Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 128

Using Pinterest To Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women and Girls in Nigeria


Happy Fourth of  July!   I was going to write something patriotic about social media, but I got an email from Mari Tikkanen with story about her recent experience working with maternal/reproductive health organizations and human rights NGOs in Nigeria for the MacArthur Foundation.… Read More

Balance the Spontaneous and Strategic of Social Media: Newsjacking and Obamacare



As part of my work at the Packard Foundation this year,  I’m honored to be working on a project called “Friending the Finishline,” a group of children’s health advocates who are working together on a peer learning exchange to discover how to best use Facebook and other social networking tools to advance their work in children’s health.    … Read More

The Triple Bottom Line in India: Software, Quality Education, and Early Learning


Visiting the Sujaya School with Rufina Fernandez

After I finished teaching an intensive Networked NGO workshop for Packard family planning grantees in Delhi,  I headed to Bangalore to visit my friend and colleague, Rufina Fernandes where I conducted a social media workshop for staff and teachers and got see a start up education  company and its CSR program, close up.  … Read More

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology


Note from Beth: With all the travel I’ve been doing, I was hoping that I could sync my schedule with attending TechCamp, a program under Secretary Clinton’s Civil Society (CS) 2.0 initiative – an effort to galvanize the technology community to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) across the globe by providing capabilities, resources and assistance to harness the latest information and communications technology (ICT) advances to build their digital capacity.    

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Wiser Giving: What’s Your Giving Style?


Flickr Photo by Time Anchor

Shel Israel describes social or goodwill fundraising (individual raising money and giving to causes)  as the “cult of generosity” – I would like to call “Individual Social Responsibility” – like there is “Corporate Social Responsibility,”  it is also important for  individuals to be generous.  … Read More