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http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2012/Oct/Networked-and-Hyperconnected.aspxDigital Revolution 1: BroadbandInternet (85%) and Broadband at home (66%)Revolution 2: Mobile – 89% of adultsDigital Revolution 3:Social networking – 72% of all adultshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/51541045@N06/8663772811/sizes/o/in/photolist-ecA6Pi-9zmDs8-a8q2qL-dVxkYT-bkWwB9-a9g4FV-9YdVHZ-9DnoMC-8Y72va-c21yrG-7LaMDC-dWCGm6-9aRmCN-fkWD4W-a1SCfx-83rwo6-9ZPLrU-7zHo4h-avVij4-cp5dpu-eTcK5w-949gre-9Lmchv-7W3aq1-gtMuj9-94vwRj-byD8a1-97QuS9-ayb3dt-9bq1KJ-7zuUJG-cTtMX1-e9b8T7-941CWz-9Jk75u-eF84dF-9wRXE7-9NJgcm-8r7b9W-cNV1D9-7Yfagh-dJYCw6-8pQJzS-b9MArn-bGCeGF-8o25t7-bGU2nZ-ecSurP-8if7Ra-8qZu6X-8r3V4y/
"We'd like to thank Blazer for her heroic efforts," the Multnomah County Animal Services website reads. "Sir Stuffington's Facebook Page will not only help him and his siblings find homes, it's also a wonderful example of how people can make a difference and get involved with Portland's own local shelter—either by volunteering, fostering or donating."He is the cutest one-eyed, disfigured pirate cat you've ever seen.Over the past few days, pictures of Sir Stuffington (pictured above) have been widely sharedonline, making him the latest in a rich tradition of feline internet obsession. But there's so much more to Sir Stuffington than his adorable and funny Facebook photos. His story is one of perseverance and love, as well as internet fame.Earlier this month, the cat and his two brothers were taken into Multnomah County Animal Services, an open-door animal shelter in Troutdale, Oregon. Sir Stuffington wasn't in good shape—his damaged jaw, his missing eye, his upper respiratory infection, his heart murmur, his body covered in fleas and dirt. (All three were about six weeks old, and came in withcalicivirus.) But even before the kittens had been taken to the shelter, local resident Blazer Schaffer had stumbled upon a Facebook photo of Sir Stuffington suffering in the street, and was determined to track him down. Schaffer, an animal lover who has worked with the shelter for a decade, soon found the three kitten there. She promptly took them home as their foster parent, and is taking care of them at least for a couple months until they're healthy enough for adoption.Let tell you about this wonderful story about Sir Stuffingon– a cute kitten that had its eye scratched out by a raccoon – and was brought into an animal shelter in Oregon by a teenager who has no formal connection to the shelter other being a fan on Facebook … --- the teen wanted to make sure that the kitten found a good home and medical care for its.. So, he started a Facebook Page – that included photos of the kitty – and to help find a home. The page got over 36,000 likes in 24 hours. It attracted the attention of the local TV station, but also national news – NPR, online blogs – and people started to donated, tell their friends – before you know it – they not only had someone who would adopt Sir Stuffington and his siblings, but had the medical expenses covered – plus many other animals in the shelter were adopted. All because a teenager was able to leverage their networks -- These tools allow us to scale very quickly -- connect with others, and make change happen on the ground .. Outside the walls of institutions.http://multcopets.org/news/sir-stuffingtons-storyhttps://www.facebook.com/Sir.Stuffington?ref=br_tfThese trends are making networks part of our everyday and social change is becoming network-centric, happening anyplace, anywhereh – in the palm of our hands.As you can see networks are a part of our every day and social change is be becoming network-centric.Nonprofits need to do – connect with their networks to create on the ground change. …Collaboration, coordination, and working in networks are becoming the new normal, as leaders across sectors work to move the needle on today’s most pressing problems. One of the words he used caught my attention: Philanthroteens. These are teens with a passion for social change and who grew up not knowing what it was like to not to have a cell phone or be connected to Facebook. The media has dubbed this generation – “Qwerty Monsters” who send hundreds of text messages a day and don’t even like to use their phone for calls (and with two pre-teens in my house, I can attest this is true). But it is more than the technology, it is also their passion to do good in the world.He shared the story of the first-ever Girl Up Leadership Summit which brought together young girls who are helping change the face of global philanthropy. They were joined by celebrities like actress and Girl Up Champion Monique Coleman, global leader Ambassador MelanneVerveer, and more than 100 young women from across the country. These philanthroteens lead workshops on advocacy, communications and learned about their peers in developing countries. Their meeting featured a special conversation via Skype with girls in South Africa as part of the Girl Up Campaign’s emphasis on uniting girls around the world.
