Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 22

AI and Nonprofits: Will Bots Make Transition from Functional to Friendship?

AI4Giving

The next disruptive technology phase is already upon here and it includes a technology designed to emulate human conversation – chatbots programmed with artificial intelligence.  It will have implications for nonprofits way beyond simply setting up a Facebook Messenger bot for your nonprofit’s Facebook Brand Page.… Read More

Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Digital Strategy

The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being  a Petri dish for hate speech, and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.  You will also see some of the most viscous attacks from trolls on Twitter and they are only rarely quieted with compassion.… Read More

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals To Begin 2018 with Clarity

Personal Reflections

I wish you a very happy and healthy 2018!  I used my holiday break as an opportunity for a brief digital detox and time for family, travel and fun.

During the first week of January , I use the quiet time for three New Year’s rituals that help me prepare for the year ahead and identify professional growth areas. … Read More

Holiday Vacation Exit Strategy: How To Take A Break

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Personal Productivity, Resilience

The holidays are almost here.  It should be a time where nonprofits and their hard working employees welcome some much needed downtime. Vu Le in a recent guest post on the Guidestar blog has issued a call to inaction suggesting that nonprofits should give the week off to staff.… Read More

Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?

Capacity Building

Note from Beth:My long-time colleague, Teresa Crawford, Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator, shares some thoughts about nonprofit capacity building programs based on extensive research.  Her answer to the question about capacity building programs leading to better impact will surprise you.

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