Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 129

Gmail Motion: April Fools Joke, But Great Idea

Mindfulness

This is a very funny April Fools Day joke from Google called Gmail Motion. The new feature allows users to move in front of their computers to open email, send replies, etc. While obviously a joke, it isn’t a bad idea.… Read More

Favorite Factoids from the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Research Studies

M+R and NTEN have just released the annual 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study that analyzes data and messaging from nonprofits.     So, if you want to compare your nonprofit’s performance with other, this report is a useful tool.

What I liked most was the infographic they shared as a companion to the study. … Read More

A Better Way to Produce Nonprofit Annual Reports

Mobile

Treesaver

Note from Beth: I facilitated a panel about Mobile Integrated strategy at the Innogive Conference earlier this month and have shared the notes here.   The panelists offered advice to nonprofits about integrating mobile into the nonprofit toolbox.  My main takeaway was that nonprofits need to think differently about content. 

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NTC Reflection: How To Make Your Conference Panel A Magical Learning Experience

Free Agent

As many trainers and teachers already know, people have different learning styles.  Howard Gardner has dedicated his life work to this Theory of Multiple Intelligences.    Yet, many conference panels are designed to accommodate only one or two styles of learning and go shallow instead of going deep.  … Read More

Brainstorming with OpenIDEO to Save Lives

Crowdsourcing

Note from Beth: I written a lot about crowdsourcing and measuring the impact of the crowd, so I’m really intrigued by this project because they are using crowdsourcing from creative people to get ideas about how to solve an on the ground project.   

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