Living Case Studies: Social Media and Sustainable Agriculture View more presentations from Beth Kanter As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I'm designing and delivering peer training sessions for grantees all around the theme of social media, learning, and measurement. This year I'm more of a guide on the side and helping to surface the knowledge and experience in the room. This approach produces rich learning. This week I did … [Read more...] about Living Case Studies: Integrated Social Media Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture
Archives for July 2011
Millennials (those young, tech savvy, and passionate younger donors) will - as I learned at last month's Millennial Donor Summit. Millennials don't just want to write a check to your organization - they want to combine their personal passions and interests and engage others in your mission. Are you facilitating this with your fundraising approaches? The Parkinson's Association is doing just that. They have organized a fundraiser called "Summit4Stemcell." The goal is to fund non-embryonic … [Read more...] about Would You Climb A Mountain for Charity?
With the debt ceiling debate raging in our nation's capital, health care advocates have kicked into high gear and are using new social media tactics to engage elected officials in the fight to protect health care rights -- Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. Families USA is an organization fighting for affordable health care for all Americans. Their web site tools provide useful information for grassroots advocates or anyone for that matter to stay informed on health care-related … [Read more...] about You Can Stand Up for Health Care on Twitter and Facebook, What About On Google +?
Taking a break from online this week to stare at the ocean, visit family, and air out the brain. As someone who spends a lot of time online, breaks like this can be good for the heart, soul, and brain. Someone referred me to this excellent post by Danah Boyd about how to take an email sabbatical. I'm not going completely off the grid, but greatly reducing my normal load. So you'll see less of me here, on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and email. I grew up in South Jersey and spent my … [Read more...] about Taking A Break from Blogging this Week: Ocean View Wins
Flickr Photo by Minarae Note from Beth: I was thrilled that Paul Connolly agreed to write a guest post sharing some of the public learning taking place through the OE Goldmine Project on the Packard Foundation OE Wiki. As a technology trainer, capacity builder, and consultant working with nonprofits, I always ask the fishing question, especially since I work in the area of emerging technologies that often falls prey to Shiny Object Syndrome -- (Google + anyone?). What lies beneath a … [Read more...] about How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?