Net2 Recommends - November's Interesting Posts From Around The Web

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QR CodeThe NetSquared team reads and shares lots of different blog posts, articles, reports, and surveys within our team. We have a lot of fun sharing within the team and it occurred to us that we should start sharing them with you, too! Net2 Recommends is a monthly series of news and blog posts from around the web that we found interesting or inspiring, mind-bending or opinion-changing, fun or just plain weird.

Feed your brain

  • Manifesto: I Am Not a Brand
    Maureen Johnson
    There is more than one way to use the internet. Some of us share and converse (yay!), yet others still insist on shouting until they are heard (boo!). This article delves into one blogger's feelings about promotion and personal branding. It's a really frank statement of opinion - a must read!

  • Learning to repeat yourself, a lot, over and over again – Lessons in Entrepreneurship
    David Cohn
    If you read the above story from Maureen, you've probably just learned why it's bad to repeat yourself. Now, read this post to find out why it's good! The two stories together are actually a pretty broad view of the fine line we walk in resource sharing, branding and promotion.

  • Social Entrepreneurs: Taking On World Problems
    This series from NPR features several entrepreneurs that are using their business know-how to make a positive impact in the world. The features include interviews from the entrepreneurs behind Tom's Shoes, the Universal Nut Sheller, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, and KaBOOM.

  • Invention as Crystallisation, not Inspiration
    Public Strategist
    Interesting thought piece on how innovation comes about through a process of crystallization rather than invention.


Give it a go

  • Small Charities Could Get Big Lift From New Social Network
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy
    A new social network launched today called Jumo. It's designed to connect people and organizations who want to change the world. The big selling point is that it hopes to even the playing field between big and small organizations. Watch this video with founder Chris Hughes to learn more and get started!

  • Scanning for Good – How Nonprofits Can Use QR Codes
    You know those "funny little black and white squares that are appearing on posters, business cards, and event lanyards everywhere"? They're called QR codes, and they're catching on! In this blog post, Chad Norman shares examples of nonprofits using QR codes and some easy ways to generate them.

  • The Brandraising Scorecard
    Big Duck
    "Think your nonprofit's communications might need some work but you don't know where to start? … This is a free assessment that aims to give you a sense of how well your organization communicates now and how you might do better."


Do you have a post from the last month that you'd like to share? Either post a comment below or write your own post, here, on the NetSquared Community blog.


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