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Social Media for Social Good e-Book Version Now Available for Download!

August 25, 2011

[tweetmeme] I tell ya. It’s a surreal feeling to know that someone could be reading your book right now… on the subway, in a cafe, or at a park in any city, anywhere in the world. And the fact that this books exists at all really is a testament to the power social media. All this began on a fateful day in February 2005 with the launch of a Myspace Page meant solely to promote nonprofits and foster social good. Now, six years and 500,000 friends, followers, and fans later everything I’ve learned through hands-on experimentation with social and mobile media has been compiled into 268 pages in Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

An accidental author, the truth is I initially turned down the opportunity to publish a book. I was overwhelmed with the daily responsibilities of working and paying the bills, and taking three months off from presenting webinars (thus no income!) to write this book seemed impossible. But how do you turn down McGraw-Hill?! I couldn’t, of course. That said, it’s been a lot more work that I ever would have imagined, but now 11 months after the process began, the e-book is now available for download. I hope you find it useful… being useful is the book’s number one objective. And for those that have yet to make the transition to e-books (and I am one them), the print version is set to be released any day now.

Finally, the book is launching in conjunction with a 10-city social and mobile media training and book tour fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the partner nonprofits listed below. We would love to see you there!

9/22: Collingswood, NJ (Just outside Philadelphia, PA)
Proceeds benefit Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.
View: Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

9/29: New York, NY
Proceeds benefit goodnik.org.
View: Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

10/13 :: Ottawa, ON
Proceeds benefit Volunteer Ottawa.
View: Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

11/8 :: San Diego, CA
Proceeds benefit Volunteer San Diego.
View: Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

11/10 :: Los Angeles, CA
Proceeds benefit the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education.
View: Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

12/1 :: Miami, OK
Proceeds benefit the American Indian Center for Excellence (AICE) at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
View: Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

1/19 :: Washington, DC
Proceeds benefit the International Lifeline Fund.
View: Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

2/9 :: Tampa, FL
Proceeds benefit Buddy Cruise.
View: Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

3/15 :: Memphis, TN
Proceeds benefit Amazon CARES.
View:
Event details, training agenda, and registration information.

Related Links:
Book Tour Sponsors
Table of Contents :: Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits
Social Media and Mobile Technology Webinars for Nonprofits

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2011 5:29 pm

    Congrats on completing your book. Enjoyed your website for 2+ years while working for Camfed. Looking forward to reading it and being inspired.

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      August 26, 2011 6:20 am

      Thanks Ryan… Camfed has done a great job with social media. Guess that was you!

  2. FGloutnay permalink
    September 15, 2011 3:46 pm

    Great book. I bought two for our staff. Then bought another one. Just great. Thank you. Merci!

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      September 16, 2011 6:31 am

      Thank you. 🙂

  3. October 16, 2011 1:15 am

    What an incredibly insightful and informative package of resources! Thank you! I feel like I’m drowning as I work to establish and to strengthen my organizations… Just as I was really feeling discouraged, I came across your message in my Facebook. I’m so grateful for your work and for your efforts to share your expertise. Congratulations on the release of your book! I’m very much looking forward to reading it. Blessings!

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      October 16, 2011 6:15 am

      Thanks Heidi. Glad to serve. 🙂

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