Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 133

Privacy and Security on Social Networks

E-Mediat, Privacy, Social Media Policy

A colleague recently shared this video that pokes fun of  the  “always on, gotta share everything on social networks” lifestyle for many people here in America.  It is a serious issue for professionals here in the US, especially if  they work in education or youth service nonprofits.   … Read More

Nonprofit Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support

Fundraising, Networks, Organizational Culture, Research Studies

My colleagues at The Monitor Institute  just published a study called “Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support,” a national study of member-based advocacy organizations. The study was funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The John S.… Read More

Facebook, Nonprofits, and Youth Programs: Safety and Privacy Issues

Organizational Culture, Social Media Policy

Yesterday, Holly Ross at NTEN, mentioned that a common question she gets after talking about Social Media with nonprofits is from organizations that work with students or young people and are concerned about liability issues surrounding what students who “like” their page may post on their page, or on their own walls.  … Read More

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