Social Media in Crisis Communication: A Lesson Learned by Charlotte Meckelnburg Library


Jenifer R Daniels, Communications & Marketing Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Unfortunately, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s budget woes were defined by all three. In our integrated communications plan, we believed that taking advantage of social media tools would assist us because of its social nature; allowing us “always be on” and present in the community conversation. She also serves as adjunct faculty at a community college in the metro Charlotte region.

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

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Charlotte, A Young Teen, Helping To Save Horse Farm Through A Kick Starter Campaign. Charlotte is helping Diane garner attention for her campaign, by putting in to practice some good tips from her Dad! Crowdfunding in general has raised more than 5.1

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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I also use it as a year in review tool. 3) Start A New Journal: As I mentioned above, I keep an annual professional journal, part planner and part reflection tool. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The site contains data visualization tools, thanks to a collaboration with the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research at UMass Lowell.

How Does Your Nonprofit Use Data To Improve Results?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’d be curious to see a benchmarking study on nonprofits on this topic that looks at how nonprofits apply measurement techniques and tools to improve their programs and demonstrate impact, including social media measurement.

5 Questions: How to Make the Most of a Crisis Situation with Cross Channel Integration (Part 1)


Speaker: Charlotte Kresse, Adams Hussey & Associates. If used effectively -- and not just as a one-way messaging platform with passive audiences -- mobile use can be an ideal tool to create and strengthen relationships with supporters new and old to your organization. Tags: 10NTC charlotte kresse E-mail NPTech Social Media Web Sites Fundraising

The Data-Driven Organization: Free Live Streamed Event, June 16


As more data becomes available to us and the tools to understand it all become more user-friendly, nonprofits have an opportunity - even a duty - to use data to gain a more robust understanding of our work, the communities in which we work, and the impact we're making.

Free Webinar on June 17: Flip-in' Out @ the Library

Tech Soup Blog

Pacific time and find out how public libraries are using this technology as a tool for making connections, recording library events, and sharing knowledge. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library uses Flip cameras within their system for programming at their branches. TechSoup's product donation program includes easy-to-use Flip Video cameras that allow you to share your library and community stories. Attend this free webinar on Thursday, June 17 at 11 a.m.

Coming up.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

We share a panel with Mark Julian of the YMCA of the Triangle Area , and Sloane Mayberry of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. The topic is "tagging" - and I'll be interested in learning about how folks are using tagging and other web-based tools for knowledge management.

Fear 2.0

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While organizational adoption of social media tools for external communications strategies is becoming more common, not to mention lots of practical advice such as this recent white paper: The Revolution will be Socialized and the many how-to primers for nonprofits like this one.

The Move On Model: Inciting Visitor Social Action

Museum 2.0

The Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, NC, has presented a series of exhibitions, beginning with COURAGE , that marry provocative historical and cultural content with programmatic opportunities for community development.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

Have Fun - Do Good

Increasingly, rape of women is being used as a tool of war, not just in large scale wars as we saw in the Serbian and Bosnian conflict, but as we saw recently in Kenya and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.