Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 24

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Tips, Training Design

Last week, during the Google hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation, someone asked me where I get all my ideas for designing and delivering training.    Part of delivering instruction is being a good facilitation of people’s learning and there is no better way to learn how to improve your own technique than watching world class facilitators in action.  … Read More

Keep Calm and Write It Down: How Reflective Practice Leads To Better Results for Nonprofit Giving Days

Reflection

I’m facilitating a peer exchange for the Knight Foundation for a group of grantees that are hosting a Giving Days over the next year using its recently published Giving Day Playbook.   The idea is not only for participants to acquire the skills and knowledge to host a successful giving day, but for them share and transform practices together.  … Read More

#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