A Day at the Tour: Social Media Failure, Outrage & Frustration

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She also recognized Smith’s behavior as a social media failure for ESPN. Over the last several years the Tour of California has become one of cycling’s premier events attracting the world’s best teams. Chris Horner in yellow (leader) at 2011 Tour of California (photo by Dave Strom). Tagged: Twitter , Web and Social Media. Web and Social Media TwitterIf you’re one of my Facebook or Twitter friends, you know I love the Tour de France.

Social Media and Hiring

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Like many employers, you may be mining social network sites (which, for simplicity’s sake, we’ll refer to collectively as “Facebook”) for personal information about individuals applying for jobs with your organization. Information from social network sites like Facebook is only marginally relevant for pre-employment background checking. Features Technology applicants Facebook hiring new job social media technology Twitter Glenn Demby.

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Study: Shoe Leather Moves the Advocacy Needle More Than Social Media

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While it’s easier to send a tweet or a social media message than to have a face-to-face meeting, legislators tend to react more strongly to advocacy efforts focused on in-person meetings, a new report finds. Social media seems to be where all the political discussion is these days.

Social Media Integrated Campaign Case Study Slam: SSIR Social Media on Purpose Conference

Beth Kanter

Last week, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating the ultimate social media practitioner panel at the Social Media on Purpose Conference hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review. Abdi Soltani , Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. James Nickerson , Social Media Strategist, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Social Innovation (@SocInnovators) May 22, 2014.

Social Media Roundup: Ensure Positive Board Dynamics

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How to figure that out and more in today’s Social Media Roundup: Build an Effective Board. According to Conference & Incentive Travel magazine , guests at hotels in the company’s Aloft chain in Harlem or in Cupertino, California, can receive a message on the Starwood app containing a virtual key that allows travelers to unlock their doors via Bluetooth technology. The post Social Media Roundup: Ensure Positive Board Dynamics appeared first on Associations Now

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth Kanter

The event is sponsored by Patagonia as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program. I presented a plenary session on networked mindsets and leadership and facilitated two workshops on SMARTer Social Media. The concept is simple – ask supporters to take a photo of themselves with your campaign message and share it on social media channels. This is an example of “SMARTer Social Media.”

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Social Media Roundup: The New Way to Track Your Readership

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In today’s Social Media Roundup, find out what’s fueling the latest accredited metric for evaluating online success: A Better Way to Evaluate Your Content. "Fifty-five On Monday, Chartbeat received accreditation from the Media Rating Council for attention metrics for both online advertisements and content. The post Social Media Roundup: The New Way to Track Your Readership appeared first on Associations Now

Social Media Roundup: Ramp Up Your Cybersecurity Protocols

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Find out why your association should care in today’s Social Media Roundup. A California charity learned that lesson earlier this month.). We’ve reported before on the importance of following social media best practices and having strong passwords , but there’s a reason this issue keeps popping up: Some organizations still maintain subpar security. Another round of digital intrusions brings cybersecurity back to the forefront.

Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader’s Science Fair Project!

Beth Kanter

As colleague Bob Filbin, DoSomething’s Data Scientist, pointed out in his presentation earlier this week , we can apply a/b testing to social media measurement. It is important to understand that whether you are a/b testing for social media or email marketing or your 6th grade science fair, that the results of one test may not give you answers but more questions to test. Flickr Photo by the Consortium.

Social Media Roundup: Team-Building for Oenophiles

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Business retreats perfectly designed for wine lovers, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Retreating At A Winery. Napa Valley, California, actually encourages wineries to hold corporate gatherings. (ht The post Social Media Roundup: Team-Building for Oenophiles appeared first on Associations Now How wineries are offering a team-building environment for business retreats, and what you can learn.

Social Media Roundup: A Lobbying Giant Steps Forward

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Find out in today’s Social Media Roundup: New to the Lobbying Elite. And the group is still working on building its network, most recently expanding its efforts in California. “Much of that ‘social good’ is financed by government grants,” Parker explains. The post Social Media Roundup: A Lobbying Giant Steps Forward appeared first on Associations Now

Keep the Nitty Gritty in Focus Without Losing the Big Picture

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Rita Chen Fujisawa of the California Association of Health Facilities talks about balancing risk with the greater good, helping members adopt technology, and why she loves working in an association. From the Corner Office Leadership association careers California Association of Health Facilities Innovation member education Rita Chen Fujisawa social media technology

Association Law Blog: Social Media and Employment Background.

Association Law

Social Media and Employment Background Checks. As is the case with so many shortcuts, there are a number of problems and risks that arise from these kinds of social media background checks carried out by employers and prospective employers. If conducting a social media background check, it is recommended that the background be checked by an independent, qualified professional (yes, numerous background check companies do exist). social media.

