Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 11

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

ROI

Note from Beth: Many nonprofits do not have dedicated teams for social media and social media strategy and implementation is typically only a part of a someone’s job.  With limited time, how should that resource be invested to for best results?    

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Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.  

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Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Training Design

As a trainer and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations and staffers,  you have to be obsessed with learning theory to design and deliver effective instruction, have productive meetings,  or embark on your own self-directed learning path.   Learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn.    … Read More

The Fine Art of “Satisficing” for Nonprofits

Lean Impact, Measurement, Organizational Culture

Last November, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Erie Ries, Lean Start Up, about applying the principles to nonprofits.    He talked about how perfectionism, an internal mindset that bad things in the world will happen if our campaign, program or whatever is not right from beginning.  … Read More

How the Latino Community Foundation Used Learning and Pivoting to Get Better Fundraising Results

Crowdsourcing, Fundraising


Note from Beth:
What if your organization embarked on its first ever crowd funding campaign with a goal of raising $50,000 and only raised $10,000?   Would you stop doing crowd funding, social media infused fundraising and revert back to traditional methods of fundraising?  

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