Beth Kanter's Blog

Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Fundraising

After publishing this post about Save the Children’s Crowd Funding Campaign – where I mentioned the Dalai Lama Foundation’s successful campaign, I noticed this tweet in my stream from Brian Rusch the former deputy director for the DLF:

Crowdfunding: Can Partnering With An Internet Celebrity Make Your Campaign An Overnight Success?

Fundraising

Ask any high school boy who likes video games who PewDiePie is and they will tell you that he is the most watched video personality on YouTube.  The main focus of PewDiePie’s videos is his commentary and reactions to various video games as he plays, captured on video and shared on his YouTube Channel.… Read More

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Leadership, Professional Networking, Strategy

There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.  Leveraging the networks and personal brands of your staff as champions can help your organization’s communications strategy have more impact.    With a few guidelines and a little  training, employees can use social channels effectively  in service of  your organization’s mission AND their own learning.  … Read More

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Professional Networking

The last two posts I published on professional networking, “Smart Professional Networking Online” and “Tidying Your Online Connections” prompted some great discussion when I shared on Facebook. Heidi Ketroser Massey and Nancy Schwartz asked about tools to help manage the process.… Read More

What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Innovation, Walking

Yesterday, I participated in two seemingly unrelated events that generated that question.    Fitbit and fitness/health apps offer many benefits — they help us become more aware of our healthy habits by measuring and producing data.… Read More