Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 30

You Are Invited: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout on Oct 29th at 3 PM PST to Celebrate My 4 Years As Visiting Scholar

Philanthropy, Presenting

This tweet was sent a Packard Foundation board meeting four years ago.  By today’s standards, it isn’t earth shattering.   But, this was back in 2009 in the days when you mentioned Twitter and people would look at you with a puzzling expression or say sarcastically, “Isn’t that where people share what their cat ate for breakfast?”   It was part of a presentation I gave to the board about how networks were changing the way nonprofits were doing their social change and an advanced preview of book, “The Networked Nonprofit,” the writing, of which, was supported through my role as Visiting Scholar.… Read More

How to Use Design Thinking Methods to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Strategy and Measurement

Books, Facilitation, Innovation, Strategy

Last week, I was lucky enough to participate in a brainstorming meeting at a foundation that was developing a strategy for its digital platforms (web, social, mobile, etc).     The process was facilitated byPeter Maher, founder and CEO, of Luma Institute.  … Read More

Finally, A Clear Shift in Attitudes About Measuring Social Media

Books, Conferences

Last week, I was honored to be the keynote presentation at the Social Media 4 Nonprofits Conference in San Francisco on why and how to measure impact for your social media integrated strategy.    For past couple of years, I have been blogging, speaking, facilitating peer trainings,  and writing about using measurement methods for nonprofits to measure impact and to learn from their data.  … Read More

Are Your Creepy Pitches Spooking Your Supporters? Pitch Fail and How To Fix It!

Engagement, Strategy, Tips

Note from Beth: Last year at the NTC, I facilitated a plenary session on learning from failure – a topic that I’ve been curating for years and lately, have seen a number of failfests and failcons popping up including these two coming up in November – in NYC and SF.    

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Call for Presenters: Conference on Volunteering and Service

Conferences

Note from Beth: Whether you are planning to present at a conference or deliver a one-day workshop, the secret to success is in good design.  You just lump a bunch of speakers together and hobble together some content.  You need to shape it and that means thinking through some design questions.    

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