• 27
    May
    2011

    I recently gave a presentation at the Association Foundation Group’s annual conference on using social media for fundraising.

    Millions of people are actively using social media everyday to stay connected with friends, family and the latest news. Savvy association fundraisers are also starting to leverage these tools to increase contributions and foster deeper connections with their donor base.

    The biggest take-away I tried to impart on the audience was that social media fundraising is still in its infancy and is just a drop in the bucket amount compared to what’s raised via traditional…

  • 20
    May
    2011

    First it was National Journal, now a feature in Campaigns & Elections magazine (May edition). Beekeeper Group’s very own public affairs rock star, Henri Makembe, is setting the advocacy world on fire. Ok, ok, so maybe that’s a little too much hyperbole, but he is definitely a hugely positive influence around the Hive, helping us strategize so many more possibilities for engaging target online audiences.

    Check out the Campaigns & Elections

  • 17
    May
    2011

    Most people know that I have a background in grassroots advocacy and that I’m passionate about social media. But what you may not realize is that I have an even deeper passion for the automotive industry. Yes, I love cars. Since 2008, I’ve been experimenting with this online medium, and I have been astonished at how quickly it has enabled me to form relationships within the car enthusiast community worldwide. In fact, thanks to the alliances I’ve formed through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, I’m currently combining…

  • 16
    May
    2011

    For those who know me well, you know I love clever and informative data visualizations. Why bother with long-winded reports or unreadable statistical charts when you can plot all your data through a graphic design, or better yet, on a video visualization, and provide entertaining information in a fraction of the time.

    With that intro please check out one of my favorite video data visualizations (an oldie but a goodie) presented by Hans Rosling “The Joy of Stats – 200 Countries, 200 Hundred Years, 4 Minutes”.

  • 09
    May
    2011