Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 9

What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Innovation, Walking

Yesterday, I participated in two seemingly unrelated events that generated that question.    Fitbit and fitness/health apps offer many benefits — they help us become more aware of our healthy habits by measuring and producing data.… Read More

The Single Most Important Asset That Nonprofit Leaders Need To Protect To Ensure Success

Leadership

Earlier this month, I caught up with long time colleague, Vincent Stehl, Media Impact Funders in Austin, TX during the the Nonprofit Technology Conference.  One question I always like to ask colleagues, what did you read or who did hear speak at conference that inspired you or was a big ah ha.  … Read More

Perfect Your Authentic Online Leadership Profile on Social

Leadership

Socrates once said, “To find yourself, think for yourself.” That quote embraces a basic principle for leading on social platforms: a true, genuine, and authentic personal brand.   Being someone you are not is not only exhausting, but it will not be an effective if it isn’t perceived as true.    … Read More

The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations

Books, Leadership

Heather Carpenter and Tera Wozniak Qualls, along with Alexis S. Terry and Rusty Stahl have just published a new book, “The Talent Development Platform,” that provides strategic and practical information to help nonprofits guide, nurture, and strengthen the next generation of nonprofit leaders.… Read More

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Professional Networking

I’ve just finished teaching an online course for The Knight Digital Media Center @ USC Annenberg for community foundation leaders on practical networked leadership skills.  It covered how leaders can use their social channels as their authentic selves to engage with their communities and in leadership conversations with peers,  social learning, and intentionally building and developing professional networks online.… Read More