Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 134

Two Ways To Use Crowdsourcing for Face-to-Face Conferences

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is the process of organizing many people to participate in a joint project, often in small ways.   The results are greater than an individual or organization could accomplish alone.  There are many examples of crowdsourcing techniques used by nonprofits and foundations and The Networked Nonprofit devoted an entire chapter to the topic.… Read More

The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

Networks

 

Last week at the TechSoup Global Summit, I had an opportunity to meet Annie Leonard and do a quick interview about their lessons learned working as a networked. … Read More

Bringing a Network Mindset To Nonprofit Boards

Guest Post, Networks

Note from Beth: A few weeks ago, the Leadership Learning Community invited me into their board meeting.   Not just to quietly listen, but participate in the discussion about applying a networked lens to nonprofit governance.    (If you want to better understand what the term network mindset and what it has to do with nonprofit leadership, check out their recent paper on the topic.)

Guest Post: Bringing a Network Mindset to Our Nonprofit Board by Deborah Meehan

Over the last month as we prepared for the Leadership Learning Community (LLC) board meeting we decided to turn the light back on ourselves asking, “How might governing in a more networked way help us to fulfill our mission of promoting leadership approaches that are more networked and collective?… Read More

Lessons from Red Cross: Twitter Mistakes and How To Handle Them

Failure, Reflection, Transparency

Back over the summer,  I wrote a post called “What was your worst social media mistake?  What did you learn?“   If you read through the comments,  misdirected tweets (tweets sent to an organizational account, not a personal account or private message sent out to all) were the most common.     … Read More

TechSoup Global Summit: Inspiration Overload

Networks

I spent the last two days at the TechSoup Global Summit getting inspiration overload about social media, networks, social network mapping, networks of networks,  global peer learning, building a sector, nonprofit technology, and many other ideas I’m passionate about.  But it wasn’t just the ideas, it was also the people and making connections to colleagues I’ve known for more than a decade and connections to new people.… Read More