Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

Those answers are the first steps toward tags like, “Because the Earth needs a good lawyer,” from Earth Justice and “ Helping victims become children again,” which illustrates the impact of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. This article is sponsored by Briteweb.

Friday Pop Quiz

SocialFish

So I am sitting here at the Maryland Psychological Association Convention, in deep dark Linthicum Heights, Maryland (no, I'd never heard of it either) at my vendor table, waiting for people to start showing up. Tags: web 2.0 This is pretty exciting, I've never been a "vendor" before! I'll have to see if I can use my charms to get a new member or two. ; ) And I had a giggle to myself about something. You know the 1:10:90 rule? It obviously doesn't add up to 100. Pop quiz.

Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input

Influence

I was invited to present last week at the University of Maryland's Human Computer Interaction Lab's workshop on Government and Social Media. Tags: Influence Collaboration Government Internet Strategy

Goverment and Social Media: Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input

Influence

I was invited to present last week at the University of Maryland's Human Computer Interaction Lab's workshop on Government and Social Media. Tags: Influence Collaboration Government Internet Strategy Social Media We had a great discussion about how government agencies are using social media, and how the research community can support their efforts. We also saw some very cool examples of how to use NodeXL to map and understand social networks. Here is a nice summary of the event.

United Airlines customer service success story

Judi Sohn

No, especially since we were going to an event in Maryland on Saturday morning. Tags: Personal Posts It’s 10:30 pm Eastern and I’m trying to force myself to stay awake until at least 11-11:30 pm to reset my body clock. It’s been a whirlwind week. While I’m trying to stay awake a little longer, here’s a story of how United Airlines did something very right. My trip home from Dreamforce was a bit of an adventure.

New on SSIR: Effects of Joining the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

The Hatcher Group , a Maryland-based public affairs and communications firm, released a great report this past Fall called New Media & Social Change: How Nonprofits are Using Web-based Technologies to Reach Their Goals (PDF). Tags: issues otherblogs socialmedia adoption conversation report research social media ssir My latest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog.

Free Teleconference: Creating an Online Video Strategy

See What's Out There

Maryland State Teachers Association. Tags: youtube Video

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[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy

SocialFish

Artomatic is a 6-week unjuried arts festival in the DMV (Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia) with offshoots in other places as close as Frederick , MD and as far as Sunderland , UK. This is the first (real) post in my ongoing living social media case study.

Social Media and Health Care (at SxSW)

Influence

Three panelists steered the discussion: Ed Bennett, Manager of Web Operations at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Tags: Influence Events Internet Strategy Social Media As I blogged previously , I've been at South by Southwest Interactive these past few days.

Am I interrupting?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

On Sunday the Washington Post ran an interesting article about how the Amish and Menonite communities in Southern Maryland are adapting their general distrust of technology to the real business need for telephone access. Tagged: nptech , mobileSome of these communities are building shared phone sheds, maybe 1000 feet from anyone's house, where the phone is available for use but too far away to become part of the rhythm of the household. "If

Game Friday: I Feel. Connected?

Museum 2.0

The college student in Maryland feels ambivalent. Tags: web2.0 Okay, not quite a game, but a lovely visualization: We Feel Fine. This application pulls "I feel." statements from thousands of English-language blogs all over the world and maps them in several beautiful ways.

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Notes on Structure Lab: Legal and Financial Models for Social Entrepeneurship

Museum 2.0

The cards were tagged with various legal structures, so that, for example, you knew that endowments only work for financing non-profits, stock options are only applicable to corporations, and so on. Tags: business models

FACT: Using social media will help you attract Millennials.

SocialFish

We were sitting with a few other people, including the only Millennial in the room - a student from the University of Maryland. Tags: social networking generations strategic thinking social media I was invited to speak about social media to the Business and Professional Women's Foundation 's National Employer Summit last week, at which they brought together "leading employers and innovative workplace strategists to discuss and learn about pioneering practices".

Guest Post by Michael Hoffman: Viral Video for Nonprofits - A Rethinking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of our biggest viral video hits was this video for the Maryland State Teachers Association. Tags: vlog Without fail, we get a call at See3 every week asking us to produce a “viral” video. You know”, they say, “a video that will get a lot of views when we put it on YouTube.”. And every week, without fail, there is a sigh and a deep breath among the staff at See3 as we explain that maybe a viral video isn’t what you really need.

On Frogloop's Radar

Frogloop

Where: United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave, NE, Washington, D.C. Tags: Case Studies Nonprofit Events Calling All Feminists! Fem 2.0 Conference Comes to DC Feb 2. The Fem 2.0 conference is bringing together leaders of major women’s advocacy organizations and online women’s communities to further the connection between today’s issues and women’s voices. Fem 2.0 is intended for all women interested in better policies for women, families and society.

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Viral Video for Nonprofits - A Rethinking

See What's Out There

One of our biggest viral video hits was this video for the Maryland State Teachers Association. Tags: Video youtube see3 social media advocacy Without fail, we get a call at See3 every week asking us to produce a “viral” video. You know”, they say, “a video that will get a lot of views when we put it on YouTube.”. And every week, without fail, there is a sigh and a deep breath among the staff at See3 as we explain that maybe a viral video isn’t what you really need.

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Who Created the Exhibitions that Changed Your Life?

Museum 2.0

In particular, Fred Wilson's Mining the Museum at the Maryland Historical Society was lauded as a transformative experience--both for visitors and for museum practitioners. Tags: storytelling exhibition design Was it a museum professional or an outsider? Was it an individual or a team?