Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 42

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.  

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Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Training Design

As a trainer and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations and staffers,  you have to be obsessed with learning theory to design and deliver effective instruction, have productive meetings,  or embark on your own self-directed learning path.   Learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn.    … Read More

The Fine Art of “Satisficing” for Nonprofits

Measurement, Organizational Culture

Last November, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Erie Ries, Lean Start Up, about applying the principles to nonprofits.    He talked about how perfectionism, an internal mindset that bad things in the world will happen if our campaign, program or whatever is not right from beginning.  … Read More

How the Latino Community Foundation Used Learning and Pivoting to Get Better Fundraising Results

Crowdsourcing, Fundraising

Note from Beth:
What if your organization embarked on its first ever crowd funding campaign with a goal of raising $50,000 and only raised $10,000?   Would you stop doing crowd funding, social media infused fundraising and revert back to traditional methods of fundraising?  

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January 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning


Photo by Notemily

I’m delighted to be hosting the January, 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival.   I put the call out for nonprofit blog posts on the topic of measuring your nonprofit’s marketing or communication strategies.

As KD Paine and I wrote in “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” measuring your social media channels, overall communications or marketing strategy is not a form of voodoo black magic; it is an art and a science.… Read More