This morning I had the great opportunity to present to the Next Generation Philanthropy course, a part of Institute for Philanthropy, here in London. It was a diverse set of participants and we probably could have talked all day had they not had a full day’s program to get through!
My talk may not be as easily captured in the slides as some of my other talks are since this was a smaller group and I had the time to dive into each example and discuss it with the participants, instead of a more traditional presentation. The focus included both a look at what social media tools are being used to do in organizations now, how funders are using technology, and what opportunities exist for funders to support or lead on.
(Hint: click through to view the slides on SlideShare.net to see speaking notes.)
Participants asked for a few resources during the discussion so I’ve included some links and pointers for them, and for you, below:
- How-to Set up an RSS Dashboard: this is a great way to position your organization as a resource and go-to for the sector or issue; but it is also one of the best ways to ensure you’re on top of information and conversations across the web (you can create a dashboard that’s private or public).
- Social by Social: a handbook for using new technologies for social impact that I co-authored last year. You can read it for free online (or download the PDF) and it includes case studies, how-to tutorials, and lots of information about various tools that may be appropriate for your organization (after you’ve identified your goals, audience, and so on).
- We Are Media: this wiki is another excellent source of information and examples of social media for social impact compiled by the nonprofit technology community.
- How-to Create a Social Media Strategy:
I’d love to continue the conversation with those that were there today, and everyone else. Let me know what you think!