Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 9

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Networked Nonprofit, Training Design

I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam LAC  and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.   The first day focused on networks and strategic use of social media along with some practical skills in content creation and measurement.  … Read More

How Can Nonprofits Become Agile Learners?


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I read this wonderful article “Agility Is Today’s Most Critical Leadership Competency” by Julie Winkle Giuliani, author of “Watch Them Grow or Watch Them Go.”   Agility is defined in the dictionary as light and graceful or as a project management approach, but she defines agility as the ability for continuous learning and as a leadership competency in today’s complicated world.… Read More

Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

Facilitation, Leadership, Organizational Culture

That is a slogan on a t-shirt, and while meant as a joke, it is all too familiar for many nonprofits.   Meetings that waste your time!

When we talk about healthy nonprofit work culture, the fit nonprofit, it goes beyond having organizations create wellness policies and practices that encourage staff to eat right, exercise, take vacation time, and get enough sleep.    … Read More

Five Tips for Nonprofits Data Visualization


Note from Beth: I met Matthew Scharpnick,  Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Elefint Designs, a strategic design studio that works with good causes, at the Data for Good Conference in Chicago.  One area that he works on is data visualization for nonprofits.  

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The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Leadership, Mindfulness

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I’m facilitating a peer learning project on practical networked leadership skills for emerging nonprofit leaders.    As we all know, living in a networked world creates opportunities for abundance.   But having many choices and opportunities requires developing a special set of skills  in order to be successful.  … Read More