Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 7

Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Digital Trends, Tools and Tactics

The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being  a Petri dish for hate speech, and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.  You will also see some of the most viscous attacks from trolls on Twitter and they are only rarely quieted with compassion.… Read More

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals To Begin 2018 with Clarity

Housekeeping

I wish you a very happy and healthy 2018!  I used my holiday break as an opportunity for a brief digital detox and time for family, travel and fun.

During the first week of January , I use the quiet time for three New Year’s rituals that help me prepare for the year ahead and identify professional growth areas. … Read More

Holiday Vacation Exit Strategy: How To Take A Break

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Resilience

The holidays are almost here.  It should be a time where nonprofits and their hard working employees welcome some much needed downtime. Vu Le in a recent guest post on the Guidestar blog has issued a call to inaction suggesting that nonprofits should give the week off to staff.… Read More

Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?

Capacity, Guest Post

Note from Beth:My long-time colleague, Teresa Crawford, Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator, shares some thoughts about nonprofit capacity building programs based on extensive research.  Her answer to the question about capacity building programs leading to better impact will surprise you.

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Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday

Fundraising

Last week, nonprofits in 42 countries celebrated the sixth Giving Tuesday,a global movement to inspire giving. According to the Giving Tuesday report, $275 million was raised in addition the countless hours of volunteer time and in-kind contributions.

Giving Tuesday is more than just a day of fundraising or to launch a nonprofit’s year-end fundraising campaign.… Read More