Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 12

Experiential Leadership Development

Training Design

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I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “Reality Storytellers” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation.  I was honored to travel around the country with 40 of the brightest and inspiring creative leaders, from  screenwriters to speechwriters, publicists to producers, authors to filmmakers and more.     … Read More

The Key to Great Year-End Fundraising? Your Brand.

Fundraising

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Note from Beth:    We are in the “dog days of summer,” that quiet time of year when a lot of people are on vacation and we might catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower lighting up the night skies.  

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Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

Fundraising

 

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For the past three years,  I have had the honor of serving as the facilitator for the Knight Foundation Peer Learning Exchange for the Giving Day Initiative.    Today, the Foundation has released a new report: “Beyond the Dollars: The Long-Term Value of Giving Days for Community Foundations,” written by Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies.  … Read More

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Training Design

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Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals.   Instructional design is knowing how to organize your content and shape exercises based on brain and learning research.  … Read More

Taking a Break from Work: It Is Called A Vacation!

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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That’s me on a Kayak on Monterrey Bay on the Coast of California getting eye level with some otters and harbor seals during my recent summer vacation.   As Aliza Sherman and I write in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact Without Burnout due out in the fall, taking breaks is critical to working at your optimal levels of focus and attention, productivity, and creative thinking as well as coping with stressors throughout your day.  … Read More