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Understanding the New Power of the Collaborative Economy for Social Good Sector

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My colleague, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans have just published an important piece over on the Harvard Business School blog called “Understanding the New Power” that gives us a great high level analysis of how collaborative economy is operating in the social good sector.  … Read More

A Conversation with Allison Fine About Her New Book #Matterness

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Today is the official launch of Allison Fine’s new book, Matterness.  We recently had a delightful email interview about some of the ideas and themes from the book.  You can get your copy now by clicking here.

BK:  Hi, Allison, I hear you’ve written another book.Read More

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Google, Lean Impact, Measurement

Last week, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub.  The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact.      The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping.… Read More

The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition

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Note from Beth: Last week I was in New Orleans for the National Assembly of State Arts Councils meeting.    I facilitated a peer session with Public Information Officers and a Mini-Workshop on managing and measuring a social media presence.   We covered strategy, especially identifying audiences through personas and key objectives.  

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How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Content, Content Curation, Engagement, Listening, Research Studies

Whenever I do a workshop, keynote, or webinar for nonprofits, the most frequently asked question is “What social channel(s) should our nonprofit use?” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?” or “With limited time and resources, what social channels make sense to invest in?”    This is one of the questions that is hard to answer with a sound byte of clever, easy advice.  … Read More