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Guest Post: Celebrating Beth’s Five Years As Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation

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Note from Beth: Yesterday, I was the honored guest at a Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation to celebrate the work that I have done over the last five years as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.    

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You Are Invited: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout on Oct 29th at 3 PM PST to Celebrate My 4 Years As Visiting Scholar

This tweet was sent a Packard Foundation board meeting four years ago.  By today’s standards, it isn’t earth shattering.   But, this was back in 2009 in the days when you mentioned Twitter and people would look at you with a puzzling expression or say sarcastically, “Isn’t that where people share what their cat ate for breakfast?”   It was part of a presentation I gave to the board about how networks were changing the way nonprofits were doing their social change and an advanced preview of book, “The Networked Nonprofit,” the writing, of which, was supported through my role as Visiting Scholar.… Read More

Lucy Bernholz Named Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today that Lucy Bernholz will join the Foundation as a Visiting Scholar effective fall 2013 and through 2014.   A thought leader in the intersection of philanthropy, law, policy, and technology, Bernholz writes about the business of giving in books, articles, and her award-winning blog, Philanthropy2173.com.    … Read More

It’s Giving Days Season! No It’s A Giving Days Movement!

#GivingTuesday is a day of giving where of thousands of organizations and individuals (including me) come together to give and call attention to giving, volunteering, and infecting others.   In its first year, #GivingTuesday,  a national effort initiated by the 92ndY and the U.N.Read More

Announcing ImpactRising.Org: Organizational Capacity Building Resource for Nonprofits and Consultants

Note from Beth: I first learned about this project last year, when Shiree Teng, the project leader, interviewed me as part of some research on capacity building consultants that lead to the design of ImpactRising.  ImpactRising.org helps to make standards of practice explicit, so that social sector organizations like nonprofits, NGOs and foundations don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

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