Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 3

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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Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

Share

After I attended Catalyzing the Sharing Economy conference (the sharing economy is defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services), I shared a post with some notes and ideas about why I think it is the next generation of networked social change.  … Read More

Project AWARE Dives Deep Into Ocean Data, Turning Scuba Divers into Citizen Scientists

Data, Engagement

Note from Beth: In 2014, digital marketers predicted the rise of  ”niche social networks,” as it becomes increasingly harder to reach your audiences on general social networks like Facebook, these highly targeted online social networks are going to become more valuable.  

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