It was a special launch day for our book, The Networked Nonprofit, thanks to you! On June 21st, the book was in the top 200 bestsellers on Amazon for the past five hours. During the peak, it was ranked as the #1 nonprofit bestseller, #3 for general industries, #19 in the overall business segment, and #108 overall in America!
We really appreciate everyone’s contributions to this success. What a send off!
We had a lot of fun with the Ustream live stream and Twitter chat where we discussed the themes from the book and answer questions. Howard Lake over the UK was watching and took live notes summarizing the discussion and offering some screen captures.
Here’s some of themes we touched with links to posts by others (and some of our own):
- How Nonprofits Need To Adjust in a Networked World
- Strategies for Being A Networked Nonprofit
- Social Culture
- Fortress Fighting
- Role of Free Agent Fundraisers
- Rethinking Social Media Internships
- Networked Nonprofits Know How To Experiment Their Way To Success
I’m donating all of my profits to the Sharing Foundation, which helps to care for Cambodia’s children. Allison is donating to the Hope for Henry Foundation, which provides gifts to children in hospitals with chronic diseases. So, the virtual launch party was also a fundraiser. To add a little incentive, I offered to jump into the pool if we received an order of 100 copies or more. With five minutes to go before the hour was up, we received word that 100 copies had been purchased! And I jumped!
Since this was my first ustream event, I reached out to my network for some advice. My colleagues at Zoetica, Geoff Livingston and Kami Huyse were monitoring the back channel and skyping us questions. It was hard because I couldn’t read the screen. Next time, I think it is important to have someone verbalize the questions to those who are on camera.
In evening, we had a party in Los Altos hosted by Packard Foundation to celebrate the book launch and work as Visiting Scholar. It was great to see a wide circle of friends and colleagues whose work has influenced and expanded my thinking about networks. We also had an opportunity to get a photo with Randi Zuckerberg who wrote the foreword for the book.
From here, we are embarking on a series of private and public events in San Francisco, Washington, DC and New York City to launch the book.
There will be two more public Internet events this week:
The first is The Networked Nonprofit After Party on Thursday at 3:30 EDT, hosted by Philanthropy.com Web Editor Peter Panepento. The BlogTalkRadio show will feature calls from you! Join us at http://bit.ly/afterparty.
The second is our live webcasted keynote session from the NonProfit 2.0 unconference on Friday morning in Washington, DC. The keynote will be broadcasted at 8:45 on the NextGenWeb site – http://www.nextgenweb.org/.
Please join us if you can. Once again, thank you for making The Networked Nonprofit a big hit!