Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 39

Can Social Media Give the Gift of Life?

Crowdsourcing

Note from Beth: Two years ago on this blog,  Porter Gale published a guest post asking “Can Social Media Save Lives?” and described how Amit Gupta was leveraging his network and social media to find a bone marrow match.  

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Reflections and Notes from Personal Democracy Forum 2013

Conferences, Guest Post

Note from Beth: If I could wave a magic wand, and ask for a wish related to my work to come true, it would be this:  I’d like to spend a year to attend conferences where I don’t know a lot of the content or people and learn and network and blog about the experience.  

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The Science Behind Going Viral

Strategy

Note from Beth: I’m thrilled to participate in the LinkedIn Influencer Program where I get to write regular posts about leadership, failure, analytics, big data, presenting, and training from a nonprofit perspective.   But even better,  I’ve had a chance to connect with some of the other amazing folks who write regularly as part of this program.    

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Giving 2.0 ProjectU

Philanthropy

Stanford University lecturer Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen teaches students at Stanford about how to master philanthropy.   The author of the book, Giving 2.0, has just released all her teaching notes and syllabi, along with philanthropy library.  The idea is simple – by open sourcing her materials, she hopes to inspire more colleges to incorporate courses on philanthropy in their curriculum.… Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Mentoring A Priority

Guest Post, Networks

Note from Beth: My friend Porter Gale has just launched a new book called “Your Network is Net Worth.”  Porter’s definition about networking is about charting your own course, following your passions, and making meaningful connections, which in turn increase your happiness and productivity.  

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