Beth Kanter's Blog

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Books

There’s lots to enjoy during the holiday season – from gathering with friends and family to the festivities and fun.   But it is also a quiet time of year and a good time to catch up on reading.    Also, if you are looking for a last minute gift for the nonprofit networking and data nerd in your life, here’s some book recommendations.… Read More

The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge

Fundraising

Last month,  I had the pleasure of attending the Social Innovation Summit,  a twice annual event that represents a global convening of thought leaders in technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.   I’ve been going every year since 2009 to cover the event on my blog.    … Read More

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience

Research Studies

My colleague, Alexandra Samuel,  has published a report over at Vision Critical based on integrating survey data with consumers actual social media usage versus self-reporting.    So, in other words, research respondents opt-in to integrating their answers with their social media profiles.  … Read More

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches

Storytelling

Note from Beth:  Over the past six months,  I’ve been on an advisory group for project that my colleague Jay Geneske at the Rockefeller Foundation has spearheaded to help build the capacity of nonprofits in storytelling skills. The Foundation recognized that a big opportunity exists between the intersection of story and technology, and  launched a research project to consider the role that digital technology can play in elevating the practice of storytelling as a means to improve the well-being of the poor and vulnerable around the world.  

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Thank You Wednesday: The Gift of Giving Tuesday

Networks

It is early here in Sao Paulo, Brasil, but I wanted to capture some quick reflections about the experience of GivingTuesday. Maybe it is because I am in a different country, but I felt the magic of what Giving Tuesday was intended to be when it launched two years ago.… Read More