Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 60

Bridging the Opportunity Divide – Empowering Youth to Imagine and Realize their Futures

Fundraising, Guest Post

Note from Beth: During the Mashable Social Good Summit earlier this week,  I ran into Akhtar Badshah from Microsoft with colleagues who were on a panel to discuss the challenges facing youth today or the “opportunity divide.”    Their solution is Microsoft YouthSpark.

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Are Your A Fearless Changemaker?

Failure

The Case Foundation is giving away $650,000 in grants and prizes as part of its initiative, Finding Fearless, with REIMicrosoft!

The first phase is to get crowdsourced nominations of  ”fearless changemakers,”  people who have a social change project in the early stages and a Fearless prize could help them make the leap to scaling.    … Read More

[Reflection] Mashable #sgsGLOBAL: How Do We Get From Collective Conversation To Action To Impact?

Civil Society 2.0, Conferences, Movement Building, Networks

I was in NYC over the weekend and Monday to attend and speak at the Mashable Social Good Summit,   a three-day conference featuring discussions and presentations with global social activists, organizations, and new media experts.  Held during UN Week and Clinton Global Initiative,  the speakers and agenda was diverse, interesting, and inspiring.… Read More

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Guest Post, Leadership, Networked Nonprofit, Networks, Tips

Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote about the launch of LinkedIn’s Board Connect tool that helps nonprofit identify potential board candidates through searching the networks of their board members on LinkedIn.  In the comments, there was some thoughtful discussion about best practices for identifying, screening, and cultivating board members.  

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#GivingTuesday: Why I Am Participating in the National Day of Giving on November 27, 2012

Fundraising

Giving  Tuesday hopes to spark a movement of people and organizations who want  to celebrate giving and encourage more and smarter giving during the holiday season.    The intent is to create an annual national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving or this year on  November 27, 2012.    … Read More