Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 20

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Cambodia, Networked Nonprofit

 

Note From Beth: The power of observation is key to learning and perfecting any practice or skill.    Observation is not just scanning or browsing, but looking at another organization’s practice with a critical thinking lens and gaining insights.    Along with benchmarking – that is comparing your organization’s numbers with an industry average or simply another similar organization or two is great.  

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How One Nonprofit Used Social Media for Damage Control During A PR Crisis That Erupted During a Fundraiser

Fundraising

Note from Beth: I’m facilitating a peer exchange for the Knight Foundation for a group of grantees that are hosting a Giving Days over the next year using its recently published Giving Day Playbook.   The idea is not only for participants to acquire the skills and knowledge to host a successful giving day, but for them share and transform practices together.  

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From the Kids’ Table to the Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks

Networks

 

Note from Beth: Last week I published an interview with Lean Start Up author, Eric Ries, that talked about how the lean start up ideas apply to the nonprofit sector.   One of the themes that bubbled up in our conversation was the relationship between a start up and a VC funder which has many parallels to the relationship between philanthropic funders and nonprofits.    

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#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Fundraising

Over the years,  I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively.   During the Q/A after the presentation, one of the most frequent questions asked has been, “Will Facebook be making grants to nonprofits?”   The answer is always something along the lines of “We are giving the platform to nonprofits to use for free.”       Earlier this week, in line with that CSR strategy, Facebook announced that it was rolling out a “Donate Button,”  a feature that would allow Facebook users to make a donation to a nonprofit from the brand page and in posts that shared in the newsfeed.    … Read More

How Nonprofits Get Significant Value from Content Curation

Content Curation

On December 17 at 6:30 pm, I am facilitating a discussion and presenting at one of Scoop.It’s “Lean Content” events in San Francisco.   The topic is “The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation for Nonprofits.”   Content curation is sifting through information on the web and organizing, filtering and making sense of it and sharing the very best content with your network.  … Read More