Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 28

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Books

This month’s theme for the nonprofit Blog Carnival is “Breaking Through the Noise,” calling for tips and ideas about how nonprofits can reach their audiences with the right message at the right time given the clutter of online information clamoring for their attention.    … Read More

Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Measurement

A few months ago, 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.      … Read More

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Capacity

Two reports have been released on the topic of capacity building:   “Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together,” from GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center and “Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity” from GEOfunders. This post summarizes gems from both reports.  … Read More

The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence

Leadership


The Performance Imperative:  A Framework for Social Sector Excellence, the result of a  full year of collaborative work by the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, a group of nonprofit leaders coalesced and coordinated by the Leap of Reason team (leapofreason.org), makes it debut today.  … Read More

Shadowing To Learn Web Video: DoGooder Awards Voting

Leadership, Video

Recently, I’ve been reading the ideas from The Presencing Institute (PI), an action-research community that “creates social technologies, builds capacities, and generates holding spaces for profound societal renewal.”  The Presencing Institute grew out of the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, which was founded by Peter Senge and his colleagues.    … Read More