Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 236

The Art of Beginning for Improving Social Media Practice


Two or three years ago, I received an email from Chris Brogan asking if I would give some advice to a recent college graduate named Avi Kaplan who was interested in a career of using social media for nonprofits.   I chatted with Avi and answered some of his questions.   … Read More

Avoid Drive By Analysis: Get Your Social Media Strategy in Shape With Spreadsheet Aerobics


Flickr Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive

Successful social media is like going to the gym because the discipline of a good routine gets results much like  working out on a daily basis.

If you have put on running shoes for the first time, do you think you can really expect to win the Boston Marathon?… Read More

What Tools Are You Using for Listening, Engaging, and Social Media Management?

Engagement, Listening, Measurement

Based on the discussion threads in my Facebook page,  I’ve updated my mega list of tools in my social media listening and engaging instructional wiki.   In reflecting over the past three years,  the definition of listening tools has broadened beyond “monitoring” or “research” to include several categories:   social media engagement management,  analytics, influencer identification, and social network analysis.… Read More

Win A Free Ticket To WomenWhoTech Annual Telesummit on 9/15


While some may think there are not a lot of high quality women who can speak on technology issues or are starting tech companies, it simply isn’t true.

Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. … Read More

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Training Design

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Chip Conley was the keynote speaker at last week’s Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp and one thing that he said that has been stuck in my head is:  “You can have a job, a career, or calling”    The latter, a calling,  is when you can tap into an internal motivation that fuels and inspires you.   

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