I’ve been working in nonprofit tech for twenty years, one of the things that I learned – organizations and people don’t change by telling them they’re behind, old school, or hurry up …. Or maybe it helps wake you up .. But to make the change strategically, you have to work incrementally …I’ve developed a maturity of practice framework for social media - that looks at 7 practice areas and what each practice area looks like at various stages of maturityIt is inspired by this MLK quoteSo, it can help you identify where you are in terms of the practice and identify the next incremental stage of development …So, maybe you won’t be “flying” in every area, but if you improve from crawling to walking – you’ve made progress …
This is the overview of the framework .. We’re going to deep into measurement in the next segment.
In addition to moving ahead on the specific culture indicators, we followed the lead of colleagues on the call to set up a tracker for our progress across the crawl-walk-run-fly model. The tracker has been circulated to management team and development staff.
As the leader and voice for your nonprofit organization, should you as the CEO or executive director use social media as part of your organizational or personal leadership tool set? Certainly, your marketing communications staff has talked about the benefits of effective social media integration that personalizes your organization’s brand with the voice of its leader – you. But getting into the habit of regular tweeting, Facebooking, or experimenting with new tools like Instagram is another story.It’s not that you don’t think it is a good idea. But you are probably, like most who work in the social change sector, incredibly busy. Maybe you are muttering to yourself ”Who can find the time to do social media?” It isn’t a matter of finding the time, it is a matter of making the time and starting with some steps. Have a conversation with your social media team and ask these questions:What do you spend time doing now that you could do better via social?What other executive directors in your field that you respect, follow or and feel inspired by are using social creatively?What are your strengths and preferences and what is the best match in terms of social channels?How will social improve things you already KNOW and value?The executive director for the ACLU-NJ, UdiOfer, had that exact conversation with his staff when he was started last February and set up a Twitter account @UdiACLU and started using Instagramand YouTube to answer questions about marriage equality, DOMA, police misconduct, and other issues on the organization’s docket. While the communications department has suggested the idea, he was on board from the start. He does his own all of his own tweeting and as his communications staff reports, “enthusiastically at that!”Udi was not on Twitter before he started tweeting for his organization and was a Twitter novice, but he was opened to sitting down with his communications staff for a half hour tutorial where they showed him the basics of using Twitter and how to do it from his mobile phone. What did the trick was a “How To Tweet” cheat sheet that not only included the simple mechanics, but also sample tweets from other ACLU leaders around the country, subtle form of peer pressure. Says Eliza Stram, ACLU-NJ Communications Associate, “I was able to make the sometimes intimidating prospect of tweeting approachable and very doable. In other words, if your peer at another ACLU Affiliate can do it, then so can you!”Stram also says that her new boss was very open and enthusiastic in trying out this new way of communication with reporters, civil liberties activists, and their supporters. Says Stram, “Without that openness, I don’t believe he would be having nearly as much fun with Twitter as he is now.”By using twitter, the ACLU-NJ’s is not just sharing what ate for breakfast, Udi provides quotes on his organization’s most important cases and issues to reporters, in addition to their traditional press release or emailed statement. He is also publicly debating civil liberties issues with reporters, lawyers and followers. As Eliza notes, “Something that would have been impossible to do unless you were sitting with him in his office. ” There is the occasional personal tweet, but these serve to make him seem approachable and human.While Udi is the face of the ACLU-NJ in the organization’s “official” communications such as press releases or in newspaper articles or sound bytes on the evening news, Twitter has become the place where he injects warmth into the organization. Says Eliza, “This is accomplished through the “Ask Udi Anything” project, which asked ACLU-NJ’s followers to pose questions about his goals for the organization and even what his favorite karaoke song is! By answering the public’s questions in a video Udi became an accessible, humorous, and more personal face for the ACLU-NJ.”Udi is just one example of nonprofit CEOs and leaders who use Twitter and other social media platforms. Take for exampleRobert Falls who is the artistic director of the Goodman Theater he not only uses his personal Twitter account to highlight the Goodman’s shows, but also to share creative ideas, connect with peers, and discuss the art of theatre.Getting Past the Learning CurveDon’t let the learning curve get in the way of adopting social media as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization as Alexandra Samuel advises in this recent post on the WSJ. While learning any new skill or tool will feel daunting when you start, if you can get started with small steps and practice it daily for a short amount of time, like Udi you’ll be a whiz in a matter of weeks. Samuel also offers some ways to approach social media as a personal leadership tool. This include:Create a Leadership Dashboard: Using a tool like Mention or Feedly, you can put together a small list of leadership blogs or publications and set aside 15 minutes a day to read.Stay Focused: Use online visualize tools to mindmap ideasAmplify Your Voice: If you are sharing articles suggested your staff or colleagues “read this,” switch the channel to something like Twitter.Social Media Golf Course: Find a tool or channel that is simply fun and have some play time.If you are a nonprofit CEO, how did you get comfortable with incorporating social media into your personal and organizational leadership tool kit? What support and encouragement did your staff provide? Do you have an “ah ha” moment from social media a leadership tool that convinced you it wasn’t a waste of time?
