Beth Kanter’s Blog

Beth Kanter's Blog

Guest Post: Facebook Video Tips from Non-Profit Marketers

Note from Beth:  Is Facebook Live or posting videos part of your nonprofit’s strategy for 2018?  It should be. Using a tool like Animato can make it easy for your nonprofit to create DYI videos, but to be successful you need to develop a strategy and use compelling storytelling.  This article shares insights from nonprofit…

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Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “Networked International Organizations” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development.  As part of the class, we look at different examples of  networked strategies and digital platforms and tools and how they can be…


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Break Your Mobile Phone Addiction: There’s An App for That and More

Having trouble getting that mobile phone out of your hands and checking it when you need to focus on work? There’s an app that can help you break your mobile phone addiction and it makes it fun.  The app is called Forest that turns putting down your phone into a game. Here’s how it works….

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Breaking through the Noise on Social Media: How to run a Twitter Chat That Spotlights Your Nonprofit’s Impact

Breaking through the Noise on Social Media: How to run a Twitter Chat That Spotlights Your Nonprofit’s Impact – guest post by Neil Parekh Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are posted to Twitter. How do you break through the noise on Twitter to highlight your nonprofit’s impact and gain visibility for the good work…


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Let’s #ReclaimSocial Media for Social Good

Earlier this week, I had the honor of kicking off the first day of a week of workshops for 50 women’s right leaders from the United States through a program called “Tech2EmpowerUSA.” The goal of the program is to connect these leaders with technology experts to create a connected movement. All week, these women had…

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6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity

Image Source: 7able On Feb. 13th, I’ll be doing a FREE Webinar for nonprofits hosted by Salesforce Foundation on “Combatting Digital Distraction and Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” Come join me.  Ever hear of something called “Nomophobia? The word itself is an abbreviation for ‘no-mobile-phone-phobia’ and refers to the anxiety you feel when you…


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Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care.  Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring, shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit.  I’ll be doing a free webinar hosted by Firespring on avoiding…

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The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter What nonprofits need to do to make sure that they are in charge of the bots, not the other way around. Taking a virtual walk with Yeshi may not help you get your steps in for…


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Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Note from Beth:  I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community, a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance. A recent work product from this community includes “Small, But Mighty,” created by a small group led by Debra Natenshon and Karen Walker, the guest post authors.  Often, we think of “high…

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Nonprofit Book Review: Social Startup Success – A Must Read for 2018

One of my favorite activities is to do a networking walk on The Dish trail, a five mile somewhat challenging hike adjacent to the Stanford University campus, a location where Silicon Valley start up entrepreneurs have famously walked and made deals or come up with great ideas. Not too long, I had the pleasure of…