Nonprofits and Social Media 2018: Clear Law Institute CLE

Nonprofits and social media – a love-hate relationship for many but now a routine part of communicating with stakeholders. I’ll be presenting the webinar Social Media: Legal Issues & Practical Guidance for Nonprofits for the Clear Law Institute on January 25th, 2018, from noon to 1:15 pm PT; 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm ET. You can attend […]

Lorman Webinar: Nonprofit Social Media Policy: What Should be Addressed?

I’ll be presenting a live webinar titled Nonprofit Social Media Policy: What Should be Addressed? for Lorman on July 20 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST. UPDATE: Receive 50% off the purchase price of the recorded webinar here. Here is the description of the program: Many charitable nonprofits that regularly use social media platforms like Facebook®, Twitter™, and Instagram® to amplify their […]

Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE

Social media is a rising trend, a declining trend, just another communication, the Wild West. Each of these statements may ring true, depending on the context. But there’s no doubt that nonprofits are using social media and many would benefit from more informed counsel and legal advice about crafting social media policies and appropriately managing […]

Social Media for Nonprofits – Silicon Valley – June 13, 2013

  I'm very excited to be part of a great and eclectic lineup of speakers at Social Media for Nonprofits' 2013 Silicon Valley Conference presented and hosted by Microsoft on Thursday, June 13. Beth Kanter will be delivering the keynote: The Dirty Little Secret to Getting Better Results from Social Media.  I'll be discussing why nonprofits […]

10 Issues to Address in Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Policy

  Copyright and trademark infringement.  Tip: understand the fair use doctrine.  Trap: expecting attribution to offer protection against charges of infringement. Fundraising and foreign state registration requirements. Tip: check out The Unified Registration Statement.  Trap: disregarding registration laws and their application to funds raised through social media (see the Charleston Principles). Events and foreign state qualifications to do […]

Nonprofit Radio for July 13, 2012: The 100th Show! It’s All Social Media

Tony Martignetti Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio is celebrating its 100th show this Friday! Tony's guest is Amy Sample Ward, a social scientist dedicated to supporting and educating organizations and changemakers in the use of evolving technologies that cultivate and engage communities. Check out her blog here. Regulars Maria Semple and Scott Koegler will be there. And Emily and […]

5 Social Media Myths

Last year, a study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research (“US Charities’ Adoption of Social Media Study,” August 2010) reported that the largest nonprofits are outpacing for-profit companies and academia when it comes to social media use. Among its findings (based on the 200 largest U.S. charities) were that 97% […]

Social Media for Good – Haas at Gap

Last night, Emily (a Haas alum) and I attended the Haas School of Business 9th annual celebration at Gap's San Francisco headquarters and listened to a panel discussing the use of social media for good.  Dr. Kellie McElhaney, founding faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business (and my fellow former national Net Impact board […]

BoardSource Leadership Forum 2010 – Part II: Top Ten Legal Risks for Nonprofit Boards

In the session “Top 10 in 2010: Legal Risks Facing Nonprofit Boards” at the BoardSource Leadership Forum 2010, Melanie Lockwood Herman, Nonprofit Management Risk Center, and Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Venable LLP, presented their list of the top ten legal risks facing nonprofit boards: Exposures from social media use, misuse, and naiveté Going rogue: the unhappy […]