Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 82

Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?


Earlier this week, I participated in a  meeting hosted by the Knight Foundation that brought together a small group of  amazing thinkers in Silicon Valley — nonprofits, for-profits, activists, bloggers, and others interested in technology for civic engagement that builds connections between residents and our governments.    … Read More

Some Reflections about Social Data in the Cloud from the Social Innovation Summit 2012


For the past two days,  I’ve been attending (and also a speaker) at The Social Innovation Summit,  a private, invitation-only forum that explores the frontiers of social innovation.   The audience includes top corporate CSR executives, venture capital investors, government leaders, foundations, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs.  … Read More

GiveMN 2012 Giving Day by the Numbers


Note From Beth: I’m a huge fan of  Giving Days because they raise the awareness, engagement, and donations to nonprofits and being generous.     Last week,  we watched as a national day of giving and awareness campaign for “Giving Tuesday” unfold and spur spikes in donations.  

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Renew The Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000


Note from Beth: Last year John Haydon reached out about a special project he was working on for the CTK Foundation that was providing some resources and financial support for nonprofits.   This year,  John is working with them again and they’ve up the amount of resources.      

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How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts


As part of my work at the Packard Foundation,  I have the honor of working with a cluster of grantees working on children’s healthcare coverage on a networked capacity building project called “Friending the Finish Line.”    designed to help grantees institutionalize social media and networked nonprofit skills and strategies and integrate them into their broader strategy for communications on children’s health. … Read More