Note from Beth: With all the travel I've been doing, I was hoping that I could sync my schedule with attending TechCamp, a program under Secretary Clinton’s Civil Society (CS) 2.0 initiative – an effort to galvanize the technology community to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) across the globe by providing capabilities, resources and assistance to harness the latest information and communications technology (ICT) advances to build their digital capacity. Unfortunately, that was not … [Read more...] about TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology
Archives for June 2012
Shel Israel describes social or goodwill fundraising (individual raising money and giving to causes) as the “cult of generosity” – I would like to call “Individual Social Responsibility” – like there is “Corporate Social Responsibility,” it is also important for individuals to be generous. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t be strategic. I learned this from Giving 2.0 author Laura Arrillaga-Andresseen (who wrote the foreword to my next book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit). While … [Read more...] about Wiser Giving: What's Your Giving Style?
After finishing a four-day intensive training in Delhi for the Networked NGO, I stayed on a few days in India to visit colleague, Rufina Fernandez, who I met when she was the CEO of the Nasscom Foundation when she brought me to India to speak at the leadership conference and teach workshops back in 2010. When Rufina heard through Facebook that was coming to India, she insisted that I come to Bangalore and see some of the social change with technology projects she is working on or connected … [Read more...] about What is your "Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)?
I was thrilled to be featured in Forbes Online in Shel Israel's online column. The profile is here. Shel talks about my early days in social media fundraising, my passion for teaching, learning, and sharing - as well as cupcakes and Cambodia. If you read the profile, you'll also discover the many benefits of collaborating on a book with KD Paine and her editor, William Paarlberg: Learn to love measurement and become a better writer in the process. My next book, Measuring the Networked … [Read more...] about A Profile in Forbes Online by Shel Israel
This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US. I've just returned from leading a training for Population and Reproductive Health grantees from India. This was the launch of a peer learning group called “The Networked NGO,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers. It marked the start … [Read more...] about The Networked NGO in India