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How California’s Gig Economy Law Could Reshape Your Freelancer Pool

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While intended to target services such as Uber and Lyft, the added restrictions of California Assembly Bill 5 could create challenges for associations that rely on freelance help. If you rely on freelancers who are based in California—or if your organization is based in the state—you could run into some headaches in the coming months. While Gonzalez defended the limits set in the law and cited concerns about media outlets that would misclassify writers, she faced criticism.

California Wine Group Works to Promote All of State’s Wine Regions

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With its Discover California Wines Road Trip series, the Wine Institute of California hopes to draw visitors’ attention to the virtues of the state’s lesser-known wine regions and provide unexpected tips about its most popular Northern California wine region. In fact, visitors might not even know that, for instance, Southern California has a robust wine scene too , with 200-some wineries dotting the landscape from Malibu to the Mexican border.

From the Corner Office: What I Learned About Leadership from Arnold Schwarzenegger

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This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Martyn Hopper, executive vice president and CEO of the 1,600 member Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), one of the nation’s largest regional pest control associations. Our members have more in common with other California small businesses than they do with large national pest control companies. with more than 36,000 members in California. AA: Social media would probably help your lobbying and advocacy efforts, right?

The Risk of Not Owning Your Online Brand

YourMembership Blog

I was talking with an association executive recently about their social media and online community efforts and was surprised to learn that they were considering turning off their integrated online community in favor exclusively using the LinkedIn group page for their association. Whether or not the Class Action has any merit will be determined by the California legal system. Member Engagement + Retention Membership Management Social Media and Business Trends

Social Media Roundup: Spot the Successful CEOs

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The details, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup: Where’s Waldo? you’ll do well to look in California; it’s the state with the most companies with successful executives. The post Social Media Roundup: Spot the Successful CEOs appeared first on Associations Now The brave aren’t all bald—and neither are most CEOs. An infographic breaks down the top traits of the world’s best-performing company executives.

Member Record Inspection Rights (California Outline)

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Member Record Inspection Rights (California Outline). This outline explains California mutual benefit and public benefit corporation member inspection rights, and the obligations placed on those corporations/associations. Members of California nonprofit organizations, including mutual benefit and public benefit corporations have inspection rights that may not be taken away, not even by the bylaws. All references in this outline are to the California Corporations Code.

Association Law Blog: Association Mergers (California Outline)

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Association Mergers (California Outline). The process describe here is for a California entity, but the laws are similar in most jurisdictions. Sacramento, California, United States. I am a member of the State Bar of California. Member Record Inspection Rights (California Outlin. Association Mergers (California Outline). social media. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

I know I’m smiling, so it must be time for a customer conference!

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In the session I led on how to grow an online community , I found that many in attendance were surprised by the threat social networking giant LinkedIn is posing to their organizations. As I shared ideas on the importance and value of providing an online community for their associations and members, it became clear to many that social media networks like LinkedIn should be viewed as potential competition, and cannot be ignored.

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9 Tips for Nonprofits To Boost Resilience During A Pandemic

Beth Kanter

” Greetings from shelter in place California! The public health advice is to social distance, but we also need to mental distance from news and discussion about the virus. 3 Socializing At A Distance. Our family with adopted senior rescue dog, “Tigger.”

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. We are tracking the conversation and resources about AI and Nonprofits and social good. California Passes New Law That Bans Bots From Pretending to Real People: California Gov. Bots are also not limited to social media.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. We are tracking the conversation and resources about AI and Nonprofits and social good. They also published this “ AI for Good Guide ,” intended to help nonprofits and social enterprises learn how to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to social, humanitarian and environmental challenges. Social Change.

Activating A Culture of Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

My topic area is about rituals in the workplace which create social connections and many health benefits to individual staff members. And, on the flip side, as research by Sarah Pressman at the University of California, Irvine, found that the lack of social connections can have negative impacts on health.

Is A Downer News Cycle A Factor in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success?

Beth Kanter

So, maybe it is not too surprising that something that makes us feel good while doing good and a little silly like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went wild on the social networks. (That’s the response I gave during NPR Morning Edition when asked why it was catching on). The challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head or donating to the ALS Association , with a social media component.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

Emerging Leaders Playbook: With the generous support of the Packard Foundation and in collaboration with Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, we wrote and published the Emerging Leaders Playbook last year, along with facilitating a peer learning cohort with colleague Stephanie Rudat. In the US, I gave workshops at nonprofit conferences in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Missouri, California and at SXSW.

