Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 44

Benevolent: Failing Fast To Fill Gaps in the Safety Net

Fundraising

Note from Beth: I recently met Megan Kashner who is  founder and CEO of Benevolent, a nonprofit with a mission to bring dignity and self-determination to both sides of the giving equation for social service agencies. The Benevolent fundraising platform helps people living in low-income circumstances to make progress toward personal goals of self-sufficiency that may hinge on a one-time need or opportunity—like the example in the video of Stefanie who needs $700 for security deposit for an apartment.

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Interview: User Generated Content for a PSA Campaign from the Red Cross

Crowdsourcing, Strategy

Note from Beth: The American Red Cross  launched a user generated ad campaign featuring unscripted stories created and filmed by real people helped by the organization. The first ads are part of the organization’s holiday giving campaign and feature people impacted by home fires and flooding.

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Nonprofits: Leave A Comment for a Chance to Win a Dell Computer with Windows 8

Promotions

 

Today,  I was honored to be one of the changemakers  interviewed in Catchafire’s Generosity Series, a celebration and investigation of bold generosity with the goal of understanding its causes, its benefits, and how to inspire more.   The goal of the series is to understand how small acts of generosity rather than exclusively deep-pocketed philanthropy can make a difference.… Read More

Wisdom About Networks From Encore Network

Networks

I get to work with many grantees from the Packard Foundation, including the Encore Fellowships Network—which enables professionals to transition from private sector careers into high-impact roles in the nonprofit sector—used a network-scaling model to grow from a single pilot program in Silicon Valley to a network of 200 organizations operating in 20 metropolitan areas nationwide.… Read More

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Networks

Note from Beth: I’ve written about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today.   So, when Pat Brandes from the Barr Foundation sent me this thought piece on building resilience of networks, it resonated on many different levels.

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