best practices

Top 9 Social Capital Blog Posts of 2013

The approaching new year is a nice time to pause and reflect about the past year. We try to use our blog to highlight important developments related to the broader concept of social capital and to share best practices that emerge from our work in local communities. With that in mind, we offer some of the best and hopefully most helpful blog posts we shared over the course of 2013. Stay tuned for a post on some of our programmatic highlights of the year. Though "top 10 lists" are popular, we thought we'd keep our list to nine, and ask: "What would you add for a 10th post that you saw this year having to do with a social capital?"

Building Social Capital for Youth Success and Healthy Communities Provides background on the strategic plan focus we adopted earlier in 2013. In addition to targeting our social capital building to address two key issues, the plan has an ambitious growth target to serve 30 New England communities.Read more

6 Small Biz Social Media Articles & Great Examples

Preparing for my "Putting Social Media to Work for Your Small Business" presentation last night (described and available for viewing here), I came across some great articles and examples on the subject--with help from social media friends of course!  Here are the articles I referenced, with links; I'd welcome suggestions for others to add:

Small Businesses Benefit from Social Media, Study Reveals From Social Media Examiner

5 Quick Ways to Liven Up Your Twitter Stream Mashable.com (with good small biz examples)

30 Social Media Case Studies Penn-Olson.com

How Social Media Grew Foiled Cupcakes Sales by 90% BizSugar.com Read more

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