Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 135

Show Your Mama Some Love

Movement Building, Storytelling

Show some love in the next fews at To Mama With Love, a creative social fundraiser that leverages the emotional connection we feel with our own mothers or our own pride of being a mom.  Epic Change is inviting everyone to participate in an online collaborative art project to honor moms around the Globe.… Read More

Book: Nonprofit Management 101

Books

Theory informs practice.  Practice informs theory.     You need both.  The best how-to books out there combine them.  A book that is all  concepts and theory, makes it hard to apply the information in the real world.   But, if the book is just a collection of disconnected tips, then you run the risk of implementing with out strategy.  … Read More

Benchmarking: Networked Nonprofits Measure Their Social Media Results In A Context

Measurement

I’m leading a  social media peer learning project called “Leveraging Social Media: Becoming A Networked Nonprofit.”    Devon Smith, who writes the 24 Usable Hours blog, and a self-described “data nerd” did a benchmarking analysis for participants.… Read More

One Small Step: What’s Your Twitter Elevator Speech?

Tips, Tools and Tactics

It’s really important to fill out the information in your Twitter profile especially the  “Bio” field  where you sum up in a few words who you are and make it sound interesting.    It’s like an elevator speech.  It grabs attention and says a lot in a few words. … Read More

How Mature Is Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Practice?

Networked Nonprofit, Organizational Culture, Training Design

In our book, Networked Nonprofit, we describe the principles for becoming a networked nonprofit – a nonprofit that is simple, agile, transparent, and works more like a network than an isolated fortress.   Networked nonprofits are experts at using new media (social media, mobile, and other emerging technologies) to spread their missions, design and scale programs, communicate with stakeholders, or inspire behavior change.  … Read More