So sharks aren’t really our focus. We work mostly on sustainable seafood and overfishing.But Ray reaaaaaaly loves sharks. This could be a big problem.
This is a very small NGO in the US. The have 3 people on staff. Each staff person is responsible for one area of their social media related to a SMART objective.Increase awareness by producing one FLIP camera video per week and posting on YouTubeIncrease engagement by reaching out to and encouraging bloggers to write about the organization’s programsIncrease engagement and conversation about the organization’s program by posting content and engaging with fans on FacebookThey have a weekly 20 minute meeting to discuss their plans of what they’re going to do and evaluate how they did last week
https://wiki.library.ucsf.edu/display/EdTechStrategic/1.+Stakeholders+MapMap Definitions:Loosely Linked stakeholders are those, above the horizon line, who have more informal relationships.Target Audiences are people or organizations that directly use your programs or servicesOther Constituents are loosely linked people or organizations who have interests in your programs as end-users.Tightly Linked stakeholders are those, below the horizon line, who have formal relationships. Staff includes all employeesAligned Partners include contract employees, vendors, and materials and equipment suppliers.Boards are any decision making groups with financial and management oversightDefine the stakeholder categoriesSpend 1 minute writing down stakeholders in any category - one per sticky note - write large and legibly Kevin will facilitate the gathering, clustering and clarification of the stakeholdersProduce a final map that reflects this discussion
You also have to understand audience -- I often get questions, what platform should we be using. I don’t know, ask your audience. You need a good understanding of these questions.
California Shakespeare TheaterCalifornia Shakespeare TheatreCalifornia Shakespeare FestivalCal ShakesJonathan MosconeSusie FalkAs the season approaches -- the names of that season's directors and productions.
Source: Katie Painehttp://kdpaine.blogs.com/kdpaines_pr_m/2011/06/social-media-measuremetn-to-have-and-to-hold-from-this-day-forward-on-twitter-and-facebook-thru-pokes-and-follows-no-mat.htmlSocial media is engagement with a purpose – and so you have to understand the different levels of engagement on social channels and ensure that you moving people towards a specific objective.KD Paine, my co-author, Measuring Networked Nonprofit, uses a relationship metaphor …Impressions or views on Facebook, for example, are the dating equivalent of a construction worker leering a girls going byLiking content on Facebook is a just bit a better – it’s so easy to hit the like button – slacktivists – no commitment or involvement necessary – you don’t know if they are available or even sexual preference – Followers on Twitter – a bit more engaged. Someone follows you on Twitter or connects on LinkedIn or comments on your blog, it essentially expressing a sufficient level of interest so that a least you know there is a possibility of a relationship. They may not be ready to date, but they’re eligible. You ask them and start dating regularly ..Trial/Consideration: Here, you don’t know if you’re compatible, but decide to move in together or get engaged. This is the social media equivalent of someone who regularly visits your blog and comments, comments in YouTube, engagements in a dialog on Twitter or Facebook. If they’re really sure they’re ready to commit, they sign up for a newsletter, download a white paper, attend a webinar, etc.Donate/Volunteer/Sign Petition/Action: This next stage they are ready to walk down the aisle and get married …you’ve captured them in your database and have enough information now. They may be ready to take that deeper step of making a donation, calling a legislator, showing up an offline rally, etc. Advocacy: But the day after the wedding, a whole new relationship begins – there is extended family, in-laws, cousins, etc and you part of them all. This is the ultimate relationship phase for nonprofit – it’s when your stakeholder becomes your advocate – forgives in a crisis, tells you all their secrets, encourages their friends to donate or support you - they become a champion for your cause.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/siette/2470934835/sizes/o/A way to track processClearly designated stepsA well defined goalMany entry pointsWebsite SignupForm• Social Media• Online Petitions• Banner Ads• Paid Acquisition• List Chaperones• Whitepapers• Mobile List• Mobile &Facebook Apps• Face-to-Face• OfflineFundraising
This is from DoSomething.Org – they target young people/teens to get active in social change causes on and offlineThis ladder of engagement is for campaign – found that many kill shelters were killing animals because there was a lack of good photos being shared onlineSo, this is an app on Facebook to recruit “Furtograhers” – teens who could download the app and go into shelters and take photos and share themBut they had a variety of ways for engagement related to their goals
Influencers: Individuals who are passionate about your mission and have the power or ability to affect someone’s actions. Champions: Influencers who sign on to a formal program for Brand Champions and use their social channels and networks to support your organization.
