Social media and grantmaking: resources

I'm building a list for philanthropic foundations - please add your recommendations in the comments. Thanks.

Social Media Resources for Grantmakers
Communications Network, “Come on in, the water’s fine: An exploration of Web 2.0 technology and its emerging impact on foundation communications”
Mapping Digital Media Project, Open Society Institute

Twitter4Good, Claire Diaz Ortiz,
The Networked Nonprofit, Beth Kanter and Allison Fine, Jossey Bass, 2010
The Dragonfly Effect, Jennifer Aaker,

Technology Review, October 2011 (also includes audio and videos)
Claire Diaz Ortiz, “Harness Twitter, Change the World” Washington Post, September 6, 1011

Philanthropy2173 “Why would a foundation tweet”
Beth’s Blog on Nonprofits and Technology
Global Voices Online
Glasspockets, What  foundations are doing vis-a-vis transparency 

Videos and slide decks
Three tips to use social media to democratize your grantmaking
 Social Media for Grantmakers
Box Hill Institute's video on social media stats & facts, including Australia:


Lucy Bernholz said...

From the Alliance for Justice:
Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age: The Law of Online Lobbying and Election-related Activities.
This publication was created by Alliance for Justice to address the many questions nonprofit organizations have about advocacy in the new environment of dynamic digital communication. The intention is not merely to ensure that nonprofit advocates stay within the law, but to demonstrate that robust participation in our nation's democratic process is not just possible, but actually enhanced by new technologies.

Joanna Fulton, Philanthropy Australia said...

A couple of resources for Australian grantmakers:
- Box Hil Institute's video on social media stats & facts, including Australia:

Noah Flower said...

Hi Lucy! I think and @workingwikily would both make sense to include on the list of blogs.

Bradford Smith said...

Thanks Lucy for the scouting and the reading. The Open Society effort to map digital media on a global basis is really superb. Could you please fix the glasspockets link so it is live?