Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 64

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Books, Research Studies

With Dave Evans - Futurist At Cisco

I just spent two amazing days at the Social Innovation Summit 2013, a cross disciplinary crowd of people who work on social good in the areas of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.  … Read More

Is “Ambient Data” from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?


Last week the Packard Foundation hosted a convening on “Data Informed Philanthropy,” an effort to explore and build digital systems that enable philanthropies to be truly data-informed.    This term means having effective systems for collecting, analyzing, and making sense of data  to inform and enable greater impact with funding.      … Read More

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Guest Post


Note from Beth: Two years ago while working on a capacity building project for NGOs funded by the Dept of State in the Middle East,  I found myself in Jordan and visiting colleague Rami Al Karmi’s start up lab.  

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Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Research Studies

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends.    Here’s a roundup.

1. Foundation Center’s Glasspockets Site ReLaunches with A Wealth of Data About Foundation Transparency

The Glasspockets Site has just been relaunched.  … Read More

A Playbook To Kickstart Your Nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday Campaign



Note from Beth: I’m working with the Knight Foundation to facilitated a peer exchange of community foundations that are hosting GivingDays using the Knight Foundation GivingDay Playbook, a guide with templates, tips, and examples hosting a successful day of giving.  

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