Coaching, Mentoring and Onsite Visits Helps Association Get to Know Members Personally

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This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Stephanie Doute, vice president of membership and group services for Leading Age California , the state’s preeminent advocate for nonprofit senior living and care. Stephanie Doute: Leading Age California is the primary advocate for quality nonprofit senior living and care in the state. Those organizations serve more than 100,000 seniors throughout California. If it’s social, it needs to get a conversation started.

How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Beth Kanter

The day included a healthy mix of connection and social interaction, with appropriate work on key organizational concepts that could be covered sufficiently during the time we had available. Staff are in one of three offices in California or are part of the Remote Team (R-team for short—people who work from their home communities, wherever those may be).

Best of the Web: November 2013

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California Society of Association Executives Seasonal Spectacular. Best of the Web CalSAE Facebook industry events LinkedIn New England SAE social media Tiwtter TNSAE Association CEO Nails Critical Member Engagement Question. Dan Varroney. Potomac Core Consulting. How to Communicate After a Train Wreck. Bill Rosenthal. SmartBlog on Leadership. Developing a Successful Student Membership Strategy. Tony Rossell. Membership Marketing Blog. How to Keep Your Non-Dues Revenue Going.

Social Media Roundup: A Quiz on To-do Lists

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And with all of that time freed up by your organization, you can explore some new ideas for reaching out to your members included in today’s Social Media Roundup: Building Smarter Lists. Moving to the next level: Idea Architects Consultant Jeffrey Cufaude, tweeting about the California Society of Association Executives, presents a busy collage of ideas for the upcoming year. The post Social Media Roundup: A Quiz on To-do Lists appeared first on Associations Now

How the Latino Community Foundation Used Learning and Pivoting to Get Better Fundraising Results

Beth Kanter

Would you stop doing crowd funding, social media infused fundraising and revert back to traditional methods of fundraising? The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is the premier Latino fund in California. It unites diverse advocates, allies, and inspires philanthropists to work together to build a better California. Diversify the “ask” strategies: Personal and informal appeals, Social Media, & inspirational Newsletters.

Can My Fitbit Data Make Health Care Better?

Beth Kanter

According to Information Week , the Health Data Exploration Project , California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), announced it was forming a network of academics, scientists, and health IT companies interested in figuring out the logistical, practical, and ethical issues related to mining consumer health data to spot public health trends. We’re just beginning to l ook at the implications for the social good sector.

SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Beth Kanter

The other supporters include Blue Shield Foundation of California and Vodaphone Americas Foundation. Marnie’s organization is one of a number of those in the social good sector that have married the concept of social good with the lean start up movement or what is being called “ Lean Impact.”

Non-Profit Leaders as Personal Brands

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: I recently keynoted the Social Good Brasil conference and one of the other speakers was Simon Mainwaring who gave an amazing keynote about social branding. His talk resonated with some of the ideas around how nonprofits can use a network mindset and leverage the professional networks of senior leaders of nonprofits. Order your Social Branding Blueprint now and receive an extra online access pass FREE to give to a non-profit colleague.

Using Twitter to Build Support Among Latinos for the Affordable Care Act

Beth Kanter

As a social media specialist at MomsRising.org and a Latina who has published a blog for seven years, has two Facebook pages, a Twitter account, a LinkedIn page and now a newly opened Pinterest account, easily the biggest misconception I have encountered is that Latinos are not online. MomsRising also has a social media reach of 3.5 We were also very excited that these efforts resulted in two popular social media newsletters among Latinos picking up the story.

#OceanLoveEarl: RIP Earl Kanter, MD – 12/23/21 – 6/23/13

Beth Kanter

He told me to go back to California and not to neglect my family or work. One of my most memorable Skype calls was when I had forgot to turn switch off SKYPE during a presentation to health care nonprofits about social media in 2007. My Dad with his Greg Noll Surfboard with me and my brother. RIP: Earl Kanter, MD. Love Never Dies. December 23, 1921 – June 23, 2013.

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

Beth Kanter

I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement. This event is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society development in Mekong Region and included participants are coders, journalists, and NGO staff from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth Kanter

So, I’m thrilled that community manager, Meghan Ventura, who is responsible for cultivating the community presence of Games for Change agreed to write this guest post about nonprofits who are using games for social change. And, don’t miss this special offer: Get 10% off tickets with the code beth_g4c14. The neuroscientists at the Gazzaley Lab at University of California, San Francisco, have shown that games can improve our cognitive function.

The Triple Bottom Line in India: Software, Quality Education, and Early Learning

Beth Kanter

After I finished teaching an intensive Networked NGO workshop for Packard family planning grantees in Delhi, I headed to Bangalore to visit my friend and colleague, Rufina Fernandes where I conducted a social media workshop for staff and teachers and got see a start up education company and its CSR program, close up. I met Rufina in 2008 in Australia when I keynoted the Connecting Up Conference and taught social media workshops for NGOs.