Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 125

Supporting NGOs in underserved countries, and recommending consultants

Capacity, Civil Society 2.0, Guest Post

Packard Grantees from Pakistan, with In-Country Team

Note from Beth: I’ve just returned from leading an intense “Networked NGO” training for Packard Foundation PRH grantees from Pakistan.    The four-day workshop covered effective practices of networked ngos, including culture change, integrated social media strategy, and tactics.    

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Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less

Guest Post

Flickr Photo by Nielio


Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference!   I ran into the good folks at Idealware who offered to do a guest post on the topic – looking at small ways to be innovative.

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Data Nerd Alert: Donors Who Give Through Multiple Channels Give the Most

Fundraising, Research Studies

Guest Post By Dennis McCarthy

We’ve known for some time that an integrated multi-channel approach to constituent engagement is key for nonprofits to be successful; however there’s been limited understanding of optimizing integrated marketing or its impact. Convio, along with CAREUSA, recently completed Insights into Integrated Marketing Constituent Behavior to further the thinking and dialog around integrated marketing

With the study’s findings, we can now more confidently say that nonprofits need to adapt to in the way they both engage externally with their supporters as well as organize their efforts internally.… Read More

Scrappy VS Strategic: Is there a generational divide in nonprofits around how to innovate using new technology?

Capacity, Guest Post

Photo by Ceclcia Aros

Note from Beth: I’m working in Dubai this week and have lined up some guest posts from some colleagues.    Daniel Ben-Horin from TechSoup Global wrote a thought provoking post over at the SSIR about generational differences in nonprofits when it comes to trying to scale social change strategies using social technologies.  

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Find the Charlie’s, Justine’s, and Edna’s in your network


I was honored to moderate a panel at  Innogive Conference on the intersection of social and mobile strategy.   I got to hear Scott Dunlap who is VP, Emerging Opportunities/New Ventures at PayPal deliver a great talk that offers some persona for different actors in your nonprofits network and how they influence, activate, or raise awareness for your cause through social channels.  … Read More