Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 4

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Capacity

Two reports have been released on the topic of capacity building:   “Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together,” from GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center and “Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity” from GEOfunders. This post summarizes gems from both reports.  … Read More

The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence

Leadership


The Performance Imperative:  A Framework for Social Sector Excellence, the result of a  full year of collaborative work by the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, a group of nonprofit leaders coalesced and coordinated by the Leap of Reason team (leapofreason.org), makes it debut today.  … Read More

Shadowing To Learn Web Video: DoGooder Awards Voting

Leadership, Video

Recently, I’ve been reading the ideas from The Presencing Institute (PI), an action-research community that “creates social technologies, builds capacities, and generates holding spaces for profound societal renewal.”  The Presencing Institute grew out of the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, which was founded by Peter Senge and his colleagues.    … Read More

4 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Conferences, Guest Post

Note from Beth: I went to my first Games for Change Festival ten years ago, in 2005 and have been a fan and supporter ever since.  They also offer any reader of Beth’s Blog a special discount code of 10% on the conference registeration (use this code: 10beth when you register)    Meghan Ventura from Games for Change has wrote this guest post about how nonprofits are using games to leverage their missions.

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How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)

Organizational Culture, Training Design, Walking

Last week, I co-presented a Guidestar webinar with Andrea Kihlstedt on the topic of healthy and productive meetings who talked about the basics for making meetings highly effective. I spoke about standing and  walking meetings.   This post shares some reflections and additional resources about both topics.… Read More