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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 networks, data, learning, training,  facilitation techniques, nonprofit organizational culture and self-care for nonprofit professionals.

Beth has over 35 years working 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 experienced in participatory facilitation techniques such as design thinking, open space, peer learning, and more.  She has over twenty years of experience facilitating online and virtual meetings.  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, Gates Foundation, Brainerd Foundation, Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Knight Digital Media Center, Edutopia, HHS, and others.  She currently serves as adjunct professor at Middlebury where she prepares graduate students for their internships at international nonprofits and how to use online networking tools to advance their careers.  She on the board of NTEN and Leadership Learning Community.





The Happy Healthy Nonprofit on Joan Garry Leadership Blog

Nonprofit Guru in MissionBox

The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood by Ryan Scott in Forbes

Thought Leader in Goodwill Fundraising in Forbes by Shel Israel

The New Nonprofit is Transparent in Fast Company

Ten Pioneering Women of Web 2.0 by Allison Kapin, Huffington Post


Awards and Recognition

Richtopia’s 250 Most Influential Women in the World

The Top 100 Nonprofit Blogs

The Top 30 Must Read Nonprofit Blogs

The 100 Fundraising Blogs You Should Read

100 Most Influential Tech Women on Twitter

UN Foundation’s List of Top Social Good Bloggers

All Top Nonprofit List

Nonprofit Technology

Twenty Leading Women in Social Media by Media Style
The Most Influential Women in Technologyby Fast Company – Lynne D Johnson
Top 10 Speakers at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference 2008
NTC People’s Choice Award 2008 – Person In Nonprofit Tech Field Most Likely To Go For Advice
NTEN Prize 2007 – Most Valuable Person in NpTech Field
The 150 Top Social Media Blogs
100 Awesome Blogs By Women
50 Most Influential Women Bloggers

Recent Interviews and Press Mentions

Make Your Nonprofit Happy and Healthy by 501CrossRoads

The ALS IceBucket Challenge:  NPR Morning Edition

Nonprofits Get the Most from Social Media with Metrics – Interview in MIT Sloan Management Review

Is Remote Working Worth It? HP Blog

George Town Center for Social Impact Communications with John Trybus
Nonprofits Find Social Media Presents Challenges, NPR interview
Ning Planning To Remain Free for Teachers, quote in New York Times
Leveraging Social Media for Social Good, interview with Campaign India
Communications Network, Interview with Susan Herr
Digital Speakeasy, Pepsico/SXSW interview with Zadi Diaz
Social Media and the Bottom of the Pyramid Interview with Saabira Chaudhuri at MINT in India.
Should Nonprofit Leaders Have Ghostwriters?, Peter Panepento, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Interview in India Information Week
Social Media Plays a Star Role in Haiti Efforts for Better or Worse from Dallas Morning News
5 Ways Social Networking Strengthens a Campaign Discovery News
Reporter’s Roundtable Charity 2.0 Podcast
The World, PRI – Text Donations Aid Haitian Relief
Text Campaign Raises Millions for Haiti Relief, David Louie, Channel 7/ABC News, San Jose/SF
Interview for Rule 53 Podcast
GIVEmn Raises $14 Million in 24 Hours, Minnesota Tribune (Quote)
Interview with Coach Judy Nelson on BlogTalk Radio

Fast Company Blog: Leverage Your Twitter Network
Is Social Networking the Next Big Thing? AFP Blog and Convio
An Interview with David Cohn with comment here
An Interview with Alex Steed at the Make Something Happen Blog
An Interview with Shel Israel
An Interview with Jon Udell
An Interview with Alex Krotoski, Guardian Tech Weekly Podcas
Wall Street Journal Article
YouTube Interview
Global Voices Online: Social Media and Outreach: Nonprofits Are Key
Go Big Always, Ten Female Thought Leaders Bioled Down
CauseWired, Raising Money Online Takes Leadership
.ORG 2.0 Blog – An Interview