Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 12

Shadowing To Learn Web Video: DoGooder Awards Voting

Leadership, Video

Recently, I’ve been reading the ideas from The Presencing Institute (PI), an action-research community that “creates social technologies, builds capacities, and generates holding spaces for profound societal renewal.”  The Presencing Institute grew out of the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, which was founded by Peter Senge and his colleagues.    … Read More

4 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Conferences, Guest Post

Note from Beth: I went to my first Games for Change Festival ten years ago, in 2005 and have been a fan and supporter ever since.  They also offer any reader of Beth’s Blog a special discount code of 10% on the conference registeration (use this code: 10beth when you register)    Meghan Ventura from Games for Change has wrote this guest post about how nonprofits are using games to leverage their missions.

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How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)

Organizational Culture, Training Design, Walking

Last week, I co-presented a Guidestar webinar with Andrea Kihlstedt on the topic of healthy and productive meetings who talked about the basics for making meetings highly effective. I spoke about standing and  walking meetings.   This post shares some reflections and additional resources about both topics.… Read More

I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change

Leadership

On April 6-8th, I’m co-facilitating a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and Justin Ferrell.   The retreat curriculum is built around the ALF’s “I-WE-IT” - skills that today’s social change leaders need as we move towards more collective approaches.  … Read More

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It

Walking

On February 12th, I’ll be presenting on a FREE Guidestar Webinar on healthy and productive meetings and talking about walking meetings (register here).    There is much research out there about why sitting at work is downright dangerous for your health.  … Read More