Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 48

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Training Design

Next week, I headed to Seattle for a couple of days of  events around my book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” co-authored with KD Paine.   I’m doing a session for the NW Philanthropy and have been asked to talk a little about how to design peer learning and trainings for nonprofits.    … Read More

Bridging the Data Disconnect Between Nonprofits and Their Funders

Measurement

Next week, I’m headed to Seattle for a couple of “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” book events generously sponsored by Microsoft.    I’m very excited to participate in one of the evening events, a curated discussion on Data, Transparency, and Impact with Jane Meseck (Microsoft), Paul Shoemaker (Social Venture Partners) and Eric Stowe (Splash) and moderated by: Erica Mills, Claxon Marketing.… Read More

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Guest Post

Note from Beth: One of the most common questions I get at workshops or webinars is, “Should our organization be on XYZ social or mobile platform?”   My answer is:  ”Don’t ask me, ask your audience.”   That to say that you need to know your audience and how they get their information.  

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How To Easily Repurpose Your Content for Social Channels

Content, Visual

Your organization uses an editorial calendar to plan out content for different channels, but there is still need the need to optimize it for different channels and do that efficiently.    Optimizing your content for social channels does not have to be labor intensive.  … Read More

Measurement Wisdom for Nonprofits from Bill Gates

Measurement

Last week, Bill Gates’ 2013 Annual Letter highlighted the power of data and measurement to help lift the world’s most needy up from poverty.     I heard about it from several tweets asking me if he had read “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” and colleague, Marion Conway, wrote a great summary of the letter which was also available in an interactive format on the web.… Read More