Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 6

Resource: The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Playbook


I am thrilled to share The Emerging Leaders Playbook – you can download here.  It offers a comprehensive guide for emerging leaders and their mentors to help them make sense of the changing nature of leadership. The Playbook offers practical tools grounded in research, and accompanied by systems of support to guide reflection, growth, and organizational best practices.  … Read More

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About


Flickr Photo by Iain

I’m facilitating a peer learning leadership development group for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders supported by the Packard Foundation.   One of the modules is on meetings.  It includes design and facilitation – and these days those are important leadership skills.  … Read More

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Leadership, Meetings

Flickr Photo by Haldane Martin

How many meetings and conference calls did you have yesterday?  Our work days are filled with meetings and conference calls with the intent of getting stuff done.  But many meetings end up being a complete waste of time.… Read More

Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine

Fundraising, Training Design



A branch of my family tree is from the Ukraine.   At the age of 13, my grandfather left his country and ended up as a refugee in America.    Despite harsh conditions, he made a new life in a new country, but never forgot his homeland.… Read More

#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee



People who know me well, know that I have an obsession with pens and magic markers.   So, when this viral fundraising campaign – #BuyPens – to help Syrian refugee came across my radar, it immediately caught my attention.

When Gissur Simonarson, an activist from Oslo, Norway, shared a photo on Twitter last week of a father selling pens on the streets of Beirut as he cradled his sleeping daughter, the tugged at the heart strings of the 6,000 followers on Twitter.    … Read More