Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 94

Book Review: The Nonprofit Business Plan


Kathy Reich, Packard Foundation and Author David La Piana

One of the things that I love at the Packard Foundation is the learning culture.   Different program officers host regular program forums with nonprofit experts, grantees, authors, and thinkers.     This week I attended a session with David La Piana, author and long-time nonprofit consultant, hosted by the Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Program.    … Read More

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!


The September, 2012 Issue of the NTEN Change Journal is pure crack for nonprofit #datanerds (folks who would definitely wear a t-shirt emblazoned with “I Love Data!” in the office).      … Read More

Attention Data Nerds! NTEN Change Journal: It’s All About Data


September Issue NTEN Journal

The new issue of the NTEN Change Journal is all about data!  Or rather how we all should love data!  Whether you call it data-driven or data-informed,  the issue has several excellent articles about how to use data for decision-making as well as lots of useful tips!  … Read More

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Organizational Culture

Image from Steve Heye

Jeremiah Owyang’s post,  “Social Media Work Flow,” offers a good taxonomy for a social media work flow, triage, or process.     He defines this as “a sequence of connected steps that enables the entire organization to act efficiently with minimal overlapping tasks and resources in order to serve the market in social channels and beyond.”    It is the work flow documented and visualized that answers the question, “What if we get a negative comment?… Read More

How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success

Measurement, Strategy, Tips

KD Paine and I had the pleasure of interviewing the Arlene McCrehan social media team at Goodwill for our soon to be launched book,  Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.    Goodwill uses measurement and learning in its evolution into a networked nonprofit.  … Read More