Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 7

What Nonprofits Need To Do More in 2015: Embrace Stillness

Leadership, Mindfulness, Reflection

The new year is always a popular time for all of us to take stock and see the big picture.   And, every year when the calendar flips over, we embrace reflection and setting goals.   However, we live in a connected world where we have gotten so go at being in touch, informed, and connected, that we don’t know how to be alone and step away more regularly.… Read More

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Housekeeping

This year I took off a full two weeks during the holiday, spending time with family on the Big Island on a coffee farm and mostly offline.   I didn’t do a complete unplug, as we’re so dependent on the Internet for information in navigate our daily lives, which is a huge change since I first got online in 1993.    … Read More

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Books

There’s lots to enjoy during the holiday season – from gathering with friends and family to the festivities and fun.   But it is also a quiet time of year and a good time to catch up on reading.    Also, if you are looking for a last minute gift for the nonprofit networking and data nerd in your life, here’s some book recommendations.… Read More

The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge

Fundraising

Last month,  I had the pleasure of attending the Social Innovation Summit,  a twice annual event that represents a global convening of thought leaders in technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.   I’ve been going every year since 2009 to cover the event on my blog.    … Read More

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience

Research Studies

My colleague, Alexandra Samuel,  has published a report over at Vision Critical based on integrating survey data with consumers actual social media usage versus self-reporting.    So, in other words, research respondents opt-in to integrating their answers with their social media profiles.  … Read More