#BeGoodBeSocial Edinburgh Thu Nov 3rd 6-9pm

It’s been an exciting time for Be Good Be Social lately – we ran an official Social Media Week surgery in Glasgow , we’re having an event in Toronto and there’s plans afoot for events in Amsterdam and the North of England. We’re also back in the birthplace of Be Good Be Social this November – Edinburgh. The venue for our event on Thu Nov 3rd 6-9pm is the wonderful Informatics Forum at The University of Edinburgh.... Read More

Do you need surgery?

Be Good Be Social returns to Scotland in November 2011, with sister events planned in Toronto, Manchester and Amsterdam. We’ll have more info on that on the site very soon. Before things go all global Be Good Be Social is back for special one-off social media surgery as part of Social Media Week Glasgow. Be Good Be Social – The Surgery is a chance for charities, social entrepreneurs, community groups and other third sector orgs to discuss... Read More

Be Good Be Social Toronto is coming…

A special guest blog post from Clare McDowall, lead organiser of Be Good Be Social Toronto. I first got involved with Be Go Be Social back in the summer of 2010 when I was working at Oxfam in Scotland.  I knew Ross McCulloch on Twitter and through Third Sector Lab, and working with his wife Rosie.  When Ross asked me to help with planning the first event in Edinburgh in October 2010 I was delighted to help.  Unfortunately Oxfam had other plans... Read More

Blackbaud

          We’re very pleased to announce that Blackbaud will be the main sponsor for #BeGoodBeSocial April 2011. You’ve probably all heard of Raiser’s Edge but there’s a whole lot more to Blackbaud. As the leading global provider of software and related services designed specifically for not-for-profit organisations, Blackbaud has achieved success by providing innovative technology that includes enabling... Read More

Rob Dyson confirmed as headline speaker

  I’m really excited to announce that Rob Dyson will be the headline speaker for Be Good Be Social April 2o11. Rob Dyson is PR manager at young people’s charity Whizz-Kidz, a trustee at CharityComms, and runs the Third Sector PR & Comms Network. Rob also writes for The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network, CivilSociety.co.uk, AskCharity, and regularly comments in trade press such as PR Week. He tweets at @robmdyson and blogs... Read More

Big Lottery Scotland

            You might not have been able to figure out the next Be Good Be Social venue from the photograph on the homepage slider but the logo above is a less subtle hint. I spent a while looking at suitable venues – as well as being an inspiring space I was keen that whoever hosted the next #BeGoodBeSocial really go it, they had to be part of the Scottish third sector social media conversation; which is why The... Read More

my thoughts on the first #begoodbesocial

Who thought being good and being social would be so tiring. I’m knackered after Wednesday night but also incredibly excited about what #BeGoodBeSocial can become. I had feared that having 50 people at the first event would mean it would become just another social media event  – pack ’em in, lecture to them and send them home. Instead, and these are Stuart Glen’s words not mine, ‘this felt different’. While we still... Read More

presentations, photos and the livestream available now

Below are all the presentations for the first ever Be Good Be Social – they’re also available on the event’s Slideshare page. You can also watch the video of the livestream online now too – there were some PC to Mac difficulties and, on a less technical note, my arse also got in the way of the shot. We also have images from Be Good Be Social up on Flickr too thanks to Julie Broadfoot. Once I get my breath back I’ll add... Read More

5 things you need to know about tonight’s #begoodbesocial

1. It starts  at 6pm. Knowing when to turn up is always important. If you’re coming from Glasgow you’ll need to grab the 5pm train from Queen St. Here’s the full programme for the night.   2. It’s at The Melting Pot. If you’re not sure how to get there don’t fret, we’ve got a map and directions for you.   3. You can have a nosey at who’s coming along. Just mosey on over to our tickets page for a full... Read More

be good be social featured in The Herald

Just a quick heads up that you can read Stephen Naysmith’s feature on Be Good Be Social in today’s Scottish Herald (p20). If you’re unable to grab a copy of The Herald you can still read the full article online. One more sleep to go!  Read More