In our book, Networked Nonprofit, we describe the principles for becoming a networked nonprofit - a nonprofit that is simple, agile, transparent, and works more like a network than an isolated fortress. Networked nonprofits are experts at using new media (social media, mobile, and other emerging technologies) to spread their missions, design and scale programs, communicate with stakeholders, or inspire behavior change. Their impact is to make the world a better place. Yesterday, during a … [Read more...] about How Mature Is Your Nonprofit's Social Media Practice?
Social Media Policy
In my book, the Networked Nonprofit, we devoted an entire chapter to creating a social culture, including the development of a social media policy. On my Facebook page, I asked folks what the best practices were for creating a policy. Here's a summary of the responses and some tips. What's In A Social Media Policy? The tone and philosophy in a social media policy depends on the risk appetite of the organization. As this was explained in the discussion on Facebook, organizations with a … [Read more...] about Social Media Policy Best Practices: Trust Is Cheaper Than Control
Board source View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Last week, I had the honor of doing a mini workshop at the annual BoardSource Conference called "Governing the Networked Nonprofit in An Age of Social Media" where I had an opportunity to share some ideas on social media culture, transparency, and simplicity from the Networked Nonprofit, co-authored with Allison Fine. I did a book raffle at the end of the session and Tara Veliz and Alex Hildesvend were the lucky winners. With almost 100 … [Read more...] about Social Media and Governance: Reflections from BoardSource
As part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I've had the honor to facilitate training workshops at grantee's conference. I just returned from doing Networked Nonprofit and Social Media workshops at the National Summer Learning Association's Conference in Indianapolis. As I discovered when I did an online chat with this community, this field includes a mix of educators, nonprofits, government agencies, and universities - and I learned so much from the … [Read more...] about Does Your Organization Already Have a Policy for Professional Conduct?
The last chapter of the Networked Nonprofit is on networked governance. We thought this would be an easy part of the book to write – all we'd have to do is find examples of how boards online, opening up decisionmaking to outside influences. There were no examples - so the last chapter of the book is speculative, based on the best thinking of the people who have looked at networked governance. I dreamed up some scenarios of boards and social media in practice. As part of my work as Visiting … [Read more...] about The Networked Nonprofit Board