Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 33

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Leadership, Professional Networking

Is your nonprofit’s executive director or CEO a thought leader? Thought leaders drive conversations – online and off, influence others, and shape perceptions in their field.   They are the respected voices who others turn to understand sector social change issues.

Many nonprofit CEOs use their social media profiles to extend the reach of their thought leadership and connect with professional colleagues, media, and policy makers.  … Read More

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done


I’m facilitating and presenting on a panel session at the Opera America National Conference taking place in San Francisco this week with Guillaume DeCugis, CEO of Scoop.It and Sean Waugh, San Francisco Opera. The session will share a wide range of free and low cost tools for implementing an organization’s content strategy as well as group and personal productivity.… Read More

7 Tips for Using Quotes for Your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy


Last month I moderated a panel of nonprofits sharing case studies about their integrated digital strategies.  One of the case studies was about from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s content strategy and it featured a cute otter.    Someone in the audience asked,  “But what if your nonprofit doesn’t have cute animals for its content?”  One option:  Use quotes.… Read More

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Guest Post

Note from Beth: Micro-lending and crowdfunding platforms are  part of the sharing economy.   While they don’t completely solve the issue of wealth distribution and equity, here’s an inspiring story about a micro lending platform called Milaap which is the Hindi word for connecting.    

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Walk the Talk: A Walking Keynote About Walking As Work


Yesterday, I had the honor of doing a closing keynote at the Nonprofit Bootcamp in Silicon Valley on bringing activity and mindfulness into your work day.    If you have been reading this blog, you know that I’ve been very interested in the health and productivity impact of walking as work.    … Read More