Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 131

This Week On Beth’s Blog: Growing Social Impact in A Networked World – A Grantmaker’s Gathering on Networks


On October 17 and 18th,   I will have the honor of participating in an interactive convening, hosted by GEO and the Monitor Institute focused on how funders can increase their impact by supporting networks and embracing more open and collaborative approaches to grantmaking.  … Read More

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event


I’m in Washington, DC today to kick off a training event for Give to the Max Day,  a one-day fundraising event on November 9, 2011 that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area.    … Read More

Can Social Media Save Lives? Guest Post by Porter Gale



Note from Beth: I’m publishing this post from 30,000 feet in the air flying my favorite airline, Virgin America, enroute to Washington, DC for Give the Max Day.   (If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you’ll know that this isn’t my first inflight blog post).    

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A Free Agent for Hunger: Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project

Free Agent

Many nonprofits, particularly smaller organizations, say their biggest challenge to using social media effectively is that they don’t have the time or staff.   Those that have opened themselves up to using these tools and connecting with passionate people in their networks find abundance.    … Read More

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data


A few days ago, I moderated two panels at Grantmakers in the Arts  pre-conference on arts and technology.  The panel featured some previews from a recent research study “How Strong Is Your Social Net?” given by Rory MacPherson, principal, Trudel | MacPherson and Jai Sen,digital media strategist, Sen Associates.  … Read More