Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 3

Kickstarter Founder Launches Nonprofit Platform: A Dollar A Day

Fundraising

Perry Chen is an American Internet entrepreneur best known for co-founding the social fundraising website Kickstarter.   Today, he has launched a platform to help raise money for nonprofits that are doing highly effective work, but may not be as well known to a larger audience.  … Read More

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.    

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The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

Facilitation

What’s in your facilitation toolkit?   Mine includes markers, sticky notes, index cards, and flip chart paper.   But wait, paper???   Yes.  And, I’m not alone.  Take for example my colleague Eugene Eric Kim who shares his facilitation toolkit which includes links to his favorite Post It notes and markers.… Read More

Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Data

Earlier this month I co-facilitated the “Impact Leadership Track” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson.   Our track was one of three where participants could take a deep dive into a topic and learn from peers through dialogue. … Read More

How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online

Mindfulness

Take a guess. Be honest. How long can you pay attention when working online before your mind wanders?    According to the Statistic Brain site list of attention span stats, in 2000 we had a 12 second attention span compared with an 8 second attention in 2013.  … Read More