Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 6

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Walking

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. As Nilofer Merchant points out in this TED talk, people are sitting 9.3 hours a day, which is more than we’re sleeping, at 7.7 hours. … Read More

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Mindfulness

The first  Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity.   If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you’ve probably made a few New Year’s resolutions, including being more effective at your  job. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging.  … Read More

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Professional Networking

“You are not ever a genius all by yourself. Your ideas are a function of the people you are connected with…” – Carol Dweck, Author, Mindset

Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between.… Read More

Hey Nonprofits: Here Comes Gen Z Donors

Fundraising

Many nonprofit fundraisers know about and have specific strategies to reach, cultivate, and solicit baby boom donors, Gen X donors, and Gen Y donors.   But look out, get ready to reach out to Gen Z donors, sometimes called “PhilanthroTeens”  or “PhilanthroKids.”

These potential donors are teens (and pre-teens) with a passion for social change and who grew up not knowing what it was like to not to have a cell phone  or be connected to Facebook.  … Read More

How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact

Failure, Organizational Culture

You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when people are feeling shame and pointing fingers at each other.  Dosomething.org knows that mistakes happen, but also knows how as an organization to transform mistakes into organizational learning that leads to better results in a program.  … Read More