Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 5

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

Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

AI4Good

Google.Org is giving away $25 million to humanitarian projects that use Google’s machine learning technology. The “A.I. Impact Challenge” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives.  I recently interviewed Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Head of Product Impact, who designed the challenged to learn more.… Read More

How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

Meetings, Training Design

No, I’m not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for “Enough! Let’s Move On.”  It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives. … Read More

Can Using iPhone Night Shift Avoid Disrupting Your Sleep?

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Resilience

Note from Beth:  I’ve been presenting workshops on technology wellness and other ideas from the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. One of the most important aspects of self-care is getting a good night’s sleep. The best way to do this is to stop using your mobile phone too close to bedtime or kick it out of your bedroom entirely

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Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Books, Philanthropy

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.” The book is a big milestone, a delivery of almost twenty years of research, teaching, and inquiry into the ethical, political, and economic dimensions of philanthropy.… Read More