In January, after the Haiti Earthquake struck, if you were participating on social networks, you couldn't help but notice the many, many Tweets and Facebook status messages about the Haiti Earthquake. The messages included pleas for support or retweeting the news, but beyond that the stream included pleas from people on the ground in Haiti asking for emergency assistance or letting loved ones and friends know they're okay. A new American Red Cross survey shows many web users would turn to … [Read more...] about In Case of Emergency, Update Your Facebook Status
This year my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation includes training, coaching, and facilitating peer learning sessions for grantees on using social media effectively, becoming a Networked Nonprofit. It has been incredible laboratory to put the big ideas in the book in practice. I've had the pleasure working with one of grantees in the Local Program, the Arts Council of Silicon Valley, to coach them in making the transition to being a Networked Nonprofit. … [Read more...] about How To Make Social Media Experiments Fun!
Wendy Harman from the Red Cross wished me a Happy Fourth of July with a Joey Chestnut reference which reminded of a post I wrote almost a year ago. Let me explain. Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's hot dog eating contest in 2008. His total for the day was 64 hot dogs. In 2009, he won again, beating his own record by consuming 68 hot dogs. The thought of consuming 68 hot dogs makes me feel a little uncomfortable. No downright sick in the stomach. It's the same sort of discomfort that some … [Read more...] about Social Media Listening: You Don't Have To Be Joey Chestnut on the 4th of July!
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
Source: Monitor Institute Yesterday, Allison Fine and I, along with colleagues Danielle Bridiga and Marc Sirkin gave a Care 2 Webinar on the Networked Nonprofit. Here's a link to a summary and the recording over at the Care 2 Frogloop blog. One of the topics was "How to understand social networks through social network analysis and mapping techniques." I thought I'd expand on it here. Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar View more presentations from womenwhotech. As someone who loves … [Read more...] about Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?