I'm taking off my red hat off on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3) to celebrate NTEN, a small nonprofit, and its work to support the largest and most caring community of nonprofit techies to do their best work. Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward. We'll be talking about NTEN's great work, #GivingTuesday, and why collective action and community participation is so powerful. You can sign up for the chat here. But … [Read more...] about I'm Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward
Archives for November 2013
Conan O’Brien announced on his show that wanted to climb to the top of the LinkedIn Influencer list. He has a long way to go. For example, Bill Gates has 7 times as many followers on LinkedIn than Conan. Why? Bill Gates is a philanthropist and is part of the GivingTuesday Movement. Conan poked fun at me because I have more LinkedIn followers than him. He joked that my red hat is the key to my success – it was a funny monologue, but I am offering Conan a better way to increase his … [Read more...] about Why Does Bill Gates Have More LinkedIn Followers Than Conant O’Brien? Hint: #GivingTuesday
I just spent two amazing days at the Social Innovation Summit 2013, a cross disciplinary crowd of people who work on social good in the areas of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business. The sessions shared solutions about partnerships and programs that are disrupting the social good sector. I have been going for the past few years and every time I leave with lots of inspiration and learning. One of the plenary sessions, the "Connected World," … [Read more...] about The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet
Last week the Packard Foundation hosted a convening on “Data Informed Philanthropy," an effort to explore and build digital systems that enable philanthropies to be truly data-informed. This term means having effective systems for collecting, analyzing, and making sense of data to inform and enable greater impact with funding. Here's a small list of articles and blog posts that help frame this topic, including how the term "Data-Informed" was using in my recent book, "Measuring the … [Read more...] about Is "Ambient Data" from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?
Note from Beth: Two years ago while working on a capacity building project for NGOs funded by the Dept of State in the Middle East, I found myself in Jordan and visiting colleague Rami Al Karmi's start up lab. In his office, he had a stack of Lean Start Up books, authored by Eric Ries. He told me he makes every start up in his lab read it. When I got home, I picked up a copy and the ideas resonated with the concepts in the Networked Nonprofit. I was delighted to discover Leah … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations