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Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Note from Beth: I’ve written about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today.   So, when Pat Brandes from the Barr Foundation sent me this thought piece on building resilience of networks, it resonated on many different levels.

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Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

I’ve just returned from keynoting  the first Social Good Brazil conference that took place in Florianapolis,  sometimes referred to the “Silicon Valley” of Brasil and where the nonprofit, social good, innovation, and technology community is leading the social change movement.   Magic happens when social entrepreneurs, nonprofits leaders, technologists,  and young people are brought together for a high energy, creative, and interactive event that exposes everyone to new ideas and stories.… Read More

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

This is a terrific presentation from Lee Raine from the Pew Internet and American Life Project that looks at the issue being “hyperconnected” or “over connected” to the web, mobile technologies and social media.   It is the same title of Raine’s recent book.  … Read More

[Reflection] Mashable #sgsGLOBAL: How Do We Get From Collective Conversation To Action To Impact?

I was in NYC over the weekend and Monday to attend and speak at the Mashable Social Good Summit,   a three-day conference featuring discussions and presentations with global social activists, organizations, and new media experts.  Held during UN Week and Clinton Global Initiative,  the speakers and agenda was diverse, interesting, and inspiring.… Read More

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote about the launch of LinkedIn’s Board Connect tool that helps nonprofit identify potential board candidates through searching the networks of their board members on LinkedIn.  In the comments, there was some thoughtful discussion about best practices for identifying, screening, and cultivating board members.  

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