Influencer Research: Using online search and other tools to identify social media profiles of influencers and an analysis of what they are saying to design a formal program to engage them.
Content strategy is the technique of creating, curating, repurposing, and sharing relevant and valuable content across your channels (web site, email, print, social, and mobile) to attract, acquire, and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience - with the objective of driving results. You need to have a clear logic path from objective, audience, and content – as well as an internal practice that allows you create, curate, repurpose, and track the performance of your social content so you can optimize it.
MonthlyCommon messaging - along with partners on health careShare the responsibility – brainstorm contentIntegrate with what is timelyGet input from partners and friends – group learning
They focused on developing a robust engagement and content strategy – that was integrated with other channels, all to support objectives in communications strategy and outcomes – and used measurement. They started with one channel – FB …
Becoming A Networked
Developing An Effective
Integrated Social Media
Beth Kanter, Master Trainer and Author of
the Networked Nonprofit Books
Santa Maria, CA
Your Burning Questions!
Please write down
nonprofits or social
media on sticky note
What do you want
answered by the end
of the day?
Post it on the flip
Becoming A Networked
Developing An Effective
Integrated Social Media
Beth Kanter, Master Trainer and Author of
the Networked Nonprofit Books
Santa Maria, CA
Beth Kanter: Master Trainer, Author, and ChangeMaker
Who are you?
Raise your hand if …….
- Executive Director
- Board Member
- Nonprofit Staff Person who Implements Social Media
- Other Staff
And your Org?
Raise your hand if
organization is budget is ..
-Over 2 FTE
Is your nonprofit using these tools?
Stand Up, Sit Down
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Networked Nonprofits and
Mapping Your Network
Take small steps
to improve your
strategy to get
SMARTer Social Media
Networked Nonprofits Defined
Simple, agile, and
They are experts at
using networks and
social media tools to
make the world a
3 Digital Revolutions
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t
walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep
Maturity of Practice: Network Nonprofits
Linking Social with
Pilot: Focus one
campaign or channel
and learning in all
Many champions &
Content, and Measurement
Reflection and Continuous
Where is your organization?
Where is your organization now? What does that look
like? What do you need to get to the next level?
Maturity of Practice: Crawl-Walk-Run-Fly
ENGAGEMENT Ladder of Engagement
“It helps us put some
focused attention into our
strategy and practice. I’ve
set some defined goals and
areas where we might be
able to leap to the next
level. It isn’t realistic to
jump in all of the
Becoming A Networked Nonprofit
Active Listening Challenge
• Take jot down
insights on sticky
• Rose = your org is
doing and does well
• Thorn = challenge
to do it or do it well
• Opportunity =
something we want
A Network Mindset: A Leadership Style
Openness, transparency, decentralized decision-making, and
Listening and cultivating organizational and professional
networks to achieve the impact
Leadership through active participation.
Social Media Policy living document, all staff participate including
Sharing control of decision-making
Communicating through a network model, rather than a
The Social CEO: In Service of Strategy
Open and accessible to the world
and building relationships
Making interests, hobbies, passions
visible creates authenticity
What do they spend time doing
that they could do better via
Whose work do they respect
or feel inspired by?
How will social improve things
they know already and value?
One Tweet by Director = 1,000 by Staff
Open and accessible to the
world and building
Making interests, hobbies,
passions visible creates
How Can You Make The Time?
• What can you stop doing to make room for social media?
• How can you increase the amount of organizational time allocated
to social media?
