Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 123

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Engagement, Measurement, Movement Building, Networked Nonprofit

The discussion about the recent changes on Facebook has focused mostly around what it means for individuals, particularly the tension between openness and  privacy.    Many people are wondering what it means for nonprofit brands  using Facebook as one of their marketing channels.  … Read More

The Tension Between Publicness and Privacy


Last month, Facebook launched a major overhaul in the privacy settings. The changes, more than a dozen in all, were in two key areas: privacy changes to user profiles and changes to how users share content. Now with the changes to the timeline, actions, and open graph announced on Thursday, I’ve been hearing a lot of concerns, fears, and reports from nonprofit folks that their audiences are upset.… Read More

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Updates


One of my favorite lines of poetry comes from TS Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock:   “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” It comes in a spot in the poem where he talking about the passage of time and mundane events.  … Read More

How To Hide That Facebook Newsfeed Ticker

Mindfulness, Networks

We are hours away from Facebook’s anticipated announcement of platform changes (integrated music, video, e-commerce?), there are already some changes in place with personal profiles – and the ability to subscribe, changes in the way the newsfeed works, and the news ticker that streams your friends updates.  … Read More

That Was A Spectacular Failure!

Failure, Organizational Culture

On Monday,  I attended Compasspoint’s Nonprofit Day 2011.  The theme was “Inspired Resilience:  How we sustain People, Organizations, and Causes.”    I attended a fantastic workshop facilitated by Michelle Gislason, Senior Project Director, CompassPoint, called “How to Fail Spectacularly (and What You Can Learn from It)”   Here’s a few key takeaways and resources.… Read More