Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 3

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Professional Networking

“You are not ever a genius all by yourself. Your ideas are a function of the people you are connected with…” – Carol Dweck, Author, Mindset

Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between.… Read More

Hey Nonprofits: Here Comes Gen Z Donors

Fundraising

Many nonprofit fundraisers know about and have specific strategies to reach, cultivate, and solicit baby boom donors, Gen X donors, and Gen Y donors.   But look out, get ready to reach out to Gen Z donors, sometimes called “PhilanthroTeens”  or “PhilanthroKids.”

These potential donors are teens (and pre-teens) with a passion for social change and who grew up not knowing what it was like to not to have a cell phone  or be connected to Facebook.  … Read More

How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact

Failure, Organizational Culture

You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when people are feeling shame and pointing fingers at each other.  Dosomething.org knows that mistakes happen, but also knows how as an organization to transform mistakes into organizational learning that leads to better results in a program.  … Read More

Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change

Networks, Professional Networking

We learn so much about professional practice from having honest and candid conversations. Not only do we learn something new, but it feels great to connect with other people who are asking the sames types of questions about their work.   A part of my practice is around network design and facilitation and one of my most respected colleagues in this area is Eugene Eric Kim.  … Read More

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: What’s Your Best Online Personal Productivity Tip?

Mindfulness

I’m honored to be hosting the January, 2015 Nonprofit Blog Carnival and theme is personal productivity online.   2015 has arrived!    If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you’ve probably made a few New Year’s resolutions that include being more productive and effective at your nonprofit job.… Read More