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The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter

What nonprofits need to do to make sure that they are in charge of the bots, not the other way around.

Taking a virtual walk with Yeshi may not help you get your steps in for the day, but it will be fascinating and educational.… Read More

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot

In my last post about nonprofit bots, I discussed the big picture of automation in the nonprofit space and what I learned from the “The Beth Bot” experiment.    For this post, I did a landscape scan to identify some of the best examples of nonprofit bots.  … Read More

Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at #SXSW

I’m just back from SXSW where I did a session on Tech Wellness with Aliza Sherman.  We are working on a book together called  The Happy,Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.   A blog post on that is coming!… Read More

What I learned from Jad Abumrad About the Secrets of Creative Risk Taking


I’m very honored to be giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab on self-care and avoiding burnout  at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.    Because I started my career in the arts field and wanted to do some active listening to the audience before speaking, I came in for the whole conference.… Read More

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.   The lab was facilitated by Heather Mcleod-Grant and Justin Ferrell, Director of Fellowships at the Stanford d-School.  The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.  … Read More