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Social Media Contest Through Boston Alliance for Community Health

Boston Alliance for Community Health

Our SCI member Olivia Larkin is running a social media contest through the Boston Alliance for Community Health! Post on social media with #giveBACH to be eligible for some cool prizes! See the attached PDF for all of the rules.

CHNA 15 and SCI offering 3 Free Social Media Trainings

Social Icons

CHNA 15 will be sponsoring 3 free social media training sessions for nonprofit organizations led by Social Capital Inc.’s President, David Crowley. The sessions will be hands-on and progress from beginner, intermediate through advanced lessons.


All sessions will be hosted at Grandview Farm 55 Center Street, Burlington and the schedule goes as follows:



Wednesday, December 2, 2015 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (SNOW DATE December 9, 2015)


This session will be geared towards the new social media user and will highlight the significance of common social platforms including Facebook and Twitter. There will be a hands-on portion of the session and it is recommended that participants bring a laptop or tablet device or at the least, a smartphone with access to the web.  It is also recommended participants sign up for a Facebook profile before the session and have several images from their organization to work with.


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8 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

On JanuaryOn January 8th at our monthly All Corps Day, SCI AmeriCorps members were treated to presentations on social media best practices from Allison Postlethwait, SCI AmeriCorps alum and Communications and Media Producer at Boston Architectural College, and SCI President and Founder, David Crowley. Allison and David had much experience and information to offer our AmeriCorps members, host supervisors and other SCI partners that attended the open workshop. After the presentations, attendees broke into groups to brainstorm about social media tips and tools using both what they learned from David and Allison and what they discovered thus far in four months of service.
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Floppy Disks to Facebook: Millennials’ Search for Engagement and Community

Image of someone on a computer with the word #Millennials

When I was 7, I would sneak into my family’s kitchen and log onto the computer, throw in a floppy disk (the big ones, that were actually floppy) and fail miserably at Jeopardy for MS-DOS.  I never understood how my aunt had claimed all of the top scores.Read more

Become an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site

SCI is accepting applications for additional SCI AmeriCorps Host Sites.  Please review the information below and submit your application or any questions to AmeriCorps@socialcapitalinc.org.  Please review the information below before looking at the attached application and position descriptions.  The deadline for applications is June 14, 2013 or when all slots are filled so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Information about being an SCI AmeriCorps Host Site

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.  AmeriCorps State members in this program commit to serving 1700 hours of service from September through the end of June.

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Upcoming Training: Keys to Social Media Success for your Business

Join SCI President & Founder, David Crowley, for "Keys to Social Media Success for your Business" at the Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fisher College

1 Arlington Street

Ball Room

Boston, MA 02116 


5:30 - 6:00 p.m.



6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Thomas McGovern, President, Fisher College



"Keys to Social Media success for your business" 

David Crowley, President & Founder

SCI Social Capital Inc.


6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

Q & A

Closing Remarks


7:15 - 8:00



Seating is limited! Please RSVP by Monday, April 22, 2013 at hacc.com/rsvp

4 Keys to Nonprofit Social Media Success

Last week I had the difficult task of narrowing my list of tips for nonprofits using social media to three or four of the most important points. Presenting on the topic in the past, I've offered seven or more pointers that apply across social media platforms. But I knew the crowd at the Social Media 101 for Nonprofits I was presenting at Google Cambridge as part of a HandsOn Tech Boston workshop series would be eager to get into the details of how to use Facebook, Twitter and Google+ effectively. So I boiled my points down to three initially, but I really felt like my fourth point warranted its own category. These points were presented after talking about 6 Benefits to Nonprofits Using Social Media, which I blogged about last week. Enough prelude, on to my 4 Keys to Nonprofit Social Media Success!Read more

7 Benefits for Nonprofits Using Social Media

Wednesday I had a chance to present a "Social Media 101" workshop for nonprofits at Google's Cambridge offices. The event, coordinated by HandsOn Tech Boston, was well-attended by nonprofit professionals eager to put the relatively new social media tools to use in service of their missions. Before delving into the mechanics of how to read Facebook Insights or get tweeting, I felt it was important to share how social media can help nonprofits achieve our goals. I came up with six important benefits we have found using social media at Social Capital Inc. that I thought could apply to many other organizations as well. I came up with a seventh key bonus point while writing this. Here is the list:Read more

Getting Engaged and Connected: Lessons from Somerville

This is a picture of a street sign that says "Somerville"

How did you get involved in your local community?  Well for me, it was my grocery store closing.  I walked into Johnnie’s Foodmaster and was greeted with “STORE CLOSING” signs everywhere.  West Somerville would be without a grocery store for at least half a year or more.  I’ve lived in Somerville for about a year and half now and despite trying to keep up with what is going on locally, our grocery store abruptly closing came to me as a surprise.  I wanted to get connected with people who dealt with issues like this or at least had more information for me.  I got onto the city’s website and started looking into various meetings that were going on pertaining to issues and projects in the city.Read more

Leveraging Social Networks in Times of Crisis

Stoneham Fuel

Much has been written about the importance of social capital and social networks when unexpected crises strike a community. Recent events in Woburn have made this fact even clearer. 

The week of January 24th was marked by bitter cold. SCI received a phone call from a local resident who had been without oil in her home for three days. She had run out of her fuel assistance and had contacted SCI hoping that we would be able to connect her to resources for emergency fuel assistance.

We contacted as many local fuel assistance resources that we could possibly think of only to be told that the funds had been depleted. Not even Joe-4-Oil had funds at this time! Reacting quickly, we asked the oil company that typically fuels this resident's home if they would be willing to match a donation to fill her tank and they agreed. The delivery truck was immediately on the way on faith that SCI could generate funds from the community. Read more

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