Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 2

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Leadership, Mindfulness

I’m facilitating a peer learning project on practical networked leadership skills for emerging nonprofit leaders.    As we all know, living in a networked world creates opportunities for abundance.   But having many choices and opportunities requires developing a special set of skills  in order to be successful.  … Read More

The Benefits of Using Data to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work

Mindfulness

Never in a million years did I ever think I would use data and mindfulness in the same sentence.      For the past two months, I’ve been wearing a rock in a bra, a device called Spire.  You think of it as a fitbit for stress developed by the Calming Technology Lab at Stanford University.  … Read More

@knightfdn Offers Free Webinar Series on Taking Giving Days to the Next Level

Fundraising

Note from Beth: I’ve been facilitating a community of practice of community foundations, Knight Foundation grantees, over the past two years, that have been using the Knight Foundation Giving Day Playbook to take their practice to the next level.  Starting in August, Knight will host a Webinar series that will address a range of topics, from how to land corporate sponsorships to using a Giving Day to build your community foundation’s brand.  

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7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Tools and Tactics

Jeremy Caplan is the Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center Entrepreneurial Journalism and an amazing teacher.  I’ve never met him face-to-face, but I’ve learned some much from reading and using his curated instructional materials.   He recently shared “Toolsets for Social Media,” a brilliantly curated collection of tools.  … Read More

What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference

Conferences, Free Agent, Fundraising, Gen Z, Training Design

I am just back from spending a few days in London where I keynoted the “Future of Social” Conference hosted by Social Misfits Media with a talk about Gen Z or as they say in the UK, Gen Zed.   … Read More