Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth Kanter

Recently, my social media feeds have been anxiety producing, if not downright depressing. Unfortunately, if you work in digital strategy and social media, monitoring social is a daily task and as a result a bad mood has become an occupational hazard.

Balance the Spontaneous and Strategic of Social Media: Newsjacking and Obamacare

Beth Kanter

Nonetheless, it would provide a window of opportunity to share content and messages through all communications channels as well as social media. It was a chance to balance the spontaneous and the strategic of social media.

Of Bars, Stale Bread, Superheroes, and Road Trips (All this came from 12.08 #SMfastfwd on “Brands and Social Media”?!): a recap

ChatterBachs

Below you will find a recap of the dynamic 12.08 #SMfastfwd tweetchat on “Brands and Social Media” The recap is not intended to capture every comment but to preserve the flow and energy of the session. You’ll really want to read through the entire recap, however, to catch many insightful and memorable nuggets that just may well apply to what you’re trying to do in social media. Manager of Sales and New Media Marketing.

3 Reasons Why the Big Red “M” is Sponsoring an IndyCar - Moery Company

Moery Company

Since announcing our IndyCar sponsorship two weeks ago, we’ve been getting unprecedented activity on social, and record hits on our website over the news. We’ve seen through our social media engagement this unique sponsorship program has brought a new level of awareness.

The Hourglass Blog: Real-World Innovation for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, June 5, 2011. Real-World Innovation for Associations.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 3

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1

The Hourglass Blog

Regular readers of The Hourglass Blog know that Im chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Whats Your Innovation Readiness? Part 1.

The Hourglass Blog: The Innovation Hub for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

Ive been blogging about my work with the Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives for a while now. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, January 31, 2011. The Innovation Hub for Associations.

The Hourglass Blog: The Role of Trust in Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

If you didnt see it, Maddie Grant asked me to do a guest post on her SocialFish blog last week, and I shamelessly used it as an opportunity to promote the innovation project Im spearheading for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, August 10, 2010. The Role of Trust in Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: Association Advantages for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Heres part three of the "innovation for associations" white paper Im helping to write while chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Saturday, August 28, 2010. Association Advantages for Innovation.

Throwback Thursday opportunities for associations & nonprofits

SCD Group

A growing number of organizations (companies, churches, associations) have begun using Throwback Thursdays (TBT) as a social media strategy to promote elements of their organization.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.16

Reid All About it

Speaker: KiKi L’Italien, Social Media Strategist, Founder and CEO, Amplified Growth LLC. Speaker: Ben Kotenberg, Instructional Designer, National Association of Tax Professionals, and Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin. Host: Abila/Peach New Media.

Association of Women Surgeons Boosts #ILookLikeASurgeon Movement

Associations Now

Susan Pitt, an endocrine surgeon at the University of Wisconsin and a member of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), saw the cover while attending a medical conference. In some ways, Pitt was at the right place at the right time to start this social media viral storm.

Reinvent What You Do, Not Who You Are

Association Subculture

We can't spend months debating about the usefulness of social media and then wonder why we aren't moving the needle on jobs and education. It's spreading to Indiana, Wisconsin and New York. I have no idea what I am supposed to do.I only know what I can do.

How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot

SocialFish

In August 2014, I took over the Twitter account for the Chicago Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. One key finding I saw repeatedly was that up to 80% of a brand’s social mix can and should be curated content that your audience will find useful.

Milk Processors to Dairy Skeptics: “Get Real”

Associations Now

“We’ve kept too quiet,” Kadison said, according to Wisconsin State Farmer. We need to fight the battle in the social media and digital world.”

Thursday Buzz: North America Loves Its Meetings

Associations Now

The 65 events scheduled today cover wide geographic ground—from educational sessions in Wisconsin to social media efforts in New York City to a press rally in Las Vegas—as well as a broad range of subject matter.

Don’t Forget Your Members are People

Associations Now

Last, as shared here at Associations Now last week, FaB Milwaukee, a small trade group for food and beverage industry manufacturers in southeast Wisconsin, began collecting member dues in August after initially forming in March 2012.

Tuesday Buzz: Is Gen X Running the Show for Associations?

Associations Now

That’s when XYZ University’s Sarah Sladek wrote a book (published by ASAE) titled The End of Membership as We Know it , a book the National Fluid Power Association’s Eric Lanke picked up after seeing Sladek speak at a recent Wisconsin Society of Association Executives event.

Teens Aren't the Only Bullies

Mizz Information

Or how about headlines like this one, from Business Insider “ Wall Streeters Are Passing Around This Awful Email A Wisconsin Student Sent To A Recruiter ”? Another week, another heartbreaking story about a teen who took her life because of bullying.

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation = Creativity x Execution

The Hourglass Blog

Its also something Ive realized as part of my work with the Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, November 14, 2010. Innovation = Creativity x Execution.

The Hourglass Blog: The World Database of Innovation--CLOSED!

The Hourglass Blog

This is exactly the kind of resource I need to tap to help build the model of innovation for the association community Ive been discussing on this blog and leading on behalf of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

The Hourglass Blog: Jumpstarting an Essential Conversation

The Hourglass Blog

Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Jumpstarting an Essential Conversation.

The Hourglass Blog: Generational Herd Mentalities

The Hourglass Blog

I went to the University of Wisconsin in the late 1980s. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, September 9, 2010. Generational Herd Mentalities.

The Hourglass Blog: Who Will Change the Workplace?

The Hourglass Blog

Maybe in my little corner of Wisconsin, but certainly no farther than that. Social Media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Who Will Change the Workplace? Okay, Eric, your post from last Tuesday has me thinking. I read McAfees post and yours, and I get it. When a new generation comes into the workforce, we tend to freak out. There is an interesting pattern to the freaking out, though.