Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 5

The Age of Automation: How Bots and Artificial Intelligence Help Nonprofits Work Smarter

AI4Good, Bots, Conferences

NYC Event: On Thursday, July 12th, Allison Fine and I will be leading an event at the NYC Tech Club on Bots, AI, and Nonprofits.  If you are in NYC, you are invited to join us!  We will be talking about emerging best practices for using bots and artificial intelligence for nonprofits for fundraising, marketing, program delivery, advocacy, and internal management. 

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Turn Your Stress Into Meaning: A Few Tips

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

I’m hearing from many nonprofit folks that they are feeling the exhaustion from a perpetual cycle of outrage.  Many felt stressed and exhausted back in Nov. 2016, and have been fighting for important causes for 18 months now.  The environment nonprofits find themselves operating in is going to last for awhile.  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: The Digital Nonprofit: A Participatory Workshop

Training Design

Last week at the IFC-Asia, I co-designed and facilitated a 90 minute workshop with Marco Kuntze titled “The Digital NGO: The Journey from Paper to Screen.” Jo Wolfe, Aseem Thakur, Gillian Tan, Cherisse Beh, Katie Bengaard, and Toral Cowieson joined our session as small group facilitators.… Read More

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

Conferences, Facilitation, Innovation, Reflection, Training Design

I’m just back from spending a week in Bangkok, Thailand at the IFC-ASIA: Ecosystems for Good. I co-lead a workshop on digital transformation, co-facilitated a master class on digital fundraising campaigns, co-hosted a learning breakfast for scholarship participants, co-designed a Big Room session on Technology for Good, and in between attended some amazing sessions. … Read More

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Books, Happy Healthy Nonprofit

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain,  Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness.  One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish. … Read More