Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 42

How Do We Balance Measuring Outcomes with Measuring to Learn and Improve? (#SM_RE)

Measurement

On April 25, 2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will host a national convening of leaders from 11 foundations, as well as experts in evaluation, social media, and communications to develop measures for evaluating the impact of social media on foundation outcomes.    … Read More

#npfail Reflections and Call To Action from NTC Plenary on Failure

Failure

I have been working in the nonprofit sector for 34 years, spending the last twenty of them focusing on the nonprofit technology sector to deliver training and capacity building.    I have been waiting a long time to have a sector-wide conversation about learning from failure and last week at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, we were able to just that!… Read More

#13NTC Session: Mindful or Mindfull Social Media?

Mindfulness

I’m in Minnesota for the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference where I am doing a plenary session on Saturday morning and two breakout sessions.   This blog post serves as a resource page for a session on mindfulness with Rob Cottingham and Jana Byington-Smith.… Read More

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Leadership, Organizational Culture

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session about leadership and social media as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits.   Participants were a mix of CEOs and senior staff.    At the end of the month,  I’ll be facilitating a workshop at the 92nd Street Y in NYC call “Social Media Mindsets and Toolsets for Nonprofit,” an interactive workshop is for executive directors and organizational leaders that work for nonprofits and want to learn tips and techniques for scaling social in their organizations.  … Read More

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Mobile, Organizational Culture, Social Media Policy, Training Design

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits workshop.  The workshop topics included trends in digital media consumption, social media, engagement on mobile devices and a variety of community foundation projects funded by the Knight Community Information Challenge.  … Read More