Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 22

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

Fundraising, Movement Building, Philanthropy

GivingTuesday,  a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations, will take place exactly 28 days or four more Tuesdays from today.   GivingTuesday is building on the success of its first year — moving from an grassroots-style event organized on a short time schedule to a global charity movement.      … Read More

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Experimentation, Failure, Lean Impact


Note from Beth:
Last week during the Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation,  someone asked me “What’s Next?”    After spending five years living and breathing networks and measurement and designing and delivering many, many nonprofit capacity building programs,  my focus is going to be on how nonprofits can apply measurement and their networks to learn for impact.

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Scary Nonprofit Contests, Social Media Content, and Campaigns: Happy Halloween!

Strategy, Tips

Halloween offers a great hook for your nonprofit’s content strategy, a campaign theme, or special fundraiser.   You can also have some fun with your social media content.    Judging by the data on this Infographic by HalloweenCostumes.com, people  love to participate – from handing out candy, hosting parties, and dressing in costume.      … Read More

Guest Post: Celebrating Beth’s Five Years As Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation

Guest Post, Networks, Philanthropy

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Note from Beth: Yesterday, I was the honored guest at a Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation to celebrate the work that I have done over the last five years as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.    

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Ask Me Anything: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout Today – Oct 29th at 3 PM PST

Housekeeping

This is from a blog post by Luis Chabolla at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz.   I had the change to work with his organizations and many other Packard grantees during my four years as Visiting Scholar.

I was only supposed to be there for nine months, but the interest from grantees and other capacity builders was strong.  … Read More