Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 41

#IFC2015: Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year Later: What Can We Learn?



Prepping for our Big Room Session at IFC

After keynoting during a plenary session 2014, I was thrilled to be invited back to the IFC (International Fundraising Congress), a conference for fundraisers from around the world to facilitate a Master Class on leadership on social media, Workshops on using design thinking for crowd funded campaigns, and moderate a Big Room session on viral fundraisers.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Training Design


Last week, in addition to giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab for the Arts Brain Trust at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference,  I was a participant in a pre conference convening expertly facilitated by Jennifer Edwards who is an organizational development consultant, dancer, and teacher.    … Read More

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling


Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits.  One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary.  … Read More

What I learned from Jad Abumrad About the Secrets of Creative Risk Taking

Conferences, Experimentation, Failure, Happy Healthy Nonprofit


I’m very honored to be giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab on self-care and avoiding burnout  at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.    Because I started my career in the arts field and wanted to do some active listening to the audience before speaking, I came in for the whole conference.… Read More

How One Nonprofit Senior Staff Uses Walks and Talks

Happy Healthy Nonprofit


Karen Bloom, Project Kesher, leads a monthly group walk at county park across the street from their building

Meet Karen Bloom who is Chief Advancement Officer for Project Kesher, an organization that trains women to become change-makers across 9 time zones, with leadership programs that are based on Jewish identity building and social activism.  … Read More