Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 10

Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

Fundraising

Note from Beth: Over the last year, I’ve been facilitating a peer learning network of community foundations, grantees of the Knight Foundation, that are hosting Giving Days throughout the year.    Participants are learning and sharing best practices.   Several community foundations will be  part of Give Local America, a campaign that encourages and supports local philanthropy and the 100th anniversary of community foundations in the US and the vital role they play.  

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Walking While Working

Walking

Last year, when I got may annual physical, my cholesterol numbers were not good.   My doctor’s advice was to start eating a heart healthy diet and get more exercise.   A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences.      … Read More

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Network Map

 

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration.   What I really enjoy about events that Aspiration convenes is that they  allow the time and depth for practitioners to share knowledge and strengthen connections.      … Read More

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Creativity, Facilitation, Innovation, Training Design

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with methods for facilitating innovation for nonprofits.    It isn’t a matter of facilitation techniques, but process design.     The field of innovation practitioners, whether in corporate labs or working in social good sector, comes with lots of tool kits that offer different ways to help groups think of new ideas and prioritize them.      … Read More

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Visual

As a content curator, I’m not just on the hunt for learning the new or what’s buzzing.    But, a big part of content curation is organizing and presenting your collection.    I don’t always share links as I find them, but because I use content curation to support curriculum development for my training work, I like to share collections that organized so people can take an hour or so and get up to speed on a topic or to use if you are doing a training.… Read More