Beth Kanter's Blog

Human-Centered Design & AI: Google AI Impact Summit

AI4Good

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Google Impact AI Summit that shared the learning and case studies from Google AI Challenge winners.    The Summit included presentations, panel discussions, and a “science fair” where we could see demos from and talk with the winners.… Read More

RIP John Haydon

Reflection

The nonprofit tech & marketing world has lost one of its legends, John Haydon, from cancer.  If you do any work on digital strategy for nonprofits, you most likely knew John’s work and influenced by it.  I had the honor of knowing John for more than 12 years and working with him – he also did the graphics design for my first Facebook Page.… Read More

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Resilience

Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and carry meaning.  Our family has several New Year’s rituals, including a nature hike.  This year we hiked by Pacific Ocean near Moss Bay.(Pictured above)

Rituals can also be used by professionals to boost personal productivity because rituals capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our behavior on autopilot, allowing us to reach our goals even when we are distracted or preoccupied with other things.Read More

The Screen Time Genie: A Bot That’s Help With Your Tech Addiction

Mindfulness

Mobile phones and screen can be distracting and overwhelming. Even worse they can be addictive.  Not all technology is bad.  There are apps and other technology tools that can help you create a new habit, healthier habits.

The ScreenTime Genie, a clever chat bot designed by the  BJ Fogg’s Behavioral Science Lab at Stanford can help grant your wish for reduced screen time. … Read More

How WhatsApp Is Being Used by Nonprofits in India

Guest Post

Recently, Social Misfits Media’s Community Manager, Angharad Francis, interviewed the brilliant Pushpa Aman Singh, Founder of GuideStar India. In this interview, Pushpa discusses her journey prior to founding GuideStar India, her role in helping NGOs and how WhatsApp is driving strong communication among stakeholders.… Read More