Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 11

Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Books, Philanthropy

Note from Beth:  As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving,  I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “Simple Acts to Change the World.”

Guest Post: Giving the Gift of Giving by Amy Neumann

“Nothing else in life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.”

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Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

AI4Good

Google.Org is giving away $25 million to humanitarian projects that use Google’s machine learning technology. The “A.I. Impact Challenge” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives.  I recently interviewed Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Head of Product Impact, who designed the challenged to learn more.… Read More

How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

Meetings, Training Design

No, I’m not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for “Enough! Let’s Move On.”  It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives. … Read More

Stop Sleeping with Your Iphone

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Resilience

moonbeam-clock

In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit,  one important area that we focus on are the pillars of self-care which begins with getting good quality sleep.

This healthy habit sets the stage for you to incorporate other self-care routines that we describe in our book.  … Read More

Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Books, Philanthropy

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.”… Read More