Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 80

Net Smart: How To Thrive Online

Books, Mindfulness

NetSmart is Howard Rheingold’s latest book.    It synthesizes his 30 years of experience if being a model digital citizen and what he has learned from asking other this simple question:  How to use social media intelligently and mindfully?   Lately, I have been working in far flung places which means long, very long airplane rides without Internet access!  … Read More

Getting Around Internet Censorship: VPN

Privacy


Last month I did a Networked NGO training in Dubai for Pakistan NGOs where I experienced Internet censorship first hand.  The government blocks certain sites, including access to any group organizing features on social sites (shared photo pools for example), skype out, and tools like VPNs that can help you get around government censors.    … Read More

Winning at Pinning

Guest Post

Note from Beth: A few weeks ago, I asked folks on Facebook “What Nonprofits Are Crushing It on Pinterest?” and got a terrific list of examples.   There’s been a lot written about pinterest and lots of nonprofits experimenting, but how do you do it strategically?    

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Packard OE Strategy Session: Laying Everything Out on the Table

Guest Post

Note from Beth:    In March,  I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the GEO Conference (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) with Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Program at the Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group, that helped OE analyze its “goldmine” of grantee data.  

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Generation Rwanda: Two Stories

Civil Society 2.0, Leadership, Storytelling

As part of the ACE Leadership Training, we had several site visits to bring some of the real world into our discussions.    The group visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial.   The site was established in 2004 on the 10th Anniversary of the genocide in partnership with the Rwanda Government, Kigali City Council, and Aegis Trust, a charity in the UK dedicated to the prediction, prevention, and ultimately elimination of genocide.  … Read More