Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 2

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Facilitation, Training Design

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new  techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox?  This is the focus of a session called “The Big Bang Theory: Creative Facilitation and Training Techniques,” that I’m co-facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference with Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen.… Read More

Book Review: Work That Matters

Books

Last month I was lucky enough to run into Maia Duerr who participated in Wake’s Tech2EmpowerUSA at a workshop I was facilitating on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. Maia Duerr recently published a book called “Work that Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention.” Given our mutual interests, we had a lot to share about mindfulness and well being.… Read More

Facebook Usage Declines: What Does It Mean for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy?

Digital Strategy, Digital Trends, Research Studies, Strategy

As we all know, in early January, Facebook announced some sweeping changes in the News Feed to prioritize content from friends and family and fewer updates from brands and news.  The intent as described by Zuckerberg was to encourage meaningful interaction and ensure that time on Facebook was well spent.… Read More

A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

Facilitation, Meetings

Online collaboration tools and platforms give nonprofits the opportunity for connectivity and collaboration internally as well as with external stakeholders like volunteers and board members. And, that’s a good thing. But it can lead to being overwhelmed or what has been dubbed “Collaborative Overload” or “Collaboration Tech Tool Overload.Read More

Guest Post: Facebook Video Tips from Non-Profit Marketers

Digital Strategy, Strategy, Tools and Tactics

Note from Beth:  Is Facebook Live or posting videos part of your nonprofit’s strategy for 2018?  It should be. Using a tool like Animoto can make it easy for your nonprofit to create DYI videos, but to be successful you need to develop a strategy and use compelling storytelling. 

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