Beth Kanter

Nonprofit Trainer, Author, Speaker, and Blogger

Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, and data. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for thousands of social change activists and nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica). She is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth was Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013. Her past and current clients include Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, Gates Foundation, Brainerd Foundation, Knight Foundation, Knight Digital Media Center, Edutopia, HHS, and others. She co-author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit Books published by J.Wiley. Her third book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout (, with co-author, Aliza Sherman was published in October 2016. She is a fitbit addict and walks 15,000 steps a day and practices a meditative art form called ZenTangles which you can see if you follow her on Instagram (@kanter)