Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 4

Listen Up: A New, National RFP Offers Nonprofits and Funders Tools to Survey Clients

Listening

Note from Beth: Melinda T. Tuan,  Managing Director, Fund for Shared Insight  shares details about an incredible funding opportunity for nonprofits.

Does your organization want to make meeting the needs of the people it serves a top priority? Are you and your colleagues eager to improve and expand your capacity to listen to the people you seek to help, and to make the right changes in response?… Read More

Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

Research Studies

One important part of effective digital measurement is being able to benchmark your performance relative to your organization’s past performance or compared to peer organizations.    One excellent resource to use for benchmarking nonprofit digital results (in the US) is the annual M&R Benchmarks study of nonprofit digital advocacy.  … Read More

How To Facilitate Leadership Development In Your Nonprofit As Part of Doing the Work

Leadership, Tools and Tactics, Training Design

One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities.   People are so busy doing the work that they don’t have time to go off-site to take a class or sign up for an online course.  … Read More

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Mindfulness, Mobile

I have been reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at NYU.   The book is about our behavioral addictions to our smartphones, video games, social media, and email and how to break them.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Online Interaction Tools To Engage Your Audience in the Room and Beyond

Training Design

This past month I’ve done several workshops where I experimented with different audience online interaction tools to engage people in the room as well as a remote audience tuning in through a live video stream.   These were workshops at Cause Camp,  Global Giving, and the Hartford Foundation.… Read More