Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 98

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset


Goodwill SF Flickr Photo

SF Goodwill's CEO, Debbie Alvarez-Rodriguez Source: Flickr, Goodwill SF

Today, I have the honor of doing a session at The Allstate Foundation‘s 60th Anniversary Executive Summit (hashtag #60summit) where I’ll be talking about leading nonprofits with a network mindset.… Read More

Mindful or Mind Full Social Media?


I am doing the ending key note at the Social Media 4 Nonprofits Conference in Silicon Valley today.    Here’s the description:

How nonprofits can stay focused given all the distractions inherent in today’s attention economy? Social media doesn’t have to be overwhelming– you can take control back.  

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Who is Behind the Nonprofit Hulk Twitter Account?

Tools and Tactics

That’s the tweet that showed up in my Twitter stream last week and yes, it caught my attention.  Hulk (fill in the blank) Twitter accounts are popping up all over Twitter, the latest Twitter meme.  … Read More

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Networked Nonprofit, Networks, Training Design

As part of my work plan as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,  I have the pleasure of working with  networks of grantees to design and facilitate peer learning exchanges on networked nonprofit practices and using social media effectively.    … Read More

Tell the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Program How You Think They Should Do Their Work!

Guest Post, Transparency

Photo by Leff

Note from Beth:   This is an ongoing series from the Organizational Effectiveness Program team at the Packard Foundation about developing their program funding strategy in an open way or what has been dubbed “Learning In Public.”   In March, at the  GEO Conference (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Program at the Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group and I shared some lessons learned about “learning in public,” including case study about how the OE program analyzed its “goldmine” of grantee data to lay the ground for the development of the funding strategy.  Read More