Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 5

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth

Guest Post, Philanthropy

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth – Guest Post by Rachel Stephenson Sheff

Major gift fundraising is an intuitive blend of art and science, with relationship-building at its core. In today’s global philanthropy landscape, the distance between donors and fundraisers is shrinking, with strategic partnerships on the rise and competition at its fiercest.… Read More

Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Leadership, Resilience

My book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, was published a month before the presidential election. In the wake of some of the most stressful times for nonprofits and activists that I work with, many are seeking out ways to reduce burnout, practice self-care and build empathetic relationships and supportive policies in the workplace.Read More

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Leadership

I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019!   I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick. And while illness isn’t the most energizing start of a new year, I kept replaying the words from the ballon song in the new Mary Poppins movie, “there is no place to go but up.”

Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and carry meaning.… Read More

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

AI4Good

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

We are tracking reports, articles, and new items about AI and Social Good.… Read More

Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Books, Philanthropy

Note from Beth:  As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving,  I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “Simple Acts to Change the World.”

Guest Post: Giving the Gift of Giving by Amy Neumann

“Nothing else in life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.” — James Russell Miller

Is there any feeling quite like the smile someone gives you when you just did even a small kindness? … Read More