Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 41

RIP Google Reader: Don’t Scream Who Moved My Cheese, Pivot Your Reading

Google, Reflection

This past week, Google announced that it would close Google Reader on July 1st.    Nonprofit technology colleague Nancy Schwartz shared that link and it prompted a lot of angst for many who had grown dependent on this free software.   More than 125,000 people signed this online petition at Change.Org and lists of alternatives to Google Reader started popping up like this one from Lifehacker and list.ly.  … Read More

SXSW 2013: Measurement and Making Sense of Your Data

Measurement

This is the last post in a series of post about my experience at SXSW.   This post summarizes the sessions I facilitated or participated in related to “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” which included a book signing, panel discussion in the Beacon Lounge, and a workshop with co-author KD Paine.… Read More

SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

Organizational Culture

This year SXSW is offered something new: workshops on a wide range of topics from some of the top people in their industry.   I was honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits.  … Read More

SXSW 2013 – Social by Global: Failure Is Not An F-Word!

Failure

This week I was in Austin, TX for SXSW Interactive Festival where I presented or facilitated at several social good sessions or events.   I started presenting at SXSW in 2008 and have gone annually (except last year I took a year off).    … Read More

Happy International Women’s Day!

Civil Society 2.0, Fundraising

Today is International Women’s Day which has been observed since the early 1900s (here’s a good history).  On March 8th every year, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire and celebrate women.   The UN highlights a different theme for International Women’s Day.  … Read More