Has your usage increased, too?

TechSoup conducted a web usage survey last year and has just released the results of this year’s survey. You can read more about it and download the results from the 2007 survey on their website. The general increase of web 2.0 tools (social media / new media tools) is not surprising since there is a […]

January 3, 2008 1 comment CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Starting your social media over?

As we enter a new year, many people and organizations are thinking about how the last year went and where the new year can go. Making resolutions, setting goals, and even drawing boundaries. Beth Kanter recently posed a great question: What if I could start all my social media and nonprofits work over from scratch? […]

January 2, 2008 1 comment CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Creating Community: Thanks, Beth!

Beth Kanter has honored me with her Bloggers Who Create Community Award! Thanks, Beth! Beth said: “Amy Sample Ward is writes about nonprofits, technology, and social media. She’s based on Portland. She’s well-known in her local community of nonprofits and the one on her blog! I appreciate her thoughtful writing and community spirit!” This award […]

January 2, 2008 3 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

America’s Giving Challenge: Importance of discussion

I received an email from Beth Kanter about my decision to join her in championing the cause for the Sharing Foundation, which helps children in Cambodia receive the education and support they need. Beth asked: What is the workflow for an effective cause ..? Suppose your organization wanted to work with an intern to manage […]

December 23, 2007 4 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

America’s Giving Challenge: Early reflections

The Case Foundation, Parade Magazine and Facebook Causes have joined forces for America’s Giving Challenge which has been talked about quite a bit by terrific cause champions like Beth Kanter, Soha El-Borno at Wild Apricot, Britt Bravo, and Allison Fine. Participating in the challenge means you could win $50,000 for your favorite nonprofit. Posting a […]

December 21, 2007 2 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Social media, only a matter of time?

A new report out from Strategy Analytics estimates that social media could be touching an enormous amount of people worldwide, very soon: about 1 in 6 people, according to the report, will be using social media around the world by 2012 (that is just five years!). “It is clear that user generated media will increasingly […]

December 14, 2007 2 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Forrester helps you create a social strategy

POST is Forrester’s terrific new model for step-by-step strategy development using social media tools. With the ever-growing list of new media tools available for the for- and nonprofit organizations to use, picking the best tool for the project becomes a big issue. Last Friday, my colleagues and I put on a training event for nonprofits […]

December 12, 2007 4 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Social Media event review

I just posted this review of our new media event from Friday on my work blog. Has anyone taken part in an event on social media tools using scenarios of local nonprofits? What was the outcome? This past Friday was our third event in the series Communicating in the Age of New Media and focused […]

December 11, 2007 2 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Why wikis?

This past Friday, we held our third event in the series Communicating in the Age of New Media for nonprofit organizations to learn, this time, about social media tools. It was quite a success, with a great deal of conversation, learning, ideas, and even Beth Kanter to accompany participants through the day. One tool that […]

December 10, 2007 1 comment CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…