Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 33

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Leadership, Organizational Culture

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session about leadership and social media as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits.   Participants were a mix of CEOs and senior staff.    At the end of the month,  I’ll be facilitating a workshop at the 92nd Street Y in NYC call “Social Media Mindsets and Toolsets for Nonprofit,” an interactive workshop is for executive directors and organizational leaders that work for nonprofits and want to learn tips and techniques for scaling social in their organizations.  … Read More

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Mobile, Organizational Culture, Social Media Policy, Training Design

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits workshop.  The workshop topics included trends in digital media consumption, social media, engagement on mobile devices and a variety of community foundation projects funded by the Knight Community Information Challenge.  … Read More

How Nonprofit CEOs Use Social Media (Enthusiastically) for Personal and Organizational Leadership

Organizational Culture

As the leader and voice for your nonprofit organization, should you as the CEO or executive director use social media as part of your organizational or personal leadership tool set?    Certainly, your marketing communications staff has talked about the benefits of effective social media integration that personalizes your organization’s brand with the voice of its leader – you.  … Read More

Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Guest Post, Measurement

Note from Beth: I made a personal goal for myself to get past my dislike of spreadsheets and become more fluent.  First I had to “Stop Fearing the Spreadsheet” and then started to interview nonprofit data nerds about their Excel secrets.  

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#13ntc Nonprofit Technology Conference: Plenary Session on Failing Informatively

Conferences, Failure

The 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference takes place in Minneapolis next week.  It is the largest gathering of people who work in the nonprofit sector and technology.   This conference will be my 13th one – and every year it is a like a family reunion.    … Read More