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The Year of the #BostonStrong Bounce Back

We were enjoying a rare couples weekend away, online to peruse our dinner options in Saratoga, when we started seeing social media references to the horrible Boston Marathon bombing. We were quickly able to determine that our son had gone … Continue reading

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Social Media ROI? Think stories and relationships!

“What’s the ROI?” is a popular, perhaps overused question about the value of social media for one’s business and personal branding. Basically, many wonder if it’s worth their time, and if so, how much. In asking this question, most people … Continue reading

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How #Nonprofits Can Build Social Capital and Boost the Economy: May 3 Forum

Can nonprofits be the key to getting us out of the economic doldrums? The first Social Capital Forum was held on May 3 in Boston, providing a presentation on research suggesting areas with high concentrations of nonprofit organizations had lower … Continue reading

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In Defense of Food–and Community [Food Day Post]

Little did I know as I was rounding up ingredients for a locally focused meal last night that today is Food Day! As described here, Food Day intends to highlight the importance of healthy, affordable and sustainable food. We were … Continue reading

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Social Capital Inc. Blog: Engaging with Foundations and Network Weaving

I was surprised to learn from a recent Center for Effective Philanthropy survey how few of my nonprofit colleagues are using social media to engage with funders. Several foundation leaders followed with thoughtful articles on the subject, so I thought … Continue reading

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6 Must Read New Social Capital Articles

Important social capital readings seem to come in bunches, which lend themselves to roundup posts like this. These recent articles explore how social capital can address issues like health, obesity and poverty, and include some broader lessons on social capital … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Putting Social Capital Into Action

Over 80 Massachusetts philanthropists gathered this week at Brandeis Unversity to explore the topic “Social Captial in Action”, the theme of this year’s Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts annual meeting. Needless to say, I was pleased that the local funding community is focusing … Continue reading

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8 Community Building Lessons from the Farm

Want to learn some good tips for engaging volunteers and building community at your organization? Perhaps you should spend a morning at a local farm like I did yesterday! We wanted to get better acquainted with Nina and Archie McIntyre … Continue reading

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POTW: Can Technology Fuel Face-to-Face Social Capital?

Is technology key for building trust and social capital in today’s world? That’s a key point made in an interesting Fast Company article, “Community Revival: How Technology is Reconstructing our Shared Lives“, by Nicole Skibola. She focuses on “Generation Yers” … Continue reading

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Beyond the Shadow: Groundhog Day Resolution Check

Growing up in the Boston area, I never got the Groundhog Day concept.  Shadow or not, New Englanders know that we’re typically looking at six plus more weeks of wintry weather on February 2.  Weather-wise, it’s been a bizarre non-winter … Continue reading

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