Wednesday, June 23, 2010
LinkedIn Takes Groups To The Next Level With Likes, Follows And More: "On the heels of reaching the 70 million member mark, professional social network LinkedIn is adding new functionality to its Groups feature on the site. Launched last August, Groups essentially allows anyone on the network to create an open forum around a specific subject or profession where users can comment and share news and information. Currently there are over 650,000 groups on LinkedIn, with the largest amassing 200,000 members (for an E-Marketing Association)."
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Book Review: The Networked Nonprofit | onPhilanthropy: "In my consulting work, I meet plenty of nonprofit leaders – development directors, board members, executive directors – who know they want to open their organizations to social media but lack the right blueprint. It’s my job to provide it, of course. But I’ve also felt that a well-organized and compelling guide to networks and the social sector – one that dealt with the art of the possible as well as the theory behind the power of networks – would be incredibly helpful to busy third sector professionals. Now that guide is here."
Monday, June 21, 2010
Beth Kanter: Rethinking Nonprofits in a Networked World: "Well known philanthropy blogger Lucy Bernholz has proclaimed the third philanthropy buzz word of year:networked. She says why:"
The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Nonprofit Quarterly | Nonprofit Newswire | Internet Giving: Great Expectations and Experimentation
The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Nonprofit Quarterly | Nonprofit Newswire | Internet Giving: Great Expectations and Experimentation: "Among those leading current charges to turn the Internet into a philanthropic gusher by finding even more creative uses for the Web are Howard Bornstein and Paul Weinstein, founders of myphilanthropeida.org and allthis.com, respectively. Weinstein's allthis.com is, according to the Mercury News, 'a kind of eBay for charity.' At allthis.com, benefactors list unusual services for auction, with the proceeds going to the charity of their choice. Bidding opportunities include an offer from comedian Ben Stiller to record your phone's voice mail greeting, to a dinner date with former Playboy model Christina DeRosa."
Cultural Studies - Facebook Bios - Truth or Fiction? - NYTimes.com: "HOW many times in life must we engage in self-description? Let us count the ways: There’s the anxiety of college applications. The ignominy of Match.com dating. The embroidery of a C.V. sent to prospective employers. And, of course, there is Facebook."