Halloween offers a great hook for your nonprofit's content strategy, a campaign theme, or special fundraiser. You can also have some fun with your social media content. Judging by the data on this Infographic by HalloweenCostumes.com, people love to participate - from handing out candy, hosting parties, and dressing in costume. Here's a few examples of how nonprofits are scaring their supporters today! Every Halloween the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers these clever and fun cards for … [Read more...] about Scary Nonprofit Contests, Social Media Content, and Campaigns: Happy Halloween!
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Click to See Larger Image and Scroll Note from Beth: Yesterday, I was the honored guest at a Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation to celebrate the work that I have done over the last five years as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. It was wonderful to see colleagues in the room and online, reflect on the work, and talk about next steps. Kathy Reich, Director of Organizational Effectiveness Grantmaking at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, write up this … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Celebrating Beth's Five Years As Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation
This is from a blog post by Luis Chabolla at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. I had the change to work with his organizations and many other Packard grantees during my four years as Visiting Scholar. I was only supposed to be there for nine months, but the interest from grantees and other capacity builders was strong. During my four years as Visiting Scholar with the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness program I ended up writing two books with fabulous co-authors, Alison … [Read more...] about Ask Me Anything: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout Today – Oct 29th at 3 PM PST
Last week was a busy week, after keynoting the Nonprofit Solutions Conference in Kansas City, I facilitated a one-day workshop for the Center for Nonprofits on developing and measuring a sustainable integrated social media strategy. After the workshop in Ohio, one of the participants thanked me, saying that creating a strategy for integrated social media had been on their to do list after taking a workshop last Spring, but had never gotten around to doing it. She said the workshop gave her … [Read more...] about Trainer's Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results
This tweet was sent a Packard Foundation board meeting four years ago. By today's standards, it isn't earth shattering. But, this was back in 2009 in the days when you mentioned Twitter and people would look at you with a puzzling expression or say sarcastically, "Isn't that where people share what their cat ate for breakfast?" It was part of a presentation I gave to the board about how networks were changing the way nonprofits were doing their social change and an advanced preview of book, … [Read more...] about You Are Invited: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout on Oct 29th at 3 PM PST to Celebrate My 4 Years As Visiting Scholar