Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 9

Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Books, Philanthropy

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.” The book is a big milestone, a delivery of almost twenty years of research, teaching, and inquiry into the ethical, political, and economic dimensions of philanthropy.… Read More

GivingTuesday 2018 Scales Generosity and Kindness to New Highs

Philanthropy

The results for this week’s GivingTuesday 2018 have been reported.  According to the GivingTuesday press release:

On the seventh annual #GivingTuesday, individuals, civic coalitions, non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses in all 50 states raised over $380 million online in the United States alone (with results still coming in) to benefit a broad range of causes, and gave much more in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

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How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

Guest Post

Note from Beth:   My colleague, Simon Mainwaring, has launched a new series of online courses “WeFirst Works”  that help you find your purpose – whether an individual, company, or nonprofit. 

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive ImpactGuest Post by Simon Mainwaring

Nonprofits do critical work in their communities and around the world and, in so doing, build the awareness of their brands to scale their impact.… Read More

Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Philanthropy

Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday, let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign. (Donor Perfect is matching the next $3,000 that is donated)

NTEN believes that finances should not be a barrier for small organizations to be able to access the resources and connections that the Nonprofit Technology Conference offers, so every year they offer scholarships to those who might not otherwise be able to attend.… Read More

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

AI4Good

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute  on the age of automation and it implications for civil society.… Read More