Beth Kanter's Blog

Future of Giving: Coordination, Donor Retention & Artificial Intelligence

AI4Giving, Philanthropy, Research Studies

spark and honey: Future of Giving Report

This report explores the question: What are the cultural shifts impacting the future of giving, and what are the critical implications and opportunities for individuals and organization now and in the future?   It is a collaboration between sparks & honey, a business strategy firm and the Morgridge Family Foundation.Read More

Simple Ways To Reduce Virtual Fatigue for Nonprofit Leaders

Digital Wellness, Personal Productivity, Personal Reflections, Walking

Introduction to the series from Computer and Text Neck Stretching Exercises by Desk Yogi

Since the pandemic started and the shift to all virtual, I have found myself sitting in front of a screen for longer stretches. If I don’t take stretch breaks at my desk or encourage everyone to stretch with me during virtual meetings, my neck hurts by the end of the day.… Read More

New Report: #AI4Giving – Unlocking Generosity with Artificial Intelligence

AI4Giving, Fundraising

Today, Allison Fine and I are pleased to announce the  release our paper, Unlocking Generosity with Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Giving. This paper is the culmination of nearly two years of research including literature and landscape reviews and dozens of interviews with experts around the world.Read More

Tips To Make Online Meetings Less Exhausting

Facilitation, Meeting Design, Online Meetings, Remote Work, Virtual Facilitation


Recently I facilitated an online session about how to get better at online meetings for Lightful in the UK where I am a Senior Advisor at Lightful, among other activities, facilitate online master classes for their BRIDGE programme.

Here’s an overview the tips and resources I shared.… Read More

Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue

Digital Wellness, Online Meetings, Remote Work

It is uncertain exactly when we will be able to work together in our offices, although it is clear that our work will involve primarily digital connections with others for a while longer   While the cloud of the global health and financial crisis are weighing on us, the technology we are using as our life line is prompting a new ailment – exhaustion. Read More