Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 3

Walk the Talk: A Walking Keynote About Walking As Work

Walking

Yesterday, I had the honor of doing a closing keynote at the Nonprofit Bootcamp in Silicon Valley on bringing activity and mindfulness into your work day.    If you have been reading this blog, you know that I’ve been very interested in the health and productivity impact of walking as work.    … Read More

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

Data, Facilitation

In May, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with community foundations at the annual GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference.  I gave a keynote about the Human Side of Data for Good and facilitated a mini-innovation lab to brainstorm creative ideas around the challenge of communicating about the value of shared data and becoming the community knowledge center for shared data for donors, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.… Read More

Between the Dashboard and the Chair: The Human Side of Data for Good

Measurement, Organizational Culture

Yesterday and today, I am attending the Markets For Good workshop at the Gates Foundation. Markets for Good is an initiative with a purpose to support the further development of the information infrastructure that enables sharing and use of information for the social sector.… Read More

Social Media Integrated Campaign Case Study Slam: SSIR Social Media on Purpose Conference

Case Studies, Conferences

Last week, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating the ultimate social media practitioner panel at the Social Media on Purpose Conference hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review.   The panelists included:

  • Cindy Johanson , Executive Director, Edutopia
  • Matt Fitzgerald , Attention Lab Director, Upwell
  • Humberto Kam , Director, Online Engagement & Marketing, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Abdi Soltani , Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
  • James Nickerson , Social Media Strategist, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Trenton DuVal , Development & Communications Manager, International Development Exchange (IDEX)

The design and format of the panel was  inspired by “poetry slams” where poets share their poems and there is audience participation.   … Read More

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

Leadership

Earlier this month, I facilitated a workshop for leaders of community foundations in New Jersey for the Knight Digital Media Center on the topic of practical network leadership skills. The workshop covers several topics including:

  • Understanding the networked mindset
  • Visualizing professional and organizational networks and understanding how to leverage for organizational goals
  • Applying these techniques to social platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn for thought leadership, influence, and professional learning.
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