Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 11

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang

I’ve been busy interviewing people who work for nonprofits for my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, with Aliza Sherman.   The book looks at how individuals can avoid burnout through self-care and how nonprofits can support it – through activities that promote well-being, cultural cues, or an overall strategy.… Read More

How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Instagram


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Instagram, the popular Millennial photo sharing site, is gaining traction with world leaders, government leaders and nonprofit executive directors.  According to the “World Leaders on Instagram Study” released yesterday by Burson-Marsteller as part of its latest research into how world leaders, governments and international organizations communicate via social media,  the heads of state and government and foreign ministers of 136 countries currently have an official presence on Instagram, representing 70 percent of all United Nations (UN) member states.    … Read More

Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research



I’ve been a huge fan of Crisis Text Line since it launched back in August, 2013.   I remember when I first saw it when its was in its infancy as a project at DoSomething.   Nancy Lublin, who was CEO at the time, hosted a book party for “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” and during a tour of the office, she introduced me to Bob Filbin, DoSomething’s Data Scientist at the time.  … Read More

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

Measurement, Tips

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Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using – Guest Post by Laura Quinn

You’re likely using more than one channel to communicate. Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on.… Read More

How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job

Leadership, Networked Nonprofit, Professional Networking

Photo by BirgerKing

A lot of my work as a trainer is teaching senior leaders and staff to use social media and their online networks as part of their thought leadership, professional networking and/or to support the organization’s communications goals as an ambassador for the organization’s missions.    … Read More