Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 2

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method

Storytelling

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method
Guest Post by Lewis Haidt

For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect. This fear-factor can be even greater for a nonprofit creating its first video.… Read More

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Self-Directed Learning, Training Design

Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” Indeed, she had a calendar full of meetings, an endless to do list, and an inbox that was anything but zeroed out.… Read More

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Philanthropy

Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving

Note from Beth:  With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds.  I surpassed my giving budget for disaster relief giving.  However, I still plan to make my year-end gifts (during Giving Tuesday), but I couldn’t help but wonder about donor fatigue and if there will be any impact on year-end campaigns. 

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The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction

Philanthropy

There have been many news articles recently about social media for evil: How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even Instagram have been abused for coordinated misinformation paid social media or advertising to influence our political system. Find out what funders are doing to fight it in this upcoming Media Impact Funders webinar series.… Read More

Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Social Media Policy, Storytelling, Strategy, Tips

Recently, my social media feeds have been anxiety producing, if not downright depressing.   The parade of bad news: gun violence, hurricanes, earthquakes, nuclear war, fake news, and more. Unfortunately, if you work in digital strategy and social media, monitoring social is a daily task and as a result a bad mood has become an occupational hazard. … Read More