Housekeeping | Beth's Blog - Part 30

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How can funders catalyze and support networks? Join the conversation #netfunders on April 5-6th

Over the past 18 months, I’ve been participating in The Network of Networked Funders, a community of practice for grantmakers facilitated by the Monitor Institute.  These grantmakers are supporting and working through networks to pool their learning and increase the impact of their respective grantmaking practices. … Read More

Brainstorming with OpenIDEO to Save Lives

Note from Beth: I written a lot about crowdsourcing and measuring the impact of the crowd, so I’m really intrigued by this project because they are using crowdsourcing from creative people to get ideas about how to solve an on the ground project.   

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NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture

This year’s Day of Service featured three different projects – a computer recycling project and installation of a wireless network in Washington, DC’s largest homeless shelter and  meal preparation at DC Central Kitchen.   Approximately 100 volunteers participated in service activities.  Event 360 was a sponsor for the Day of Service.… Read More

Network Skills for Personal Productivity and Organizational Strategy

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about applying the “network mindset” to one’s works, whether that be philanthropy or nonprofits.  There are two different frames — you can use a networked mindset to increase your personal productivity or think of it in organizational strategy terms.… Read More

E-Mediat Day 4: What does it mean to be a social media trainer?

Beirut Diary: I’m in Beirut for the week as part of The E-Mediat project, a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach. I’m the lead for Zoetica where my role is to deliver training, advise on the curriculum and coaching methods, model transparency, and serve as meta network weaver.

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