#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

10 must-attend Social Media Week Glasgow events

Glasgow is an official Social Media Week city for 2011 and Be Good Be Social are getting in on the action. Here’s our ten must-attend (and free) Social Media Week 2011 events, in no particular order: The Launch of SoLoCo – The UK’s first third sector crowdfunding platform. Dirty Pretty Digital Things – RAPP Edinburgh are running a competition to find the shiniest new social media ideas in Scotland. STV and social media –... 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

#BeGoodBeSocial April 2011 photos

Big thanks to Rich Dyson of Trixta Photography for these amazing shots.  Read More

Looking to the future

It feels like yesterday that I sat down with Ross to discuss speaking at the very first Be Good Be Social, now as we approach (only) the second event it truly feels like it has been a mainstay of the calendar for a long time. I reckon that has much to do with the people involved. All the individuals involved do good things every single day, but it helps that we have such a talented bunch of good people moving forward together. I truly believe that... Read More

How to make friends and convince people (to give you their cash)

A little while ago the sounding board group were having a chat about who should be the fourth speaker for the next BGBS event, and amongst a few names, a couple of people mentioned me, which was terribly nice. There’d been a few different ideas for topics, so we put up a poll and asked all you lovely people to vote and tell us what you wanted to hear about… the upshot of which is that I’ll be speaking about fundraising and social media strategy. As... Read More

Helping your staff to be good and be social

Marc Bowker, Quarriers Communications Officer, will join us at Be Good Be Social April 2011 for a discussion on engaging your internal audience, giving them a voice with social media. Quarriers is a large Scottish charity and is possibly one of the most diverse organisations around in terms of the different types of support we offer people. For over two years I’ve been blogging, tweeting and sharing on Facebook news from across the organisation,... Read More

Vote for the fourth #BeGoodBeSocial speaker

As well as Rob Dyson speaking in April we’ll also have a practical look at how small, grass roots organisations can harness the power of social media for campaigns and someone from a large Scottish charity discussing employee engagement at all levels. More info on those speakers will come soon. In the meantime we’d like you to help us pick the fourth speaker. Rather than run a popularity contest we though it would be best if people voted... 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