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

10 Speedy Ways to Increase your Following

Numbers aren’t everything. Where the Third Sector is concerned we want quality, not quantity. Still, we need to get connected with people, and there are some pretty straight forward steps we can take to do that. These top ten ways to increase the following for your charity are easy to do and highly effective. Share more ideas in the comments or on Twitter @BeGoodBeSocial. Post great content People won’t read low-quality content. Shape your posts... 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

Social Media for Social Good – watch the livestream

From 9.30am GMT on Thursday 26th April 2012 we’ll be live streaming Social Media for Social Good – Scotland’s first third sector social media conference. Simply click the ‘live’ button at the top of our website or go straight to the livestream player. Remember to join in with all the chat on the day via our hashtag: #begoodbesocial Here’s the talks and workshops we’ll be streaming: 9.30am – 9.45am Speaker: Ross... 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

#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