Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 40

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

Training Design

I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector almost 35 years and 20 years ago I had the a front seat at the creation of a new field, nonprofit technology and using the Internet for mission driven work.    My first job was as a network coordinator for an online network of artists, called ArtsWire.    … Read More

Is That A Camera in Your Pocket? Tips and Tools for MobilePhonetography As Part of Your Content Strategy

Photography

I’m facilitating a Peer Learning Program for the Knight Foundation with community foundations that are hosting Giving Days using the Knight Foundation’s Giving Day Playbook.  We were discussing marketing plans for earned, paid, online, and social media – and looking at good examples of social content.      … Read More

SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Crowdsourcing, Experimentation

Last year there were 6818 requests for shelter from domestic violence victims that went unmet by domestic violence service organizations on a single day in 2012.    SafeNight, a mobile app, wants to change that allowing domestic violence service organizations to crowdsource funding for hotel rooms when there is an urgent need and no available shelter space.    … Read More

Lucy Bernholz Named Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation

Philanthropy

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today that Lucy Bernholz will join the Foundation as a Visiting Scholar effective fall 2013 and through 2014.   A thought leader in the intersection of philanthropy, law, policy, and technology, Bernholz writes about the business of giving in books, articles, and her award-winning blog, Philanthropy2173.com.    … Read More

Measuring Impact: The First Step

Measurement

“You Know Your Film is Making a Difference When…” Guest Post by Ellen Schneider

Note from Beth: How often have those of worked in nonprofits asked the question or been asked the question by funders, “What’s the impact?” And that’s a difficult question to answer – whether it is your social or network strategy or a work of art.

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