Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 2

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling


Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits.  One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary.  … Read More

What I learned from Jad Abumrad About the Secrets of Creative Risk Taking

Conferences, Experimentation, Failure, Happy Healthy Nonprofit


I’m very honored to be giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab on self-care and avoiding burnout  at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.    Because I started my career in the arts field and wanted to do some active listening to the audience before speaking, I came in for the whole conference.… Read More

How One Nonprofit Senior Staff Uses Walks and Talks

Happy Healthy Nonprofit


Karen Bloom, Project Kesher, leads a monthly group walk at county park across the street from their building

Meet Karen Bloom who is Chief Advancement Officer for Project Kesher, an organization that trains women to become change-makers across 9 time zones, with leadership programs that are based on Jewish identity building and social activism.  … Read More

Meet Dr. James A. Levine: The 1st “You can walk and work!”Evangelist

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Walking


On my 12 hour plane ride back from Ukraine, I read Dr. James A. Levine’s book “Get Up: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It.” (Yes, I see the irony)   He  is the Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Solutions Initiative and the inventor of the treadmill desk.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

Training Design

I’ve just returned from an inspiring week in Kiev, Ukraine where I got to facilitate a training for women’s organizations organized by Wake, an amazing start up founded by two respected colleagues Trish Tierney and Heather Ramsey.  They  started WAKE after working together for 15 years designing and leading global programs at the intersection of technology, civil society and women’s empowerment.  … Read More