Nonprofit Goals for Social Media

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Steve Katz, our fearless Publisher, was interviewed recently by JD Lasica at SocialBrite on ways that Mother Jones is using social media to transform journalism practices and connect with old and new audiences. Steve’s bottom line is this: “If you are a nonprofit that has a network of people who care about what you do, these platforms are really a terrific way to connect and begin the kind of conversations that are more difficult to do without a digital platform.”

Want to learn more about online community engagement, generating leads, and video technologies? Then check out the 11-minute video below, and for good measure, become a fan of MoJo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Mother Jones’ move into social media from JD Lasica

DOES IT FEEL LIKE POLITICS IS AT A BREAKING POINT?

Headshot of Editor in Chief of Mother Jones, Clara Jeffery

It sure feels that way to me, and here at Mother Jones, we’ve been thinking a lot about what journalism needs to do differently, and how we can have the biggest impact.

We kept coming back to one word: corruption. Democracy and the rule of law being undermined by those with wealth and power for their own gain. So we're launching an ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project to do deep, time-intensive reporting on systemic corruption, and asking the MoJo community to help crowdfund it.

We aim to hire, build a team, and give them the time and space needed to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We want to dig into the forces and decisions that have allowed massive conflicts of interest, influence peddling, and win-at-all-costs politics to flourish.

It's unlike anything we've done, and we have seed funding to get started, but we're looking to raise $500,000 from readers by July when we'll be making key budgeting decisions—and the more resources we have by then, the deeper we can dig. If our plan sounds good to you, please help kickstart it with a tax-deductible donation today.

Thanks for reading—whether or not you can pitch in today, or ever, I'm glad you're with us.

Signed by Clara Jeffery

Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief

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