Content Curation With Spundge
Let’s face it: For nonprofits, finding the time to search and store interesting content to share on social media networks can be tough. To make this process easier, I’ve been experimenting this week with Spundge.
Spundge is a content curation website that lets you create “notebooks” that can be used to compile stories, videos and images. You can follow notebooks of other users and organizations, and collaborate on notebooks with your friends and colleagues. Nonprofits can use their notebooks as ongoing databases to collect content that would be of interest to people who follow their work.
Posting articles on the platform is a quick process. You can either post content directly from other notebooks, or add content from other websites to your notebook by installing the Spundge widget on your browser.
I recently created a notebook for an environmental nonprofit. When I came across a story on the Guardian newspaper’s website – “Photographer documents a year in the life of a tree on his iPhone” – that I knew would be interesting for the nonprofit’s supporters, I clicked on the widget on my browser, and the article was immediately added to my notebook.
Spundge also has some other great features. It lets you post content from your notebooks to social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn. It also gives you a list of recommendations of articles that’s relevant to your notebook.
However, the website has a few setbacks. Because it’s a relatively new platform, it doesn’t have a particularly large and active base of users. It also doesn’t have any commenting features, which makes it difficult to build communities on the site.
Although there are some minor shortcomings, I think Spundge has the potential to be an incredibly useful platform for nonprofits to curate content.