Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 82

Announcing ImpactRising.Org: Organizational Capacity Building Resource for Nonprofits and Consultants

Networks, Organizational Culture, Philanthropy

Note from Beth: I first learned about this project last year, when Shiree Teng, the project leader, interviewed me as part of some research on capacity building consultants that lead to the design of ImpactRising.  ImpactRising.org helps to make standards of practice explicit, so that social sector organizations like nonprofits, NGOs and foundations don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

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Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships

Fundraising

Note From Beth: Last month, I did a webinar for the SalesForce Foundation on measuring social media.   The Foundation is offering webinars and publishing white papers for nonprofits.  Two recent papers that caught my eye were:  “How to Use Social Media for Social Good” and “Building Meaningful Engagement.”   Recently,  I had an opportunity to meet Tal Frankurt, CEO of Cloud for Good, where he shared some thoughts about how a well-designed SalesForce database could be an excellent tool for managing, measuring, and tracking relationships with donors.  

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Facilitating with Sticky Notes

Networks, Training Design

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a convening of  “network practitioners”  (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gigi Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLeod.    … Read More

2014 SXSW Interactive Scholarship Program: Deadline 7/26

Conferences

What creative ways are people using tech for good? The folks at SXSW Interactive want to know! They are seeking the latest and greatest ideas in the social good / nonprofit space, and will reward you for telling them all about it.… Read More

An Easy Recipe for Making Text Overlay Images

Content, Visual

Photo Source: Mlaraevski on Flickr

As part of your organization’s digital strategy, you need to create engaging content for your web site, email newsletter, or blog.    This content can be easily optimized for social channels like Facebook or Twitter – with a focus on making it visual.    … Read More