I just got my first copy of the Social by Social book I co-authored earlier this year with David Wilcox, Andy Gibson, and Nigel Courtney and Clive Holtham from Cass Business School. That’s the book next to the SocialBySocial.com website where you can read the book for free or download the free PDF. And I’m going to give it away!
About Social by Social:
“Social by Social is a practical guide to using new technologies to create social impact. It makes accessible the tools you need to engage a community, offer services, scale up activities and sustain projects. Whoever you are, it shows you how to take technology and turn it into real world benefits.
We want to help people in the public and third sectors do more good, by showing them the power of these technologies and how to access them. In the process, we hope we can also educate funders and policy workers about the huge shift of mindset and expectations needed to commission these projects successfully, to give the innovators more space to work.”
What people have already said about Social by Social:
“Social by Social is a timely and invaluable contribution to the literature and contains some fundamentally important emergent lessons for anyone considering the use of social media to develop their ideas.”
– Tessy Britton, Social Spaces
“People who do the sort of stuff I do – supporting community activists in the use of social media – should get a copy and read around the subject a bit more.”
– Mark Walker, Sussex Community Internet Project
I’m going to give away this copy of the book and am pretty excited to do it! But, didn’t know how to choose from all the great readers and commenters here. So, there’s got to be a catch. But I want the catch to be beneficial to all of us to further surface great examples, share knowledge, and surface organizations you may want to learn more about.
Details: The Social by Social handbook is all about great examples of how organizations and groups are leveraging social tools to wider their impact, better connect with their supporters, or more effectively provide services. So, to be in the running for the giveaway, simply leave a comment here with your favorite example of an organization or social impact group using social technologies in their work. That’s it! I’ll put all the names of commenters in a hat and just draw the lucky winner out.
Leave your comment by Monday the 26th (you have one week)!
(Full transparency: none of the co-authors get any money from book sales. You can read the book for free online or download the PDF of the book for free as well at socialbysocial.com.)