Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 2

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Data

I was lucky enough this morning to hear Nancy Lublin’s opening keynote at the Data On Purpose conference hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review.  The conference theme was about using data for social change and sessions were addressed the growing proliferation of data in the nonprofit sector and the sector’s increasing ability to make productive use of it, guard it, and share it.    … Read More

Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Data, Fundraising, Innovation

Last week, I had the honor of participating on a keynote panel at Celgene Corporation’s Patient Partners annual meeting ahead of the ASCO Conference (ASCO is a professional oncology society committed to conquering cancer through research, education, prevention and delivery of high-quality patient care).  … Read More

Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech

Engagement, Guest Post, Measurement, Research Studies

Note from Beth: My colleagues at Network Impact have released an important report about measuring and evaluating “civic tech” based on their experience working with Knight Foundation grantees.     It goes beyond just analytics tools to exploring tools, techniques, and data for measuring deep civic engagement, open governance, and inclusive decision-making.  

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The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Facilitation

Last week, Andrea Kihlstedt and I did a reprise of our Guidestar webinar, “Healthy and Productive Meetings” as a learning session for Guidestar staff.     Guidestar has multiple office locations, so this session was done as a virtual meeting using a platform and apps that offered features like chat, desktop sharing, polling, white board, sticky notes, and audio and video conferencing.  … Read More

My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston

Engagement, Professional Networking, Tools and Tactics

My most engaged follower on Twitter this past week is Jennifer Preston.  I know why Jennifer, who is the VP at the Knight Foundation is one of my engaged followers this week.   Earlier this week I was in Miami to do a social media pre-workshop at the Knight Digital Media Seminar.  … Read More