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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

5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

Note From Beth: The cartoon above is from my book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” and was alluding to what I call the “Cute Animal Theory” that content performs better when you have a cute animal, a dog, a cat, or even a squirrel.

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Flickr Photo BirkgetKing Original Source: http://xkcd.com/802/

 

Note from Beth: Mitch Arnowitz and I recently participated in an online discussion atVenture Philanthropy Partners/Leap of Reason about creating a community of practice for continuous improvement and high performance in the nonprofit sector.  

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