Beth Kanter wrote a very complete and interesting piece in NTEN’s latest edition of their quarterly journal for non-profit leaders. You have to download the journal but it’s worth it and it’s free (you just need to register).
It’s been fascinating for me to see how non-profits seem to embrace Social Media in general and Content Curation in particular – Beth of course being a key advocate in that move.
The broader take-away that I see for those of us in all sorts of organizations, as independant professionals or SMB-owners is the validation it brings to the model. When tightly-budgeted NPO’s embrace a practice as a group, you can bet they’re not wasting their scarce resources on a hype. They have to be efficient and as Beth puts it in the article: ”Putting content curation into practice is part art form, part science, but mostly about daily practice. You don’t need to do it for hours, but 20 minutes every day will help you develop and hone the skills.“
This is precisely where we see the opportunity with curation for professionals: building up a good practice that fits with one’s daily routine and that -as Beth puts it – brings great “unexpected benefits”.
See on www.nten.org