Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 41

Is “Ambient Data” from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?

Listening

Last week the Packard Foundation hosted a convening on “Data Informed Philanthropy,” an effort to explore and build digital systems that enable philanthropies to be truly data-informed.    This term means having effective systems for collecting, analyzing, and making sense of data  to inform and enable greater impact with funding.      … Read More

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Guest Post

 

Note from Beth: Two years ago while working on a capacity building project for NGOs funded by the Dept of State in the Middle East,  I found myself in Jordan and visiting colleague Rami Al Karmi’s start up lab.  

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Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Research Studies

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends.    Here’s a roundup.

1. Foundation Center’s Glasspockets Site ReLaunches with A Wealth of Data About Foundation Transparency

The Glasspockets Site has just been relaunched.  … Read More

A Playbook To Kickstart Your Nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday Campaign

Fundraising

 

Note from Beth: I’m working with the Knight Foundation to facilitated a peer exchange of community foundations that are hosting GivingDays using the Knight Foundation GivingDay Playbook, a guide with templates, tips, and examples hosting a successful day of giving.  

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Conan O’Brien: Stop Talking About Red Hats & Do A Monologue About Charitable Giving

Fundraising, Philanthropy

I think Conan should join the #GivingTuesday movement and get more followers. Sign my petition to ask Conan to do a monologue about #GivingTuesday.

On Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Conan poked fun at me because I have more LinkedIn followers than him.… Read More