Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 48

Guest Post: Celebrating Beth’s Five Years As Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation

Guest Post, Networks, Philanthropy

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Note from Beth: Yesterday, I was the honored guest at a Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation to celebrate the work that I have done over the last five years as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.    

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Ask Me Anything: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout Today – Oct 29th at 3 PM PST


This is from a blog post by Luis Chabolla at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz.   I had the change to work with his organizations and many other Packard grantees during my four years as Visiting Scholar.

I was only supposed to be there for nine months, but the interest from grantees and other capacity builders was strong.  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Training Design

Participants from a nonprofit work on their network map during the workshop

Last week was a busy week,  after keynoting the Nonprofit Solutions Conference in Kansas City,  I facilitated a one-day workshop for the Center for Nonprofits on developing and measuring a sustainable integrated social media strategy.  … Read More

You Are Invited: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout on Oct 29th at 3 PM PST to Celebrate My 4 Years As Visiting Scholar

Philanthropy, Presenting

This tweet was sent a Packard Foundation board meeting four years ago.  By today’s standards, it isn’t earth shattering.   But, this was back in 2009 in the days when you mentioned Twitter and people would look at you with a puzzling expression or say sarcastically, “Isn’t that where people share what their cat ate for breakfast?”   It was part of a presentation I gave to the board about how networks were changing the way nonprofits were doing their social change and an advanced preview of book, “The Networked Nonprofit,” the writing, of which, was supported through my role as Visiting Scholar.… Read More

How to Use Design Thinking Methods to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Strategy and Measurement

Books, Facilitation, Innovation, Strategy

Last week, I was lucky enough to participate in a brainstorming meeting at a foundation that was developing a strategy for its digital platforms (web, social, mobile, etc).     The process was facilitated byPeter Maher, founder and CEO, of Luma Institute.  … Read More