Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 21

Why Does Bill Gates Have More LinkedIn Followers Than Conant O’Brien? Hint: #GivingTuesday

Fundraising


Conan O’Brien announced on his show that wanted to climb to the top of the LinkedIn Influencer list.   He has a long way to go.     For example, Bill Gates has 7 times as many followers on LinkedIn than Conan.   Why?  Bill Gates is a philanthropist and is part of the GivingTuesday Movement.… Read More

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Books, Research Studies

I just spent two amazing days at the Social Innovation Summit 2013, a cross disciplinary crowd of people who work on social good in the areas of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.   The sessions shared solutions about partnerships and programs that are disrupting the social good sector.    … Read More

Is “Ambient Data” from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?

Listening

Last week the Packard Foundation hosted a convening on “Data Informed Philanthropy,” an effort to explore and build digital systems that enable philanthropies to be truly data-informed.    This term means having effective systems for collecting, analyzing, and making sense of data  to inform and enable greater impact with funding.      … Read More

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Guest Post, Lean Impact

 

Note from Beth: Two years ago while working on a capacity building project for NGOs funded by the Dept of State in the Middle East,  I found myself in Jordan and visiting colleague Rami Al Karmi’s start up lab.  

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Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Research Studies

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends.    Here’s a roundup.

1. Foundation Center’s Glasspockets Site ReLaunches with A Wealth of Data About Foundation Transparency

The Glasspockets Site has just been relaunched.  … Read More