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Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

I have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year.  These include a review of the year’s accomplishments and two techniques that help you focus on your goals:   Peter Bregman’s  theme for the year, and Chris Brogan’s “My Three Words .”   I also throughout the month of January review my work routines and systems and redesign or tweak to improve productivity.… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

‘m spending time with family and we’re giving thanks for all we have.   Rather than sharing photos of our food on Facebook,   we’ll share our gratitude for this year and in anticipation of #GivingTuesday how to give back.Read More

Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations

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Note from Beth: I’m thrilled to take the opportunity to learn more about how nonprofit causes can embrace the principles of the lean start up movement.   In December,  I’ll be covering the Lean Start Up Conference in San Francisco and in January I’ll be a judge and attend the Lean Impact Summit in SF.    

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Ask Me Anything: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout Today – Oct 29th at 3 PM PST

This is from a blog post by Luis Chabolla at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz.   I had the change to work with his organizations and many other Packard grantees during my four years as Visiting Scholar.

I was only supposed to be there for nine months, but the interest from grantees and other capacity builders was strong.  … Read More

Is That A Camera in Your Pocket? Tips and Tools for MobilePhonetography As Part of Your Content Strategy

I’m facilitating a Peer Learning Program for the Knight Foundation with community foundations that are hosting Giving Days using the Knight Foundation’s Giving Day Playbook.  We were discussing marketing plans for earned, paid, online, and social media – and looking at good examples of social content.      … Read More