Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 244

Are the Claims About the Death of Email Greatly Exaggerated?

Research Studies

I asked the above question on Twitter after reading what Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg said at the Nielsen’s Con­sumer 360 con­fer­ence.   If you read only that, then you might think email is on life support.  (A change from a few years ago when people were saying “Email is for old people.” )

As much as we’d wish that email was dead, read Aus­tin Carr’s recent Open Thread art­icle on Fast­Com­pany. … Read More

Who Is Your Mayor? Guest Post by Farra Trompeter, Big Duck

Mobile, Tools and Tactics

Note from Beth: I so happy to sneak into last night’s 501Tech Club New York City gathering last night to hear Shelley Bernstein, Brooklyn Museum, and Naveen Selvadurai talk about Nonprofits and Foursquare.  I got a warm welcome and in turn I donated a copy of The Networked Nonprofit for a raffle.  

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Networked Nonprofits Deconstruct Social Media Fears

Networked Nonprofit, Organizational Culture

This morning Allison Fine and I got up extra early for a Bagels and Books Event for The Networked Nonprofitat the National Conference on Volunteering and Service here in NYC.

At book events, one of the most common themes we hear from nonprofits is about the fear that organizational leaders have about social media. … Read More

Networked Nonprofit Virtual Book Club Week 2: Busting Social Media Myths

Networked Nonprofit

I’m in NYC for the last leg of book launch tour for the Networked Nonprofit.   I’m pleased about the positive reception of the big picture ideas and concepts in the book,  I’m wildly enthusiastic about hearing from people as they put the ideas into practice!… Read More

Nonprofit 2.0 Reflections: Sharing Practices Around Listening and Free Agents

Conferences, Influencer Strategy, Listening

I attend a lot of conferences, but mostly as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, or panelist. I don’t often get a chance to listen and learn.  That was the gift of attending Nonprofit 2.0 Conference, especially the “unconference sessions”  in Washington, DC on Friday. … Read More