Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 4

New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni


alumni playhbook

I am a huge fan of Playbooks in the nonprofit sector as a capacity building tool.  A playbook is an online resource that is basically knowledge capture around a specific practice or type of program.  The playbook collects, organizes, and synthesizes best practices from “bright spots” and others adopting this practice.    … Read More

How Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Can Build Emotional Intelligence Skills: There’s An App for That!


For the past few months, I’ve been designing curriculum and materials and facilitating a Nonprofit Emerging Leaders online peer learning project with Third Plateau Impact Strategies.  It’s a pilot project supported by the Packard Foundation that tests different approaches to emerging leaders professional development.  … Read More

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement Process for Nonprofits

Content, Tips, Tools and Tactics

I was in San Antonio this week to facilitate an interactive master class for 300 nonprofits that was hosted by the San Antonio Nonprofit Council that hosts The Big Give, a very successful local giving day.  One of the goals of the giving day is to improve the local skills and capacity of nonprofits in online fundraising, and I was impressed at the level of knowledge in the room.  … Read More

Go Reboot Yourself: Get A Grip on Tech

Conferences, Mindfulness

It may be the dog days of summer, but it is also that time of year to pitch your panel idea for March’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival, one of the largest gatherings of technology geeks.    SXSW uses a crowdsourcing process to get feedback on panel proposals by having potential speakers post their idea on the Panel Picker and ask their networks to vote.  … Read More

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Learning, Training Design

I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013.  Yesterday,  I facilitated the first webinar in a series hosted by the Knight Foundation on taking the practice of Giving Days to the next level.… Read More