Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 94

A Networked Fundraiser: charity:water Waterforward

Fundraising

How WaterForward works. from charity: water on Vimeo.

charity:water continues to break new ground and be an innovator in the online fundraising space.    Its newest online fundraiser,  Waterforward, is based on a simple question:  What if the billion social media users in the world collectively chipped in a few dollars and helped solve the “wicked” problem for the billion people around the world who don’t have clean water?… Read More

E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

E-Mediat

That’s one of my favorite photos from Beirut, taken in March, 2011 during E-Mediat Train-the-Trainers intensive workshop that kicked off the 18-month capacity building project for NGOs in the Arab World about using social media to realize civil society goals.     I’m sitting next to my colleague, Lena, a master trainer from Yemen – engaging in a some shoulder to shoulder learning.… Read More

#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project

Fundraising

“One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” ~ John F. Kennedy

It’s been almost five years since my first foray into social fundraising to raise money from my friends and followers to send a young woman, Leng Sopharath to college.  … Read More

Content Curation: Are You A Fire Hose or A Focusing Lens?

Content

Does your nonprofit do content curation as part of its content strategy?  Content curation is the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked and shared with your network.  … Read More

Power and Light: Transparency and Effectiveness in the Nonprofit and Philanthropy World

Transparency

I’ve been heads down working on my next book about measurement and networked nonprofits with KD Paine and our editor, Bill Paarlberg.    One of the chapters is about measuring transparency.  So, when I heard that the Foundation Center and the Center for Effective Philanthropy were hosting an event “Transparency and Effectiveness,”  I was curious, especially given the speakers and the framing:

Foundations are pressed to be more transparent about how they work andmore effective about achieving impact.

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