Using social media to help social enterprises and nonprofits has always been a favorite subject of mine. Locating a quality social media site for social betterment activities is a task similar to finding the best daily deals on school books. Ventureneer has been kind enough to create a list called Top 25 Social Media for Social Good Blogs to help nonprofits network toward a better tomorrow.
In looking over the list, I have found it to be an invaluable bookmark for anyone who wants to branch out from their nonprofit circle and learn or share successes within organizations for social betterment.
Rankings were based on readability, relevance to social good, and value of social media information given. “To get started in social media, you read what’s out there, what others are doing. The list is a short-cut to good information, specific to social good,” said Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer.
The wealth of social media as outreach, advocacy, and marketing tools are just beginning to be harnessed as ways to enterprise with other nonprofits. A.Fine Blog is listed as #2 on the top 25 list. It is a fine example of outreach, advocacy and marketing on the Internet. Written by Allison Fine, who researches and writes about the intersection of social media and social change, is the co-author of the bestselling book, “The Networked Nonprofit.” I find her site simple and direct with a grasp of what it takes to manage a nonprofit within the social media system.
Social Media Explore, listing at # 6, is another awesome website that can help a nonprofit grasp the social media aspect of being a values-driven business. The top post of the site is an infographic called “Facebook Snakes and Ladders,” a parody of the famous board game “Chutes and Ladders.” Author Mark Smiciklas illustrates the snake pits of not using Facebook properly and the gainful actions of using Facebook properly.
Each top 25 Social Good Blog gets a nifty badge, so readers can be in awe over the fact that the site is among the best for organizations that want to change the world. I like that: social media being use to change the world for the better.