Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 32

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Networks

Note From Beth: A few weeks ago,  I was lucky enough to participate in a meeting with other capacity builders who work with networks.    I wrote a quick reflection on some of the techniques used to facilitate the meeting.   This convening of ”network practitioners”  (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) took place at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gigi Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLeod.    

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7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

Content, Visual

Images, visuals, videos, and infographics are being staples of nonprofit’s content strategy, especially for social channels.   While Facebook recently launched a huge free stock photo archive for use in Facebook ads,  finding compelling, high quality images that are low cost or free for image overlays, blog post and other channels can be difficult.    … Read More

Knight Foundation Launches The Giving Day Play Book

Capacity, Free Agent, Training Design

Note from Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.  

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7 Fabulous Nonprofit Videos on Vine and Instagram

Guest Post, Storytelling, Video

Note from Beth: Like many colleagues who are nonprofit technology capacity builders, we often get asked the question, “What’s hot? What’s not?  What’s the new cool thing?”    Or a variation – What’s the cutting edge on social mediamobile, or data?   

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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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