Social Media Game: Kentucky Derby Remix for CNPE Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Center for Nonprofit Excellent Workshop View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: nptech nonprofits ). I'm facilitating a couple of workshops as part of the Social Media track for annual conference for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville, KY. The first is 90 minutes that is an introduction to strategic social media for nonprofits. The value of this game is in the reiteration, remixing, and of course sharing.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Next week I'm doing a Webinar for Extension Professionals , a remix of 10 Steps to Association 2.0 which was a remix of Marnie Webb 's Ten Ways Nonprofits Can Change the World. I'll be using a new online learning platform that I haven't used before and the participants are a slightly different audience than nonprofit staff or at least I think. My initial remix thought (wrong) was to look for examples that were related to agriculture, but the extension is so much more.

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The Art of Aligning Social Media Strategy With Communications Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remixing Social Media Strategy Game View more presentations from kanter. Over the summer, Holly Minch , who is an expert at helping nonprofits and philanthropies unlock the potential of strategic communications for social change, suggested that I facilitate a workshop on social media strategy with a group of nonprofit and philanthropy communications folks. . I learned a lot in terms of the content but also as a facilitator.

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The Secret to Going Viral: Harnessing the Kevin Bacon Effect


Guest post by Darian Rodriguez Heyman , creator of the nationwide Social Media for Nonprofits conference series and former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation. . — My diligent research has proven that the word “viral” will come up within 42 seconds of talking with any nonprofit organization interested in marketing their cause online. While there, he helped launch Nonprofit Boot Camp , the Environmental Nonprofit Network, and the Next Generation Leadership Forum.

Social Media in the Nonprofit Workplace: Does Your Organization Need A Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Terry Bain in Flickr I've been hearing a lot lately from folks who work in nonprofits asking for examples of "social media or social networking policies." As one social media strategist told me over a year ago, "I facilitated social media guidelines as a first doable step because there was so much fear about encouraging staff to use social media at organization. The first wave of this was the social media strategists for nonprofits, take Wendy Harman for example.

Let the Countdown to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit Begin

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I think I speak for many of us when I say I’d prefer to get something meaningful done at my next conference, in real time, while I had the attention of a cross section of other nonprofit technology leaders. And that’s exactly why I’m thrilled to be attending the Nonprofit Technology Network’s upcoming Leading Change Summit in a few weeks (September 3-6 in San Francisco). I love the collaborative, high-octane brainstorming you can only find at a conference.

The Social Life of PowerPoint Presentations (or why I really love SlideShare)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Tuesday, I facilitated an introductory workshop on how nonprofits can use social media in Boston at the nonprofit technology conference and yet another remix of the curriculum wiki , presentation , and game designed by David Wilcox. Deborah Finn also goes on to mention that she hopes to remix some of the content - and that is the intention by using the Creative Commons licensing. She is the third person to mention a remix.

The newest Flickr Toy: Warholizer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I discovered this new tool during a discussion on the NTEN Affinity Group list for nonprofits and flickr about how to be efficient using flickr. Mike Connery from OpportunityAgenda shared a fascinating project his nonprofit did in flickr in partnership with students in a media production class. The students had to create an image that was representative of the organization's core values and then create another image that another student could remix.

WeAreMedia: Help Us Crowdsource A Hollywood Ending

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am honored to have facilitated this project with NTEN over the past 18 months on the WeAreMedia: Nonprofit and Social Media Starter Kit. We facilitated over 200 nonprofit techies ( editoral advisory group , subject matter experts , and wiki members ) who contributed ideas, writing, copy-editing, lesson plans, presentations , and knowledge to build an impressive social media knowledge resource for the community.

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Free E-Book: NetworkforGood Giving Day Planning Guide

Beth Kanter

After spending a year facilitating a peer learning community of Knight Foundation grantees hosting giving days, one of the most factors for success for local no nonprofits participating is having about 6-9 months timeframe to develop a plan. NetworkforGood to the rescue! ” All good nonprofit strategists know that you have to begin with setting measurable goals. Is your nonprofit planning to participate in a Giving Day? Click to Download.

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WeAreMedia: What's Your Social Content Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When we kicked off the WeAreMedia, A Social Media Starter Kit for Nonprofits 18 months, we included two areas about content creation. We had a strategy module that shared best practices in storytelling and a tactical module called " Tell Your Story Social Media Style." The later focused on how nonprofit could become social content creators, that how to effectively communicate the organization's story effectively through social media channels like blogs, video, podcasts, and photos.

Social Media Game: Hawaiian Version - Beta - My Contribution to Hawaii Geek Week

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  Each group will be assigned an instructor/facilitator.      He has reiterated this game over and over for different audiences and circumstances and I've remixed the game for filmmakers and even took it to Cambodia.    I set up a wiki where I've collected links to others who have remixed and was hoping to create some templates and source material for people to remix it. I'm going to remix this again.

A Social Publishing Strategy by John Gautam, Pratham Books

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: During my trip to India in February, I was introduced to a nonprofit children's book publisher in India, Pratham Books. “It was set up to fill a gap in the market for good quality, reasonably priced children’s books in a variety of Indian languages. Also, for our Creative Commons licensed books to be remixed/repurposed by the community in whatever way they wish to. Source: Pratham Books.

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E-Mediat Day 3: Digital Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Day 3 of the Train the Trainers session was devoted to Digital Activism and facilitated by Mary Joyce. The learning objectives: To provide participants with a formula for training digital campaign strategy. Mary Joyce used a remix of the Social Media Game that I created with David Wilcox back in 2007 and has subsequently been used by many other nonprofit technology trainers. Mary’s remix simplified the tool selection to what was being taught during the TOT.

