Three Different Approaches to Twitter Fundraising: Bees, Turkeys, and Blame

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2008, we started to see click action philanthropy on Facebook with Lil Green Patch raising over $100,000 for the Nature Conservancy. This year Stacey and her flock (I'm one of the honorary turkeys) will launch this year's Tweetsgiving , another 48-hour celebration. TweetsGiving 2009. If the dollar amounts from fundraising campaigns using social networks are disappointing, one response is to say this doesn't work and stop doing it.

My Trucker Boyfriend


November, 2010 Subject: Our Thanksgiving Turkey. Approach #1 Me: Do you know how most turkeys are treated in this country? Do you know that turkeys don't even eat this kind of corn? I thought we were talking about turkey. Approach #3 Me: Do you want to enjoy the best bird you've ever had in your life, raised by our neighbors, that tastes like the old-timey turkeys our ancestors ate? MTBF: We are EPA partners and have late model "green" trucks.


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Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

Tech Soup Blog

Istanbul, Turkey: Net2Ist Eylül Bulu?mas?: Wellington, New Zealand: Going green with social media - #net2welly Social Media Sept (1 of 3). We’re half way into Social Media September , but we’re just getting started! There are several ways for you to get involved in our social media for social good events no matter where you live, since our community is holding both live and virtual gatherings.

Confessions from a Donor: I Didn’t Donate for 10 Years, but Now I’m a Sustainer.

Connection Cafe

Even though I get my news every morning from the great Morning Editions hosts, Steve Inskeep, Renee Montagne and David Greene and spend my days listening to This American Life, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and TED Radio hour, it’s never really crossed my mind to donate. I didn’t quit TV cold turkey; I became a streamer (for a fraction of the cost). I have a confession. I’ve been an avid NPR listener for 10 years and I’ve never donated, not even once. .

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

The green represents people talking about. In the example above, I discovered a turkey in the canyon. [link]. If you want extract value from your social media strategy, you need to use measurement. That means setting measurable goals, collecting the right data, making sense of it, and transforming it into actionable decisions. Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. Robin Good curated this article about research on future workplace skills.

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

Social Media Roundup There are places in the world where YouTube has been banned, including Turkey and Thailand. The Tools, Thoughts and Things one can Do with a little Time and Hardly any Resources blog lengthy post entitled, Village Green vs Walled Garden , talks about the challenges of getting desktop office applications users to switch.