Beth Kanter's Blog

Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Nonprofit #SocialCEOs Awards

Leadership, Organizational Culture

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Zoe Amar and Matt Collins of Platypus Digital  created the #SocialCEO Awards in 2013 with the goal to celebrate charity leaders who are using social media in support of their organization’s missions.   This year’s winners were announced earlier this week.    They have also released a briefing on “Digital Leadership: How To Survive and Thrive As A Social CEO” in partnership with Just Giving.  … Read More

A Simple Practice to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance: One-Sentence Journal

Happy Healthy Nonprofit


The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival theme is how can nonprofits move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.  Yesterday, I wrote a post thinking about how this relates to self-care from an organizational culture perspective.   But from an individual perspective, it is about creating a new “good” habit around self-care and starting with some small steps or what BJ Fogg calls “Tiny Habits.”   So, I decided to sign up and give it a try with a tiny habit I have been wanting to establish.… Read More

How Can Nonprofits Switch From Scarcity to Abundance Mindsets When It Comes To Self-Care?

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival is about the theme of how nonprofits can move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.   I’ve been thinking a lot about scarcity and abundance mindsets lately because the first chapter of the Happy, Healthy Nonprofit:  Impact without Burnout book I’m writing with Aliza Sherman asks this question: “Why do people who work for nonprofits not practice self-care and burnout?”  The scarcity mindset exists when it comes to self-care because there is a lack of belief that self-care can help their organization achieve better results.  … Read More

#IFC2015: Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year Later: What Can We Learn?



Prepping for our Big Room Session at IFC

After keynoting during a plenary session 2014, I was thrilled to be invited back to the IFC (International Fundraising Congress), a conference for fundraisers from around the world to facilitate a Master Class on leadership on social media, Workshops on using design thinking for crowd funded campaigns, and moderate a Big Room session on viral fundraisers.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Training Design


Last week, in addition to giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab for the Arts Brain Trust at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference,  I was a participant in a pre conference convening expertly facilitated by Jennifer Edwards who is an organizational development consultant, dancer, and teacher.    … Read More