Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 98

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Networked Nonprofit, Networks, Organizational Culture, Philanthropy

“New Skills for a Complex World” was the theme of the seventh annual Nonprofit Management Institute, a two-day conference for several hundred nonprofit leaders sponsored by the Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) earlier this week.    … Read More

Digital Strategies for Community Foundations: COF Knight Digital Media Center Workshop Notes

Conferences, Free Agent

At this year’s Council on Foundations conference in New Orleans, I had the honor of doing a mini-workshop for CEOs of Community Foundations as part of a half-day pre-conference session organized by the Knight Digital Media Center called “Digital Strategies for Community Foundations.”     The backdrop is a movement to create “Community News Leadership 2.0” and community foundations are big players in this ecosystem.    … Read More

A New Book, A New Look for Beth’s Blog!

Housekeeping

The New Beth's Blog

The Old Beth's Blog

My blog was way over do for a fresh and new look!  I thought the launch of my new book would be the perfect time to make a few changes!

In May, 2010.  … Read More

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Networks, Privacy, Professional Networking

On Friday, I was honored to lead a session for participants in the TechWomen program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), designed to offer professional development, networking, and mentorships for women in the Middle East working in the technology and science sectors.    … Read More

Book Review: The Nonprofit Business Plan

Books

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