Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 48

I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward


I’m taking off my red hat off on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3) to celebrate NTEN, a small nonprofit, and its work to support the largest and most caring community of nonprofit techies to do their best work.

Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward.  … Read More

Why Does Bill Gates Have More LinkedIn Followers Than Conant O’Brien? Hint: #GivingTuesday


Conan O’Brien announced on his show that wanted to climb to the top of the LinkedIn Influencer list.   He has a long way to go.     For example, Bill Gates has 7 times as many followers on LinkedIn than Conan.   Why?  Bill Gates is a philanthropist and is part of the GivingTuesday Movement.… Read More

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Books, Research Studies

With Dave Evans - Futurist At Cisco

I just spent two amazing days at the Social Innovation Summit 2013, a cross disciplinary crowd of people who work on social good in the areas of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.  … Read More

Is “Ambient Data” from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?


Last week the Packard Foundation hosted a convening on “Data Informed Philanthropy,” an effort to explore and build digital systems that enable philanthropies to be truly data-informed.    This term means having effective systems for collecting, analyzing, and making sense of data  to inform and enable greater impact with funding.      … Read More

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Guest Post


Note from Beth: Two years ago while working on a capacity building project for NGOs funded by the Dept of State in the Middle East,  I found myself in Jordan and visiting colleague Rami Al Karmi’s start up lab.  

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