Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 12

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Google, Lean Impact, Measurement

Last week, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub.  The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact.      The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping.… Read More

The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition

Content

Note from Beth: Last week I was in New Orleans for the National Assembly of State Arts Councils meeting.    I facilitated a peer session with Public Information Officers and a Mini-Workshop on managing and measuring a social media presence.   We covered strategy, especially identifying audiences through personas and key objectives.  

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How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Content, Content Curation, Engagement, Listening, Research Studies

Whenever I do a workshop, keynote, or webinar for nonprofits, the most frequently asked question is “What social channel(s) should our nonprofit use?” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?” or “With limited time and resources, what social channels make sense to invest in?”    This is one of the questions that is hard to answer with a sound byte of clever, easy advice.  … Read More

The Top 30 Charity Social CEOS

Leadership

In 2013, Zoe Amar and Matt Collins, digital strategy consultants for nonprofits, started the “Social CEOs Award” after being inspired  by LinkedIn’s top 30 social CEOs list.   Through their research, they have found that there is tremendous benefit for nonprofit brands when their CEO does social right:

  • 8 out of 10 people say they’re likely to trust an organisation whose CEO and team use social media
  • 93% of employees think social CEOs are better equipped to handle a crisis
  • 8 out of 10 people are more likely to buy from an organisation whose leaders use social media

In the UK as in the US, social media is more and more becoming part of the nonprofit CEO skillset. … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Training Design

Last week, I was honored to facilitate a workshop on best practices in crowd funding in Pittsburgh, PA organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in conjunction with its TechNow Conference (where I delivered the keynote).    … Read More