Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 20

January 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

Measurement

I’m delighted to be hosting the January, 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival.   I put the call out for nonprofit blog posts on the topic of measuring your nonprofit’s marketing or communication strategies.

As KD Paine and I wrote in “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” measuring your social media channels, overall communications or marketing strategy is not a form of voodoo black magic; it is an art and a science.… Read More

The Heart and Soul of Lean Impact: A/B Testing Experiments and Validated Learning

Lean Impact, Measurement

Last week, I was honored to be one of the judges at the Lean Impact Summit in San Francisco where 15 nonprofits, start-ups, and social entrepreneurs shared ignite style presentations about how they applied lean start up principles.    The event kicked off with an overview of lean impact by Dominique Aubry of Lean Startup Machine and a  provocative series of conversations between funders/investors and grantees/startups.    … Read More

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Training Design

Designing and delivering a training to a nonprofit audience is not about extreme content delivery or putting together a PowerPoint and answering questions.    If you want to get results, you need to think about instructional design and learning theory.    And, there is no shortage of learning theories and research.  … Read More

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Learning, Training Design

Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology in March, join me, John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard for a session on designing effective technology training.

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World’s Best Intern: Advice from Nonprofits to Interns

Capacity

I’ve just finished teaching a class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.  The course is  about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact.    … Read More