Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 5

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Capacity, Organizational Culture

Are you an one-person communications department?  Perhaps you can relate to this chart from Gerard Matthews, Communications Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.   As a one-person communications department, your workload, which includes doing the social media, is always increasing.  … Read More

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Fundraising

Note from Beth: Give Local America, powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform.   Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014.  Though Give Local America is a national giving day event,  it has many community foundations and nonprofits running unique campaigns in their various communities.    

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Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Fundraising

After publishing this post about Save the Children’s Crowd Funding Campaign – where I mentioned the Dalai Lama Foundation’s successful campaign, I noticed this tweet in my stream from Brian Rusch the former deputy director for the DLF:

Crowdfunding: Can Partnering With An Internet Celebrity Make Your Campaign An Overnight Success?

Fundraising

Ask any high school boy who likes video games who PewDiePie is and they will tell you that he is the most watched video personality on YouTube.  The main focus of PewDiePie’s videos is his commentary and reactions to various video games as he plays, captured on video and shared on his YouTube Channel.… Read More

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Leadership, Professional Networking, Strategy

There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.  Leveraging the networks and personal brands of your staff as champions can help your organization’s communications strategy have more impact.    With a few guidelines and a little  training, employees can use social channels effectively  in service of  your organization’s mission AND their own learning.  … Read More