Beth Kanter's Blog

Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Books, Leadership, Measurement, Philanthropy, Strategy

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, with a Foreword by Jim Collins.  The authors identify seven leadership best practices of high performance based on their extensive experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector.… Read More

Keeping your Nonprofit Safe and Happy Online: Dealing with Harassment

Digital Trends, Guest Post

 

Note from Beth:   Many nonprofit social media managers are also serve as online community managers, supporting communities of their nonprofit’s fans and supporters on social media channels.  Sometimes, they do encounter people online that are less than polite and cross the line over to online harassment. 

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Fundraiser, Heal Thyself!

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Note from Beth:  Last week, I had the honor of teaching a master class at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) on avoiding burnout for fundraisers with Corinne Aartman in Amsterdam.   Richard Sved, a fundraising consultant from the UK, participated and wrote a reflection on the UK Fundraising Blog

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Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method

Storytelling

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method
Guest Post by Lewis Haidt

For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect. This fear-factor can be even greater for a nonprofit creating its first video.… Read More

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Self-Directed Learning, Training Design

Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” Indeed, she had a calendar full of meetings, an endless to do list, and an inbox that was anything but zeroed out.… Read More