Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 33

Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

Training Design

As part of my work plan as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,  I have the pleasure of working with  networks of grantees to design and facilitate peer learning exchanges on networked nonprofit practices and using social media effectively over the past five years.    … Read More

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Content

You are on a roll!  You’ve put together an editorial calendar for next month that lays out the themes, news events, and content ideas for all channels, including social media.  With your metrics in hand, you know that visual content like infographics or text overlay images work really well with your audience.    … Read More

Announcing ImpactRising.Org: Organizational Capacity Building Resource for Nonprofits and Consultants

Networks, Organizational Culture, Philanthropy

Note from Beth: I first learned about this project last year, when Shiree Teng, the project leader, interviewed me as part of some research on capacity building consultants that lead to the design of ImpactRising.  ImpactRising.org helps to make standards of practice explicit, so that social sector organizations like nonprofits, NGOs and foundations don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

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Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships

Fundraising

Note From Beth: Last month, I did a webinar for the SalesForce Foundation on measuring social media.   The Foundation is offering webinars and publishing white papers for nonprofits.  Two recent papers that caught my eye were:  ”How to Use Social Media for Social Good” and “Building Meaningful Engagement.”   Recently,  I had an opportunity to meet Tal Frankurt, CEO of Cloud for Good, where he shared some thoughts about how a well-designed SalesForce database could be an excellent tool for managing, measuring, and tracking relationships with donors.  

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Facilitating with Sticky Notes

Networks, Training Design

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a convening of  ”network practitioners”  (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gigi Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLeod.    … Read More