Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 31

How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Leadership, Personal Productivity, Resilience, Workplace Culture

Last week I facilitated a workshop on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit:  Linking Nonprofit High Performance to Wellbeing in Santa Cruz hosted by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

Part of the workshop included an assessment and reflection about the causes of stress in the nonprofit workplace.… Read More

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Digital Strategy

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

In a digital age where there is so much online available online and attention is your supporter’s most precious resource, are you saving or seizing it?  … Read More

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

AI4Giving

In my last post about nonprofit bots, I discussed the big picture of automation in the nonprofit space and what I learned from the “The Beth Bot” experiment.    For this post, I did a landscape scan to identify some of the best examples of nonprofit bots.  … Read More

4 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Facilitation

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.  I learned so much about the taxonomy of innovation and really practical techniques, that I took the facilitation training.    … Read More

New E-Book: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Nonprofits

Philanthropy

It’s not secret to nonprofits that fundraising is critical to the success of your mission. But, does your entire organization treat it this way?  Is  culture of philanthropy embedded in the way that everyone does their work?  I’m thrilled to contribute a chapter in Blackbaud’s newest npEXPERTS eBook, that includes 10 chapters of ideas on how create a culture of philanthropy—one in which executives, board members, accountants, marketers, and everyone in between understand the importance of your organization’s fundraising success and how they can contribute to it within their unique roles.… Read More