Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 5

How Do World Leaders Use Twitter? New Findings from Annual Twiplomacy Study

Engagement

Twiplomacy aims to identify the extent to which world leaders use Twitter and how they connect on the social network.  The research is conducted annually by Burson-Marsteller and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of their study released today.… Read More

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Leadership, Professional Networking

If your nonprofit’s executive director or CEO a thought leader? Thought leaders drive conversations – online and off, influence others, and shape perceptions in their field.   They are the respected voices who others turn to understand sector social change issues.

Many nonprofit CEOs use their social media profiles to extend the reach of their thought leadership and connect with professional colleagues, media, and policy makers.  … Read More

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done

Mindfulness

I’m facilitating and presenting on a panel session at the Opera America National Conference taking place in San Francisco this week with Guillaume DeCugis, CEO of Scoop.It and Sean Waugh, San Francisco Opera. The session will share a wide range of free and low cost tools for implementing an organization’s content strategy as well as group and personal productivity.… Read More

7 Tips for Using Quotes for Your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy

Content

Last month I moderated a panel of nonprofits sharing case studies about their integrated digital strategies.  One of the case studies was about from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s content strategy and it featured a cute otter.    Someone in the audience asked,  “But what if your nonprofit doesn’t have cute animals for its content?”  One option:  Use quotes.… Read More

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Guest Post

Note from Beth: Micro-lending and crowdfunding platforms are  part of the sharing economy.   While they don’t completely solve the issue of wealth distribution and equity, here’s an inspiring story about a micro lending platform called Milaap which is the Hindi word for connecting.    

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