3 Ways to Make your Stats Sing

Months of data-gathering, weeks of number-crunching and countless hours in front of a screen making sense of the numbers. Statistical analysis is crucial to show the impact of your charity’s work. Make your findings compelling and accentuate the elements which show-case your impact. I’m one of those annoying people who breaks out in hives the moment a graph enters the room; hyperventilates at long division and has been known to faint in maths... 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

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

Social Media for Social Good: all-day event – Glasgow – 26th April 2012

Be Good Be Social as you know it returns on 17th May 2012 6-9pm at Big Lottery Scotland HQ in Glasgow. We’ve got three great speakers lined up and, for the first time, a panel Q&A session. We’ve always taken on board feedback from Be Good Be Social attendees – we crowdsource all the speakers and we ask your opinions on how we should structure the evening.  We had tons of feedback asking for more practical hands-on social media... 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

Be Good Be Social Edinburgh – everything you need to know

1. It’s on Thu 3rd Nov 6-9pm GMT at the University of Edinburgh University Informatics Forum. That’s the main Forum building not the smaller InSpace venue.   2. Those of you washing your hair that night can join us online for the video livestream of the speakers/workshops and right good natter via the #begoodbesocial hashtag.   3. You can get all Foursquare on the night, Conrad from Shelter Scotland will be speaking about it... Read More

Checking in with Shelter Scotland

A special guest blog post from Be Good Be Social Edinburgh speaker Conrad Rossouw, Digital Manager, Shelter Scotland. Check in and check out our shops – Shelter Scotland and Foursquare Shelter Scotland wanted to ensure Foursquare users are actively exploring and talking about our stores and the charity’s work online. We realised that this was something that a few people are doing through Foursquare already, even without our input and we wanted... Read More