Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 5

Go Reboot Yourself: Get A Grip on Tech

Conferences, Mindfulness

It may be the dog days of summer, but it is also that time of year to pitch your panel idea for March’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival, one of the largest gatherings of technology geeks.    SXSW uses a crowdsourcing process to get feedback on panel proposals by having potential speakers post their idea on the Panel Picker and ask their networks to vote.  … Read More

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Learning, Training Design

I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013.  Yesterday,  I facilitated the first webinar in a series hosted by the Knight Foundation on taking the practice of Giving Days to the next level.… Read More

What Sesame Street Can Teach Us About Giving Days


Flickr Image from Carlos ZGZ

Note from Beth: For the past two years, I’ve had the honor of facilitating a peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees who are hosting Giving Days.   Later this morning,  I’ll be moderating the first of a series of webinars about how to take Giving Days to the next level.  

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6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever


Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr

Note from Beth: I hope you are enjoying summer break as much as I am!   I’ve taken a little break from blogging to enjoy some much needed family time.    I’m lucky because my colleague, Joe Waters, offered me a guest post for your to read while I’m away from blogging.  

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What I learned from the @Fitbit Community Manager at #octribe about Walking Communities


Earlier this week, I was honored to present at the #octribe (online community tribe) meet up “Walking Communities: Fit Fanatics Online and Off” with Allison Leahy from Fitbit who manages fitbit online communities.    The #octribe meetup was hosted at TechSoup and organized by long time colleague Susan Tenby who has supported this community of practice for ten years.  … Read More