Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 30

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Organizational Culture

I’m always on the look out for useful and thought provoking resources on how nonprofits can use data to make better decisions that lead to greater impact.   So, when Mary K Winkler, one of the nonprofit data nerds I follow on Twitter and Senior Research Associate at Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy specializing in performance management told me via Twitter she had just published a new guide on this topic, I had to check it out.… Read More

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Capacity, Organizational Culture

Are you an one-person communications department?  Perhaps you can relate to this chart from Gerard Matthews, Communications Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.   As a one-person communications department, your workload, which includes doing the social media, is always increasing.  … Read More

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Fundraising

Note from Beth: Give Local America, powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform.   Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014.  Though Give Local America is a national giving day event,  it has many community foundations and nonprofits running unique campaigns in their various communities.    

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Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Fundraising

After publishing this post about Save the Children’s Crowd Funding Campaign – where I mentioned the Dalai Lama Foundation’s successful campaign, I noticed this tweet in my stream from Brian Rusch the former deputy director for the DLF:

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Crowdfunding: Can Partnering With An Internet Celebrity Make Your Campaign An Overnight Success?

Fundraising

Ask any high school boy who likes video games who PewDiePie is and they will tell you that he is the most watched video personality on YouTube.  The main focus of PewDiePie’s videos is his commentary and reactions to various video games as he plays, captured on video and shared on his YouTube Channel.… Read More