Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 126

Benchmarking: Networked Nonprofits Measure Their Social Media Results In A Context


I’m leading a  social media peer learning project called “Leveraging Social Media: Becoming A Networked Nonprofit.”    Devon Smith, who writes the 24 Usable Hours blog, and a self-described “data nerd” did a benchmarking analysis for participants.… Read More

One Small Step: What’s Your Twitter Elevator Speech?

Tips, Tools and Tactics

Whenever I teach a workshop or give a presentation,  I ask the audience these questions and to jot it down on a 3×5 card.   These have become a wonderful collection of small steps, easy actions that can be taken after the training to immediately apply learning and improve practice.… Read More

How Mature Is Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Practice?

Networked Nonprofit, Organizational Culture, Training Design

In our book, Networked Nonprofit, we describe the principles for becoming a networked nonprofit – a nonprofit that is simple, agile, transparent, and works more like a network than an isolated fortress.   Networked nonprofits are experts at using new media (social media, mobile, and other emerging technologies) to spread their missions, design and scale programs, communicate with stakeholders, or inspire behavior change.  … Read More

Learning In Public On Wikis

Capacity, Training Design

I’m just beginning a new crop of peer learning projects for nonprofits to learn the practice of being  networked nonprofits and use social media effectively at Zoetica and through my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.

I’m also trying to shift my own practice into more design and train the trainers and coach the coaches versus direct delivery.  … Read More

Social Media and Mobile for Real Time Professional Learning at Conferences

Mobile, Training Design

Last week,  I faciltated a mini-workshop at the Silicon Valley/Peninsula Nonprofit Leadership Forum hosted by Compasspoint.  I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Compasspoint as part of my continuing work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.  … Read More