Hybrid Model Adapted to Small Theatre
• 3 person staff
• Social media
responsibilities in all three
• Each person 2-4 hours
• Weekly 20 minute
meeting to coordinate
• Three initiatives to
• Weekly video w/Flip
• Blogger outreach
Using Interns Strategically
Social Media Overview
Social Media Research
Post Facebook Content
Answer comments on
Collect measurement data
Small Nonprofits: Recruit Skills-Based Volunteers
What are some opportunities and challenges?
• Add your sticky
notes to the wall
• Identify buckets
Network or Stakeholder Map
• Other Constituents
• Other Constituents
• Other Constituents
• Other Constituents
• Other Constituents
• Other Constituents
STAFF and BOARD
Create Your Map
1. Use sticky notes, markers and
poster paper to create your
2. Think about communications
goals and brainstorm a list of
people, organizations, and
3. Decide on different colors to
distinguish between online
4. Identify influencers, discuss
specific ties and connections.
Draw the connections
Walk About, View Other Maps, Leave Notes
Visualize, develop, and weave relationships with others to help
support your program or communications goals.
What insights did you
learn from mapping your
How can you each use
networks to support one
another’s social media
POST APPLIED: SMALL ARTS NONPROFIT
PEOPLE: Artists and people in their community
Increase engagement by 2 comments per post by FY 2013
Content analysis of conversations: Does it make the
organization more accessible?
Increase enrollment in classes and attendance at events by
5% by FY 2013
10% students /attenders say they heard about us through
Show the human face of artists, remove the mystique, get
audience to share their favorites, connect with other
Focused on one social channel (Facebook) to use best
practices and align engagement/content with other channels
which includes flyers, emails, and web site.
POST: KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
What keeps them up at night?
What are they currently seeking?
Where do they go for information?
What influences their decisions?
What’s important to them?
What makes them act?
POST: SMART OBJECTIVES
• Reach, Engagement, Action,
1. How many?
Measure with metrics
Pick The Right Success Metric!
Increase donor base
% reduction in cost per dollar
% increase in new donors
Increase number of volunteers
% increase in volunteers
% increase in awareness,
% increase in
Improve relationships with existing % improvement in relationship
% increase in donation from
Improve engagement with
% increase in engagement
(comments on YouTube, shares
on Facebook, comments on
Change in behavior
% decrease in bad behavior,
% increase in good behavior
Change in attitude about your
% increase in trust score or
SMARTER SOCIAL MEDIA: CREATE A POSTER
Create A Poster
California Shakespeare Theater
California Shakespeare Theatre
California Shakespeare Festival
As the season approaches -- the names
of that season's directors and
Think and Write: What keywords do you need to monitor to help you
reach your objectives, learn more about your audience, or support
content strategy? WRITE ON STICKY NOTES and add to your poster
Engagement With A Purpose: Macro and Micro
Source: KD Paine
What’s Important: Ladder of Engagement
• Defined Objective
• Clearly designated
• A way to track process
• Many entry points
Social Media Integrated Campaign: CTA
Take photos at
Shelter and share
Think and Write: Brainstorm Your Ladder
• CTA: Learn
• CTA: Share
care about x
• CTA: Do
Linking Your Content Strategy To SMART Objectives
How To Think About Content
Editorial Calendar Example
Include hashtags (#) and URL resources for staff to do some research on topics
United Ways of California www.unitedwaysCA.org
Social Content Optimization
• Focus on publishing highquality, engaging, relevant
• Timing and Frequency
• Post questions
• Use images/visuals, but vary
type of content and test
• Clear to call to action
• Follow your analytics
2. Brainstorm an editorial
calendar for one week.
3. Use template, sticky notes,
and poster paper
Measuring Your Content
Does your audience care about the topics your
content covers? Are they consuming your
Does your content mean enough to your
audience for them to share it or engage with it?
Does your content help you achieve your goals?
Does your content help you raise money, recruit
volunteers or save time?
Use Data To Make Better Decisions
Look for patterns
How will you coordinate, create, and measure your social
media content? What questions do you still have?
6 Tips for Fitting In Social Media in a Packed
1. Tailor your social media tasks to
support your goals
2. Go mobile
3. More curation
4. Use social media scheduling tools
5. Recycle, Repurpose, Remix
6. Focus, Focus, Focus
Takeaways: Share Pairs
• What’s one tip or technique that you can
put into practice next week to improve
your social media strategy?
• Put on index card with your name/email
for raffle for book at the end ….
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