Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 2

Take A Walk! Work Smarter and Live Longer

Walking

We know that sitting is bad for your health and has been dubbed “the new smoking.”    Two years ago I got put on a fitbit and started walking, and haven’t stopped.  It’s benefited overall physical health and boosts cognitive function.

I’ve been incorporating sitting, standing, and walking into my work and doing sessions at nonprofit conferences about walking as work.    … Read More

Spotting the Human Side of Data at DoGoodData Conference

Data

Last week, I attended and presented at the DoGoodData Conference in Chicago.   The conference is expertly curated by Andrew Means who has shaped the agenda and speakers into an incredible learning experience for both the human and technical sides of data of for good.    … Read More

DoGoodData Conference: Live Long and Prosper with Data for Good!

Data, Measurement

Last week I attended the DoGoodData Conference in Chicago where I learned an incredible amount about the human side of data – themes like data visualization, data informed culture, using data for impact, and more.… Read More

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Organizational Culture

Today I presented on a “featured session” at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Grapevine, Texas.  The conference theme was “Working Together in the Era of the Individual.”   I facilitated an interactive featured session on why and how leaders should be engaged on social as well as other insiders (employees, board, and volunteers).… Read More

Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle

Fundraising

PLEASE MAKE A RECURRING GIFT:   I’ve donated to the GlobalGiving Earthquake Fund – the money will go to a vetted network of NGOS – and they have a donor who is matching all recurring gifts.  Even if you made a donation, consider making a recurring gift which will be matched and assure that funding will be there when most needed.  

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