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Beth Kanter’s 10 Ways Geolocation Is Changing The World

Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog and the forthcoming book The Networked Nonprofit, CEO of Zoetica, and curator of NTEN’s “We Are Media” Nonprofit Social Media Starter Kit.” Best known for her prominence in the nonprofit world, Kanter was name one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company Magazine, and one of Business Week’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.”

This week in Beth’s Blog, she takes a more detailed look at how location technologies are transforming the way we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world.

Read more from Beth’s Blog.

Allison Fine and Beth Kanter: Connecting With Social Media

Okay, so if you are living under a nonprofit rock — first of all I’m sorry, because it must be gross — and second of all you should get out. For all of you nonprofits who want to break out from under that rock, this is a great way to start.

Last week I tuned in to a live webinar on how to Build a Networked Nonprofit Group, hosted by authors and nonprofit guru’s Beth Kanter and Allison Fine. These lovely ladies, as The Chronicle bests puts it,

“write about the ways even the most time-pressed nonprofit groups can harness social-media tools to expand their network of donors and volunteers, adocate for their cause, and win attention.”

With their new book just released this June, The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting With Social Media to Drive Change, Kanter and Fine present the most up to date and relevant information your nonprofit could need. The book covers all the basics; Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, wikis, blogs, contests, map, widgets etc. in a simple and clear cut manner. You do not need to be an internet techie to get something out of this book. It’s relevant and include great examples of how nonprofit organizations — both big and small — have used these tools to be help leverage their success.

If you or someone in your nonprofit doesn’t have time to sit down and read the book (which you should do, really it’s one book that will benefit your organization in the long run), then check out this webinar online. Beth and Allison have given tons of links and feeds to informational sites. After reading through their Twitter Tip Sheet, you’ll know what I’m taking about.

If anything, you will feel confident knowing that you are not the only nonprofit out there that at times may feel utterly challenged by technology overload. Because, let’s face it, there are so many tools out there that it can really be overwhelming. The trick is to find one media that is right for you and your nonprofit, then utilize this to it’s full potential.

Woody Collins from Congo Helping Hands at #10NTC

Woody Collins from Congo Helping Hands (http://www.congohelpinghands.org/) talks about attending the Beth Kanter and Allison Fine Session at Nonprofit Tech Conference (NTC 2010).

An Interview with Robert Chatwani on Giving Works Trends 2009

Originally posted by Beth Kanter on Beth’s Blog.

Right before the holidays, eBay released 2009 figures for Giving Works, its fundraising program and marked a historic record for total funds raised for non-profits through ebay.com. According to the report, the eBay community gave $50 million to nonprofits, a 17% jump over 2008 despite the ongoing recession. The program allows individuals to donate while using eBay. I was lucky enough to do a quick email interview with Robert Chatwani, eBay’s head of Global Citizenship, to learn more behind the numbers.

(1) Give me your elevator speech

At eBay, we think about citizenship and sustainability in terms of People, Planet, and Communities. Our focus is on harnessing the reach and scale of our core businesses – eBay and PayPal – to create a positive impact. By fostering entrepreneurship for global sellers, keeping goods out of landfills through the sale of pre-owned products, and raising funds for nonprofits through sales on eBay, we’re growing our business and enabling millions of eBay users to participate by voting with their dollars. Plus we have 15,000 employees around the world who get to think about changing the world through their everyday work, which is really exciting.

In terms of giving – we see two large macro trends taking place. The first is that online giving is growing fast, at a rate that’s 7 times faster than offline giving. The other is that many more consumers are thinking about social and environmental values when making decisions about what to buy. These consumers have new mindset, and they’re more practical and socially conscious than ever before.

Read the rest of the interview on Beth’s Blog.