Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 30

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Resilience

I declared that resilience was one of my themes for the new year.    And, in writing a guest post about it over at the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effective Blog, I shared the story of the boiling frog.    If a frog is dropped into cold water in a sauce pan and brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.  … Read More

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Housekeeping

I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!   I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection.  How about you?

But before jumping into the daily grind, during the first week of January I use the quiet time to engage in several New Year’s rituals that help me prepare for the year ahead and identify professional growth areas.    … Read More

The Happy Healthy Data Nerd: Using Your Personal Health Data to Support Your Wellbeing

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Walking

The passion that many nonprofit data nerds feel for our work is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, that fervor helps us to keep going in the face of difficult challenges, like analyzing a huge data set. On the other hand,  we can be so driven running data visualizations at the keyboard for hours that we don’t stop to refuel or even notice we are experiencing symptoms of burnout.… Read More

The Spirit of @GivingTuesday Continues: #MyGivingStory Grant Opportunity

Philanthropy

mygivingstory

Join me for a Twitter Chat about #MyGivingStory at 1pmPST/4pmEST on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

During the chat, @GivingTues will start with welcomes, and then lead a discussion about storytelling best practices. Participants include @GivingTues, @magusgalmarini (Agus Galmarini of the Gates Foundation) @ArielAzoff (Social Impact at Medium), @meansandrew (Head of Philanthropy & Civic Innovation @Uptake) and me.

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New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Measurement

playbook

Join me at Markets for Good on December 6 at 1 pm EST for a FREE roundtable discussion about the new Data Playbook

It has been almost exactly four years since I published Measuring the Networked Nonprofit:  Using Data to Change the World, with co-author, Katie Paine.  … Read More