Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 34

Selfies for Good? Or just tapping into a narcissistic trend?

Photography, Visual

No doubt you’ve taken a “selfie,”  a self-portrait taken with your mobile phone camera and shared on Facebook or other social media channels.   Although selfies have been around for years, they have gained popularity recently. In December 2012, Time magazine noted that selfie was among its the “top 10 buzzwords” of 2012 and in August 2013, the term selfie also made its debut in Oxford Dictionaries Online’s quarterly update where it is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

While selfies are easy to do, they can also go horribly wrong.  … Read More

Unleash Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Guest Post

 

Note From Beth: Many of us don’t value taking the time for intentional learning within our organizations.  We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process.  

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How to make convenings count: a new hands-on guidebook

Guest Post

Note from Beth: This resource has lots of useful framework and design tips for designing and implementing convenings which can also be applied to designing workshops, meetings, and other gatherings.

 

How to make convenings count: a new hands-on guidebook
By Noah Rimland Flower

The Networked Nonprofit wasn’t only about making smart use of social media and metrics.… Read More

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