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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

From the Kids’ Table to the Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks

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Note from Beth: Last week I published an interview with Lean Start Up author, Eric Ries, that talked about how the lean start up ideas apply to the nonprofit sector.   One of the themes that bubbled up in our conversation was the relationship between a start up and a VC funder which has many parallels to the relationship between philanthropic funders and nonprofits.    

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How Nonprofits Get Significant Value from Content Curation

Harold Jarche (Click for Original Article)

On December 17 at 6:30 pm, I am facilitating a discussion and presenting at one of Scoop.It’s “Lean Content” events in San Francisco.   The topic is “The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation for Nonprofits.”   Content curation is sifting through information on the web and organizing, filtering and making sense of it and sharing the very best content with your network.  … 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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