Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 4

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Leadership

This post follows yesterday’s post about networked leadership skills.   I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and David Havens – I got to teach but more importantly got to learn from amazing people.  … Read More

A Simple Way for Nonprofit Leaders To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Their Daily Work

Mindfulness

Yesterday,  I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and David Havens.   The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework  called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches.… Read More

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Organizational Culture

I’m always on the look out for useful and thought provoking resources on how nonprofits can use data to make better decisions that lead to greater impact.   So, when Mary K Winkler, one of the nonprofit data nerds I follow on Twitter and Senior Research Associate at Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy specializing in performance management told me via Twitter she had just published a new guide on this topic, I had to check it out.… Read More

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Capacity, Organizational Culture

Are you an one-person communications department?  Perhaps you can relate to this chart from Gerard Matthews, Communications Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.   As a one-person communications department, your workload, which includes doing the social media, is always increasing.  … Read More

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Fundraising

Note from Beth: Give Local America, powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform.   Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014.  Though Give Local America is a national giving day event,  it has many community foundations and nonprofits running unique campaigns in their various communities.    

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