Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 122

Pinterest: A Tool To Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience

Content Curation, Visual

My Pinboards on Pinterest

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images and videos you discover on the web.  Think of it as social network of visuals – where you can find images from other people with the same interest or use it to curate your own visual “interest space.”

The clean interface and simplicity of  its features make it easy to use and gives you a calm feeling which perhaps accounts for its popularity.  … Read More

Metrics for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements

Leadership, Measurement, Movement Building, Networks

Investing in movements or networks for social change is a strategy that some funders are using.  But, how do you measure the results?

Marino Morino, who wrote “Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity” pointed me to this recent report, “Transactions, Transformations, Translations:  Metrics That Matter for Building, Scaling and Funding Social Movements” by Manual Paster, Jennifer Ito, and Rachel Rosner with the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and funded by the Ford Foundation.  … Read More

The Fives Stages of Measurement Acceptance

Measurement

Infographics, if done well, can be a useful way to boil down key principles, ideas, or themes.   They’re gaining popularity everywhere, including the nonprofit sector.   More and more nonprofits are starting to use them and it isn’t difficult to find lots of examples and curate them.… Read More

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Training Design

Photo by Beth Kanter, Net Funders Conference, October, 2011

A few days ago I opened the door on a new learning journey.   I am very excited about upcoming peer learning projects that I’m working on in 2012, including several for Packard grantees in India, Pakistan, and Africa as well as the e-Mediat project in the Middle East.  … Read More

Taking 18 Minutes Day Towards A Year-Long Focus

Capacity, Reflection

Flickr Photo by Sebr

Over the holiday break,  I read  18 Minutes:  Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman who blogs at at the HBR.  This book is a gem.  Each chapter starts with a personal story that illustrates a concept related to managing unproductive distractions.  … Read More