Who is SocialButterfly? An Interview for BlogHer as the Interview-ee
Beth Kanter, of the Beth’s Blog, who I featured last month as the second member of SocialButterfly’s Blogger Neighborhood, interviewed me for BlogHer. My first official ‘professional’ interview as the interview-ee!
1. Tell me a little about you.
Academics and work aside, my passion is working with and on behalf of nonprofits. My family, myself and a small group of dedicated and committed individuals started a non-profit in Arkansas that benefits multiple sclerosis and works in partnership with the MS Society. In one year, with about eight people, no budget and two main events, we’ve raised over $275k.
When you’re open to learning, you’re open to opportunity.
Best practical tip, create a relatively simple, but not hackable password and keep it the same for all the accounts you are going to create. This stays true for the ID/name you create for your accounts. You’re identity still needs to be consistent, and practically, it helps you keep track and manage your online relationships.
Next, do a social media scan of your non-profit and/or cause using Technorati or a Google blog search. There are also social media apps that help you track keywords in the blogosphere. How can you know how to help further a cause, meet needs, etc., if you do not know what people are saying or how people currently perceive your organization/message?
There’s so many good ones out there, that it’s hard to choose. Narrowing it down to best blogs by women helps though…some I love include:
- Spare Change by Nedra Weinreich (social marketing)
- Have Fun * Do Good by Britt Bravo (nonprofit)
- Trendspotting by Dr. Taly Weiss (social media/marketing trends/research)
- NonProfit Communications/Carnival for Nonprofit Consultants by Kivi Leroux Miller (nonprofit)
- Lorelle on WordPress by Lorelle VanFossen (social media/wordpress help) She gets back to you very quickly with questions/comments too!
Thanks for the interview Beth!
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