Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 32

The Next Generation of Networked Social Change: Embracing the Sharing Economy


Earlier this week, a mixed crowd of entrepreneurs, investors, start ups, nonprofits, social activists, and others came together for the inaugural conference on Catalyzing the Sharing Economy defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services.    … Read More

Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact


Digital Storytelling for Social Impact



I don’t have to tell anyone who reads Beth’s blog about the value of storytelling.

Few would deny that storytelling is a powerful tool for inspiring action and influencing thought leaders, donors, and decision makers. However, few of us working in the social impact space could admit to utilizing storytelling to its fullest potential.… Read More

5 Tips for Nonprofits To Host Effective Walking Meetings


Last week, I wrote a blog post called “Walking for Work” about the benefits of incorporating walking into your work day, not as a break, but to help you do your work.… Read More

Share Conference: Catalyzing the Sharing Economy on May 13-14


Peers and Socap are hosting Share: Catalyzing The Sharing Economy Conference on May 13 and 14 in San Francisco.   The conference will bring together thought leaders from nonprofits, startups, and companies with sharing economy leaders to learn, discuss, and find new collaborations on the road to the new economy.  … Read More

Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days


Note from Beth: Over the last year, I’ve been facilitating a peer learning network of community foundations, grantees of the Knight Foundation, that are hosting Giving Days throughout the year.    Participants are learning and sharing best practices.   Several community foundations will be  part of Give Local America, a campaign that encourages and supports local philanthropy and the 100th anniversary of community foundations in the US and the vital role they play.  

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