Monitor Institute and the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) have launched a joint venture to bring a new data visualization tool, "The Strategy Landscape Tool" to the field of philanthropy. Created with support from the Rockfeller Foundation, the tool allows users to easily see and understand grantmaking strategies and patterns within and across institutions so they can make better decisions in pursuit of their goals. This tool is important because it facilitates funders working in a … [Read more...] about The Strategy Landscape Tool Helps Solve Wicked Problems
Archives for October 2010
Note from Beth: Last June at the New York City book party for the Networked Nonprofit, Stephanie Strom, New York Times, moderated a discussion on the themes in the book. Vince Stehle asked a great question about how nonprofits might use some of the ideas in the book to engage their networks around Net Neutrality and other public issues. Vince wrote a guest post about Net Neutrality and Networked Nonprofits last month. This month he explores why and how networked nonprofits should rally … [Read more...] about Guest Post Vincent Stehle: Disinfecting Dirty Elections
"I made a mistake." Those are hard words for some people to utter when there has been a screw up and they're responsible for it. It is especially hard given the blame game culture that exists in most workplaces and work relationships. That's where people are quick to point a finger at you and make you feel shame. After all, nothing focuses the mind as like a hanging as Samuel Johnson once said. I feel very differently. If I made a mistake, I admit it and try to learn from it. Carol … [Read more...] about What Was Your Biggest Social Media Mistake? What Did You Learn?
Last week, I had the pleasure of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit and Social Media workshop at the Independent Sector Annual Conference "Forging A Stronger Future Together" in Atlanta. As part of my role as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation, I had an opportunity to coach Independent Sector on their conference social media integration. Most participants included CEOs of nonprofit institutions and foundations and have been working in the sector for decades. The group also … [Read more...] about Reflections from Independent Sector and Blackbaud Conferences
Corporate Altruism: The Blurring of the Lines Between CSR and Cause Marketing by Kami Watson Huyse and Beth Kanter Aligning with a cause is a great way for a for-profit company to both raise its profile while doing something good for society at large. For nonprofits and causes, having the right corporate partner can leverage the impact of the social change work. Associating a product with a social or environmental cause people care about is a popular marketing tactic with consumers. More than … [Read more...] about Corporate Altruism: The Blurring of the Lines Between CSR and Cause Marketing