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Folks, my next sw 2.0 column for the New Social Worker Online is ready! Here's an excerpt: Let’s pretend for a moment that your loved one is in the hospital, suffering and dealing with a crisis and in need of care. Or perhaps you are the one who needs care. How would you feel if …

Five Nonprofits Maximizing YouTube’s Nonprofit Program (via Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits)

Great examples! A quick browse of nonprofits on YouTube reveals that the vast majority of nonprofits are not taking advantage of YouTube's Nonprofit Program. Available to most nonprofits in United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, the program is free and only takes a few to minutes to apply. Once approved, which can take …

Five Ways to Promote Your Text-to-Give Campaigns on Social Media (via Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits)

Great advice! Many nonprofits are experimenting with text-to-give fundraising, but thus far results have been mixed. Nonprofits that have the resources or connections to tap into media, celebrity or large e-mail lists have done well, but many others are simply breaking even (or not). One reason may be that the online promotions of text-to-give campaigns …

Malcolm Gladwell’s “Get Off My Lawn” Ludditism is Really Grating

Have you seen Malcolm Gladwell's latest missive about social media and social change: Does Egypt Need Twitter? Beth Kanter did a fantastic job addressing Gladwell's earlier claims and concerns about social media. However, Gladwell's "get off my lawn" ludditism has become really grating, don't you think? Obviously social media played a role in current events in Egypt …

It Gets Better Project: Looking to Interview Social Workers and Viewers

My next SW 2.0 article for The New Social Worker Magazine will profile the It Gets Better Project. Dan Savage began this YouTube project to reach LGBT youth who may be struggling with coming out, being openly gay, finding support, and coping with being bullied. Watch Dan's message below: I think this project does a …