Does failure scare you?
In today’s video, Beth Kanter talks about how some nonprofit organizations are using failure to usher in success. She’ll tell you of an organization that launched an outreach program that only attracted three people. Ouch! However, out of that failure grew an idea that surpassed their expectations bringing in 250,000 new people to their organization. Wow!
Beth mentions a couple organizations. You can learn more about their failures turned successes in the article she wrote for the Harvard Business Review. Read the article here.
I filmed this episode at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, so she addresses folks that are in the nonprofit technology arena. But what she has to say applies to everyone.
Beth, if you don’t know her, is a terrific resource for all things social media for nonprofits. Definitely check out her blog. www.bethkanter.org
If you have any stories or advice on dealing with failure or disappointment, please share it in a comment box under the video. Thanks.
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