Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 105

How To Get Insight From Data Visualization: SHUT UP and SLOW DOWN!


From SXSW Session: Shut Up and Draw

I have been interested in visualization techniques, visual facilitation, and visual thinking since 1991 when I read Tony Buzan’s book, “Using Both Sides of the Brain: Mind Mapping Techniques” that started me down a very slow and leisurely learning journey.      … 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

A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources


Back in January, I wrote a post about Pinterest  as a curation tool to organize and share visual content I’ve collected in a pleasing visual way.   As the platform has evolved over the past few months,  there are some other benefits including driving traffic and conversions and more recently how pinning helps encourage audiences to “like” the brand more.… Read More

Data Visualization Techniques for Those Who Can’t Draw


At the NTEN NTC conference this year, I did a session on data visualization for nonprofits called “Picturing Your Data Is Better Than 1000 Numbers” with Johanna Morariu from Innonet and Brian Kennedy of ChildrenNow.… Read More

Book(s) Giveaway: Nonprofit Social Media Road Map


Source: Noland Hoshino - Pinterest Board

My colleagues Noland Hoshino, Zan McColloch-Lussier, and Ash Shepherd have put together a nifty social media guide.  This passport size booklet is called the “Social Media Road Map” and is a practically guide and checklist to help nonprofits plan, post, and measure their social media.   … Read More