Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 9

The Nonprofit Book We’ve Been Waiting Four Years To Read Is Finally Here: New Power

Leadership

Back in November, 2014, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans published an article about “New Power” in the Harvard Business Review that caught my eye.  The concepts around connectivity and leadership were synergistic with the concept of networked leadership that Allison Fine and I wrote about in the Networked Nonprofit, published in several years before.… Read More

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Books

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas.… Read More

Are you going to #deletefacebook?

Digital Strategy, Digital Trends

In the aftermath of the reports that Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, used private data on 50 million Facebook users has erupted into a strong backlash against Facebook. The hashtag #deletefacebook has been circulating on the Internet.   … Read More

Will Robots (and bots) Replace Nonprofit Staff and Interns in the Workplace?

Books, Bots

Allison Fine and I have been collaborating on research and writing about the next wave of disruptive technologies (AI, Bots, and Robots) and what it means for the nonprofit sector.  We have a couple of opportunities coming up for you to join the discussion. 

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Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Facilitation, Training Design

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new  techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox?  This is the focus of a session called “The Big Bang Theory: Creative Facilitation and Training Techniques,” that I’m co-facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference with Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen.… Read More