Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 22

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Content, Content Curation, Engagement, Listening, Research Studies

Whenever I do a workshop, keynote, or webinar for nonprofits, the most frequently asked question is “What social channel(s) should our nonprofit use?” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?” or “With limited time and resources, what social channels make sense to invest in?”    This is one of the questions that is hard to answer with a sound byte of clever, easy advice.  … Read More

The Top 30 Charity Social CEOS


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In 2013, Zoe Amar and Matt Collins, digital strategy consultants for nonprofits, started the “Social CEOs Award” after being inspired  by LinkedIn’s top 30 social CEOs list.   Through their research, they have found that there is tremendous benefit for nonprofit brands when their CEO does social right:

  • 8 out of 10 people say they’re likely to trust an organisation whose CEO and team use social media
  • 93% of employees think social CEOs are better equipped to handle a crisis
  • 8 out of 10 people are more likely to buy from an organisation whose leaders use social media

In the UK as in the US, social media is more and more becoming part of the nonprofit CEO skillset. … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Training Design

Last week, I was honored to facilitate a workshop on best practices in crowd funding in Pittsburgh, PA organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in conjunction with its TechNow Conference (where I delivered the keynote).    … Read More

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns


Last week, I was honored to deliver the lunch keynote at the 2014 TechNow Conference in Pittsburgh, PA organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. (My trick for helping participants avoid a food coma is to get the audience moving).… Read More

6 Fun Icebreakers for Nonprofit Training Sessions

Training Design


Note From Beth: Having good openers (and closers) are essential to the success of your training workshop.   I always incorporate an icebreaker, a short exercise that lets people introduce themselves and tap into existing knowledge.   I have a repertoire of icebreakers and always like to discover new ones.    

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