Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 7

The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit’s To Dones

Mindfulness, Organizational Culture, Reflection, Tips

Working as a nonprofit consultant can sometimes feel isolating.  That’s why it important to have networking opportunities to connect with professional colleagues face-to-face beyond online groups.    I try to make an effort to do this regularly.

This past week, I met up with nonprofit consultant Carrie Rice.… Read More

Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Tools and Tactics

Image by Ayyamsyria

One of my colleagues, Nada Hamzeh, a nonprofit capacity building consultant from Lebanon, tagged me when sharing this striking image that depicts how can easily develop a behavior addiction to our mobile phones. As Aliza Sherman and I wrote in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit  the apps on our mobile phones can be agents of distraction, but they can also be agents of calm.… Read More

Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

Gen Z

Note from Beth:  One of the things that I enjoyed most about IFCAsia was the networking opportunities to connect with other people in the region who share interests.  One of them was Vincent Law who is doing interesting work with teaching young children about giving and philanthropy.  

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Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Capacity, Tips, Tools and Tactics, Training Design

Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question:  How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? Did you read books, take classes, or have a coach? I answered yes to all, but more importantly I think these two methods helped me the most:

  1. Carve out time for reflection after each training and do an after-action review with yourself.
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What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Conferences, Digital Trends, Fundraising, Innovation, Philanthropy

Last month, I was honored to co-teach a master class and workshops on digital strategy and crowdfunding with Cambodia colleague, Tharum Bun, at the first IFCAsia in Bangkok.    I learned so much about the digital challenges facing Asian NGOs, how these are similar or different from NGOs in other regions, met and connect with amazing people, and was inspired by the speakers I heard and the workshops I took for my own learning.… Read More