Mapping software is changing the way we view and engage in the world. In fact, mapping software has become so prevalent and important, that beware the executive who screws one up, you’re likely to lose your job! Two recent uses of mapping software have clearly illustrated the wonderful civic possibilities, and the fatal flaws, of [...]
A few weeks ago I was asked about fundraising through social media channels (not the Donate Now button on your website, but giving through Facebook, Twitter, etc.) The questioner was a skeptic, her question really was: isn’t all the hype about giving on Facebook just a bunch of hooey since it’s such a small slice [...]
The idea that we are all connected to one another by 6 degrees of separation has become ingrained in our public consciousness. And it has been proven, and re-proven, scientifically first in the 1960s by Dr. Stanley Miligram in what he called the Small World Experiment whereby letters mailed from one social contact to another, [...]
On this month’s Social Good podcast, Henry Timms, the deputy executive director of the Jewish community center 92nd Street Y in Manhattan and the originator of the idea for #Giving Tuesday, shares his reflections on the phenomenally successful first year of the event.
Here are a few of my takeaways from our conversation:
There was a lot [...]
Yesterday was #GivingTuesday, a phenomenal, viral event to spur donations and volunteerism for causes to rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (BTW, all those for corporate marketing gurus couldn’t think of better names than those? Why is a day dedicated to shopping “Black”? And Cyber Monday sounds like the invasion of the Borg.)
Giving Tuesday didn’t [...]
This month’s Social Good podcast is a conversation with Allyson Kapin about how to deal with a crisis that may erupt online. Allyson has great expertise in this area (even if she spells her name wrong!) as the founder of Rad Campaign, the chief evangelist for Women Who Tech and a book to be published [...]
I have had the privilege of serving as president of my congregation, Temple Beth Abraham (take a peek at our brand new, gorgeous sanctuary!), for the last two and a half years. It has been a fascinating, at times exhausting, but overall very fulfilling endeavor. I learned that instead of using The Networked Nonprofit as [...]
Here Comes Everybody:
The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
"Thoughtful and thought provoking. Far from a technical manual, it raises compelling issues that deserve consideration by all nonprofit organizations."