Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 9

Stop the Glorification of Busy and Thrive

Walking

I just returned last week from vacation with my husband and children at the Jersey Shore where I grew up.   It was great to sit on the beach and do nothing, get lots of walking in, and hang out with family.    … Read More

Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard

Data, Measurement

This post was also appeared on the MarketsforGood site as part of my regular column, “Between the Dashboard and the Chair.”

How Human-Centered Design Methods Can Help You Design A Better Dashboard

Take a look at any nonprofit dashboard and the most effective ones probably have an organizational process that lies beneath.… Read More

How Do World Leaders Use Twitter? New Findings from Annual Twiplomacy Study

Engagement

Twiplomacy aims to identify the extent to which world leaders use Twitter and how they connect on the social network.  The research is conducted annually by Burson-Marsteller and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of their study released today.… Read More

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Leadership, Professional Networking

If your nonprofit’s executive director or CEO a thought leader? Thought leaders drive conversations – online and off, influence others, and shape perceptions in their field.   They are the respected voices who others turn to understand sector social change issues.

Many nonprofit CEOs use their social media profiles to extend the reach of their thought leadership and connect with professional colleagues, media, and policy makers.  … Read More

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done

Mindfulness

I’m facilitating and presenting on a panel session at the Opera America National Conference taking place in San Francisco this week with Guillaume DeCugis, CEO of Scoop.It and Sean Waugh, San Francisco Opera. The session will share a wide range of free and low cost tools for implementing an organization’s content strategy as well as group and personal productivity.… Read More