Note from Beth: Here's another terrific guest post from Manny Hernandez. What has been your experience getting a Wikipedia Page for your nonprofit? Guest Post by Manny Hernandez Because it was such a painfully long process and because I couldn’t find too many complete articles when I googled “Wikipedia nonprofits“, I decided to share the lessons we learned so that you may not make the same mistakes we made. Build your reputation and “notability” first No matter how important you think your … [Read more...] about How To Get a Wikipedia Page for Your Nonprofit
Earlier this week, Facebook added "where" to the list of personal information members share with the world. There was much speculation what this feature might mean for FourSquare and the subsequent riddles, "What happens when you add Foursquare to Facebook? (Answer: Facebook). I've learned now that when Facebook announces a new feature, it is a signal for me to check into my settings and make sure that I'm happy with the way the default works. Do I want the world to know my location (if I … [Read more...] about Facebook Place: Time To Check Into Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia. It's been a one-hour weekly chat on Twitter for the past 10 months organized and hosted by Marc Meyer and Jason Breed. The way it works is they invite a "host" to ask 3 compelling questions, 20 minutes each, that revolve around a topical subject within the business of social media, but that play to their strengths or backgrounds. As host for #sm73, I selected three questions on social media and non … [Read more...] about Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques
Note from Beth: Social media is not a waste a time, but there are ways to waste your time. On Saturday, I had the honor of presenting at Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp and one of the burning questions was about efficiency. So, I'm going to explore this theme over the coming weeks. A few weeks ago, I started a thread on my blog's Facebook Page, "What are the best tips and tools for saving time managing your nonprofit's Facebook Page?" I summarized the tips shared in this earlier … [Read more...] about What Tools Do You Use for Making Your Nonprofit's Social Media Use Efficient?
Note from Beth: Last month I had the pleasure of presenting on a panel at Association of California Orchestras with Marc van Bree, an arts and social media blogger I met in 2007. After Marc finished reading the Networked Nonprofit, he was curious about crowdfunding and free agents, chapters in our book. This was also about the same time as the flood in Nashville. This terrible flood didn’t spare the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (NSO), an event that he first learned about through his social … [Read more...] about A Twitter follower is worth $0.24