Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 6

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Guest Post

Note from Beth: Micro-lending and crowdfunding platforms are  part of the sharing economy.   While they don’t completely solve the issue of wealth distribution and equity, here’s an inspiring story about a micro lending platform called Milaap which is the Hindi word for connecting.    

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Walk the Talk: A Walking Keynote About Walking As Work

Walking

Yesterday, I had the honor of doing a closing keynote at the Nonprofit Bootcamp in Silicon Valley on bringing activity and mindfulness into your work day.    If you have been reading this blog, you know that I’ve been very interested in the health and productivity impact of walking as work.    … Read More

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

Data, Facilitation

In May, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with community foundations at the annual GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference.  I gave a keynote about the Human Side of Data for Good and facilitated a mini-innovation lab to brainstorm creative ideas around the challenge of communicating about the value of shared data and becoming the community knowledge center for shared data for donors, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.… Read More

Between the Dashboard and the Chair: The Human Side of Data for Good

Measurement, Organizational Culture

Yesterday and today, I am attending the Markets For Good workshop at the Gates Foundation. Markets for Good is an initiative with a purpose to support the further development of the information infrastructure that enables sharing and use of information for the social sector.… Read More

Social Media Integrated Campaign Case Study Slam: SSIR Social Media on Purpose Conference

Case Studies, Conferences

Last week, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating the ultimate social media practitioner panel at the Social Media on Purpose Conference hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review.   The panelists included:

  • Cindy Johanson , Executive Director, Edutopia
  • Matt Fitzgerald , Attention Lab Director, Upwell
  • Humberto Kam , Director, Online Engagement & Marketing, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Abdi Soltani , Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
  • James Nickerson , Social Media Strategist, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Trenton DuVal , Development & Communications Manager, International Development Exchange (IDEX)

The design and format of the panel was  inspired by “poetry slams” where poets share their poems and there is audience participation.   … Read More