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Video Interview with Heather Mansfield: Top Three Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

May 7, 2012

Until recently, I have gone to exceptional lengths to avoid getting video recorded. I have always felt very uncomfortable in front of a camera and even more so watching myself recorded. I’m usually the person behind the lens. Know what I mean? In fact, one of the reasons that I have pursued a career in nonprofit technology, ironically, is that I can do it in solitude and mostly in the comfort of my own home. However, nonprofit technology and online communications are changing rapidly and becoming much more visual and with the rise of camera and video-enabled smartphones worldwide, it has come to a point where I have to practice what I preach and get in front of lens every once in a while. 🙂

So, last week when I had the honor and the privilege to present a social media training to a group of young social entrepreneurs and future nonprofit leaders in Singapore at the #Innovate4Good Conference sponsored by Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific (, I was asked to give a video interview discussing my top three social media tips. With hundreds of tips swirling through my head it was tough to narrow it down to three on the spot and on camera, but here’s how it went:

Finally, a special thanks to Microsoft Citizenship for bringing together these amazing young people from all over Asia Pacific – all expenses paid! Many of them had never been outside their own country, so it was a joy to see and hear their excitement and an eye opener for me to be exposed to such a dynamic group of young people that will no doubt shape the future development of rapidly changing Asia – and our world.

 For More Info: @MS_CTZ_APAC, @msftcitizenship

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 9, 2012 10:25 pm

    Hi Heather! Twas great to see and hear you again during the Microsoft Conference! I first heard you speak at the Social Media for Social Good Workshop here in the Philippines hosted by Microsoft for non-profits. I wanted to say HI during the Innovate4Good but my shyness got hold of me. Haha. Next time I see you, I’ll make sure to say HI. 🙂

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      May 14, 2012 7:01 am

      I was looking for you! Next time make you come up and say hello! 🙂

      • May 15, 2012 12:47 am

        Aaaaww. Next time, I promise I will! 😀 GK will be going to the Tech4Good Summit in Indonesia and we heard that you’re going there too! Jersey (the other guy from GK who was with me during last Dec’s workshop and whose photo you posted in your FB account last Dec) will be representing us! Will tell him to say hi to you! 🙂

  2. May 16, 2012 1:55 am

    Have you all seen the paper, which our organisation supported entitled Social media and philanthropy: It focuses entirely on using social media for charitable purposes.


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