Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 102

Wiser Giving: What’s Your Giving Style?


Flickr Photo by Time Anchor

Shel Israel describes social or goodwill fundraising (individual raising money and giving to causes)  as the “cult of generosity” – I would like to call “Individual Social Responsibility” – like there is “Corporate Social Responsibility,”  it is also important for  individuals to be generous.  … Read More

What is your “Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)?


with Rufina Fernandez and Rajen Varada

After finishing a four-day intensive training in Delhi for the Networked NGO, I stayed on a few days in India to visit colleague, Rufina Fernandez, who I met when she was the CEO of the Nasscom Foundation when she brought me to India to speak at the leadership conference and teach workshops back in 2010.  … Read More

A Profile in Forbes Online by Shel Israel


I was thrilled to be featured in Forbes Online in Shel Israel’s online column.    The profile is here.  Shel talks about my early days in social media fundraising, my passion for teaching, learning, and sharing – as well as cupcakes and Cambodia.    … Read More

The Networked NGO in India

Civil Society 2.0, Networked Nonprofit, Networks, Training Design

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

Attention Data Nerds: The Mobile Mindset Study and More


Source: Mobile Mindset Study

Two excellent sources for stats on how mobile use in the US has become more pervasive.    American’s are no longer tethered to their desktops to use the Internet, especially social media.   The Mobile Mindset Study, a new survey from mobile security developers Lookout using data commissioned from Harris Interactive, has found that three out of five smartphone owners in the U.S.… Read More