On Ventureneer: 25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs

1 Feb

This is a fantastic collection of Social Media for Social Good blogs, put together by another great blog I often ReTweet: Ventureneer.  I’ve RT’d this particular article dozens of times, and adore every blog listed.  Read on for some of the smartest ideas, and most creative minds, in the Social Good space!  A big THANK YOU to @Ventureneer!

25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs

Values-driven organizations – nonprofits, social enterprises and socially responsible small businesses – face a special challenge: balancing social good and mission with revenue generation.Ventureneer has put together a list of the 25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs, those blogs that “get” the challenge of mission and/or provide useful information about social media. We hope this resource will encourage and guide values-driven organizations as they expand their use of social media.Why did we make this list? Who are we anyway? Our favorites. How did we rate them? Suggest a blog for next year’s list.
Rating Blog Name Blog Focus
1 Nonprofit Tech 2.0: A Social Media Guide for NPO’s Solid information any nonprofit can use when implementing social media.
2 A.Fine Blog Intelligent, focused.
3 NetWits ThinkTank Nice balance of big picture and details.
4 Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPtech She keeps up with what’s going so you don’t have to.
5 Socialbrite Excellent how to’s.
6 Social Media Explorer Good general social media information.
7 Sarah Durham’s Duck Call Detailed posts that allow you to drill down to the info you need.
8 Kivi Leroux Miller Nonprofit Marketing Guide Social media within a marketing framework. One of the best.
9 Beth Kanter Eclectic, reflecting the personal curiosity of someone dedicated to improving the use of technology by nonprofits.
10 Katya Andresen Nonprofit Marketing Blog Accessible, helpful tech info for novices.
11 Nonprofit Technology Network Not for the beginner but great once you get started.
12 FrogLoop blog On the mark: social media for social good.
13 Richard Millington/ Feverbee Very specific to community building; excellent!
14 Chris Brogan Practical advice anyone can use.
15 Geoff Livingston In your face writing, thought-provoking, challenging.
16 Joe Waters/Selfish Giving Great info about using social media in a cause marketing campaign.
17 Jay Baer Insights you don’t see elsewhere.
18 Social Media Today Social media strategies for the business side of social good.
19 Social Mouths Good general social media info and how-tos, not for beginners.
20 Companies for Good Excellent tidbits on a wide variety of topics.
21 Social Impact For more advanced, tech savvy readers.
22 John Haydon The place for Facebook info.
23 Jocelyn Harmon Good basics for nonprofits; conversational, practical, and sometimes thought-provoking.
24 Laura Quinn Engaging, tech-focused but accessible.
25 The Dragonfly Effect Runs the gamut, from inspiring to practical, from nonprofit to social enterprise but always social media.
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