Friday, June 13, 2008

Blogging and nonprofit organisations

I have been reading a blog by a woman called Beth Kanter. She is an American educator and networker and has played a large role in helping non-profit organisations embrace the potential of social media. Every time I read her blog I am excited at how this technology can help us achieve our goals at HCCA. I listened to a couple of presentations Beth gave at the Connecting Up 08 conference I attending in Brisbane in May. Her enthusiasm for connection, collaboration and content is infectious.

Beth posted yesterday after attending a session on Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits. I would encourage you to read her post. It is a summary of a panel discussion on how non-profit organisations are using social media. They address a range of questions which Beth summarises for us, including:

  • How do you managed user-generated content? How much time does it take? How much staff?
  • How you ever encountered problems related to your funding and what you're doing on the site? How you moderate inappropriate behavior or conversation?
  • What are some resources if you don't understand social networking? What are some resources to help your constituents?

1 comment:

kanter said...

Thanks so much for the kind words! BTW, I just did this presentation on healthcare and web2.0 - thought it might be of interest
http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/health