Most non-profits are active on the web and understand the importance of ensuring there are ample opportunities for cross sharing between websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms like Pinterest. My sense is that only a minority of non-profits – truly understand and then embrace social media as being vital to communication with stakeholders, increasingContinue reading “Social Media – What Now?”
Wow, this really moved me. We need more of this kind of energy in our community. Thanks to Ken Chapman for posting this on his blog or I might not have seen it.
Got home a bit ago after taking in the Imagine Canada Forum here in Edmonton. I estimate 80, maybe a hundred folks attended, so a pretty good turnout. This was the first of the provincial forums Imagine Canada will be doing over the next several months. I extend KUDOS to the organization for embarking onContinue reading “Thoughts about the Imagine Canada Forum”
I spend a fair amount of my “free” time looking into trends that are and will be impacting the nonprofit sector. The kind of trends I am interested in go beyond what we gather from traditional sources like Stats Canada and Imagine Canada (both of which I hold in very high regard by the way).Continue reading “Fundraising Innovations (but so much more than that)”
Everybody seems to be doing it. Facebook has 400 million members (well, last time I checked). Twitter is growing like dandelions, and YouTube is now the second most popular search engine. Flickr has created a social network around images. LinkedIn is gaining popularity in Canada as a networking site for professionals. Ning has become theContinue reading “SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR NONPROFIT”
This video had to be refreshed by the authors because things are changing so fast. Here is the latest version. This is compelling evidence as to whey engaging in social media is no longer an option to consider. It is what needs to be done to be relevant and engaged with your stakeholders.
This is a great post on social media and how trust is built through word of mouth and social networking. The image below is from the posting and I encourage you to go take a look. “Trust in other people is established on the basis of promises kept. Either explicitly or implicitly we judge thatContinue reading “The Anatomy of Trust”
If you follow this blog at all, you know I am an advocate for non profits and businesses becoming more strategic about social media – in particular social networks. It’s not just because social networks are cool online applicati0ns. My reason for pitching social networks is because people use them. They use them a lot.Continue reading “Social Networking: Creating Transformational Change”
While many organizations are setting up Facebook and MySpace pages, such social networking sites pose a number of challenges for you. First, if you read the fine print, such services will often claim that they can use your materials for any reason you wish. You may not want that. Second, your purpose may not lendContinue reading “Build Your Own Social Network”