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Beth Kanter

Principal & Co-Founder
Twitter: @KANTER


Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits.  She co-authored the book titled “The Networked Nonprofit” with Allison Fine published by J Wiley in 2010 that received Honorable Mention for the Terry McAdams Award.  Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing.

Beth is a co-founder and partner of Zoetica, a company that serves nonprofits and socially conscious companies with top-tier, online marketing services.  In 2009, she was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in technology and one of Business Week’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.”  She is currently the Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits for the Packard Foundation.  She is 2010 Society of New Communications Research Fellow for 2010.

A frequent contributor to many nonprofit technology web sites, blogs, and magazines, Beth has authored chapters in several books, including “Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders,” edited by NTEN both published in 2009 and the forthcoming Craigslist Bootcamp Nonprofit Management Guide to be published by J Wiley in 2011.

A much-in-demand speaker and trainer, Beth was the keynote speaker for the Cambodian Bloggers Conference in Phnom Penh, The Connecting Up Conference in Brisbane, Australia, State Department’s Tech@State Conference, Minnesota Council on Nonprofits, Making Media Conference in Chicago and many others. She has presented about nonprofits and social media at some of the leading social media industry conferences including O’Reilly’s Graphing Social Patterns, Gnomedex, SXSW, Blogher, and Podcamp.

Beth is an internationally recognized trainer who has developed and implemented effective sector capacity building programs that help organizations integrate social media, network building, and relationship marketing best practices. Beth is an expert in facilitating online and offline peer learning, curriculum development based on traditional adult learning theory, and other instructional approaches.

Beth has designed and deliver workshops that include interactive key notes,  90 minute “sprints”, half-day, one-day, two-day and for international projects, week long training programs.

She is currently the instructional designer for the E-Mediat project, a networked approach to capacity building of NGOs to use social media the Middle East.  She curated NTEN’s “We Are Media: Nonprofit Social Media Starter Kit,” an online community of people from nonprofits who are interested in learning and teaching about how social media strategies and tools can enable nonprofit organizations to create, compile, and distribute their stories and change the world.

SNCR Research Reports

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Speaking Engagements

2011: View the entire calendar here:

March 29 - Alliance for Nonprofit Management Webinar, San Francisco, CA

March 30 Spring 2011 UC Berkeley School of Public Health trainings, Berkeley, CA

April 5-6 NNF Workshop

March 30 UC Berkeley School of Public Health trainings, "The networked organization: Everything you want to know about leveraging social media to serve your mission"

April 11 Council on Foundations

April 26 - GuideStar Webinar

May 11th - Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) National Conference

May 11th + 13th 2011 Technology Leadership Academy

June 2 - Craig's List Foundation Boot Camp, San Francisco (UCSF Mission Campus)

June 7-8, 2011 in Minneapolis - American Orchestras National Conference

August 17th + 19th 2011 Technology Leadership Academy

September 8-9th 2011 Texas Non Profit Summit

Recent Tweets

Beth Kanter 3 hours 7 min ago
@RRHHSocialMedia thanks for sharing RRHH Social Media, have a great Friday :)

Beth Kanter 3 hours 14 min ago
Thanks for the recent follow @ebooksharefree @BestVirtualHelp @FromMichelle Happy to connect :) have a great Friday.