Case Study Interviews 101

Great interviews and case studies bring your stories to life. But how do you get the best studies out there? Where do you begin? How do you get the best, juiciest bits from people, whilst respecting their privacy? Rosie and I share some insights from our experiences of interviewing for Third Sector case studies. Rosie’s been working in Third Sector Communications for the past 10 years, with varied roles including Head of Communications for... Read More

6 Planning Tools Save your Bacon

Yesterday one of my biggest bugbears with multiple people running the same social media platform reared its ugly head. A colleague and myself posted basically the same content. Identical in aim. Identical in subject. Identical in timestamp (almost). A quick emailed apology and swift deletion fixed the issue, but both of us had probably spent 10 minutes on getting the content together and double checking details before posting. If only we had actually... Read More

5 Charities Winning At Instagram

With 400 million users, Instagram is a behemoth. More adults use this platform than Twitter, so it’s time to pay it some mind. Personally speaking, Instagram is my favourite social media channel. I love seeing the way people express themselves through their photography – professionals and non-professionals alike. I will admit to occasionally falling into that deep, dark tunnel of caring about the *number of likes* (my most is about 30 if you’re... Read More

Digital Exclusion: Is the 3rd Sector Missing the Bus?

Ross McCulloch, Director of Third Sector Lab and Founder of Be Good Be Social We are now a mere four years away from the Scottish Government’s bold ambition to make us a world-leading digital nation. The 2020 target in The Scottish Government’s ‘Digital Future’ strategy outlines four key strands: connectivity, digital public services, digital economy and digital participation. The Third Sector should be at the very forefront of this agenda,... Read More

Speakers’ slides – social media for social good 2012

Here’s all the speakers’ slides from Social Media for Social Good (26th April 2012). We’ll be adding the workshop slides and videos from the day soon. If you’d like to know when they’ve been added please add your email address to the mailing list box on the left-hand sidebar of our website. Thanks to everyone who made it along yesterday and to everyone who joined in via the livestream. Ross McCulloch, Third Sector Lab... Read More

free #begoodbesocial Glasgow tickets now released

Scotland’s fourth sector social media gathering returns on Thursday 17th May 2012 6-9pm at Big Lottery Fund Scotland HQ. Join us for a range of talks, a Q&A panel session and, importantly, drinks & food. You can grab free tickets via Eventbrite. Our Speakers John Popham, Celebration 2.0 “From the village green to your computer screen: Because technology should be fun” Ally Tibbitt, Greener Leith & STV Local “Neighbourhood... Read More

Five fundraising tools for mobile

Special guest blog post from Robert McAllen, Blackbaud Europe. Rob will be hosting a workshop on mobile giving at our upcoming Social Media for Social Good conference (26th April 2012). Conference tickets are now sold out but we’ll be releasing free tickets for #BeGoodBeSocial Glasgow (17th May 2012) this week. There are many ways to fundraise via a mobile phone and more and more we are turning to a system that is easily accessible as well... Read More

All the slides – Be Good Be Social Edinburgh Nov 2011

All the slides from Be Good Be Social Edinburgh, November 2011, are now available on SlideShare and embedded below. Remember you can watch all the videos from the last event online as well. Thanks to everyone who has blogged about the event, if you’d like to write a post get in touch and we can supply you with images, videos, slides, quotes and general niceness. Ed Henderson – Jack Draws Anything – Be Good Be Social Edinburgh Nov... Read More

Edinburgh 2011 – all the videos

Here’s all the videos from Be Good Be Social – Edinburgh 2011, featuring Ross McCulloch, Ed Henderson, Conrad Rossouw and Lesley Pinder. All the photos are now live and we’ll have the slides up soon. Enjoy!  Read More

Edinburgh 2011 in photos

All the photos from Be Good Be Social – Edinburgh Nov 3rd 2011 are now online courtesy of Trixta Photography. We’ll also have the slides, full speaker videos and a write-up soon.  Read More