February, 2018 | Beth's Blog

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A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

Online collaboration tools and platforms give nonprofits the opportunity for connectivity and collaboration internally as well as with external stakeholders like volunteers and board members. And, that’s a good thing. But it can lead to being overwhelmed or what has been dubbed “Collaborative Overload” or “Collaboration Tech Tool Overload.Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “Networked International Organizations” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development.  As part of the class, we look at different examples of  networked strategies and digital platforms and tools and how they can be used to advance civil society goals.… Read More

Break Your Mobile Phone Addiction: There’s An App for That and More

Having trouble getting that mobile phone out of your hands and checking it when you need to focus on work? There’s an app that can help you break your mobile phone addiction and it makes it fun.  The app is called Forest that turns putting down your phone into a game.… Read More

Breaking through the Noise on Social Media: How to run a Twitter Chat That Spotlights Your Nonprofit’s Impact

Breaking through the Noise on Social Media: How to run a Twitter Chat That Spotlights Your Nonprofit’s Impact – guest post by Neil Parekh

Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are posted to Twitter.

How do you break through the noise on Twitter to highlight your nonprofit’s impact and gain visibility for the good work your organization is doing?… Read More

Let’s #ReclaimSocial Media for Social Good

Earlier this week, I had the honor of kicking off the first day of a week of workshops for 50 women’s right leaders from the United States through a program called “Tech2EmpowerUSA.” The goal of the program is to connect these leaders with technology experts to create a connected movement.… Read More