How I’m Using Social Media to Support Black Men and Boys (and How You Can Too)

This is a guest post by Tracey Webb of BlackGivesBack.com.  It was originally published on the Leadership & Sustainability Institute for Black Male Achievement website on May 3, 2012. This year, I celebrate the 5th anniversary of my blog, BlackGivesBack.com(BGB), an online destination that highlights philanthropy in the African American community. I created the site in 2007 to showcase the rich, and often untold, stories of giving among African Americans. My goal with BGB is to inform, educate and spur people to action – and BGB has done just that. Readers have shared with me how they were inspired by the people and organizations featured to get involved in their own community and give back. I receive pitches daily for articles … Continue reading How I’m Using Social Media to Support Black Men and Boys (and How You Can Too)

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22 High-Impact, Low Cost Social Media Opportunities for Nonprofits

This is a guest post by Brad Aronson of Brad Aronson’s Blog.  It was originally published on May 1, 2012. Nonprofits have critically important missions that certainly don’t match their small operating budgets. That’s why they need to constantly innovate and make the most of the least. With that in mind, here are 22 high-impact, low-cost social media opportunities for nonprofits (adapted from a talk I gave at NPower PA‘s conference, Social Media for Nonprofits, and including some great insights from other speakers). 1)    Appreciate corporate sponsors. This is probably the easiest tip and the biggest missed opportunity. An example is Comcast’s blog a few days after Comcast Cares Day, a community service day for Comcast employees. The blog mentioned … Continue reading 22 High-Impact, Low Cost Social Media Opportunities for Nonprofits

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