C + C + C = C? The Secret to Viral Marketing


By Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Founder, Social Media for Nonprofits. Is "Top Ten Social Media Fundraising Tips, as Featured at Social Media for Nonprofits " such a compelling topic that droves of nptechies turn out to cast their ballot, or is something else afoot? So how can you take your cause viral, whether it's your proposed session, a newly released YouTube video, or the nonprofit you represent? 379 is my new magic number.

My First Intergenerational Social Media: Learning from Gen Z's and Value of Different Points of View

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I facilitated a hot topic workshop at the Healthy Communities Annual Conference hosted by the Search Institute in Minneapolis. Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. When I've do social media and nonprofit trainings, the audience consists of staff, board members, or volunteers from nonprofit organizations.

Guest Post by Kira Marchenese: What Happened When We Introduced 350 Staff to Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Since 2007, I've been using, adapting, and remixing the Social Media Game social media workshops for nonprofits. Last year, I facilitated a version of the Social Media Game for Packard Grantees as part of a convening on Network Effectiveness in Washington, DC. EDF has embraced the spirit of this sharing - not only remixing a version of the game for their organization,but also sharing back the materials and what worked! .

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Reflections on the Social Media Lab Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the years, I have developed and refined one-day or half-day workshops on social media strategy and tactics for nonprofits. The curriculum and instructional design included " Principles of Effective Social Media for Nonprofits " and a version of the social media game created with David Wilcox. Many people have also remixed it. I also remixed the game recently to incorporate some of the latest tools such as mobile and location-based social networks.

Social Media Integrated Campaign Case Study Slam: SSIR Social Media on Purpose Conference

Beth Kanter

Last week, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating the ultimate social media practitioner panel at the Social Media on Purpose Conference hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review. Humberto Kam talked about how they engage with influencers and let them spread and remix their content. I hope someday Mark Zuckerberg will return the favor,” said Soltani, echoing the frustration of many nonprofit leaders about Facebook’s pay-to-play policy.

Designing A Space Suit for Mars

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session was expertly facilitated by the Monitor Team which included David Sawyer, Diana Scearce, and Heather McLeod Grant. I learned a lot from the material presented by Monitor and their facilitation processes as well as the insights shared by participants about their network effectiveness in general as well as their use of social media. . I did a presentation on social media and nonprofits in the afternoon. Photo by Thiago.

My Facebook Birthday Cause: Thank You (and Some Unsolicited Feedback To Causes)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For my 50th birthday, I held a 50th Birthday Card Flickr Photo Remix Party Well, a few weeks ago, I read a blog post by Amy Sample Ward about Birthday Causes, This new feature lets individuals on Facebook create a birthday fundraising campaign as part of a Cause. It facilitates free agent fundraising. On that latter point, social media savvy nonprofits will be thinking of strategies and ways to leverage this free agent fundraising - and it gets back to relationship building.

WeAreMedia: Reflections on Working Wikily - Getting out of the way

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

provocative questions, offers an alternative view, and helps facilitate fresh insights or alternative sources of information or expertise." My big question is when, as the facilitator, to get out of the way? There are different ways that people are organizing to work together - facilitated and spontaneous. What made it easy for the facilitator was the swarm lists and expertise maps to match people to content to facilitate participation. Facilitated.

Penguin Day Reflections: OS as FairTrade, OS Feminism, and OS - the Next Generation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Penguin Day is a day-long workshop for nonprofit organizations to explore the range of issues and options inovlved in using Free and Open Source Software. happen in different locations several times a year and for the past three years, these meetings have taken place after the annual NTC: Nonprofit Technology Conference. " The discussion reminded of the one I heard in the UK and read later on the Circuit Riders list " Is Open Source Fair Trade for Nonprofits ?"

Chris Brogan: What Were Your First Steps?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But as more nonprofit arts organization hoisted their first web sites, they wanted how to information. Later, as more and more people created web pages, I would hand facilitate comments and did primitive crowd sourcing. But not many people to share with or remix. I tried to apply all that I learned about facilitating online conversations, connecting, and networking to blogging. In the nonprofit sector, there were not many bloggers in 2004. My first steps.

ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most importantly, I need a good facilitator for each table. I do believe that social media as part of your training can enhance learning, help facilitate social learning. 1) Social Media Game : I have used the the social media game at over 50 trainings during the past four years and many others have re-purposed and remixed it too. I created a nonprofit version of Charelene Li's Social Graphics Framework. ArtsLab SF View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

How Can We Make Charitable Giving A Year-Round Habit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Given the economy and its impact on nonprofits and fundraising , it got me thinking that making charitable giving a habit beyond the holidays is a good thing. For my 50th birthday, I held a 50th Birthday Card Photo Remix Contest on flickr and donated $50 the winner's favorite charity. So, why not consider a micro loan to lend4health that facilitates loans to individuals with autism spectrum disorders so they seek treatment.

NpTech Tag Summary: Voting Deadline at Netsquared Extended, NTC Pipe, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allen Benamer of the Nonprofit Tech Blog says " Support Idealware !" " Rolf Kleef has looked over the list to identify " facilitator projects " that give people the tools to improve their own situation in their own way. There is certainly no shortage of buckets where nonprofit technology tagged resources are being aggregated. We are all photographers now , Steve Bridger's excellent post about nonprofits and social web photosharing.

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns

Beth Kanter

Last week, I was honored to deliver the lunch keynote at the 2014 TechNow Conference in Pittsburgh, PA organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. (My The next day, I facilitated a workshop on Best Practices for Crowd Funding that blended traditional instruction with innovation lab facilitation techniques. Craig Newark published this infographic describing the potential of crowdfunding for nonprofits.

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