Helping local nonprofits to learn how to take social media to the next level

By Mary Monroy-Spampinato, Midwest District Operations and Community Manager at Microsoft Yesterday in Chicago the Social Media for Nonprofits conference was held at Columbia College with support from Microsoft. This was the fifth stop in a series of nine conferences for nonprofits across the United States. There were over 200 attendees at the event and…


Social Media Conference Series Off to Successful Start in San Francisco

By Celeste Alleyne, Citizenship Director for the West Region, Microsoft Corporation Yesterday, Social Media for Nonprofits, with support from Microsoft, kicked off its first in a series of Social Media Conferences for nonprofits in the historical War Memorial "green room" in San Francisco, California. As Citizenship Director for the West Region of Microsoft, I was…


Social Media for Nonprofits conference tours the United States

Effective communications most often requires an ability to tell compelling stories that resonate with your audience. Increasingly, Social media enables us to outreach to people from all around the world and engage in the type of conversation that one might normally experience at a dinner table, party, or networking event – leading to engagement, and…


Corporate Citizenship – You’re Gonna Make it After All

I’m writing this blog post from a coffee shop in downtown Minneapolis. I’m here this week attending the Boston College Conference on Corporate Citizenship. As some of you may recall, Minneapolis is the setting for the Mary Tyler Moore show. When I think of the lyrics to the show’s theme song it actually resonates with…

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A think tank for the ages creates Goodness Engine

What would it look like if you could gather a group of advanced social media minds, search engine marketing experts, rock star product designers, and platform evangelists from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Bing, Google, Microsoft, REI, and WebTrends in one room? Sounds like a party for the ages, but more importantly it creates a…


Unleashing Technology to Advance Social Change

Technology can be an amazing tool for social and economic development. It can help people get a better education, learn new skills to earn a living wage, or start a business. It can also enable organizations to meet community needs by broadening access to healthcare, education micro-banking and other essential services. Technology today has been…

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