Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 7

Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research

Data

crisistextline

I’ve been a huge fan of Crisis Text Line since it launched back in August, 2013.   I remember when I first saw it when its was in its infancy as a project at DoSomething.   Nancy Lublin, who was CEO at the time, hosted a book party for “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” and during a tour of the office, she introduced me to Bob Filbin, DoSomething’s Data Scientist at the time.  … Read More

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

Measurement, Tips

source codes

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using – Guest Post by Laura Quinn

You’re likely using more than one channel to communicate. Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on.… Read More

How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job

Leadership, Networked Nonprofit, Professional Networking

Photo by BirgerKing

A lot of my work as a trainer is teaching senior leaders and staff to use social media and their online networks as part of their thought leadership, professional networking and/or to support the organization’s communications goals as an ambassador for the organization’s missions.    … Read More

New Book: Social Movements for Good

Books

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My colleague, Derrick Feldman, has just published a new book, “Social Movements for Good,” a guidebook for driving change, by taking advantage of the social “currency” that makes movements go viral.  If you don’t know Derrick, he has spent a career showing organizations how to best reach donors, activists, and employees, and engage a new generation of supporters. … Read More

January Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What Are You Doing To Be Happier, Healthier in 2016?

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Tips

January is a good time to reflect, recharge, and establish healthy habits that make us more effective in our nonprofit work.  Many of us work for nonprofits because we are passionate about social change missions. But let’s be honest, working in the nonprofit sector can be tough, especially with limited resources and the never-ending to do list.… Read More