Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some Reflections. It has a lot of features , but most importantly it grabs hashtags or keywords from Twitter (and Facebook) and dumps into a google doc spreadsheet with other data points. Colorado Project. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Technology is 90% Psychology


Even if you've managed to stave off the social media hounds in your nonprofit so far, you've seen other signs: Those twenty-something staffers who look dumbstruck when you inform them you don't know GDoc from Doc Holliday. Today, we need decentralized structures to succeed. How many times have you seen a Twitter bio that includes the phrase: "My tweets are my own and not a reflection of my [unnamed] employer?"

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Live Blogging: 09NTC Mapping Your Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

Themes that people want to learn: new metrics structures can bubble up. Qui - for clients that are larger, we set up media citation reports (like a word doc with titles and links and relevant info about the mentions and how they should respond). pause for reflection time before next reiteration: how to improve results? I’m here at NTEN’s 09NTC and am going to live blog Beth Kanter’s session on mapping your social media strategy to metrics.

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Rebecca Leaman, Guest Post: What Else Can We Talk About? 10 Years Since The Cluetrain Manifesto

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ten years ago, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger laid out 95 principles for communicating with customers online. Non-profits, traditionally structured on the same top-down model as businesses are, might read The Cluetrain Manifesto to their advantage.

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Making the Best of Data Conversion


Reflecting back on the year gone by, clean or messy data migration definitely has a huge impact project success as a whole. Reflect each decision about the new back to the old. The top level lists are often cleaner, easier to check, more essential, and less encumbered with old-to-new data structure changes. Use a shared Google doc or some other collaboratively editable document to hold the conversion steps.

NpTech Tag Summary: Face-to-Face or Mediated Experience, Open Source Software Communities, and Blog Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Organizing a community and serving it well has a lot of dimensions poorly reflected in webstats alone. Trends in the Living Networks blog gives an analysis of the structure of influence and social opinion which offers some insights into leveraging a network effect.