Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 22

Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

Gen Z

Note from Beth:  One of the things that I enjoyed most about IFCAsia was the networking opportunities to connect with other people in the region who share interests.  One of them was Vincent Law who is doing interesting work with teaching young children about giving and philanthropy.  

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Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Capacity, Tools and Tactics, Training Design

Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question:  How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? Did you read books, take classes, or have a coach? I answered yes to all, but more importantly I think these two methods helped me the most:

  1. Carve out time for reflection after each training and do an after-action review with yourself.
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What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Conferences, Digital Trends, Fundraising, Innovation, Philanthropy

Last month, I was honored to co-teach a master class and workshops on digital strategy and crowdfunding with Cambodia colleague, Tharum Bun, at the first IFCAsia in Bangkok.    I learned so much about the digital challenges facing Asian NGOs, how these are similar or different from NGOs in other regions, met and connect with amazing people, and was inspired by the speakers I heard and the workshops I took for my own learning.… Read More

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Leadership

Last week, I was honored to do several workshops  hosted by the Fund for Santa Barbara on how nonprofits can link a culture of well being to outcomes based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.… Read More

An Ingenious Texting Bot from @SFMOMA

AI4Good, Bots, Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness

As we enter the age of automation, more and more nonprofits are using bots. If bots are designed well, they can have impact.   The San Francisco Museum of Art recently launched an ingenious bot called “Send Me” that allows anyone to send a simple text message and receive a picture of a piece of art matching the idea, words, or phrase texted.… Read More