“The Networked Nonprofit” – opening up my eyes to a new social (media) revolution

“In 2005, nonprofit organizations employed 12.9 million individuals, or approximately 9.7 percent of the U.S. economy – more than the financial activities sector employed at that time. And in 2008, nonprofits’ total revenue was $307.65 billion”The Networked Nonprofit, by Beth Kanter and Allison H. Fine I recently started engaging several nonprofit organizations and I felt the need to learn more about them. When I found the book The Networked Nonprofit, by Beth Kanter and Allison H. Fine, I jumped on it. The book started by painting a surprising picture, but when I got to the second chapter...

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Where are you “official” and where are you “private”?

[Updated 12/13/2010 with new links to blogs. Moved from WordPress.com to self-hosted blogs] A long time ago I decided to have a work blog (this, ie. http://konsultpartners.com) and to use Twitter and LinkedIn as my “professional” social tools. Even before that I created a “private” blog for my family and friends (http://off-duty-blog.hakansoderbom.com) and later I decided that Facebook was also dedicated to family and friends. In my case “private” includes my part-time job as a motorcycle safety instructor – something I am active and passionate about but it is not my livelihood. However I am...

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How do recruiters find Executive candidates online?

Next week I am giving a presentation on career development to a group of executives. The main focus is on social media and specifically on LinkedIn as a channel to creating a personal brand and for being found by recruiters. To help in my preparation, would you mind sharing some of your experiences in recruiting executives? Where do you look for candidates? What are your favorite places to look for candidates? Is LinkedIn at the top? How much do you focus on already submitted applications versus finding prospects online? How do you find and filter the most interesting resumes? Do you use...

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7 reasons I recommend my clients to blog

Content is king; A blog is a great place to collect and share your content. It is through the content you express your insights, views and recommendations. If you spend some time on Search Engine Optimization, SEO, you will also make it increasingly easier to find your business online. Content is king and conversations provide the energy that keeps the kingdom alive. Generating conversations on a blog with strong content is an effective way to engage people. Blogging makes you smarter. Sounds weird? The process of articulating your thoughts into text that will help you clarify your own...

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How would you like to engage your dentist online?

I am just starting a conversation with a Seattle based dental organization. These are healthcare professionals who care about their clients and who are keen on building long lasting trusted relationships. How would you like to engage your dentist, orthodontist or dental hygienist online? Your thoughts and answers in this quick survey would be much appreciated! (10 questions, < 2 minutes). Click here to take the survey I really appreciate your help! Many thanks! /Håkan Technorati Tags: dentist,social...

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Managing the social information flow

@chrisbrogan raises some interesting questions in his blog “I want now not new” about how to manage the amount of noise that hits our inboxes, Twitter and other places. I mentioned my admiration for Outlook and how I use it to manage multiple inboxes in my previous blog entry. (however I am also very frustrated with Outlook, but that is for another story). Here are some other ideas for making the email information flow more manageable with Outlook. DISCLAIMER copy my work methods at your own risk Create a parallel inbox where you only move emails meeting certain criteria. For many years now...

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