Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 3

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

Facilitation, Training Design

When I facilitate meetings or workshops for nonprofits, not matter the topic, I incorporate many participatory approaches and design thinking methods.

One technique that I often employ is called “Dot Voting”  or “Visual the Vote.” This is a simple process for getting participants to prioritize ideas or decisions.… Read More

Icebreakers for Online Meetings That Introverts Will Love

Training Design

In my work as a trainer and facilitator, I make workshops and master classes as interactive as possible, incorporating peer discussion, movement, and creativity. I feel this makes a better learning experience. The same goes for in-person meetings.

However, these days so many of my meetings take place online, typically on Zoom, and interactivity can be a challenge.… Read More

Four Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness

I am thrilled to be presenting with my colleague, Ananda Leeke in Boston next week at the Resilience at Work Conference. We will be doing early morning sessions to engage participants in some mindful moment and movement exercises.

I’m going to share different techniques for weaving mindful moment and exercises into your workday.… Read More

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Capacity, Facilitation, Reflection, Training Design

My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “Leading Systems Change.” The book describes a  new approach to leadership and community engagement in the Central Valley, that has empowered local leaders to tackle a host of issues facing the community in an entirely new way–from designing education programs and services for immigrant communities to law enforcement reform, and boosting entrepreneurship in the region.… Read More

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

AI4Good

AI4Good is a somewhat new field that sits at the intersection of big tech companies and the world’s biggest problems. There is a lot of experiments and research in different areas, including the international development sector to address the 2030 development goals, emergency and humanitarian aid, medical fields and many others.Read More