These are some links I wanted to share from June 19th. Find me on Delicious for more!
- Stanford Social Innovation Review : Articles : The Profit in Nonprofit … – Here is a great (long!) blog post from the SSIR opinion blog about why Kiva (http://kiva.org/) chose to be a nonprofit and the story of how it started.
- Study: Nonprofits flocking to social media – Fall River, MA – The … – "The study, conducted by CMR Director Nora Ganim Barnes and marketing consultant Eric Mattson, found 89 percent of charitable and nonprofit organizations are using some form of social media: blogs, Facebook, Twitter and others. Fifty-seven percent reported activity in blogging. … Barnes stressed that social media use by nonprofits is eclipsing any other business’s use of the relatively new media category."
- 21 Community Foundations That Tweet " Philanthropy411 Blog – Here is a great list of Community Foundations on Twitter – if you work for a foundation and are curious about how a foundation may use the micro-blogging tool in your work, check out these groups! I'd also throw @meyermt (The Meyer Memorial Trust) into the mix, a regional private foundation in Portland, OR. Are you already tweeting from a foundation – what has your experience been?
- The Kid at the State Department Who Figured Out the Iranians Should Be Allowed to Keep Tweeting – A great profile on the man (not kid!) who works for the State Department to advise it on social media use specifically around the Middle East. What a life he has already had!
- Facebook readying live search featured – In the next step to rival Twitter, Facebook has announced on their blog today that they are "beginning to test new versions of Facebook Search with a small group — just a fraction of a percent of the people on Facebook. Those of you in the test group will be able to find content from the people, organizations and public figures that matter to you as soon as they share it on Facebook." Anyone in the test group want to share your review?
Great reads from around the web on June 19th