I'm here at the Dead Sea in Jordan where I delivered the key note for the E-mediat Networking Conference, "New Media for the Networked NGO." The conference marked the end of an 18-month capacity building program that trained more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia on how to use social media effectively to advance civil society. The New Media for the Networked NGO Networking Conference provided NGOs who participated in the E-Mediat program the opportunity to come together … [Read more...] about E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan
Note from Beth: I'm in Jordan and Morocco this week for the culmination of the E-Mediat program, a dynamic technology training and capacity building program developed to help grassroots organizations around the world use digital technology to tell their stories, build membership and support, and connect to their community of peers around the world. I'll be sharing blog posts about my experience here. E-Mediat is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the United States … [Read more...] about Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan
On Tuesday, right before the KONY video exploded on the mainstreams and went viral online, my 6th grade son came home from school and announced, "Did you know that there are more people on Facebook today compared to the number of people on the planet ten years ago? I immediately asked him how do you know that? What was your source? He answered, "KONY Youtube Video." That was the first I heard of the video and immediately tracked it down to watch the 30 minute video. The … [Read more...] about KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency
This week my brand page on Facebook, Beth's Blog Facebook Page, reached 10,000 fans when Kim Murray clicked the "like" button. Inspired by the Humane Society celebration of reaching one million fans, I couldn't let benchmark go by without some commentary. While numbers of fans isn't the most important metric, it is a milestone nonetheless. My Facebook Page has been an important listening post to learn about what nonprofits are thinking and saying about social media. My metric … [Read more...] about How Do You Celebrate Reaching 10,000 Fans on Facebook?
Flickr Photo by Johnny Hall Note from Beth: This past year has been a deep exploration into how nonprofits can use measurement and reflection to improve their practices as a networked nonprofit and social media. As part of my work at the Packard Foundation, I designed and facilitated several peer learning groups and exchanges. It was a fantastic laboratory to explore the power of peer learning and the right mix. Also, as a trainer how you create a co-learning opportunity versus the "sage … [Read more...] about Taking Baby Steps to Social Media Maturity with Your Peers