Beth Kanter

If you want to learn more about me, read my blog, Beth's Blog. Beth Kanter is a nonprofit technology consultant working with nonprofits organizations in the areas of training, planning, research, curriculum development and evaluation. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 25 years, beginning her work with nonprofit arts organizations. Her formal training is in the arts - she has a BA in music from Bennington College and studied classical flute at the New School of Music in Philadelphia. She has worked as an administrative staff member for New England Conservatory and Boston Symphony before assuming the post of general manager of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. She worked as a management evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts for its Challenge and Advancement Programs for over eight years. As a decade-long consultant with the New York Foundation for the Arts, she designed and managed many arts and technology programs, including Arts Wire where she served as the online community builder. She has worked with a wide range of nonprofit technology providers on a variety of projects over the past five years to the present, including N-TEN, Npower, CTCnet, Summit Collaborative, New York Alliance of Arts Organizations, Legal Services Corporation, CompuMentor, and others. She is on the board of the Sharing Foundation, an NGO that does development work in Cambodia, aimed at providing support, education, and care for young people. She has taught ESL in Cambodia for the Foundation's village school program and blogs about Cambodia for Global Voices and her own blog, Cambodia4kids. Her children, now 4 and 6, were adopted from Cambodia.

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

October 11 has been declared the "International Day of the Girl,"and the launch of an international campaign called “Because I am A Girl” by the Plan, one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world that works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty....more
How fitting and poignant this is, given what happened to Malala Yousafzai.  My hand is in the ...more

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Note From Beth: Nonprofits are beginning to unveil their new timeline designs (I’ve been posting examples on my Facebook Page and curating them in pinterest)   In the Friending the Finish Line peer learning group I’ve been working with, participants are sharing their creativity, including this cover design from ...more
The dimensions are incorrect, it's 851 x 315.more

Show Your Mama Some Love (or Facebook Like)

Epic Change has launched a clever social media infused fundraiser for Mother's Day, called To Mama With Love.  Leveraging the emotional connection we feel with our own mothers or our own pride of being a mom, Epic Change is inviting donors to participate in an online collaborative art project to honor moms around the Globe....more

Girls Investigate from Face to Facebook

Last November, the Women’s Media Center (WMC) and Girls Learn International, Inc. (GLI) launched a video series called Girls Investigate where teen girls explore media issues. A few days ago, they released the second video & commentary of the series, Nadia Tareen’s Girls Investigate: From Face to Facebook. ...more

I'm very active in Social media, and I'm assuming that it will only grow and become more ...more

Crowdsourcing Social Change: Who Gets to Vote?

I've written a lot lately about contests here in the United States that are focused on "social media for social media."  Source: Ennovent ...more

I don't know the answer, Beth but I love that you are asking these questions and asking ...more

Should Social Sector CEOs Use Social Media? A View from India

Greetings from Mumbai, India. I've been in India for the past week as a guest of The Nasscom Foundation in India, the epicenter of nonprofit technology and social innovation. I gave a presentation during the Global CSR track at the Indian Leadership Forum in Mumbai on February 11th....more

Fashionable Philanthropy, A Widget That Keeps On Giving, and $100K Scholarship Prize for Girls

Fashion Delivers Foundation was created in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita with a goal to organize the collection and distribution of new clothing and home items to hurricane victims.The group was able to collect and give over $4.5 million dollars worth of men's and women's clothing directly to people in the devastated areas.  ...more

Cool! I am going to tell my teenage sister about this one. But as you have writen even I am ...more

Rebuilding Mobile Women's Health Clinics in Haiti

PROFAMIL Haiti has provided sexual and reproductive health services in Haiti since 1984. This organization is part of a 40 member organization network called International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). The program in Haiti has three clinics, but the ones in Port-au-Prince, and Jacmel were completely destroyed by the earthquake as you can see by the photo below.  ...more

Haiti: Orphans, Crisis Mapping, and Tech Volunteers

Britt Bravo's last two posts on Haiti, have provided a good round up of how to help and the creative fundraising that is taking place. I wanted to share these two stories from Haiti from on the ground and a bird's eye view about nonprofit work there. Earthquake Aftermath in Jacmel ...more

Thank you Beth for sharing and bringing attention to the relief efforts in Haiti! The ...more

How to Use Your iPhone to Help Others

Last week, I created an iPhone app out of my blog in ten minutes at a cost of $50 using a service call AppMkr.  It made wonder when we'll start to see more iPhone apps from and to benefit nonprofits.   ...more

thanks for this round-up. I've had my iPhone for a few months, and I'm embarrased to admit ...more