Social Media For Foundations


Research Studies
Foundation CEOs Social Media Usage


Why?

If you are familiar with social media and wondering how it applies to your nonprofit work, please read this piece:
Social Media Helps Foundations - Better Listeners, Partners, and Agents of Change
Next Nonprofit Report
How Professional Networks and Social Media Are Changing Decision-Making for Professionals
What's Social Media Have To Do With It?
How Can Philanthropists Make the Most of Social Media


Crowdsourcing
Gates Foundation: Crowdsourcing for Maternal Health
Article
Crowdsourcing Site
Crowdsourced Annual Review from Peery Foundation

Maine Community Foundation
Foundation Turns to Facebook For Grant Proposal Feedback
Lodestar Foundation
The Collaboration Prize

Transparency
Packard Foundation OE Wiki

Evaluation
Case Foundation: Conversational Case Studies

Tips
Tips for Foundations to Connect


Finding more Foundations

GlassPockets – The Foundation Center has created a website that lists social media channels used by foundations, including Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube. It is continuously updated by foundations that want to be transparent about their grantmaking.

130 Foundations That Tweet – I created this list about a year ago. There are many more foundations on Twitter now besides this original group of 130, but this is a good list to get you started.

Case Foundation’s List of Funders That Tweet – You can follow this list for more foundations on Twitter