What I’m going to talk
about … • Social Networks: Fad? • What are patterns of success for nonprofits? • Secrets of a Free Agent Social Networker • What are the organizational adoption issues that foundations need to address? (Marc Osten via Skype)
How are you currently using
social networks? • I’m not using any social networking sites just for fun • Just forpart of my degree workup with fun to keep my friends, family,learning (optional) personal or colleagues professional development (required) part of my job • For professional networking and relationships, or professional learning, but not as a formal part of my job • Part of my job
Why did you create your
social networking profile? Are you using social networks to get news of your industry or profession? Are you using social networks to get information about the issues you fund? If you had a purpose (fun, networking, or part of work), can you think of the EXISTING grantee needs that it would be useful? Can you think of a grantee information need (as opposed to the service needs above) that would be better met by a real community than by you or the affinity meeting you hold every quarter?
Research Channel …… • Part
of an overall listening strategy which included monitoring blogs, twitter, etc • Identified key listening goals/decisions • Launched slowly over 6 months of small, narrowly defined projects • Team – reflection, discussion, internal system – intergenerational trust • First step before setting up organizational presence