Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 24

Call for Presenters: Conference on Volunteering and Service

Conferences

Note from Beth: Whether you are planning to present at a conference or deliver a one-day workshop, the secret to success is in good design.  You just lump a bunch of speakers together and hobble together some content.  You need to shape it and that means thinking through some design questions.    

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How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile

Tips

Note from Beth: We are seeing more and more nonprofits use LinkedIn for organizational goals – from its powerful board recruitment tool to setting up company pages (see Ten Must Follow Nonprofits on LinkedIn).   If your nonprofit decides to set up a presence on LinkedIn,  check out how some of the early adopters are engaging with followers and the content they are sharing to help you get some ideas for you plan.    

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Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

Training Design

I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector almost 35 years and 20 years ago I had the a front seat at the creation of a new field, nonprofit technology and using the Internet for mission driven work.    My first job was as a network coordinator for an online network of artists, called ArtsWire.    … Read More

Is That A Camera in Your Pocket? Tips and Tools for MobilePhonetography As Part of Your Content Strategy

Photography

I’m facilitating a Peer Learning Program for the Knight Foundation with community foundations that are hosting Giving Days using the Knight Foundation’s Giving Day Playbook.  We were discussing marketing plans for earned, paid, online, and social media – and looking at good examples of social content.      … Read More

SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Crowdsourcing, Experimentation

Last year there were 6818 requests for shelter from domestic violence victims that went unmet by domestic violence service organizations on a single day in 2012.    SafeNight, a mobile app, wants to change that allowing domestic violence service organizations to crowdsource funding for hotel rooms when there is an urgent need and no available shelter space.    … Read More