iOS app Android app

Beth Kanter

Entries by Beth Kanter

Crowdsourced Philanthropy: How Do We Measure The Impact of the Crowd?

(2) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 1:44 PM

I read George Weiner's excellent post about some of the pitfalls with crowdsourced philanthropy. I agree with him on many points, but I think there are different models and designs out there beyond the Vote for Me crowdsourcing approaches he describes.

Over the past two years, as part...

Read Post

Why is it so Hard to Make a Donation on My iPhone, Mr. Jobs?

(7) Comments | Posted December 5, 2010 | 2:42 PM

Back in June, I wrote about how unfriendly Apple's iPhone donation app policy was when I came across this editorial by Jake Shapiro, the CEO of PRX, (the company behind the popular This American Life iPhone and Public Radio Player apps), arguing that Apple's policy of barring...

Read Post

Rethinking Nonprofits in a Networked World

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 1:45 PM

Well known philanthropy blogger Lucy Bernholz has proclaimed the third philanthropy buzz word of year:networked. She says why:

Change is all about the network. Your social network -- who you know. The organizational network -- how you interact with other organizations and how permeable you make the "walls" around...
Read Post

Networked Nonprofits Know How To Experiment Their Way To Social Media Success

(3) Comments | Posted June 15, 2010 | 6:35 PM

One of the big themes in The Networked Nonprofit, the book I co-wrote with Allison Fine, is the importance of doing low risk, thoughtful experiments. Further, it is important not to frame them as success or failure but as learning. It's a topic we're eager to...

Read Post

Networked Nonprofits Focus on Results, Not Reach

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2010 | 4:01 AM

If Allison Fine and I were to boil down the main point of our book to a single tweet, it would be: Nonprofits need to work less like single organizations and more like networks to leverage social media to solve complex social problems. Making the shift...

Read Post