Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 88

Tell the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Program How You Think They Should Do Their Work!

Guest Post, Transparency

Note from Beth:   This is an ongoing series from the Organizational Effectiveness Program team at the Packard Foundation about developing their program funding strategy in an open way or what has been dubbed “Learning In Public.”   In March, at the  GEO Conference (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Program at the Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group and I shared some lessons learned about “learning in public,” including case study about how the OE program analyzed its “goldmine” of grantee data to lay the ground for the development of the funding strategy.  Read More

#MCON2012: Scott Gerber The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Millennials

Conferences

I’m attending the MCON12 a virtual conference to explore ideas, strategies, and to hear directly from experts on how to organize millennial engagement programs.  It is all being done online through video streaming and chats.  The networking sessions are also virtual, being held as chats.… Read More

Creating The Village It Takes To Do Coalition Work

Guest Post

Note From Beth: One of the principles in my book, The Networked Nonprofit, was that networked nonprofits consider people and organizations as part of their networks to make change.   They also know how to work as network versus single entities and all of this done through the building more and better relationships.    

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An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Conferences, Tips

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits.   If you work in nonprofits and social media, you are likely to be seeing a lot of more of Libby as she will is doing a lot more speaking about Facebook and Nonprofits.  … Read More

I Love Charts

Visual

I have a couple of addictions.  One of them is magic markers and pens.  But I also love using those pens for visualization techniques and especially to sketch out charts and graphs.  I did a deep dive on data visualization techniques while working on a chapter of my next book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, with co-author KD Paine.    … Read More