Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 30

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Online Community

 

Note from Beth: Mitch Arnowitz and I recently participated in an online discussion atVenture Philanthropy Partners/Leap of Reason about creating a community of practice for continuous improvement and high performance in the nonprofit sector.  We were part of an email thread with a small group of individuals offered input on community management systems and facilitator recruiting resources.  

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Top Ten Chart Secrets from A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Data

 

 

Note from Beth: A few months ago,  Ann Emery wrote a guest post about her Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets which was an amazingly practical and popular post.    Ann inspired me to set up a tumblr blog called “Now That’s A Spreadsheet” showcasing examples from nonprofits.    

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Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Wins Terry McAdam Nonprofit Book Award

Books

I’m thrilled to announce that “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” won the Terry McAdam Nonprofit Book Award for 2013.    The Terry McAdam Book Award was established in 1989 to commemorate the life and work of New York Community Trust Vice President, Terry McAdam, who devoted his life to improving the nonprofit management field and urged the field to write about the sector to share knowledge and build the social change movement.  … Read More

Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

Training Design

As part of my work plan as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,  I have the pleasure of working with  networks of grantees to design and facilitate peer learning exchanges on networked nonprofit practices and using social media effectively over the past five years.    … Read More

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Content

You are on a roll!  You’ve put together an editorial calendar for next month that lays out the themes, news events, and content ideas for all channels, including social media.  With your metrics in hand, you know that visual content like infographics or text overlay images work really well with your audience.    … Read More