Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 102

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Training Design

My dream is to see more robust informal peer learning networks in the nonprofit sector.

As a trainer,  I’m intensely interested in creating learning experiences that integrate or about how to use the technology for nonprofits that engage and inspire people to put the ideas into practice.    … Read More

What Do Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

Fundraising, Networks

 

Remember last September when Facebook announced all those changes to individual profiles, including the timeline?    One of the changes  was that your friends and fans can do more than “Like” or “Comment”  on Facebook.… Read More

What Comes First, Content Creation or Curation?

Content Curation

This is definitely not a chicken and egg question!   A debate in content marketing circles is whether or not you should simply focus on creating original content and forget content curation.   Let’s be clear as my fellow content curator, Jan Gordon, says:  There is no curation without original content.… Read More

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Mindfulness

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years.   I first became interested in the topic after reading  David Shenk’s “Data Smog” in 1998 using the metaphor of environmental problems to talk about the dangers of having too much online information, primarily email.  … Read More

Social Media and Cute Dogs Go Mobile And Other Cute Animal and Nonprofit Tales

Mobile

The Cute Dog Theory or more precisely the Cute Animal Theory states that including cute animals in your social media content inspires more people to share the content.    If don’t believe that is true,  check out this YouTube video from VW of dogs barking the theme from Star Wars as a Superbowl Teaser.  … Read More