Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 226

Postcard From Alaska


My First Trip to Alaska

The photo above is me at age 14 in Alaska with my mom.   We did a cruise up the inside passage and visited the small towns along the way.  I  being a typical teenager who didn’t want to be away from her friends, so I really didn’t enjoy the natural wonders of Alaska and even refused to eat a salmon dinner.… Read More

New Study: Social Media Use By Foundation Leaders

Research Studies

The Foundation Center released a report that documents the usage of social media tools by foundation executives based on survey responses from 73 members of the Center’s Grantmaker Leadership Panel.   The report outlines which social media services are used regularly or occasionally by foundation leaders, which blogs are read by CEOs and how often, the perceived usefulness of Web 2.0 in philanthropic work, and highlights the social media activity of two “power users” in the field.… Read More

Social Media: Who Will Do The Work?

Case Studies, Experimentation

Three Models

No matter where I’m speaking or teaching workshops, the same questions come up …

How much time does it take to do social media effectively?
Who in our organization is going to do the work?
How are ever going to find the time to do social media?

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8 Principles of Social Media ROI


I am honored to be a part today’s WomenWhoTech online summit.   I’m doing a panel titled “Social Media ROI” with Lauren Vargas from Radian 6 and moderated by Roz Lemieux from Fission Strategy.  … Read More

Celebrating Free Agents: Mark Horvath Launches WeAreVisible

Free Agent

I first met Mark Horvath on Twitter and later face-to-face last December during a trip down the California coast during the holidays.  Mark is a free agent championing the cause of homelessness.

A free agent  is a person (many times a GenY, but not always) who is a passionate about a social cause, but is working outside of a nonprofit organization to organize, mobilize, raise money, and engage with others.  … Read More