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

Social Media for Social Good event – speakers

Third speaker announced Ross McCulloch – Third Sector Lab & Be Good Be Social Third sector social media – A look at why we cannot ignore digital & what 2012 has in store Founder of digital media consultancy Third Sector Lab and Scotland’s third sector social media gathering, Be Good Be Social, Ross will be introducing the conference and sharing his thoughts on what trends we can expect to see in 2012. We have three amazing speakers... 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

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

should charities really be using social media?

In every social media workshop I’ve ever attended, there’s been a familiar raft of voices, claiming that, while social media sounds like a fine idea, it’s really not suitable for us. I’ve heard charities say it could only work for businesses, small organisations argue it’s better for larger ones, informal groups claim it’s for those which are more well-structured. And for every it’s-fine-for-them-but-wouldn’t-work-for-us I’ve heard... Read More