding social networks, social networking mapping, and network weaving. Deborah Finn has a terrific blog post sharing her experience mapping a network. Social Edge is hosting a virtual … [Read more...] about Networked Nonprofit Virtual Book Club Week 2: Busting Social Media Myths
I attend a lot of conferences, but mostly as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, or panelist. I don't often get a chance to listen and learn. That was the gift of attending Nonprofit 2.0 Conference, especially the "unconference sessions" in Washington, DC on Friday. A big thank you conference organizers! We kicked off the conference with an interview style keynote about the Networked Nonprofit, moderated by fabulous Shireen Mitchell (aka digitalsista). The best part is when the audience … [Read more...] about Nonprofit 2.0 Reflections: Sharing Practices Around Listening and Free Agents
We were in Washington, DC on Thursday and Friday for our book tour for The Networked Nonprofit to celebrate with live and virtual events hosted by the Case Foundation and Chronicle of Philanthropy. We also keynoted the Nonprofit 2.0 Conference. On Thursday afternoon, Peter Panepento, hosted a BlogTalk Radio show with us. This was the first time I had participated in talk show style streaming event. It was more than a book promotion event - it was an opportunity to have an in-depth … [Read more...] about Washington, DC: Book Launch Events
I've been getting word on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere that people are receiving their copies of the book from Amazon. And their sharing photos Flickr and Facebook. Please share add yours to the collection! Starting this week, our friends at SocialEdge have created a virtual book club where we will share brief excerpts from the book each week and discuss them. We're excited to continue the conversation about the ideas in the book and see how you apply them. If you want to start … [Read more...] about Is The Networked Nonprofit Is In Your Hands Yet?