Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 3

Trainer’s Notebook: The Digital Nonprofit: A Participatory Workshop

Training Design

Last week at the IFC-Asia, I co-designed and facilitated a 90 minute workshop with Marco Kuntze titled “The Digital NGO: The Journey from Paper to Screen.” Jo Wolfe, Aseem Thakur, Gillian Tan, Cherisse Beh, Katie Bengaard, and Toral Cowieson joined our session as small group facilitators.… Read More

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

Conferences, Facilitation, Innovation, Reflection, Training Design

I’m just back from spending a week in Bangkok, Thailand at the IFC-ASIA: Ecosystems for Good. I co-lead a workshop on digital transformation, co-facilitated a master class on digital fundraising campaigns, co-hosted a learning breakfast for scholarship participants, co-designed a Big Room session on Technology for Good, and in between attended some amazing sessions. … Read More

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Books, Happy Healthy Nonprofit

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain,  Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness.  One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish. … Read More

How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Guest Post, Organizational Culture, Resilience, Training Design

Note from Beth:  Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success.  Designing the meeting so it is effective and encourages team-building can be tricky.  Here’s some terrific advice from Sarah Axelson.

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Claim Your Nonprofit Scholarship for BoxWorks

Conferences

Is your nonprofit grappling with digital transformation of its programs and operations?
BoxWorks 2018 is just over three months away on Aug 29-30 in San Francisco and the nonprofit sessions are a great place for learning about digital transformation (and networking too.)

The good news is that your nonprofit can request a full scholarship .… Read More