Social Media Capital for Nonprofits: How to Accumulate It, Convert It, and Spend It

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This article is from the Nonprofit Quarterly’s Winter 2016 edition, “Social Media: The New Nonprofit Nonelective.” We’ve brought it forward today since the US Senate just voted to overturn the FCC’s revocation of net neutrality. Net neutrality, of course, aims to safeguard democratic access to the Internet where many nonprofits spend and accumulate social capital. While the Senate’s action is a positive step, the effort to restore net neutrality still faces many hurdles.

Social Media as an Organizational Game Changer

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This article explores the connections between social media and the deep changes that are taking place in the relationship between our organizations and our constituencies. Social media’s “naturally reciprocal and boundary-crossing character is at the very center of its transformative potential,” McCambridge writes—but for many, the habits of vertical leadership and gatekeeping are hard to break.

Collaborating for Equity and Justice: Moving Beyond Collective Impact

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To help readers consider their own ever-more-urgent strategies in helping to address longstanding problems of inequity and injustice in the United States, this group of experienced organizers has developed a hard-won set of six principles drawn from decades of research, organizing, and experience in a wide range of fields. This is definitely NOT the high-flown, consultant-generated, trademarked, antidemocratic model some may have been sold on.