Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 2

4 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Facilitation, Tools and Tactics, Training Design

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.  I learned so much about the taxonomy of innovation and really practical techniques, that I took the facilitation training.    … Read More

New E-Book: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Nonprofits

Philanthropy

It’s not secret to nonprofits that fundraising is critical to the success of your mission. But, does your entire organization treat it this way?  Is  culture of philanthropy embedded in the way that everyone does their work?  I’m thrilled to contribute a chapter in Blackbaud’s newest npEXPERTS eBook, that includes 10 chapters of ideas on how create a culture of philanthropy—one in which executives, board members, accountants, marketers, and everyone in between understand the importance of your organization’s fundraising success and how they can contribute to it within their unique roles.… Read More

Nonprofits in the Autonomous World: Will the Bots Take Over?

Strategy

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What is the “autonomous world?”  As Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies, describes it as drones, robots, chat bots, and AI.    He should know, having tracked and observed the disruption caused by online technology over the past decade.… Read More

Book Review: The Imagination Gap

Books

My colleague Brian Reich has just published a new book, The Imagination Gap.  I’ve known Brian for over ten years and he is a brilliant strategist for executive leaders and global brands – nonprofits, startups, and political organizations.   He has done a lot of work recently in innovation processes, especially to solve big social change issues.  … Read More

4 Signs You Are A Burned Out Nonprofit Fundraiser

Fundraising

You’ve smiled through back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings with donors and your best donor prospect just cancelled on you, and now you’ve got to finish that grant report before you can go home.

It’s totally normal to feel super exhausted after a particularly rough day—but if every day is starting to feel rough, you might be close to burning out.… Read More