On January 31st, the social web erupted with status updates, images, and more in response to the Associated Press report that the Susan G. Komen Foundation had decided to de-fund breast health screenings at Planned Parenthood affiliates. Long-time supporters of both Komen and
I originally wrote this feature for the World Pulse magazine. Due to space restrictions, unfortunately, it will not be included in the upcoming issue. I didn’t want the spotlight to go dark on Aashika and her work, though, so am
South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive is a conference, that takes place each Spring in Austin, TX, with over 20,000 web influencers, emerging tech, and creatives. Last month, the Japan earthquake and tsunami occurred on March 11th 2011, the first day
Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference, I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop. The room was full, and participants came up with some terrific examples and options for their organizations.
I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools. I’m really interested in the work Community Shares is doing and the direction
Yesterday was a very exciting day: we threw a surprise party for Beth Kanter online! It was a bit of fun mixed with experiment, and I think it was really successful. Here are some reflections about how we used crowdsourcing
Many organizations struggle with the idea of ROI and metrics when it comes to social media because so much of it feels, well, untouchable. It’s soft and maliable and relative, pretty much all of the time. So, how do identify