Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 130

Are You Charting Impact of Your Social Media?

Capacity, Strategy

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar USA and Independent Sector launched “Charting Impact,” a standard framework to easily and clearly understand the objectives, benchmarks for progress, and impact of nonprofits and foundations.    Charting Impact uses five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and discussion about what really matters – results.… Read More

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Training Design

If you deliver training on webinar platforms, you  need to understand how people learn.  The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task.   This post summarizes some learning research and offers some tips for delivering effective webinars.… Read More

Book: Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Books

There’s been a nice crop of social media books published this spring!   So Mondays have become book review days as part of the discipline to keep up with reading.    My Zoetica colleague, Geoff Livingston, shared a preview copy of his forthcoming book Welcome to the Fifth Estate and it is a great read!… Read More

Social Media, Foundations, and Grantees: What Works, What Doesn’t?

Transparency

This week I attended Center for Effective Philanthropy’s  conference “Better Philanthropy: From Data to Impact” where I participated on a panel about social media, foundations, and grantees.   Vincent Stehle moderated and other panelists included Paula Goldman, Omidyar Network,  Jacob Harold, Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Travis Manzione, Director of Assessment Tools for CEP.… Read More

Cancer Council SA Ambassador Project

Guest Post

Wading into the social media pond … one step at a time guest post by Matt Sarre

When Cancer Council SA (that’s South Australia, not South Africa) started the Ambassador Project as an experiment in revitalizing volunteerism and community fundraising , jumping in to the social media  pond was not even on the agenda.… Read More