Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 5

Holiday Vacation Exit Strategy: How To Take A Break

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Resilience

The holidays are almost here.  It should be a time where nonprofits and their hard working employees welcome some much needed downtime. Vu Le in a recent guest post on the Guidestar blog has issued a call to inaction suggesting that nonprofits should give the week off to staff.… Read More

Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?

Capacity, Guest Post

Note from Beth:My long-time colleague, Teresa Crawford, Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator, shares some thoughts about nonprofit capacity building programs based on extensive research.  Her answer to the question about capacity building programs leading to better impact will surprise you.

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Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday


Last week, nonprofits in 42 countries celebrated the sixth Giving Tuesday,a global movement to inspire giving. According to the Giving Tuesday report, $275 million was raised in addition the countless hours of volunteer time and in-kind contributions.

Giving Tuesday is more than just a day of fundraising or to launch a nonprofit’s year-end fundraising campaign.… Read More

Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate


Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday, let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign. NTEN believes that finances should not be a barrier for small organizations to be able to access the resources and connections that the Nonprofit Technology Conference offers, so every year they offer scholarships to those who might not otherwise be able to attend.… Read More

Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Books, Leadership, Measurement, Philanthropy, Strategy

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, with a Foreword by Jim Collins.  The authors identify seven leadership best practices of high performance based on their extensive experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector.… Read More