Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 7

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done

Mindfulness

I’m facilitating and presenting on a panel session at the Opera America National Conference taking place in San Francisco this week with Guillaume DeCugis, CEO of Scoop.It and Sean Waugh, San Francisco Opera. The session will share a wide range of free and low cost tools for implementing an organization’s content strategy as well as group and personal productivity.… Read More

7 Tips for Using Quotes for Your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy

Content

Last month I moderated a panel of nonprofits sharing case studies about their integrated digital strategies.  One of the case studies was about from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s content strategy and it featured a cute otter.    Someone in the audience asked,  “But what if your nonprofit doesn’t have cute animals for its content?”  One option:  Use quotes.… Read More

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Guest Post

Note from Beth: Micro-lending and crowdfunding platforms are  part of the sharing economy.   While they don’t completely solve the issue of wealth distribution and equity, here’s an inspiring story about a micro lending platform called Milaap which is the Hindi word for connecting.    

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Walk the Talk: A Walking Keynote About Walking As Work

Walking

Yesterday, I had the honor of doing a closing keynote at the Nonprofit Bootcamp in Silicon Valley on bringing activity and mindfulness into your work day.    If you have been reading this blog, you know that I’ve been very interested in the health and productivity impact of walking as work.    … Read More

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

Data, Facilitation

In May, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with community foundations at the annual GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference.  I gave a keynote about the Human Side of Data for Good and facilitated a mini-innovation lab to brainstorm creative ideas around the challenge of communicating about the value of shared data and becoming the community knowledge center for shared data for donors, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.… Read More