Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 24

Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota


GiveMN launched its “Give to the Max Day” over 6 years ago.  It was one of the first 24-hour day of giving that rallies and inspires to donate to charities.  On November 13, Minnesotans broke a record Thursday, donating more than $18 million to schools and non-profits.  … Read More

Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits


Community Block Party attendees check out participating nonprofit organizations during the event. Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation.

Note from Beth: It’s Giving Day Season!   I’m working with a network of community foundations, grantees of the Knight Foundation, that are hosting giving days as the facilitator.    

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Understanding the New Power of the Collaborative Economy for Social Good Sector


My colleague, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans have just published an important piece over on the Harvard Business School blog called “Understanding the New Power” that gives us a great high level analysis of how collaborative economy is operating in the social good sector.  … Read More

A Conversation with Allison Fine About Her New Book #Matterness


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Today is the official launch of Allison Fine’s new book, Matterness.  We recently had a delightful email interview about some of the ideas and themes from the book.  You can get your copy now by clicking here.… Read More

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd


Last week, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub.  The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact.      The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping.… Read More