Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 18

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Books, Digital Trends, Strategy

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

In a digital age where there is so much online available online and attention is your supporter’s most precious resource, are you saving or seizing it?  … Read More

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Digital Trends, Engagement, Experimentation, Innovation, Strategy, Tools and Tactics

In my last post about nonprofit bots, I discussed the big picture of automation in the nonprofit space and what I learned from the “The Beth Bot” experiment.    For this post, I did a landscape scan to identify some of the best examples of nonprofit bots.  … Read More

4 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Facilitation, Tools and Tactics, Training Design

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.  I learned so much about the taxonomy of innovation and really practical techniques, that I took the facilitation training.    … Read More

New E-Book: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Nonprofits

Philanthropy

It’s not secret to nonprofits that fundraising is critical to the success of your mission. But, does your entire organization treat it this way?  Is  culture of philanthropy embedded in the way that everyone does their work?  I’m thrilled to contribute a chapter in Blackbaud’s newest npEXPERTS eBook, that includes 10 chapters of ideas on how create a culture of philanthropy—one in which executives, board members, accountants, marketers, and everyone in between understand the importance of your organization’s fundraising success and how they can contribute to it within their unique roles.… Read More

Nonprofits in the Autonomous World: Will the Bots Take Over?

Strategy

What is the “autonomous world?”  As Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies, describes it as drones, robots, chat bots, and AI.    He should know, having tracked and observed the disruption caused by online technology over the past decade.

We are in the middle of global disruption due to widespread mobile Internet and cloud technology, Big Data, the rise of the collaborative economy and crowdsourcing/funding.  … Read More