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Beth Kanter

Virtual Paddle Out to Celebrate Love of the Ocean

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Surfers have long memorialized fellow surfers by way of a paddle out. Sometimes flowers, lei's or ashes of the deceased are tossed into the circle. This campaign mimics those elements.

How Making Friends with Metrics Can Build a Better Nonprofit

Geri Stengel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

Getting people to understand the benefits of measurement and to actually delve into numbers is no easy task -- until now. Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World takes the snooze out of analyzing numbers.

Making Civic Data Useful: The Civic Data Challenge

Jake Brewer | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Jake Brewer

The challenge of making use of the valuable data all around us to make our cities (and country) smarter, cleaner, safer, and more vibrant is one that we'll continue to get better at as a society for years to come -- but no time like the present to get started.

How Many Ways Can We Be Generous In A Single Day?

Sasha Dichter | Posted 05.01.2012 | Good News
Sasha Dichter

That was the question we posed to the world as part of an effort to re-boot Valentine's Day as Generosity Day. The premise was simple: Could we transform a day that's been weighted down by overpriced flowers and boxes of candy into one known for active, purposeful generosity to all?

How SOPA Could Affect Nonprofits

Huffington Post | By Eleanor Goldberg and Jessica Prois | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact

A number of high-profile websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, have shut down Wednesday to protest proposed anti-piracy legislation, and some expe...

Social Good Stars: Beth Kanter

Amy Neumann | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

With 32 years in nonprofit social good, Beth is the perfect person to answer some pressing questions about current and future trends.

Gladwell vs. Kanter: Can Revolution be Tweeted?

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jane Wales

"Social media powers social networks for social change." Beth Kanter and Allison Fine offer that thesis in The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with ...

"If you Want an Answer, ask Everyone:" The Rise of Crowd-Source Grantmaking

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Crowd-sourcing is a powerful way to build relationships with people outside an organization, helping them uncover ideas to fund, learning about opportunities they otherwise wouldn't have heard about.

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

Beth Kanter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beth Kanter

Social media experiments are fast, cheap, and scalable. The learning that results is what brings your more success. Simply put: Failure is not a F-word.

Networked Nonprofits Focus on Results, Not Reach

Beth Kanter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beth Kanter

When it comes to building a movement, numbers don't matter as much building relationships one person at a time. If you run a nonprofit, focus on your results, not just the number of Twitter followers.

The Networked Nonprofit: Beth Kanter And Allison Fine Tell Orgs How To Use Technology To Their Advantage

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Even some bloggers may not have heard of Beth Kanter. That's because she doesn't blog about celebrity gossip or the latest KFC sandwich -- she's a non...

Scrooge Nation: Can We Change?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Every Christmas Americans indulge in their many book, stage, and screen versions of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Then the nation that sighs over the Cratchit family goes back to acting like Ebenezer Scrooge.