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About Beth

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Master Trainer, Speaker, and Author

Beth Kanter is a well-established international nonprofit thought leader.  Her first book “The Networked Nonprofit,” introduced the sector to a new way of thinking and operating in a connected world.  Her second book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” is a practical guide for using measurement and learning to achieve social impact.   She published her third book “Happy, Healthy Nonprofit:  Strategies for Impact without Burnout” in 2016. She also co-authored the “Emerging Nonprofit Leader’s Playbook,” funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.   She is the author of Beth’s Blog where she writes about digital transformation, networks, data, learning, training,  facilitation techniques, resilience, nonprofit organizational culture and self-care for nonprofit professionals.

Beth has more than three decades of experience in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, and capacity building and has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica).   She is an expert in participatory facilitation techniques such as design thinking, open space, peer learning, and others, both online and offline.  She is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop leader.   Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth was Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013.

Her past and current clients include Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, Brainerd Foundation, Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Knight Digital Media Center, Edutopia, HHS, Save the Children, and others.  She on the board of NTEN and Leadership Learning Community.