Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 7

Can My Fitbit Data Make Health Care Better?

Walking

I first put a fitbit, a digital pedometer that tracks steps, calories burned, food intake, and other personal analytics data,  on my wrist back in October. After some results from routine tests during my annual physical,  my doctor informed me that my cholesterol was high.    … Read More

Stop the Glorification of Busy and Thrive

Walking

I just returned last week from vacation with my husband and children at the Jersey Shore where I grew up.   It was great to sit on the beach and do nothing, get lots of walking in, and hang out with family.    … Read More

Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard

Data, Measurement

This post was also appeared on the MarketsforGood site as part of my regular column, “Between the Dashboard and the Chair.”

How Human-Centered Design Methods Can Help You Design A Better Dashboard

Take a look at any nonprofit dashboard and the most effective ones probably have an organizational process that lies beneath.… Read More

How Do World Leaders Use Twitter? New Findings from Annual Twiplomacy Study

Engagement

Twiplomacy aims to identify the extent to which world leaders use Twitter and how they connect on the social network.  The research is conducted annually by Burson-Marsteller and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of their study released today.… Read More

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Leadership, Professional Networking

If your nonprofit’s executive director or CEO a thought leader? Thought leaders drive conversations – online and off, influence others, and shape perceptions in their field.   They are the respected voices who others turn to understand sector social change issues.

Many nonprofit CEOs use their social media profiles to extend the reach of their thought leadership and connect with professional colleagues, media, and policy makers.  … Read More