beth kanter

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with NTEN and @Kanter

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Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and you’re invited to join the celebration with NTEN! Want to participate? Here are three easy […]

November 26, 2013 2 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Slideshare and Pinterest for Nonprofits

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I’m a monthly guest on Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio (which you already know because you’re a subscriber, right?) and on this last episode we talked about two popular tools: Slideshare and Pinterest. There’s always more to say than just what we can cover on the air so I wanted to follow up with some infographics […]

February 20, 2013 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

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I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. In the foreward, Beth and Katie say that “measurement is the secret sauce; we provide the recipe.” And that they do! It doesn’t matter what event I am speaking at, or who the participants are in the room, […]

December 3, 2012 76 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

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On January 31st, the social web erupted with status updates, images, and more in response to the Associated Press report that the Susan G. Komen Foundation had decided to de-fund breast health screenings at Planned Parenthood affiliates. Long-time supporters of both Komen and Planned Parenthood jumped into action. Many Komen supporters expressed anger that an organization positioned to […]

February 14, 2012 8 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

I’m really excited and honored to be speaking today at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, on a panel with Beth Kanter, Dave Neff, Holly Ross and Kari Saratovsky.  We’ll be facilitating a conversation, more than doing a formal presentation, and will focus on the power of crowdsourcing (using our own case study from […]

March 14, 2010 16 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Vote for your favorite examples of Social Media for Social Good

The Social Media for Social Good collection from NTEN and NetSquared calls for your case studies in leveraging social media tools in your program work. Social Media for Social Good Everywhere you turn, you’re hearing about social media. Especially when it comes to fundraising. But at NTEN and NetSquared, we know that social media is […]

February 19, 2010 4 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Creating Social Change with Social Media

Over the last week, technology has played an unprecedented role in bringing aid to and saving lives in Haiti. Over $22 million has been raised by the American Red Cross via text message (about a fifth of total Haiti-related giving to the organization so far). And then there’s the role that Facebook and Twitter are […]

January 21, 2010 6 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Beth’s Surprise Party: A Case Study in Crowdsourced Action

Yesterday was a very exciting day: we threw a surprise party for Beth Kanter online!  It was a bit of fun mixed with experiment, and I think it was really successful.  Here are some reflections about how we used crowdsourcing techniques for a very fast-moving campaign and lessons learned that may apply to your work. […]

January 12, 2010 18 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Join the surprise party for Beth Kanter!

Happy Birthday! Today we are throwing an online surprise birthday party for Beth Kanter, and you’re invited! In her birthday wish post, Beth announces that she’s trying to send 53 Cambodian children to school by raising $530.  Last week, Stacy Monk and I were chatting and thought that our community could help smash that goal […]

January 11, 2010 23 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…