Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 48

On appealing year end appeals & being pitch-erific

Fundraising

Note from Beth: November 27th  is “Giving Tuesday,” and marks the busy season for nonprofits, especially fundraisers and marketers.     It is also a time for us to reflect for a moment, say thanks, give back, and donate to our favorite charities.    

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Nonprofits Collect Lots of Data, But Most Don’t Use It Says NTEN/Idealware Report

Measurement

The State of Nonprofit Data report was released this week  (hat tip to Ted Fickes).   Idealware and NTEN prepared the report based on a  survey in April 2012 with nearly 400 nonprofit organizations about how they manage and use data.  … Read More

Non-Profit Leaders as Personal Brands

Networked Nonprofit, Organizational Culture, Professional Networking

Note From Beth: I recently keynoted the Social Good Brasil conference and one of the other speakers was Simon Mainwaring who gave an amazing keynote about social branding.    His talk resonated with some of the ideas around how nonprofits can use a network mindset and leverage the professional networks of senior leaders of nonprofits.  

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Five Steps to Successful Crisis Communications

Strategy, Tips

 

Note From Beth: I remember back when Hurricane Katrina struck,  I saw a post to the Museum ListServ that said “Chuck Patch Is Not Dead.”   At the time, Chuck was a staff member for Historic New Orleans.    It underscored the idea that nonprofits, like your family, should have a disaster communications plan.      

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Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

Civil Society 2.0, Conferences, Movement Building, Networks, Reflection

I’ve just returned from keynoting  the first Social Good Brazil conference that took place in Florianapolis,  sometimes referred to the “Silicon Valley” of Brasil and where the nonprofit, social good, innovation, and technology community is leading the social change movement.   Magic happens when social entrepreneurs, nonprofits leaders, technologists,  and young people are brought together for a high energy, creative, and interactive event that exposes everyone to new ideas and stories.… Read More