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The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

On Friday, I was honored to lead a session for participants in the TechWomen program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), designed to offer professional development, networking, and mentorships for women in the Middle East working in the technology and science sectors.    … Read More

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

As part of my work plan as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,  I have the pleasure of working with  networks of grantees to design and facilitate peer learning exchanges on networked nonprofit practices and using social media effectively.    … Read More

The Networked NGO in India

This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US.    I’ve just returned from leading a training for Population and Reproductive Health grantees from India.  … Read More

The Collective Impact of Love

Note from Beth: I have the honor of leading a “Networked NGO Training” in Delhi for grantees of the Packard Foundation and have lined up some guest posts to supplement my reports from India.

The Collective Impact of Love guest post by Stefan Lanfer,  Barr Foundation

Martin Luther King once said “love is mankind’s most potent weapon for personal and social transformation.” There is a lively debate these days in the nonprofit sector about how the solutions to intractable problems depend on “collective impact” and what it means to be “outcomes-focused.” A new case study in the Stanford Social Innovation Review injects that most potent of weapons – love – into the debate.… Read More

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change.    The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption.     The video reminded me of the classic video, “The Machine is US/ing Us.”   I often used the video at social media workshops back then to generate discussion about how our world is changing.  … Read More