Understanding Social Media is Just a Click Away

June 15, 2009

Wendy Liscow, Program Officer

Clicking Computer Mouse

I did it again.  I just spent an hour surfing the web.  My intention was to write a blog about some of my favorite technology and social media bloggers, and before I knew it, I was clicking from link, to link, to link, to link, to link, to link, to link. So beware: if you have any interest in learning about social media for non-profits you might find yourself on your own clicking spree.


Let’s start off with Beth Kanter who is one of the most popular bloggers on social media for non-profits. Her blog provides no nonsense information on everything from Facebook to Twitter to Flickr. She is curating the Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN’s)  “We Are Media: Nonprofit Social Media Starter Kit,” an online community of people from nonprofits who are interested in learning and teaching about how social media strategies and tools can enable nonprofit organizations to create, compile, and distribute their stories and change the world.

Check out Beth’s blog about Facebook’s New Fan Page, something that every nonprofit should investigate and decide if they want to implement.


Wild Apricot is a for-profit software company for small associations and non-profits. I haven’t checked out their software, but I have become a fan of their primary blogger Rebecca Leaman who writes on a wide range of technology topics. Check out these great posts:

Facebook Applications for Your Non-Profit
New Guide Helps Non-Profits Choose Donor Management System
What Makes a Successful Online Community
Social Media for Non-Profits:  26 Great Slideshare Presentations You Can Use

So, start clicking your way to understanding social media. But be forewarned, you are guaranteed to get “click happy.”

Photo: Vangelis Thanaidis