Posts under Tag: Beth Kanter
It’s In the Bag–The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project–part one

The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project arose from the experience of its founder, Sue Kerr, a social worker, when she accompanied clients to a monthly food distrbution at the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. There, she noticed the wide variety of containers people had brought to transport food home: rolling suitcases, wheeled coolers, backbacks. She also saw the struggles of those who […]

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Guest post: Beth Kanter Interviews Dan Michel from Feeding America on Social Media Measurement

Social media for social good expert Beth Kanter interviews Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager for Feeding America on how his group measures online ROI.

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Would you pledge to end hunger?

                                                    For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be involved in a collaboration with a number of great partners, including our longtime friends Share Our Strength.  Designed to increase engagement in hunger relief, the Pledge to End Hunger will be highlighted in an online effort peaking at Austin’s South by Soutwest festival, by social media superstars Beth Kanter and Chris Brogan.  […]

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Boston Donation Arrives

    Donation Arriving at the Greater Boston Food Bank   We got word from our friends at the Greater Boston Food Bank that the second of two truckloads of product generated by the comment-for-food effort in Boston arrived safely at the food bank yesterday. Thanks to Beth Kanter for connecting us with Bob Collins and the folks from Boston’s Social […]

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Hunger in Eastern Massachusetts–And How You Can Help

Hunger is a silent epidemic.  Each year, more than 320,000 people seek food assistance in eastern Massachusetts alone.  They are the most vulnerable among us:  children and seniors.  They are people we know: our friends, neighbors, and colleagues.  They live in each and every one of our communities, and are quietly seeking help from the more than 600 member hunger-relief […]

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Hunger in America–The Battle Intensifies

By Ed Nicholson Beth Kanter pointed us to this very well-written article by David Cay Johnston in the New York Times discussing the state of hunger in America today, which states the obvious for those involved the fight:  Hunger relief organizations are seeing exponential growth in demand due to a struggling economy, at the same time resources are shrinking.  "What […]

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Social Media at Share Our Strength

Guest Post by Michael J. Clark, APR – Mitchell Communications Group.     Beth Kanter at the SOS Social Media Workshop I’m currently sitting in the breakout session titled Tapping into Social Media Tools to Build Buzz, Find Fans, and Raise Funds with Tyson team members at the Share Our Strength 2008 Conference of Leaders. Yesterday, we spent the day in […]

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Live from the Share Our Strength Conference of Leaders

    A young volunteer (and his helpers) at the Share Our Strength Conference of Leaders Day of Service We’re in DC at great event, the Share Our  Strength annual Conference of Leaders.  Each year, Share Our Strength brings together their flock–people who work on Taste of the Nation events, Operation Frontline, Great Amerian  Dineout, Great American Bake Sale, staff, […]

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Blog Action Day

By Ed Nicholson Today is Blog Action Day, in which thousands of bloggers nationwide devote their energy and resources to creating awareness of one issue, poverty. While we were late to the game, and didn’t get an organized effort together (we promise to  continue to focus on hunger throughout the year), some of the friends we’ve made this year are doing […]

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Social Media for Social Good

      Beth Kanter Widely-respected social media maven, Beth Kanter has become personally involved in the issue of hunger.  She offers some very good tactical advice in this blog post, also asking for examples of hunger relief groups using social media to advance the cause  (BTW, if you’re a non-profit, you really need to have Beth’s blog in your RSS […]

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