Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 131

Social Media Dashboard DesignTips from the Smithsonian Institution Archives


Note from Beth: After a brief conversation about new ways to access web-based “visitors” in the comments section of  a recent blog post on dashboards,  Dan generously offer to write a post about developing an in-house dashboard as part of his work at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.  

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Google + for Social Change Activists: Dive in Early or Wait?

Experimentation, Google

Last week, I helped launch a peer exchange Webinar for  Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Insurance grantees with Spitfire Communications (creators of the SMART chart).  The focus is how to effectively integrate social media channels and measure and learn.   Two grantees that work on Children’s Healthcare  at the national level and have experience using social media as part of an integrated campaign were co-presenters.  … Read More

Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging

Content Curation, Movement Building

Content curation is  the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked with your network.    But finding and organizing the information is only half of the task.   … Read More

Living Case Studies: Integrated Social Media Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture

Measurement, Strategy, Training Design

As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,  I’m designing and delivering peer training sessions for grantees all around the theme of social media, learning, and measurement.  … Read More

Would You Climb A Mountain for Charity?


Millennials (those young, tech savvy, and passionate younger donors) will – as I learned at last month’s Millennial Donor Summit.  Millennials don’t just want to write a check to your organization – they want to combine their personal passions and interests and engage others in your mission.    … Read More