Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 40

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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Let’s Help AmeriCorps Alums Use Their Experience to Keep Giving Back

Conferences


Note from Beth:
I am looking forward to the NCVS Conference.  I will be doing  a panel on using social media as part of volunteer recruitment and looking forward to hearing author Adam Grant talk about the ideas in his book, Give and Take.    

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Into Focus: Benchmarks and Best Practices for Nonprofits and Video

Video

See3, YouTube and Edelman have released a new report and guide for nonprofits about using video.  The report, “Into Focus:  Benchmarks for Video and A Guide for Creators,”  is based on a survey of 500 nonprofits and interviews with experts (including me).  … Read More

How To Make Sense of Your Social Media Metrics

Measurement

I’ve been facilitating a peer learning group with Packard Foundation grantees during the past year with a goal of improving measurement practice for social media and based on my book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.”    Each organization is working on an action learning project that is a small, doable measurement project that applies the frameworks and steps in the book.  … Read More